Basement Membranes

Some articles on basement membranes, basement membrane:

PRELP
... This protein functions as a molecule anchoring basement membranes to the underlying connective tissue ... protein has been shown to bind type I collagen to basement membranes and type II collagen to cartilage ... It also binds the basement membrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan perlecan ...
Perlecan - Expression - Expression During Development
... Basement membranes are often the driving force behind separating epithelia from stroma and connective tissue ... separation of epithelial layers from endothelia and stroma by basement membranes ... during development is key to the maturation of basement membranes and thus to the complete separation of epithelia from endothelia and stroma ...
Ctenophores - Distinguishing Features
... both ctenophores and cnidarians have cells bound by inter-cell connections and carpet-like basement membranes muscles nervous systems and some have sensory organs ... two or three Three Cells in each layer bound together No, except that Homoscleromorpha have basement membranes ... Yes Inter-cell connections basement membranes Sensory organs No Yes Number of cells in middle "jelly" layer Many Few (Not applicable) Cells in outer layers can move inwards and change functions Yes No (Not ...
Alport Syndrome - Causes
... which is an important structural component of basement membranes in the kidney, inner ear, and eye ... Basement membranes are thin, sheet-like structures that separate and support cells in many tissues ... the formation of type IV collagen fibers, the basement membranes of the kidneys are not able to filter waste products from the blood and create urine normally, allowing blood and protein into the urine ...

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