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macrophages, plasma cells, mast cells, adipocytes, white blood cells (MAPWM)
there are 6 main types of cells in matrix of connective tissue: list them....
a ______ is a kind of white blood cell that is a big irregular blobs that eats bacteria and debris and is found in CT matrix, but not the most common white blood cell
____ is a kind of white blood cell that is involved in allergic reactions where there is parasitic invasion
glycosaminoglycans or GAGs
the colleccive name for the polysaccharides in the ground substance of CT is ________
_______is the main adhesion protein in the CT matrix is mainly involved in gluing cells to matrix (but also trapping and linking)
hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate
2 important GAGs (polysaccharides) in CT are: ______ and _______
Sperm and white blood cells
____ cells and _______ cells produce an enzyme to break down hyaluronic acid (hyaluronidase) to make it more watery so that they can move easier.
unfortunately ________ (the enzyme produced by white blood cells for easier migration) in connective tissue helps ______ spread quickly.
collagen, elastic, reticular
___ and ___ fibers in CT are made of PROTEIN while _____ fiber is made of protein (elastin) wrapped in glycoprotein (fibrillin)
_____ is strong but the most flexible fiber in CT and is found in the lungs and blood vessel
___ fibers form a framework of thin fibers in areolar and adipose (both loose CT) and smooth muscle tissue.
cells in ______ of CT vary widely depending on the type, but include the followingmacrophages, plasma cells, mast cells, adipocytes, and white blood cells
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