HistologyHistology
Tissues
 Cells work together in functionally related
groups called tissues
 Types of tissues:
1. Epithelial – lining and...
Epithelial Tissue –
General Characteristics & Functions
 Covers a body surface or lines a body
cavity
 Forms most glands...
Special Characteristics of Epithelia
 Cellularity
 cells are in close contact with each other with little or no
intercel...
Special Characteristics of Epithelia
Lateral Surface Features
 Factors holding epithelial cells together
Adhesion proteins link plasma membranes of
adjacent ...
Lateral Surface Features – Cell
Junctions
 Tight junctions (zona occludens) – close
off intercellular space
Found at api...
Tight Junction
Lateral Surface Features – Cell
Junctions
 Adherens junctions (zonula adherens) –
anchoring junction
Transmembrane linke...
Lateral Surface Features – Cell
Junctions
 Desmosomes – two disc-like plaques
connected across intercellular space
Plaqu...
Desmosome
Lateral Surface Features – Cell
Junctions
 Gap junctions – passageway between two
adjacent cells
Let small molecules mov...
Gap Junction
Basal Feature: The Basal Lamina
 Noncellular supporting sheet between the
epithelium and the connective tissue deep to it...
Epithelial Tissues
 First name of tissue indicates number of
layers
Simple – one layer of cells
Stratified – more than one
layer of cells
...
Classification & Naming of Epithelia
 Last name of tissue describes shape of
cells
Squamous – cells wider
than tall (pla...
Naming Epithelia
 Naming the epithelia includes both the layers
(first) and the shape of the cells (second)
 i.e. strati...
Simple Squamous Epithelium
 Description
single layer of flat cells with disc-shaped
nuclei
 Special types
Endothelium ...
Simple Squamous Epithelium
 Function
Passage of materials by passive diffusion and
filtration
Secretes lubricating subs...
Simple Squamous Epithelium
Simple squamous
lining the walls of
the capillary
Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
 Description
 single layer of cube-like cells with large, spherical
central nuclei
 Function...
Simple Columnar Epithelium
 Description
single layer of column-shaped (rectangular)
cells with oval nuclei
 Some bear c...
Simple Columnar Epithelium
 Location
Non-ciliated form
 Lines digestive tract,
gallbladder, ducts of
some glands
Cilia...
Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium
 Description
 All cells originate at basement membrane
 Only tall cells reach the ...
Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium
 Locations
Non-ciliated type
 Ducts of male
reproductive tubes
 Ducts of large gl...
Stratified Epithelia
 Contain two or more layers of cells
 Regenerate from below
 Major role is protection
 Are named ...
Stratified Squamous Epithelium
 Description
Many layers of cells – squamous in shape
Deeper layers of cells appear cubo...
Stratified Squamous Epithelium
 Specific types
 Keratinized – contain the protective protein keratin
 Surface cells are...
Transitional Epithelium
 Description
 Basal cells usually
cuboidal or columnar
 Superficial cells dome-
shaped or squam...
Glandular Epithelium
 Ducts carry products of exocrine glands to
epithelial surface
 Include the following diverse gland...
Unicellular Exocrine Glands
(The Goblet Cell)
 Goblet cells produce
mucin
 Mucin + water 
mucus
 Protects and lubricat...
Multicellular Exocrine Glands
 Classified by structure (branching
& shape) of duct
 Can also be classified by mode or
ty...
May also be classified by types of
secretions from exocrine glands
 Serous
 mostly water but also contains some enzymes
...
Connective Tissues
Connective Tissue
 Most diverse and abundant tissue
 Main classes
 Connective tissue proper
 Blood – Fluid connective ...
Classes of Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Proper - Structures
 Variety of cells, fibers & grounds substances
 Types of depend on use
 Cells fou...
Connective Tissue Proper -
Classifications
 Loose Connective Tissue
 Areolar
 Reticular
 Adipose
 Dense Connective Ti...
Areolar Connective Tissue
 Description
 Gel-like matrix with:
 all three fiber types (collagen, reticular, elastic) for...
