Which protein is used in the nails of humans?

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Which protein is used in the nails of humans?
« on: 12/07/2010 09:30:02 »
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Which protein is used in the nails of humans?

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Which protein is used in the nails of humans?
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2010 20:02:24 »
Keratin.
(The same as rhino horn, but easier to get hold of).
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Which protein is used in the nails of humans?
« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2010 23:19:38 »
Keratin.
(The same as rhino horn, but easier to get hold of).


So that's why people bite their nails  [:)], but they're wasting their time ...
http://science.discovery.com/top-ten/2009/aphrodisiacs/aphrodisiacs-05.html