Extracellular Matrix: Function, Components & Definition

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Which of the following is not a component of the extracellular matrix?

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1. Which of the following statements best describes the extracellular matrix?

2. The most abundant protein in the human body is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The focus of these questions includes topics such as the structure and function of the extracellular matrix (ECM).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to help you review:

  • Characteristic components of the ECM
  • How the ECM interacts with surrounding cells and tissues
  • Proteoglycans

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the extracellular matrix (ECM)
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most abundant protein in the human body
  • Knowledge application - access and apply the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of the ECM

Additional Learning

Review this cell biology concept through the lesson titled Extracellular Matrix: Function, Components & Definition. This lesson was also designed with these objectives in mind:

  • Name the four basic components of the ECM
  • Identify four types of fibrous proteins in the ECM
  • Define fibroblast
  • Describe the composition and role of proteoglycans in the ECM
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