elastolysis

elastolysis

 [e″las-tol´ĭ-sis]
a defect in the elastic tissue, resulting in atrophy and laxity of the skin.

e·las·tol·y·sis

(ē-las-tol'i-sis),
Dissolution of elastic fibers.
[elasto- + G. lysis, loosening, fr. luō, to loosen]

elastolysis

/elas·tol·y·sis/ (e″las-tol´ĭ-sis) the digestion of elastic substance or tissue.
perifollicular elastolysis  see under anetoderma.

elastolysis

the digestion of elastic substance or tissue.
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Collagen bundles appear to unravel, and the individual elastic fibers show signs of elastolysis.
Some studies have revealed signs of elastolysis and altered elastin content in diabetic arteries (14-16).
Furthermore, our finding of alterations in arterial fibulin-1 concentrations in relation to elastic fibers in diabetes may relate to findings from other studies showing signs of elastolysis and reduced intimal elastin content in diabetic arteries (14-16).
Gambichler T, Breuckmann F, Kreuter A, Boms S, Altmeyer P, Stucker M: Immunohistochemical investigation of mid-dermal elastolysis.
Other possible mechanisms for HHCE-mediated atherogenesis include altered methylation of DNA, altered cell-membrane regulatory proteins, decreased bioavailability of nitric oxide, increased elastolysis and collagen accumulation, over-stimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, and excessive adhesion of monocytes and neutrophils to endothelium.
Dermal elastolysis was more frequent in preulcerative lesions (p=0.