Term Information [More information on elastic fiber]

Accession
GO:0071953
Name
elastic fiber
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
elastic fibre, elastin fiber
Definition
An extracellular matrix part 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:mah, GOC:BHF
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Ancestors of elastic fiber (GO:0071953)
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elastic fiber [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
elastic fiber [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) extracellular matrix (GO:0031012)
elastic fiber [is_a relation] is_a  extracellular matrix component (GO:0044420)

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