basal lamina


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basal lamina

[′bā·səl ′lam·ə·nə]
(embryology)
The portion of the gray matter of the embryonic neural tube from which motor nerve roots develop.
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2013) Constitutive lymphocyte transmigration across the basal lamina of high endothelial venules is regulated by the autotaxin/lysophosphatidic acid axis.
a) Oral sucker (Os) showing sever swollen tegument with sloughing (Sl) in which The tegument had been stripped off to expose the basal lamina beneath.
The nucleus and cytoplasm of the smooth muscle cells in the muscular layer were normal, and the cells have a distinct external basal lamina.
The cells lose their connections to the basal lamina and perhaps to each other, since we found no intercellular junctions.
Campbell speculated that loss of LARGE activity produces dystroglycan that is unable to interact with the basal lamina, which makes the cancer cells more mobile and allows them to escape into the bloodstream.
A few cells of unknown function are found between the basal lamina of the pigment cells and the basal lamina surrounding the retina.
In the quantitative analysis of total number of GC/mm of basal lamina, and relative quantities of AA+, PAS+ and AA/ PAS+ GC populations in the respiratory epithelium of the nasal septum, data collected from the maxilloturbinate and nasopharynx were analyzed using a 3X3 factorial design.
Apoptosis was restricted to OSNs whose cell bodies and nuclei reside in the middle nuclear layers of the OE below the distinct apical row of sustentacular (support) cell nuclei and above the basal cell nuclei near the basal lamina.
We consider this license agreement a further validation of our research on the basal lamina," stated Dr.
After three to four weeks, a complete basal lamina -- a layer of specially arranged cells -- is formed between the epidermis and dermis.
Tryggvason for his discovery of the nephrin gene, which is providing new understanding of the kidney's ultrafilter, the glomerular slit membrane, and for his extensive research findings on the body's basal lamina and its structure, genes and involvement in human diseases.
Electron microscopy studies have shown a focal discontinuity and reduplication of the basal lamina in psoriasis, the concept of "epitope spreading" whereby tissue damage from a primary inflammatory process causes the release and exposure of a previously "sequestered" antigens.