ground substance in connective tissue

  1. where can ground substance or matrix be found? what does it absorb?
    • FLUID,GEL OR BONY material between cells
    • absorbs compressive forces
  2. Consists of 3 classes of large molecules, what are they?
    • glycosaminoglycans
    • Proteoglycan
    • adhesive glycoproteins
  3. glycosaminoglycans
    • chondroitin sulfate
    • disaccharides that attract sodium and hold water
    • role in regulating water and electrolyte balance
  4. Proteoglycan
    • (bottlebrush-shaped molecule)
    • create bonds with cells or extracellular macromolecules
  5. adhesive glycoproteins
    protein-carbohydrate complexes bind cell membrane to collagen outside the cells
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Stefanizetina
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ground substance in connective tissue
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