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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00800-x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Current biology : CB

Publication Date

04/2002

Volume

12

Pages

R279 - R281

Addresses

Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1014, USA. kmidwood@molbio.princeton.edu

Keywords

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