Formation of collagen-like fibrils from αelastin

Vladimir Velebný, Anna Kádár, Miroslav Ledvina, Věra Lankašová

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Collagen-like structures were formed in solutions of αelastin after heating to 57°C and after treatment with absolute ethanol. A complex between acetyl-αelastin and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide showed a similar structure. Thick fibrils (diameter approximately 100 nm), resembling those described by Volpin, et al.12 revealed transversal banding with periodicity of 39 to 62 nm. A possible mechanism for the formation of these fibers is suggested based on hydrophobic interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalConnective Tissue Research
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Biochemistry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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