Keratin Protein & the Epidermis


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What is the epidermis?

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1. What is keratin?

2. What is a desmosome and how does it relate to keratin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your level of understanding about skin and keratin. You will be evaluated on how keratin helps to form the barrier of the skin and a desmosome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to measure your knowledge about:

  • Function of a desmosome
  • Characteristics of the epidermis
  • How keratin forms the outer barrier of the skin
  • Result of keratinocytes failing to move to the top layer of the skin

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow you to master the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding keratin and skin and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about desmosomes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as keratin and the epidermis

Additional Learning

To gain more information about skin and keratin, go over the related lesson called Keratin Protein & the Epidermis. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify the epidermis and the different cells that comprise it
  • Review the layers of the skin
  • Learn about the role and function of keratin in the skin
  • Recall diseases that can affect the function of keratin