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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Thickening of basement membrane zone was observed in systemic lupus erythematosus specimen which was concurrent to findings of Alahlafi AM et al.
Direct immunofluorescence of perilesional mucosa reveals linear deposits of IgG and complement in the subepidermal basement membrane zone.
5 also reported abnormally weak immunoreactivity with antibodies directed against basal cell proteins, caused by an inherited defect in the lamina lucida of the skin basement membrane zone.