Fibers of Connective Tissue Proper
-long, unbranching, strong, flexible and resistant to stretching. They make up 25% of all protein in the human body making collagen the most abundant protein?
-thinner than collagen,stretch easily, branch and rejoin. These fibers allow structures such as blood vessels to stretch and relax
- thinner than collagen fibers, form a meshwork-like configuration, found in organs with abundant spaces such as liver, lymphnodes and spleen…..packing material
- 1. Collagen fibers
- 2. Elastic fibers
- 3. Reticular fibers