Study Guide – Connective Tissue – Lec 03
What are the 5 functions of connective tissue and give examples of specialized connective
tissue for each.
What are connective tissues characterized by and what are the components of each
characteristic and describe?
What are the 3 types of fibers? Give a description of each mentioning: composition, staining
properties, function and where it’s found in the body, and any subtypes present and where
they are found.
What are the 5 main types of collagen? Mention their function, where in the body they are
found, and their overall composition in the body.
What are fibers and ground substance made of generally?
What is the most abundant fibre of ECM?
Why does it pick up Eosin? What are the 3 amino acids that make up a chain of collagen and what special properties do
What are the 2 modified amino acids? When are they modified? What conditions are im