Connective Tissue Extracellular Matrix

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What do high eosinophilic leukocytes indicate?

Allergic/vasoactive reactions

What do high neutrophilic leukocytes indicate?

Bacterial infections

What do high basophilic leukocytes or mast cells indicate?

Allergic reactions to pharmacologically active molecules

What is the function of plasma cells?

Contains antibodies

Where do hematopoietic stem cells originate?

Bone marrow

What is the major constituent of the extracellular matrix in connective tissue?

Protein fibers

Where do all connective tissues originate from?

Mesenchyme in the mesoderm

Which cells are responsible for synthesizing and secreting collagen, the most abundant protein in the body?

Fibroblasts

What type of cells are enriched with a form of actin found in smooth muscle cells?

Myofibroblasts

What is the name for the dense irregular scar tissue formed due to ischemia, inflammation, or traumatic injury?

Cicatrix

Which cells are responsible for cushioning and insulation in the skin or other organs?

Adipocytes

This quiz covers the function and characteristics of the extracellular matrix in connective tissues, its origin from mesenchyme, protein fibers, ground substance, and more. Test your knowledge on the physical connections between tissues and cells that form the organs of the body.

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