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  • fibers
  • Elastin is the major component of elastic fibers, which are slender bundles of proteins that provide strength and flexibility to the connective tissue that supports the body's organs and tissues such as the heart, blood vessels, skin, lungs and ligaments. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Stabilizes and organizes elastic fibers in the skin, lung and vasculature (By similarity). (nih.gov)
  • vessels
  • Histological observations during the early stage include irregularly distributed and atrophic hair follicles, milia, dilated dermal vessels, lack of elastin or elastin in clumps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fibroblasts
  • Theories on the formation of the elastotic material include actinic stimulation of fibroblasts, promoting synthesis of this material, or that the material is a degradation product of collagen, elastin, or both. (wikipedia.org)
  • peptides
  • Work in progress is designed to distinguish the peptides resulting from digestion of human lung elastin by these enzymes on the basis of differences in their precipitating anti bodies. (springer.com)
  • Elastin-derived peptides are chemotactic for some cell types and can alter cell cycle progression. (wikipedia.org)
  • Emphysema
  • Mandl I., Darnule T.V., Fierer J.A., Keller S., Turino G.M. (1977) Elastin Degradation in Human and Experimental Emphysema. (springer.com)