Character: Epithelial Cell

Cartoon & biology illustration of epithelial cells held together by tight junctions

Tight Junctions

Cartoon & biology illustration of epithelial cells held together by tight junctions

Epithelial cells form a layer that line several organs of the body providing a barrier to the outside world. In other words, the epithelial cells help to protect or enclose the organs. Epithelial cells are held together by tight junctions, which form a virtually impermeable barrier to prevent leakage of fluid (including molecules and ions) across the …

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