Structure and function of basement membrane.

  title={Structure and function of basement membrane.},
  author={John R. Stanley and David T. Woodley and Stephen I. Katz and Gail R. Martin},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  volume={51 7},
Progress has been made in identifying and characterizing basement membrane macromolecules, including type IV collagen, laminin, a heparan sulfate proteoglycan and bullous pemphigoid antigen. Basement membrane contains a unique collagen, type IV collagen, which is formed of pro alpha 1(IV) (Mr = 185,000) and pro alpha 2(IV) (Mr = 170,000) chains. As opposed… CONTINUE READING