elastic fibers


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e·las·tic fi·bers

fibers that are generally 0.2-2 mcm in diameter but may be larger in some ligaments; they branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes and elastic laminae; the fibers and membranes consist of microfibrils about 10 nm wide and an amorphous substance containing elastin.
Synonym(s): yellow fibers

e·las·tic fi·bers

(ĕ-las'tik fī'bĕrz)
Fibers that are 0.2-2 mcm in diameter but may be larger in some ligaments; they branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes; the fibers and membranes consist of microfibrils about 10 nm wide and an amorphous substance containing elastin.
Synonym(s): yellow fibers.
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Histopathological (semi-quantitative) and image analysis program (quantitative) demonstrated that the amount of collagen bundles decreased and elastic fibers increased in the MMC group (Group 2) compared to the TGF-[beta]1 group (Group 1).
The complexity of elastic fiber biogenesis in the skin--a perspective to the clinical heterogeneity of cutis laxa.
There were elastic fibers arranged in concentric layers but they were still less numerous.
In EPS, altered elastic fibers are recognized as non-self material and then extruded through the epidermis (2).
The connective tissue fibers composed of collagen and elastic fibers were more in atria (Figure 14).
Occasionally, there may be spontaneous perforating lesions, with transepidermal elimination of the fragmented elastic fibers.
Although it has superior elastic properties, many attempts to develop a mechanical stretch fiber have been undertaken as chemical elastic fibers are difficult to use as a stand-alone.
Elastic fibers in human skin: quantification of elastic fibers by computerized digital image analyses and determination of elastin by radioimmunoassay of demosine.
Skin biopsy of the neck folds showed irregular aggregates of clumped, thickened, elastic fibers in the papillary and reticular dermis (FIGURE 3).
More specifically, elastic fibers were quantified using image analysis.
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