Histology 2.1 Epithelial Tissue Characteristics Quiz

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What is the main function of squamous epithelium in the alveoli?

Oxygen diffusion

Which type of connective tissue cell is characterized by elongated contractile cells and moderate amount of ECM?

Smooth muscle cells

What is the characteristic feature of nervous cells?

Elongated shape

What is the main function of stratified squamous epithelium in the esophagus?

Protection

What is the role of adherent junctions in epithelial cells?

Securing the cell to its neighboring cells

How is cell adhesion mediated at adherent junctions?

By transmembrane glycoproteins called cadherins

What is the role of catenins at adherent junctions?

Binding to actin filaments

Which cytoskeletal feature do the actin filaments linked to adherens junctions form part of?

The terminal web at the apical pole in many epithelial cells

What are the four basic tissue types in the human body?

Epithelial, Connective, Muscular, Nervous

Which cells are responsible for the organ's specialized functions?

Hepatocytes

What is the composition of the basal lamina?

Glycoproteins and Proteoglycans

What is the primary function of epithelial tissues?

Covering body surfaces and lining cavities

Test your knowledge about the characteristic features of epithelial cells and basal lamina composition in histology. This quiz covers important concepts from the lecture book 'Histology 2.1' by Mark Louie C. Mann, MD.

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