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Cell Adhesion Structure: Attaching Basal Cells to Basal Lamina

CELLS-N2MDLI

Epithelia on the body surface are separated from the underlying connective tissues by a basal lamina. This layer is a two- part structure, half of which is synthesized by the basal epithelial cells and half by the fibroblasts of the loose connective tissue.

The adhesion structure that anchors the basal membrane of the basal cell to the basal lamina is which one of the following?

A

Basal body.

B

Desmosome.

C

Hemidesmosome.

D

Anchoring fibrils.

E

Adherens junction.