basal lamina of epithelium


Acellular anatomical structure that consists of a thin sheet of fibrous proteins that underlie and support the cells of an epithelium. It separates the cells of an epithelium from any underlying tissue.




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  PLANA:0001005


SYNONYMS:

  basal lamina of connective tissue, basal laminae, basal lamina, lamina basalis


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  • "immediately_superficial_to" basal lamina of epithelium

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CURATOR NOTES:

  • this class represents a continuous sheet of basal lamina which can underlie multiple epithelial cells over large regions. In contrast, the GO class 'basal lamina' represents a portion of substance on the scale of a single cell.

HOMOLOGY NOTES:

  • A basal lamina is certainly present in Bilateria and was evaluated as an autapomorphy of this taxon.[well established][VHOG]

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