Kimberley A Woodhouse

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Elastin is an extracellular matrix protein found in tissues requiring extensibility and elastic recoil. Monomeric elastin has the ability to aggregate into fibrillar structures in vitro, and has been suggested to participate in the organization of its own assembly into a polymeric matrix in vivo. Although hydrophobic sequences in elastin have been suggested(More)
Elastin is the major extracellular matrix protein of large arteries such as the aorta, imparting characteristics of extensibility and elastic recoil. Once laid down in tissues, polymeric elastin is not subject to turnover, but is able to sustain its mechanical resilience through thousands of millions of cycles of extension and recoil. Elastin consists of(More)
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