An Insoluble Intermediate in the Biosynthesis of Elastin and Its Relationship to Tropoelastin

  • Hiroyuki Ito
  • Tomoyuki Ogata
  • Osamu Kawase
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 79)


Takagi (1) reported an isolation of the microsomal elastin and has discussed its role as a potential proelastin. We have continued this work dealing with the relationship between microsomal elastin and tropoelastin (2). The present paper summarizes our most recent conclusions and observations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Ito
    • 1
  • Tomoyuki Ogata
    • 2
  • Osamu Kawase
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyKinki University, School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Institute of Constitutional MedicineKumamoto UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyKobe Tokiwa CollegeJapan

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