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amelogenin

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noun am·e·lo·gen·in \ ˌa-mə-lō-ˈje-nən \

medical Definition of amelogenin

:any of various proteins produced by ameloblasts that make up the bulk of the extracellular matrix of developing tooth enamel and play a role in regulating the mineralization of tooth enamel
  • In addition to demonstrating how these highly organized amelogenin structures serve as scaffolds for enamel formation, the findings suggest that the same protein structures might initiate … the crystallization process …
  • —Alexandra GohoScience News14 May 2005

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