Flashcards in Tissue Compostition Deck (22):
What are the four primary tissue components?
How many different types of collagen?
This tissue has continuous metabolic turnover through growth to maturity.
When do the collagen fibers become more stable?
Collagen molecules are secreted and synthesized by what?
Collagen molecules align in what fashion and where?
In the extracellular matrix
How far can collage stretch without breaking?
110% of original length
How does collagen change under tension?
Increase ligament strength and size.
How does collagen increase in ligament size during tension?
# of collagen fibrils,
fibril packing density.
What things decrease with degenerative ligament changes? (5 things)
During immobilization, what happens at the ligament-bone junction?
-Increase osteoclast activity
-Disruption of pattern of diffusion of ligament fibers into the bone
Elastic can stretch _____% of original length without breaking.
What happens to elastic with age?
Fragmentation and fraying
Increased # of cross-links
Ground substance aka
What is amorphous gel like substance surrounding the cells?
Water is ______% of the total connective tissue content.
What is the protein or peptide which the GAGs are covalently attached to?
What are the four major GAGs?
What is it when water moves to areas of high salute concentration?
What is a powerful lubricant?
Water + hyaluronic acid
Water maintains what between collagen fibers?