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A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of elastic fibers.


(Biochemistry) biochem a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries
[C19: from elastic + -in]


(ɪˈlæs tɪn)

a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.
[1870–75; elast (ic) + -in1]
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Noun1.elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
elastic tissue - connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments
albuminoid, scleroprotein - a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
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The patterns used this season are mainly herringbones, pinstripes, bird eye or classic plains with elastin.
The proprietary process creates a fine powder composed of 94% Type I hydrolyzed collagen and 6% elastin oligopeptides--the same ratio found in human skin.
It is infused with the beauty nutrients of collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, elastin, biotin, which supports skin health, and pearl coix extract derived from a plant with therapeutic properties.
The deficiency of collagen and elastin causes the skin to show the visible signs of aging.
This article will describe how an innovative peptide and three plant stem cell extracts work together to stimulate new production of collagen and elastin in aging skin, while protecting existing collagen and elastin against damaging ultraviolet radiation (UV).
In excess they lead to oxidative stress, which contributes to health problems, as well as premature skin aging by destroying collagen and elastin.
In control group of calves, elastin was observed in mild amount on 10th day interval, while it was mild to moderate on 20th and 30th day interval.
Elastin peptides induce migration and terminal differentiation of cultured keratinocytes via 67 kDa elastin receptor in vitro: 67 kDa elastin receptor is expressed in the keratinocytes eliminating elastic materials in elastosis perforans serpiginosa.
In addition to high phosphate and calcium levels, the disruption and degradation of elastin has been implicated in the onset and progression of vascular calcification [3,4].
As the needles prick the skin they stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, a life saver for repairing scar tissue, improving the appearance of sun damage and reducing fine lines.
According to the company, the best of approach maximises Stemology's ability to help prevent and improve the main cause of skin aging - the declining production of epidermal collagen and elastin cells, resulting in dull, thin and wrinkled skin.
Two cases with lepidic pattern and showing elastin in the fibrovascular cores are described.