• fibres
  • Sharon Swartz, Aeromechanics of highly maneuverable bats, February 19th, 2014 Jorn A. Cheney, Nicolai Konow, Andrew Bearnot, Sharon M. Swartz, A wrinkle in flight: the role of elastin fibres in the mechanical behaviour of bat wing membranes, Published 1 April 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.1286 Wilton, Mark P. (2013). (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • They used small samples of elastin taken from a pig's aorta and poled the tissues using an electric field at high temperatures. (phys.org)
  • birds
  • If mammals are infected by cercariae (instead of birds), the parasites die in the skin being entrapped by immune response. (wikipedia.org)
  • Based on recent observation by 3D imaging techniques (ultramicroscopy and micro-CT), schistosomula appear to migrate preferably through the white matter of the spinal cord in both birds and mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Keratin monomers assemble into bundles to form intermediate filaments, which are tough and form strong unmineralized epidermal appendages found in reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • skin
  • Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elastin is a stretchy protein, important for healthy skin, lungs and arteries (especially the aorta). (blogspot.com)
  • All mammals have hair on their skin. (sbwire.com)
  • Cattle hide also contains sweat glands, erector pili muscles and a distinct gradation in elastin levels, concentrated in the upper part of the skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • It does not contain sweat glands or erector pili muscles and elastin is evenly distributed throughout the skin thickness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human skin is similar to that of most other mammals, and human skin is very similar to pig skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The secretion of the snail supposedly has a double function when applied to human skin: on one hand it is claimed to stimulate the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging and, second, is claimed to minimize the damage generated by free radicals that are responsible for premature skin aging. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • It is found in the epiglottis (part of the larynx), the pinnae (the external ear flaps of many mammals). (wikipedia.org)
  • important
  • Elastin serves an important function in arteries as a medium for pressure wave propagation to help blood flow and is particularly abundant in large elastic blood vessels such as the aorta. (wikipedia.org)
  • helps
  • One hypothesis is that if ferroelectricity helps elastin stay flexible and functional in the body, a lack of it could directly affect the hardening of arteries. (phys.org)
  • among
  • Horse eyes are among the largest of any land mammal, and are positioned on the sides of the head (that is, they are positioned laterally). (wikipedia.org)
  • components
  • 3 . The valve of claim 1 , wherein said myofibroblasts produce one or more extracellular matrix components selected from the group consisting of fibronectin, elastin, and glycosaminoglycan. (google.com)
  • function
  • It is concluded that conformational disorder is a constitutive feature of elastin structure and function. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary function of cartilage in mammals is to form a model for later growth of the bony skeleton, but some parts of the skeleton will retain the cartilage form into adulthood. (fsu.edu)
  • similar
  • Several flying mammals like colugos and flying squirrels have uropatagia, usually similar to the arrangement in most bats, connecting the hindlegs to the tail. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • Kangaroos have small chest development and so require less water to breathe than placental mammals, which usually must expand a diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • cell
  • Hinek, A.: Connection between elastin haploinsufficiency and increased cell proliferation in patients with supravalvular aortic stenosis and Williams-Beuren syndrome. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • animals
  • Mucus is a gel consisting of a polymer network that functions as a protective layer for the integument and mucosal surfaces of both elementary animals and mammals. (wikipedia.org)