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GO term:elastic fiber
Synonym: elastic fibre
Synonym: elastin fiber
GO id:GO:0071953
Definition:An extracellular matrix part that consists of an insoluble core of polymerized tropoelastin monomers and a surrounding mantle of microfibrils. Elastic fibers provide elasticity and recoiling to tissues and organs, and maintain structural integrity against mechanical strain.
Number of paths to term: 2

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship
regulatesdenotes a 'regulates' relationship
positively-regulatesdenotes a 'positively-regulates' relationship
negatively-regulatesdenotes a 'negatively-regulates' relationship


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-aextracellular matrix
                        part-ofextracellular matrix part
                                is-aanchoring collagen complex +
                                is-aapical lamina of hyaline layer
                                is-abasal lamina +
                                is-abasement membrane +
                                is-abasement membrane collagen trimer +
                                is-abiofilm matrix part +
                                is-acollagen and cuticulin-based cuticle extracellular matrix part +
                                is-acollagen type IV trimer
                                is-acollagen type XIX trimer
                                is-acollagen type XV trimer
                                is-acollagen type XXVI trimer
                                is-acollagen type XXVII trimer
                                is-acollagen type XXVIII trimer
                                is-acolumella
                                is-aectexine +
                                is-aelastic fiber [GO:0071953] (3 genes, 3 annotations)
                                is-aendexine
                                is-aexine +
                                is-afibril +
                                is-afibrillar collagen trimer +
                                is-afoot layer
                                is-agermination pore
                                is-aintine
                                is-alamina densa
                                is-alamina lucida
                                is-alamina reticularis
                                is-alaminin complex +
                                is-amiddle lamella
                                is-anexine
                                is-aperineuronal net
                                is-apollen coat
                                is-apollen wall +
                                is-asculpture element
                                is-asexine +
                                is-asheet-forming collagen trimer +
                                is-asublamina densa
                                is-asynaptic cleft
                                is-atectum
                                is-athrombospondin complex
                                is-aUbisch body


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-aextracellular matrix part
                        is-aanchoring collagen complex +
                        is-aapical lamina of hyaline layer
                        is-abasal lamina +
                        is-abasement membrane +
                        is-abasement membrane collagen trimer +
                        is-abiofilm matrix part +
                        is-acollagen and cuticulin-based cuticle extracellular matrix part +
                        is-acollagen type IV trimer
                        is-acollagen type XIX trimer
                        is-acollagen type XV trimer
                        is-acollagen type XXVI trimer
                        is-acollagen type XXVII trimer
                        is-acollagen type XXVIII trimer
                        is-acolumella
                        is-aectexine +
                        is-aelastic fiber [GO:0071953] (3 genes, 3 annotations)
                        is-aendexine
                        is-aexine +
                        is-afibril +
                        is-afibrillar collagen trimer +
                        is-afoot layer
                        is-agermination pore
                        is-aintine
                        is-alamina densa
                        is-alamina lucida
                        is-alamina reticularis
                        is-alaminin complex +
                        is-amiddle lamella
                        is-anexine
                        is-aperineuronal net
                        is-apollen coat
                        is-apollen wall +
                        is-asculpture element
                        is-asexine +
                        is-asheet-forming collagen trimer +
                        is-asublamina densa
                        is-asynaptic cleft
                        is-atectum
                        is-athrombospondin complex
                        is-aUbisch body


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last database update
07/15/2014
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