Exercise 9.3 - Histology of Extracellular Matrix

LEVEL I

Materials

Procedure

  1. Components of the extra cellular matrix are too small to be observed directly with a light microscope, but their presence can be observed in the structures they form. The list of slides above includes the basic intermediate filament type associated with each tissue structure. Examine each of the slides, paying particular attention to the location and structure of any extracellular matrices.

  2. Draw each of the tissues. Label the location and type of matrix component expected in each tissue.

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Cell Biology Laboratory Manual
Dr. William H. Heidcamp, Biology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College,
St. Peter, MN 56082 -- cellab@gac.edu