A nitrogenous substance, somewhat resembling albumin, which forms the chemical basis of elastic tissue. It is very insoluble in most fluids, but is gradually dissolved when digested with either pepsin or trypsin.
elastikos = impulsive (as in elastic recoil); protein component of yellow fibres of elastic tissue.
Connective tissue fibers that stretch and recoil, providing elasticity to connective tissues.
Elastin is derived from animal sources, its effect on the skin is similar to collagen.
One of the three main proteins found in the skin (along with collagen and reticulin). Applied topically, it helps attract and retain moisture and smooth and soften the skin.
Fibers found in the dermis (middle layer of the skin) that give skin it's elastic qualities by stretching and returning to their original size and shape. UV exposure can destroy elastin causing the skin to sag and form wrinkles.
A protein in the middle layer of the skin that helps maintain resilience and elasticity.
protein in connective tissue of muscle
A protein forming the major component of elastic tissue, which is present in the skin, arterial walls and lung alveoli
connective tissue found in the dermis that contributes to the skin's resilience and elasticity
A protein that coils like a spring within the elastic fibers of skin, contributing to its elasticity. Elastin functions in synergy with collagen.
Protein that allows tissue to stretch and helps give structure to skin.
70,000-dalton glycoprotein rich in glycine and proline that comprises the central core of elastic fibers.
a fibrous protein resembling collagen that is the main part of the elastic fibers of connective tissue.
The elastic fibers found between the collagen fibers, responsible for the firmness of skin.
Responsible for skin's ability to retain in its shape.
Protein component of elastic connective tissue, present in artery walls, skin and intestinal walls. The elastin protein chain is particularly flexible and will return to its original shape after being stretched.
A fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries.
A yellow elastic fibrous mucoprotein that is the major protein of elastic structures such as blood vessels.
proteins in the skin responsible for elasticity, tone and texture.
Elastic, fibrous, protein that is the major connective tissue of large blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments.
Along with collagen fibrils, these are the protein fibers that support the skin and give it elasticity. When these break down, the result is 'aging' of skin.
A protein found in the dermis that keeps skin from sagging and wrinkling. Maintains the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
A protein similar to collagen that is the main component of elastic fibers in the body. Collagen is a protein that is the main component of the body's connective tissues.
A protein that forms fibres in the reticular dermis and helps the skin remain taut and flexible
Protein similar in structure to collagen and is chief constituent of elastic fibers embedded in extracellular matrix. The fibrous components form an elastic network to uniformly maintain the resilience and elastic properties to local tissue requirements. Back to glossary index
the elastic part of connective tissue. Fibrillin (faulty in Marfan syndrome) is one of the microfibrils in elastin. Back to the top
e-LAS-tin A type of connective tissue protein. 594
A protein that gives tissue its elasticity.
coiling and recoiling protein, like a spring, within elastic fibers of connective tissue accounting for the elasticity of structures such the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, intestines, tendons, and ligaments; works with collagen-elastin provides elasticity, collagen provides rigidity
A protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers.
fibers in the skin that give it elasticity.
This protein, found in the layers of skin and artery walls, keeps skin soft and supple. Used as a moisture binder.
extracellular protein that makes the tissue elastic.
A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of resilient fibers, which enable skin to snap back when stretched.
A type of protein that serves as the main component of elastic fibers in the body.
a major fibrous mucoprotein of skin, lungs and blood vessels providing these tissues with resilient, elastic characteristics. It is the major connective tissue found in elastic structures such as blood vessels.
A protein that can be stretched and then return to the original size and shape, giving elastic-like properties to tissues containing elastin. It is found in the arteries, skin, and the lungs.
Major component of skin that gives it flexibility. Sun damage causes elastin in skin to deteriorate. Elastin can be derived from both plant and animal sources and is used in cosmetics as a good water-binding agent.
A substance constituting the elastic fibers in the dermis.
elastic tissue in the second layer of the skin that provides skin tone and suppleness.
a stretchable protein found in connective tissue
A protein found with collagen in the dermis that is responsible for giving structure to your skin and organs.
A protein that coil and recoils like a spring within the elastic fibers of connective tissue and accounts for the elasticity of structures such the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, intestines, tendons, and ligaments. Elastin functions in connective tissue together with collagen. Whereas elastin provides elasticity, collagen provides rigidity to connective tissue. Elastin is normally no longer made after puberty and aging begins. Also called elasticin.
An extracellular connective tissue protein that is the principal component of elastic fibers.
is a protein in the dermis that gives the skin its elasticity or stretch. Elastica is a new product containing special peptides that stimulate elastin production.
a protein in the dermis (the layer of the skin beneath the epidermis). Elastin is responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. When it's topically applied it has moisturizing effects.
an elastic protein found in easily stretchable connective tissue.
Elastin is our body's structural protein that gives elasticity to our tissues and organs. Elastin is found predominantly in the walls of our arteries, in our lungs, intestines, and skin, as well as in other elastic tissues. It functions in connective tissue in partnership with collagen. Whereas collagen provides rigidity, elastin is the protein which allows the connective tissues in our blood vessels and heart tissues, for example, to stretch and then recoil to their original positions.
Elastin is the protein making up thin elastic fibres. These are produced by fibroblasts. They return deformed skin to its resting position.
Highly elastic albumin-like protein fiber found in the dermis, blood vessels, capillaries and other elastic tissue in the body. Allows skin to stretch then return to normal when we are young; contributes to sagging skin as the quality of elastin is reduced with age.
A class of connective tissue fibres that can be readily stretched, i.e. compliant fibres; found in walls of distensible vessels, e.g. veins, bladder, etc.
Protein found in elastic fibers
A surface protective agent used in cosmetics to alleviate the effects of dry skin.
Elastin, is a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.