Relevance of aggregation properties of tropoelastin to the assembly and structure of elastic fibers.

@article{Bressan1986RelevanceOA,
  title={Relevance of aggregation properties of tropoelastin to the assembly and structure of elastic fibers.},
  author={Giorgio Maria Bressan and Ivonne Pasquali-Ronchetti and Claudio Fornieri and Francesca Mattioli and Ines Castellani and Dino Volpin},
  journal={Journal of ultrastructure and molecular structure research},
  year={1986},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={209-16}
}
Solutions of tropoelastin incubated under different experimental conditions were examined by electron microscopy after negative staining and after fixation and embedding. Below 37 degrees C only polymorphous structureless elements of variable size could be found. In samples kept for a few minutes at 40 degrees C, flexible, isolated filaments of 5 nm diameter and variable length, together with a few small aggregates of filaments, were seen. No single filaments, but only bundles of filaments were… CONTINUE READING

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