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Tight Junction

(Resist Leaking): membrane proteins of two cells will connect or bond together, nearly a gap less connection

Desmosome

(resist stretching): anchoring junctions, cytoskeleton of two cells connects together

Gap Junction

(communication): membrane proteins form a protein between two cells

Functions

Protective barrier, avascular, glands, absorption:


apical surface-top, faces internal enviornment


Basal surface-bottom, faces external enviornment


Basement membrane-consists of protein fibers that connect epithelium to body


endocrine glands

connect to bloodstream

exocrine glands

do not connect to blood stream, secrete to surface of body

merocrine (Eccrine)

secrete material by excytosis

apocrine

release material by shedding pieces of cytoplasm

holocrine (lysis)

self destruct