This image captures the beauty of the dermal elastic fibre network in healthy, yet aged, sun-protected skin. This section of buttock skin was double immunostained for mature elastin (green) and fibrillin-rich microfibrils (red) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). The architecture of the elastic fibre network is essential for the maintenance of skin elasticity; perturbations to this precise arrangement readily leads to skin laxity. Image captured by Abigail Langton, Centre for Dermatology Research, University of Manchester, UK.
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