BIO1140 CLASS NOTES - TOPIC 10

BIO1140 CLASS NOTES - TOPIC 10 - TOPIC 10 THE EXTRACELLULAR...

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TOPIC 10 : THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX The extracellular matrix is… All the stuff outside of the plasmalemma it forms a protective mechanisms for the cells and the material which it excretes It performs important functions and it is highly structured, organized, and specialized In bone almost everything is extracellular matrix – only a few cell In cartilage it is primarily extracellular matrix Fibroblasts – chrondoplasts forms extracellular matrix Animal Extracellular Matrix There is no cell wall (fundamental difference) Consist primarily of collagen fibers and proteoglycans Known as the Glycocalyx Refers to a special part of the EM that functions to withstand compression
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course BIO 1140 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Winter '07 term at University of Ottawa.

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