desmosine


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des·mo·sine

(des'mō-sēn),
A cross-linking amino acid formed from lysyl residues found in elastin.
[G. desmos, bond, fr. deō, to bind, + -ine]

desmosine

special amino acid, derived from four lysine residues, and found only in elastin. Allows elastin to stretch reversibly in all directions.
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The primary composition of this matrix is a natural ratio of complex proteins including glycosaminoglycans, collagen, elastin, desmosine, isodesmosine and transforming growth factor.
A metallo-protease was isolated from skin fibroblasts and was shown to be capable of attacking the constituents of elastic fibers, mainly the microfibrillar glycoproteins and also the desmosine cross linked elastin in vivo.
Steroid Modulation of Cytokine Release and Desmosine Levels in Bilateral Total Knee Replacement: A Prospective Double-Bind, Randomized Controlled Trial
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Desmosine radioimmunoassay as a means of studying elastogenesis in cell culture.
The main constituents of BiovaFlex water-soluble eggshell membrane are collagen and elastin, along with the elastin building blocks desmosine and iso-desmosine.
Urinary desmosine excretion in smokers with and without rapid decline of lung function.
Non-denatured collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA), along with the elastin building blocks desmosine and iso-desmosine, are the main constituents of BiovaFlex water-soluble egg shell membrane.
Nevertheless, similar trends have been observed by other groups who evaluated elastin degradation by determining glycosaminoglycans and desmosines in the urine and plasma of PXE patients and close family members (30, 31).