Keratic aKetoacid Decarboxylase

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3'-Phosphoadenylylsulfate + keratan

Adenosine 3'5'-bisphosphate + keratan 6'-sulfate

Keratic Pertaining to the cornea.

Keratin Insoluble protective or structural proteins such as finger nails and feathers (also called albuminoids). There are two classes of keratins, namely a and P keratins. The a keratins are rich in cysteine in nails, horns, and wools. The P keratins contain little or no cysteine and are rich in amino acids with small side chains in silk fiber spun by spiders.

Keratinase A protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptide bonds in keratin, e.g., wool.

Keratinization A process by which skin cells become horny tissue.

Keratinocyte A specialized epidermal cell that produces keratin.

Keratinous Pertaining to keratin or containing keratin.

Kerotinophilic With affinity for keratin, e.g., fungus capable of growing on keratin.

Keratitis Inflammation of the cornea.

Keratoacanthoma A tumor of the skin composed largely of a hard keratin substance.

Keratoconjunctivitis Inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva (mucous membrane lining the eyelid).

Keratoderma A bony condition of the skin.

Kerotogeneiss Formation of bony skin.

Keratogenic Capable of inducing the formation of bony skin.

Keratohyalin A protein associated with keratin fiber which consists mainly of a protein known as filaggrin.

Keratoiritis Inflammation of the cornea and iris.

Keratoma A tumor of the outer horny skin (callus).

Keratomalacia A disorder of the eye characterized by dryness and ulceration of the cornea due to a severe deficiency of vitamin A.

Keratomycosis Fungus infection of the cornea.

Keratosis Outgrowth and thickening of outer skin layer.

Kerlone A trade name for betaxolol hydrochloride, an antihypertensive agent that decreases blood pressure.

Kernicterus A disorder characterized by the degeneration of brain tissue and elevation of unconjugated bilirubin in the serum.

KERV Abbreviation for Kentucky equine respiratory virus.

Kestrone A trade name for the hormone estrone, which increases the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein.

Ketalar A trade name for ketamine hydrochlo-ride, an anesthetic agent.

Ketamine (mol wt 238) An anesthetic agent.


Ketanserin (mol wt 395) An antihypertensive agent and serotonin S2-receptor antagonist.


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