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elastic fiber

n.
Any various thick yellow connective-tissue fibers containing elastin and characterized by great elasticity.

elastic fiber

 A protein strand found in connective tissue which has contractile properties

Elastic fiber

Fibrous, stretchable connective tissue made primarily from proteins, elastin, collagen, and fibrillin.
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14) Hence, they proposed a set of diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of PPFE, the criteria comprising the presence of multilobar subpleural and/or centrilobular fibrous interstitial pneumonia characterized by more than 80% proliferation of elastic fibers in the nonatelectatic lung in association with absent to scant chronic inflammation and no or rare granulomas.
Degenerative processes of elastic fibers in sun-protected and sun-exposed skin: immunoelectron microscopic observation of elastin, fibrillin-1, amyloid P component, lysozyme and alpha1-antitrypsin.
An ultrastructural study of ultraviolet-induced elastic fiber damage in hairless mouse skin.
Furthermore, SPP1 is a constitutive component of human skin and aorta, where it is localized to the elastic fiber and hypothesized to prevent calcification in the fibers (18).
1 Red and blue filters helped win first prize for Marc Van Hove, an engineer at Centexbel (Belgian Textile Research Institute), Gent, Belgium, for his photo of an elastic fiber bundles used in sportswear.
A skin biopsy taken from the raised border of the plaque revealed a typical transepidermal tunnel containing destroyed elastic fibers through the acanthotic epidermis.
Results from the histological analyses suggest that repair and regeneration of the elastic fiber network occurred during the 6 weeks of treatment with ELASTIderm.
The thickness of the aorta was measured by elastic fiber staining, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and phosphorylated-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (P-ERK) were detected in aortic tissues.
T400' fiber is a new melt-spun elastic fiber from INVISTA based on multi- component technology that revolutionizes the comfort hand wrinkle resistance and easy care of contemporary fabrics.
In addition, it stimulates the synthesis both of elastin and of essential elastin-related proteins, helping to preserve a fully-functional elastic fiber network.