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Extracellular spaceSecretedBasement membraneExtracellular matrix

Definition

The basement membrane is a highly specialized extracellular matrix structure undelying the basal surface of cells exhibiting polarity (epithelial, endothelial and mesothelial cells) and surrounding certain cell types such as muscle, adipose and Schwann cells.

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Basement membrane

GOi

basement membrane [ GO:0005604 ]

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