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The Molecule That Gives Living Tissue Flexibility is Decoded

News   Jun 26, 2018 | Original Press Release from MIT

 
The Molecule That Gives Living Tissue Flexibility is Decoded

This diagram depicts the configuration of the complex tropoelastin molecule, which forms the basis for the elastin that gives tissues like skin and blood vessels their elasticity. The molecule’s atom-by-atom structure was decoded by a team of researchers from MIT, Australia and the UK. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers

 
 
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