Each bud is separated from the ectomesenchyme by a basement membrane.
The two layers are collectively known as the basement membrane.
The basement membrane is also essential for angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels).
The epithelial cells attach to and organize themselves around a basement membrane.
It is often confused with the basement membrane, and sometimes used inconsistently in the literature, see below.
However, this form of cancer remains localized, and has not invaded past the basement membrane into tissues below the surface.
The part that lines the bottom of the tissue is called the basement membrane.
Mechanical and chemical stress can damage basement membranes or the cells they support.
The protein interacts with several other components of basement membranes.
If the β1 or γ1 chains of laminin-111 are absent the basement membrane fails to form.