The basic morphological component of elastin is filament made up of a linear sequence of globular structures with a probable maximum diameter of 9-10 nm. Dehydrated elastin may be 4-6 nm in diameter (2). The freeze-etching technique reveals elastin's structure as a regular, three-dimensional network of filaments. The filaments cross their neighbors every 8-12 globular subunits, giving rise to a network with a large, less-dense central core (3). The filaments of elastin can be disordered and swollen when immersed in 25% glycerol for 8-10 days. The swollen elastin shows a much higher affinity for stains.

Sleeping Sanctuary

Sleeping Sanctuary

Salvation For The Sleep Deprived The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping, Napping, Resting And  Restoring Your Energy. Of the many things that we do just instinctively and do not give much  of a thought to, sleep is probably the most prominent one. Most of us sleep only because we have to. We sleep because we cannot stay awake all 24 hours in the day.

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