Definitions for "Basement membrane"
Layers of concentric circles, or chains, of glycoproteins separated by infrequent glucose and galactose molecules, protectively surrounding cells of the capillaries of kidney, muscle, retina of the eye, etc.
This is a layer of specialized proteins and connective tissue cells which surround epithelium.
delicate structures comprised in part of type IV collagen, entactin, heparin sulfate proteoglycan and laminin found at the interface of cells and stroma; all epithelia and most endothelial cells are separated from the stroma by continuous basement membranes.