The extracellular matrix protein lacunin is expressed by a subset of hemocytes involved in basal lamina morphogenesis.

@article{Nardi2001TheEM,
  title={The extracellular matrix protein lacunin is expressed by a subset of hemocytes involved in basal lamina morphogenesis.},
  author={James B. Nardi and Chunguang Gao and Michael R. Kanost},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={997-1006}
}
The extracellular matrix protein of Manduca sexta known as lacunin is localized to basal laminae and granular cells of the hemolymph. Circulating granular cells increase in both number and size as pupal basal laminae break down after the initiation of adult development. Basal laminae of wing epithelia break down as ecdysteroid levels rise during adult development, and lacunin immunoreactivity concurrently passes from basal laminae to endocytic vacuoles of granular cells. Granular cells not only… CONTINUE READING

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