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Extracellular elastic fibers confer resilience and flexibility to tissues. Recent studies have identified a protein, fibulin-5, that connects these fibers to cells and regulates their assembly and organization.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

16/04/2002

Volume

12

Pages

R279 - R281

Keywords

Animals, Aorta, Dogs, Elastic Tissue, Elastin, Extracellular Matrix, Extracellular Matrix Proteins, Humans, Integrins, Mice, Mice, Knockout, Microfibrils, Protein Binding, Recombinant Proteins, Tropoelastin