basement membrane


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basement membrane

[′bās·mənt ′mem‚brān]
(histology)
A delicate connective-tissue layer underlying the epithelium of many organs.
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That might mimic a bromine deficiency in smokers and help explain why basement membranes in their lungs start to break down.
Broad, angled slit beam examination of both eyes before and after administration of fluorescein should be performed, as well as a retro-illumination examination of the cornea with a dilated pupil to discern the often subtle signs of basement membrane dystrophy or areas of previous erosion.
Early diabetic nephropathy is characterized by hypertrophy of the glomeruli and tubular epithelial cells, thickening of basement membranes and enhanced renal blood flow and glomerular hyperfiltration (Hostetter 2001).
Heterozygous mutations have been shown to occur in COL4A3 and COL4A4, which are important parts of the framework for the basement membrane (8-15).
Basement membrane proteins and type III procollagen in murine schistosomiasis.
Capillary deposition of complement split product C4d in renal allografts is associated with basement membrane injury in peritubular and glomerular capillaries: a contribution of humoral immunity to chronic allograft rejection.
Immunofluorescence revealed prominent linear staining of both the alveolar and glomerular basement membranes for IgG and complement C3, reported Dr.
The reduced collagen expression at the early step of carcinogenesis may cause disturbed keratinocyte adhesion to the basement membrane (Parikka et al.
The role of basement membrane in angiogenesis and tumor growth.
Type IV collagen, from which Angiocol is derived, is a principal component of the basal lamina, also known as the basement membrane.
Beneath, there is a very thin basement membrane, an area known as the lamina propria, that is fairly devoid of cells.