Areolar Connective Tissue
 Location
Widely distributed under epithelia
Packages organs
Surrounds capillaries
Adipose Tissue
 Description
 Closely packed adipocytes
 Have nucleus pushed to one
side by fat droplet Function
 Provi...
Reticular Connective Tissue
 Description – network of
reticular fibers in loose
ground substance
 Function – form a soft...
Dense Irregular Connective Tissue
 Description
 Primarily irregularly
arranged collagen fibers
 Some elastic fibers and...
Dense Regular Connective Tissue
 Description
 Primarily parallel collagen fibers
 Fibroblasts and some elastic fibers
...
Cartilage
 Characteristics:
 Firm, flexible tissue
 Contains no blood vessels or
nerves
 Matrix contains up to 80%
wat...
Hyaline Cartilage
 Description
 Imperceptible collagen fibers (hyaline = glassy)
 Chodroblasts produce matrix
 Chondro...
Elastic Cartilage
 Description
 Similar to hyaline cartilage
 More elastic fibers in matrix
 Function
 Maintains shap...
Fibrocartilage
 Description
 Matrix similar, but less firm
than hyaline cartilage
 Thick collagen fibers
predominate
 ...
Bone Tissue
 Function
 Supports and protects
organs
 Provides levers and
attachment site for
muscles
 Stores calcium a...
Blood Tissue
 Description
 red and white blood cells
in a fluid matrix
 Function
 transport of respiratory
gases, nutr...
Covering and Lining Membranes
 Combine epithelial tissues and connective
tissues
 Cover broad areas within body
 Consis...
Types of Membranes
 Cutaneous membrane – skin
 Mucous membrane
 Lines hollow organs that open to surface of body
 An e...
Muscle Tissue
 Types
Skeletal muscle tissue
Cardiac muscle tissue
Smooth muscle tissue
Skeletal Muscle Tissue
 Characteristics
 Long, cylindrical cells
 Multinucleate
 Obvious striations
 Function
 Volun...
Cardiac Muscle Tissue
 Function
 Contracts to propel blood into circulatory system
 Characteristics
 Branching cells
...
Smooth Muscle Tissue
 Characteristics
 Spindle-shaped cells with
central nuclei
 Arranged closely to form
sheets
 No s...
Nervous TissueNervous Tissue
Nervous Tissue
 Function
 Transmit electrical signals
from sensory receptors to
effectors
 Location
 Brain, spinal cor...
Tissue Response to Injury
 Restoration involves
 Inflammation
 Regeneration (repair)
 Inflammation
 Due to something ...
Tissue Response to Injury
 Goal:
 Restore normal function to tissue
 Process:
 Fibroblasts activated to produce fibrou...
The Tissues Throughout Life
 Early on – Gastrulation
 The most important time in your life!!
 This is when tissues diff...
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  1. 1. HistologyHistology
  2. 2. Tissues  Cells work together in functionally related groups called tissues  Types of tissues: 1. Epithelial – lining and covering 2. Connective – support 3. Muscle – movement 4. Nervous – control
  3. 3. Epithelial Tissue – General Characteristics & Functions  Covers a body surface or lines a body cavity  Forms most glands  Functions of epithelium Protection Absorption, secretion, and ion transport Filtration Forms slippery surfaces
  4. 4. Special Characteristics of Epithelia  Cellularity  cells are in close contact with each other with little or no intercellular space between them  Specialized contacts  may have junctions for both attachment and communication  Polarity  epithelial tissues always have an apical and basal surface  Support by connective tissue  at the basal surface, both the epithelial tissue and the connective tissue contribute to the basement membrane  Avascular  nutrients must diffuse  Innervated  Regeneration  epithelial tissues have a high capacity for regeneration
  5. 5. Special Characteristics of Epithelia
  6. 6. Lateral Surface Features  Factors holding epithelial cells together Adhesion proteins link plasma membranes of adjacent cells Contours of adjacent cell membranes Special cell junctions  Tight Junctions  Adherens Junctions  Desmosomes
  7. 7. Lateral Surface Features – Cell Junctions  Tight junctions (zona occludens) – close off intercellular space Found at apical region of most epithelial types Some proteins in plasma membrane of adjacent cells are fused Prevent molecules from passing between cells of epithelial tissue
  8. 8. Tight Junction
