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Basement membranes

Basement membrane

(Science: cell biology) extracellular matrix characteristically found under epithelial cells.

there are two distinct layers: the basal lamina, immediately adjacent to the cells, is a product of the epithelial cells themselves and contains collagen type iv and the reticular lamina is produced by fibroblasts of the underlying connective tissue and contains fibrillar collagen.


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