Integumentary System (skin)

What protein waterproofs the skin?

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Keratin is the protein that strengthens and waterproofs the epidermal layer of the skin.

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The epidermis has several strata (layers) that contain four cell types. Keratinocytes produce keratin, a protein that gives skin its strength and flexibility and waterproofs the skin surface. Melanocytes produce melanin, the dark pigment that gives skin its color.


There are lots of things in skin. Yes, protein is part of it.


which is a protein that makes the skin waterproof


Keratin is the skin protein that prevents water loss.


Of course skin has proteins, how else would we survive? The sun and many other sources of things give our skin alot of protein.


Keratin is the protein in the epidermis that helps protect the skin and underlying tissue. Keratin is strong and waterproof.


According to www.nutritiondata.com: A medium sized apple with skin has no protein. A large apple (3.5 inch diameter) with skin has 1 gram of protein. Without the skin, the amount of protein is the same. (Above amounts are for raw apples with nothing added.)


The chemical that waterproofs a cell wall is called lignin. Lignin is also the second-most abundant organic complex polymer on Earth.


According to www.nutritiondata.com: A medium sized apple with skin has no protein. A large apple (3.5 inch diameter) with skin has 1 gram of protein. Without the skin, the amount of protein is the same. (Above amounts are for raw apples with nothing added.)


Keratin is a protein substance necessary for healthy skin hair and nails.



Collagen is a protein that provides strength and flexibility in the bone, cartilage, and skin.


Keratin- fibrous protein that makes up human skin, nails, hair etc.


Skin is able to repel water, however if water is in contact with the skin for a prolonged period of time the skin will absorb the water because of the pores (Small holes) in it . This may happen if you spend a large amount of time in the water. This is not dangerous for your health. The integumentary system


It is the Purified Protein Derivative tuberculin skin test.


There are glands called Sebaceous glands which are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin these secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, that lubricates and waterproofs our skin. therefore when getting out of a pool, bath (tub), shower or sea the water rolls off the oily surface of the skin


Yes, dead skin has protein in it that can be reused


a structural protein found in skin and connective tissue is



collagen is the structural protein found in skin and connective tissuecollagenCollagen


Protein is the main comopound that makes up your skin, hair, and nails. You can find mostly protein in skin, nails, and hair.


Epidermis lining the mammalian skin contains protein keratin.


because skin contains protein that would otherwise be wasted.




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