Mechanical role of elastin-associated microfibrils in pig aortic elastic tissue.

@article{Lillie1998MechanicalRO,
  title={Mechanical role of elastin-associated microfibrils in pig aortic elastic tissue.},
  author={Margo A Lillie and Gondi J P David and John M. Gosline},
  journal={Connective tissue research},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 1-2},
  pages={121-41}
}
The contribution of microfibrils to the mechanical performance of the meshwork of elastic tissue in mature pig aorta was investigated by comparing the properties of autoclaved tissue containing elastin and microfibrils with autoclaved tissue that had been treated with dithiothreitol (DTT) or hot alkali to remove the microfibrils from the elastin. The uniaxial tensile stress-strain curve of the autoclaved tissue was linear to a strain of 0.6 or 0.7 and increased nonlinearly up to the breaking… CONTINUE READING

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