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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

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