  9. 9. Lateral Surface Features – Cell Junctions  Adherens junctions (zonula adherens) – anchoring junction Transmembrane linker proteins attach to actin microfilaments of the cytoskeleton and bind adjacent cells Along with tight junctions, form the tight junctional complex around apical lateral borders of epithelial tissues
  10. 10. Lateral Surface Features – Cell Junctions  Desmosomes – two disc-like plaques connected across intercellular space Plaques of adjoining cells are joined by proteins called cadherins Proteins interdigitate into extracellular space Intermediate filaments insert into plaques from cytoplasmic side
  11. 11. Desmosome
  12. 12. Lateral Surface Features – Cell Junctions  Gap junctions – passageway between two adjacent cells Let small molecules move directly between neighboring cells Cells are connected by hollow cylinders of protein
  13. 13. Gap Junction
  14. 14. Basal Feature: The Basal Lamina  Noncellular supporting sheet between the epithelium and the connective tissue deep to it  Consists of proteins secreted by the epithelial cells  Functions:  Acts as a selective filter, determining which molecules from capillaries enter the epithelium  Acts as scaffolding along which regenerating epithelial cells can migrate  Basal lamina and reticular layers of the underlying connective tissue deep to it form the basement membrane
  15. 15. Epithelial Tissues
  16. 16.  First name of tissue indicates number of layers Simple – one layer of cells Stratified – more than one layer of cells Classifications & Naming of Epithelia
  17. 17. Classification & Naming of Epithelia  Last name of tissue describes shape of cells Squamous – cells wider than tall (plate or “scale” like) Cuboidal – cells are as wide as tall, as in cubes Columnar – cells are taller than they are wide, like columns
  18. 18. Naming Epithelia  Naming the epithelia includes both the layers (first) and the shape of the cells (second)  i.e. stratified cuboidal epithelium  The name may also include any accessory structures  Goblet cells  Cilia  Keratin  Special epithelial tissues (don’t follow naming convention)  Psuedostratified  Transitional
  19. 19. Simple Squamous Epithelium  Description single layer of flat cells with disc-shaped nuclei  Special types Endothelium (inner covering)  slick lining of hollow organs Mesothelium (middle covering)  Lines peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities  Covers visceral organs of those cavities
  20. 20. Simple Squamous Epithelium  Function Passage of materials by passive diffusion and filtration Secretes lubricating substances in serosae  Location Renal corpuscles Alveoli of lungs Lining of heart, blood and lymphatic vessels Lining of ventral body cavity (serosae)
  21. 21. Simple Squamous Epithelium Simple squamous lining the walls of the capillary
  22. 22. Simple Cuboidal Epithelium  Description  single layer of cube-like cells with large, spherical central nuclei  Function  secretion and absorption  Location  kidney tubules, secretory portions of small glands, ovary & thyroid follicles
  23. 23. Simple Columnar Epithelium  Description single layer of column-shaped (rectangular) cells with oval nuclei  Some bear cilia at their apical surface  May contain goblet cells  Function Absorption; secretion of mucus, enzymes, and other substances Ciliated type propels mucus or reproductive cells by ciliary action
  24. 24. Simple Columnar Epithelium  Location Non-ciliated form  Lines digestive tract, gallbladder, ducts of some glands Ciliated form  Lines small bronchi, uterine tubes, uterus
  25. 25. Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium  Description  All cells originate at basement membrane  Only tall cells reach the apical surface  May contain goblet cells and bear cilia  Nuclei lie at varying heights within cells  Gives false impression of stratification  Function  secretion of mucus; propulsion of mucus by cilia
  26. 26. Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium  Locations Non-ciliated type  Ducts of male reproductive tubes  Ducts of large glands Ciliated variety  Lines trachea and most of upper respiratory tract
  27. 27. Stratified Epithelia  Contain two or more layers of cells  Regenerate from below  Major role is protection  Are named according to the shape of cells at apical layer
