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 (sklîr′ə-tĭn, sklĕr′-)
An insoluble protein in the cuticle of arthropods that is hardened and darkened by cross-links with quinones and is often bound to chitin filaments.

[sclero- + -tin (as in keratin or chitin).]
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(Zoology) a protein in the cuticle of insects that becomes hard and dark
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(ˈsklɪər ə tɪn, ˈsklɛr-)

an insoluble protein that serves to stiffen the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods.
[1940; sclero- + -tin, extracted from chitin, keratin, etc.]
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IGF-1 as a member of growth factor family can promote the regeneration of collagenous fiber in intercellular substance components and the stablization of bone trabecula structure.9 ET-1, an relevant indicator of peroxidation damage, can promote the decomposition of collagenous fiber and cytoskeletal structure and the loss of sclerotin or calcium salt.10 In order to further reveal the relationship between different biological factors and patients' disease condition, this study analyzed the changes of serum levels of IGF-1 and ET-1 in patients with osteoporosis who were treated in our hospital and explored their relationships with cytokines and bone density.
Moreover, this type of RDD can also manifest as polypoid and soft-tissue masses, along with invasion and deterioration of sclerotin, or as a proliferating cirrhosis of the sinusoidal wall.
A body composition analyzer (BCA) based on the BIA method can measure and calculate different body compositions, including AT, body water, protein, sclerotin, and muscle, by evaluating resistance and reactance in different body tissues.
For example Nog and sclerotin interact with each other to cancel their respective antagonism (70).
Giant cell tumor of the bone (GCTB) was first described by Jaffe in 1940 as one of the common primary bone tumors; while its source remained uncertain, it may originate from the mesenchymal tissues of the bone marrow.1 GCTB has aggressive features, with huge corrosive destruction of the sclerotin, which left rare tendency of reactive new bone formation and healing; However, GCTB may also penetrate the cortical bone and form soft tissue masses, leading to high recurrence rates after curettage.
The peripheral sclerotin was compressed and thinned, but without the destruction of the clivus [Figure 1]a.
That is, sclerotin with similar density was considered having equal yield strength, and assigned an equivalent material property.