Elastin, soluble from bovine neck ligament

salt-free, lyophilized powder

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biological source

bovine neck ligament

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salt-free, lyophilized powder


UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable

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InChI key


Gene Information

cow ... ELN(280781)

General description

Water-soluble powder prepared by method of Partrige, et al.


Elastin is a structural protein which has been used in studies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may be used to investigate why there is a lack of repair for these proteins in patients with COPD.
Highly stable and hemocompatible protein now finding use in construction of biomaterials as a result of several strategies for its solubilization.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Protein responsible for the elasticity of many tissues. It is especially important in blood vessels, where it comprises about 50% of the dry tissue weight.


Forms coacervate at pH 5.0 and 37 °C


Suitable for determination of elastolytic activity as described by Keller and Mandi.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Felix Cleemann et al.
Analytical chemistry, 80(11), 4170-4174 (2008-04-25)
A novel fluorescence polarization assay based on the natural fluorophore epicocconone has been developed. This assay allows the rapid and accurate determination of enzyme kinetic parameters as well as inhibition constants through the measurement of fluorescence anisotropy on the actual...
Zhongyuan Sun et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(9), 3675-3679 (2013-02-07)
The chimeric proteins, silk-elastin-like protein polymers (SELPs), consist of repeating units of silk and elastin to retain the mechanical strength of silk, while incorporating the dynamic environmental sensitivity of elastin. A retinal-modified SELP was prepared, modified, and studied for photodynamic...
A Panagopoulou et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1834(6), 977-988 (2013-03-27)
Dynamics of uncrystallized water and protein was studied in hydrated pellets of the fibrous protein elastin in a wide hydration range (0 to 23wt.%), by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermally stimulated depolarization current technique (TSDC) and dielectric relaxation spectroscopy (DRS)....
Maria Delio et al.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 161A(3), 527-533 (2013-02-13)
Haploinsufficiency of the elastin gene (ELN) on 7q11.23 is responsible for supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) and other arteriopathies in patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). These defects occur with variable penetrance and expressivity, but the basis of this is unknown. To...
Stefanie Michael et al.
PloS one, 8(3), e57741-e57741 (2013-03-08)
Tissue engineering plays an important role in the production of skin equivalents for the therapy of chronic and especially burn wounds. Actually, there exists no (cellularized) skin equivalent which might be able to satisfactorily mimic native skin. Here, we utilized...

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