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Epithelium: Connective Tissue Protein Tethers

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Epithelial tissue is connected to the underlying connective tissue via special protein tethers or connections.

The micrograph below shows normal skin and skin from an individual with a disease that disrupts the basal lamina. The arrow points to the basal lamina in the normal tissue. The two arrows indicate the separation of tissue in the diseased state.

Celeste R. Wirsig-Wiechmann Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Which ONE of the following proteins is NOT likely to be mutated in the diseased tissue?

A

Laminin.

B

Type IV collagen.

C

Type VII collagen.

D

Dynein.

E

Dystonin.