Reticular loose Connective Tissue Proper, found in the Lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen) Function: Fibers from a soft internal skeleton (stroma) that supports other cell types including white blood cells, mast cells and macrophages
Aipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes. The two types of adipose tissue are white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene.
Last week's #MysteryAnatomy structure was Areolar Connective Tissue. #Areolar #connective #tissue is the most widely distributed type of connective tissue in the body. Areolar--which comes from the #Latin meaning "open space"--connective tissue is appropriately named as its fibers are loosely arranged thereby allowing ample open space between them. Areolar tissue contains fibers of two types: #elastic #fibers, which are made of the protein #elastin, are quite thin but extremely stretchable…
Connective tissue connects body parts. Performs many functions: protecting, supporting, & binding together other body tissues.The Bone is in fact a connective tissue, with a matrix hardened by minerals.