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What is "Elastin" - Definition & Explanation

A protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers.
Elastin is the protein making up thin elastic fibres. These are produced by fibroblasts. They return deformed skin to its resting position.
A fibrous protein that is the major constituent of the yellow elastic fibres of connective tissue.
The major protein in elastic fibers which give the lung elastic properties

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The generic name for fibres composed of synthetic linear macromolecules that have in the chain recurring amide groups, at least 85% of which are joined directly to two aromatic rings and in which...
Trade name for a polyester fibre. It blends well with other fibres, can be bleached and takes dye well. Used mainly in the manufacture of clothing, curtaining, furnishings, and fillings for pillows...
A stiff-finished heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for interlinings in garments, for stiffening in millinery, and in bookbinding. Softens with heat. Can be shaped while warm. Name from...
A sustainable fabric that is derived from a blend of Japanese paper and kumazasa herb. Saswashi is a beautiful fabric that has a soft touch similar to cashmere or Egyptian cotton, but is has a dry...
A twill whose name is derived from the Latin word Granum, which refers to the grainy quality of the textile. This granular quality is achieved by a broken twill weave. It is made of a cotton warp and...

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