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What is the name for the protein which is the main constituent of hair, horns, nails, claws and hooves of mammals?

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What is the name for the protein which is the main constituent of hair, horns, nails, claws and hooves of mammals?
posted Jun 13, 2019 by Renita

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Alpha-keratin
Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protective protein called alpha-keratin which is found in the hooves, hair, claws and horns of vertebrates.

answer Jun 18, 2019 by Deepika Jain
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