Reticular Fibers These fibers are much smaller than collagen fibers and they

Reticular fibers these fibers are much smaller than

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Reticular Fibers – These fibers are much smaller than collagen fibers, and they are also narrow. They are positioned to create a branching network. Located mostly in the soft organs; such as spleen and lymph nodes List 5 types of cells present and function for each cell
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SC121 Unit 4 Assignment Fibroblasts- Are large, flat cells with branching processes. They are present in the general connective tissues Macrophages- Is white blood cells that are that is part of the immune system. Its job is to locate foreign bodies and destroy them. Plasma cells- They form a single type of antibody. Mostly they reside in connective tissue such as’ gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Adipocytes- They are known as fat cells; connective tissue cells that store fats. They are found deep in the skin around organs. Mast cells- They part of the inflammatory response, play a protective role. They are involved in killing bacteria and healing wounds.
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SC121 Unit 4 Assignment References Guanhaowang. (2015, February 02). Diseases caused by malfunction of cell organelles. Retrieved February 26, 2019, from - malfunction-of-cell-organelles/ Tortora, G. J., Derrickson, B. H. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. [Purdue University Global Bookshelf]. Retrieved from
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