Ultrastructure of Elastin Coacervates

  • D. Volpln
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 79)


Electron micrographs of negatively stained coacer-vates of supernatant from son1cated-elastln showed the presence of filamentous structure with the center to center distance typical of tropoelastln, synthetic polypentapeptlde as 1n peptide Tl of tropoelastln, and α-elastln. Electron micrographs of negatively stained coacervates of the polypentapeptlde, α-elast1n and sonicated elastin exhibit banded fibers when coacervates are formed, stained and dried at temperatures greater than 50°C.


Center Distance Filamentous Structure Optical Diffraction Oxalic Acid Solution Transverse Band 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Volpln
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  1. 1.Institute of HistologyUniversity of PadovaItaly

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