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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.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R279 - R281


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