elastin catabolic process

Known as: elastin breakdown, elastin catabolism, elastin degradation 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of elastin. Elastin is a glycoprotein which is randomly coiled and crosslinked to form… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Arteries display a nonlinear anisotropic behavior dictated by the elastic properties and structural arrangement of its main… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND The predominant emphysema phenotype is associated with more severe airflow limitation in patients with chronic… (More)
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Review
2004
Review
2004
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by extensive remodeling of the extracellular matrix architecture of the… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Elastin calcification is a widespread feature of vascular pathology, and circumstantial evidence exists for a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Obstructive diseases of blood vessels and the lung are characterized by degradation and synthesis of new extracellular matrix… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
The role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) as a mediator of cigarette smoke-induced disease is controversial. We exposed… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
The cells/proteases responsible for the development of smoke-induced emphysema is an area of intense investigation. Mice with… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
In this report we demonstrate that soluble peptides, elastin degradation products stimulate proliferation of arterial smooth… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Human macrophages mediate the dissolution of elastic lamina by mobilizing tissue-destructive cysteine proteinases. While… (More)
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
We have investigated the ability of neutral and lysosomal enzymes of mouse macrophages to degrade the insoluble extracellular… (More)
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