Fraction of dry weight of tendon that is elastin

Range ~2 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Wang JH, Mechanobiology of tendon, J Biomech. 2006 39(9):1563-82 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.05.011 p.1567 left column top paragraphPubMed ID16000201
Primary Source L. Jozsa, M. Lehto, M. Kvist, J.B. Balint, A. Reffy Alterations in dry mass content of collagen fibers in degenerative tendinopathy and tendon-rupture Matrix, 9 (1989), pp. 140-146PubMed ID2725420
Comments P.1567 left column top paragraph: "Fibronectin is located on the surface of collagens, and its synthesis increases to facilitate wound healing (Jozsa et al., 1989a, Williams et al., 1984). Additionally, tendons contain elastin, which composes about 2% of the dry weight of the tendon (primary source Jozsa et al., 1989b (see primary source section above). The elastic fibers, which comprise elastin and microfibrillar proteins, may contribute to the recovery of the crimp configuration of the collagen fibers after stretching (Butler et al., 1978)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 114298