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Elastin

Known as: Tropoelastin, Elastin [Chemical/Ingredient], ELN 
Elastin (786 aa, ~68 kDa) is encoded by the human ELN gene. This protein is involved in the elasticity of the extracellular matrix.
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Small-diameter synthetic vascular graft materials fail to match the patency of human tissue conduits used in vascular bypass… Expand
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Review
2006
Review
2006
Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) are artificial polypeptides, derived from Val-Pro-Gly-Xaa-Gly (VPGXG) pentapeptide repeats found… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Electrospinning has recently emerged as a leading technique for generating biomimetic scaffolds made of synthetic and natural… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) is associated with decreased elastin and altered arterial mechanics. Mice with a single… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Elastic fibers are components of the extracellular matrix and confer resilience. Once laid down, they are thought to remain… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Extracellular elastic fibres provide mechanical elasticity to tissues and contribute towards the processes of organ remodelling… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Obstructive vascular disease is an important health problem in the industrialized world. Through a series of molecular genetic… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) is an inherited obstructive vascular disease that affects the aorta, carotid, coronary and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1984
Highly Cited
1984
Recent studies have demonstrated that tropoelastin and elastin-derived peptides are chemotactic for fibroblasts and monocytes. To… Expand
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Highly Cited
1981
Highly Cited
1981
This study suggests one mechanism by which alveolar macrophages accumulate in the lung in pulmonary emphysema: elastin fragments… Expand
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