Epithelium - Surface Specializations

Description:
This module provides an introductory overview of surface specializations of epithelia.

Content authors:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. List the typical surface specializations of the apical, lateral and basal portions of epithelial cells

2. Describe the appearance, components and function of microvilli

3. Describe the appearance, components and functions of cilia

4. Describe the appearance, components and function of stereocilia

5. Describe the appearance, components and function of intercellular junctions

6. Describe the appearance, components and function of basal infoldings


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