OBO ID: GO:0071953
Term Name: elastic fiber Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • elastic fibre
  • elastin fiber
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. 20236620
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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