Connective Tissue - Cell Types


This module provides an introductory overview of the cell types found in connective tissues.

Content authors:

  • Edith Robbins
  • Manijeh Mohraz

Module direction:

  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld


  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. Describe the functions of connective tissues (CT)

2. Identify the different types of CT

3. Describe the components of the matrix of CT

4. Identify each of the resident cell types and describe their functions

5. Identify the immigrant cell types found in CT and describe their functions

6. Compare and contrast CT and epithelial tissue

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