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which allows tissue flexibility. The collagen fibers in cartilage are surrounded by morewater molecules than those in bon, which gives cartilage a more cushioning effect.Collagen fibers often occur in parallel bundles. Chemically collagen fibers consist ofthe protein collagen, which is the most abundant protein in your body. Collagenfibers are found in most types of connective tissues, especially bone, cartilage,tendons and ligaments.b.elastic fiber:which are smaller in diameter than collagen fibers branch and jointogether to form a fibrous network within a connective tissue. Elastic fibers have theability to return to their original shape after being stretched, a property calledelasticity.c.reticular fiber:consisting of collagen arranged in fine bundles with a coating ofglycoprotein, provide support in the walls of blood vessels and form a networkaround the cells in some tissues such as areolar connective tissue, adipose tissue,nerve fibers, and smooth muscle tissue. Reticular fibers provide support andstrength.Stroma:Reticular fibers are plentiful in reticular connective tissue, which forms thestroma (supporting framework) of many soft organs, such as the spleen and lymphnodes. These fibers also help form the basement membrane.7. Describe the structure, function and location of each of the types of connectivetissue listed below.
III.Adipose tissue:Structure:Adipose tissue has cells from fibroblasts that specialized for storage of triglycerides(fats) as a large centrally located droplet. With weight gain amount of adipose tissue increasesand new blood vessels form. Most adipose tissue in adults is white adipose tissue. Brownadipose tissue is darker due to very rich blood supply and numerous pigmented mitochondriathat participate in aerobic cellular respiration. BAT is widespread in the fetus and infant; adultshave only small amounts.Location:subcutaneous layer deep to skin, around heart and kidneys, yellow bone marrow,padding around joints and behind eyeball in eye socket.Function:reduces hear loss through skin; serves as an energy reserve, supports and protectsorgans. In newborns, BAT generates heat to maintain proper body temperature.IV.Reticular connective tissue:Structure:fine interlacing network of reticular fibers (thin form of collaegen fiber) and reticularcells.Location:Stroma (supporting framework) of liver, spleen, lymph nodes; red bone marrow;around blood vessels and muscles.Function:

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