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CHAPTER 9

Solar Elastosis and the Dermal Elastic Fibre Network

This chapter focuses on the cutaneous elastic fibre system. In addition to a detailed description of its architecture, we include information on the synthesis and deposition of elastic fibres and what happens to the organisation of elastic fibres in response to chronic ultraviolet radiation. The chapter also examines our current understanding of the potential mechanisms responsible for elastic fibre remodelling, drawing information from in vitro and experimental model systems, including clinical studies in humans.

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Print publication date
22 Aug 2019
Copyright year
2019
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-126-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-598-1
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-860-9