Elastic fibers: Building bridges between cells and their matrix

Kim S. Midwood, Jean E. Schwarzbauer

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R279-R281
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 16 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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