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Biology
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BIOL 1215
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E.Barley
Semester
Fall

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Fibers and the classification of connective tissues 2. Elastic fibers- branch and join together to form a network within tissue, are smaller than collagen fibers. Elastic fibers consist of molecules of protein elastin surrounded by a glycoprotein named fibrillin, which adds strength and stability. -Because of unique molecular structure, elastic fibers are strong but can be stretched 150% of relaxed length without breaking. They have the ability to return to original shape after being stretched, a property called elasticity -Elastic fibers are plentiful in skin, blood vessel walls, and lung tissue. 3. Reticular fibers- consisting of collagen arranged in fine bundles with coating of glycoprotein, provide support in walls of blood vessels and form network around cells in some tissue such as areolar connective tissue, adipose tissue, and smooth muscle tissue. -produced by fibroblast, reticul
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