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Term Information

Accession
GO:0071953
Name
elastic fiber
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
elastic fibre, elastin fiber
Alternate IDs
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Definition
An supramolecular fiber that consists of an insoluble core of polymerized tropoelastin monomers and a surrounding mantle of microfibrils. Elastic fibers provide elasticity and recoiling to tissues and organs, and maintain structural integrity against mechanical strain. Source: PMID:20236620, GOC:BHF, GOC:mah
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elastic fiber [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  extracellular matrix (GO:0031012)
elastic fiber [is_a relation] is_a  supramolecular fiber (GO:0099512)

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