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Description

Two electron micrographs of smooth muscle cells in a small artery, surrounded by a light gray zone of interspaces composed of an elastic fiber and collagen-rich basement membrane. The elastica interna is a lamina composed of elastin fibers, and enables arteries to stretch. Figures 27 (upper) and 28 (lower) from Chapter 1 (The Cell Surface) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.

Biological Context

Biological Process
extracellular structure organization

Attribution

Name
Don W. Fawcett
Published
ISBN 0721635849
Link
The Cell, 2nd Ed. by D.W. Fawcett

Grouping

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Data Qualifiers
processed data

Sample Preparation

Methods
crosslinking-fixative fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
microtome-sectioned tissue

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