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What are the components of junctional complexes (apical to basal)
- Zonula occludens
- Zonula adherens
- Macula adherens (desmosomes)
What are the components of the basement membrane and their origins?
- Basal lamina - synthesized by epithelial cells
- Reticular lamina - synthesized by connective tissue cells
What is a hemidesmosome?
A specialization of the basal cell membrance bonding the epithelium to the underlying connective tissue
Which type of secretion is associated with apical secretion to a lumen?
Exocrine - lumen --> duct
What structure is always present at the juntion between connective tissue and any other tissue type?
Basal or External lamina
What is the difference between a serosa and an adventitia?
Serosa - mesothelium plus thin connective tissue layer, found in peritoneum
Adventitia - found in retroperitoneum
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