Elastic fiber during development and aging.


Elastin molecules aggregate in the extracellular space where they are crosslinked by stable desmosine bridges. The resulting polymer is structurally organized as branched fibers and lamellae, which, in skin, are wider (a few microns) in the deep dermis and become progressively thinner (fraction of a micron) towards the papillary dermis. Several general and… (More)


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@article{PasqualiRonchetti1997ElasticFD, title={Elastic fiber during development and aging.}, author={Ivonne Pasquali-Ronchetti and M Baccarani-Contri}, journal={Microscopy research and technique}, year={1997}, volume={38 4}, pages={428-35} }