- Components of the extracellular matrix consisting primarily of fibrillin. They are essential for the integrity of elastic fibers.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Extracellular matrix components occurring independently or along with elastin. Thought to have force-bearing functions in tendon. In addition to fibrillins, microfibrils may contain other associated proteins.
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.