  28. 28. Stratified Squamous Epithelium  Description Many layers of cells – squamous in shape Deeper layers of cells appear cuboidal or columnar Thickest epithelial tissue – adapted for protection
  29. 29. Stratified Squamous Epithelium  Specific types  Keratinized – contain the protective protein keratin  Surface cells are dead and full of keratin  Non-keratinized – forms moist lining of body openings  Function  Protects underlying tissues in areas subject to abrasion  Location  Keratinized – forms epidermis  Non-keratinized – forms lining of esophagus, mouth, and vagina
  30. 30. Transitional Epithelium  Description  Basal cells usually cuboidal or columnar  Superficial cells dome- shaped or squamous  Function  stretches and permits distension of urinary bladder  Location  Lines ureters, urinary bladder and part of urethra
  31. 31. Glandular Epithelium  Ducts carry products of exocrine glands to epithelial surface  Include the following diverse glands Mucus-secreting glands Sweat and oil glands Salivary glands Liver and pancreas Mammary glands  May be: unicellular or multicellular
  32. 32. Unicellular Exocrine Glands (The Goblet Cell)  Goblet cells produce mucin  Mucin + water  mucus  Protects and lubricates many internal body surfaces
  33. 33. Multicellular Exocrine Glands  Classified by structure (branching & shape) of duct  Can also be classified by mode or type of secretion  Merocrine secretion – secretory vesicles released via exocytosis (saliviary glands)  Apocrine secretion – apical portion of the cell is lost, cytoplasm + secretory product (mammary glands)  Holocrine secretion – entire cell is destroyed during secretion (sebaceous gland)
  34. 34. May also be classified by types of secretions from exocrine glands  Serous  mostly water but also contains some enzymes  Ex. parotid glands, pancreas  Mucous  mucus secretions  Ex. sublingual glands, goblet cells  Mixes  serous & mucus combined  Ex. submandibular gland
  35. 35. Connective Tissues
  36. 36. Connective Tissue  Most diverse and abundant tissue  Main classes  Connective tissue proper  Blood – Fluid connective tissue  Cartilage  Bone tissue  Components of connective tissue:  Cells (varies according to tissue)  Matrix  Protein fibers (varies according to tissue)  Ground substance (varies according to tissue)  Common embryonic origin – mesenchyme Supporting connective tissues
  37. 37. Classes of Connective Tissue
  38. 38. Connective Tissue Proper - Structures  Variety of cells, fibers & grounds substances  Types of depend on use  Cells found in connective tissue proper  Fibroblasts  Macrophages, lymphocytes (antibody producing cells)  Adipocytes (fat cells)  Mast cells  Stem cells  Fibers:  Collagen – very strong & abundant, long & straight  Elastic – branching fibers with a wavy appearance (when relaxed)  Reticular – form a network of fibers that form a supportive framwork in soft organs (i.e. Spleen & liver)  Ground substance:  Along with fibers, fills the extracellular space  Ground substance helps determine functionality of tissue
  39. 39. Connective Tissue Proper - Classifications  Loose Connective Tissue  Areolar  Reticular  Adipose  Dense Connective Tissue  Regular  Irregular  Elastic
  40. 40. Areolar Connective Tissue  Description  Gel-like matrix with:  all three fiber types (collagen, reticular, elastic) for support  Ground substance is made up by glycoproteins also made and secreted by the fibroblasts.  Cells – fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells, white blood cells, adipocytes  Highly vascular tissue  Function  Wraps and cushions organs  Holds and conveys tissue fluid  Important role in inflammation  Main battlefield in fight against infection
  41. 41. Areolar Connective Tissue  Location Widely distributed under epithelia Packages organs Surrounds capillaries
  42. 42. Adipose Tissue  Description  Closely packed adipocytes  Have nucleus pushed to one side by fat droplet Function  Provides reserve food fuel  Insulates against heat loss  Supports and protects organs  Location  Under skin  Around kidneys  Behind eyeballs, within abdomen and in breasts
  43. 43. Reticular Connective Tissue  Description – network of reticular fibers in loose ground substance  Function – form a soft, internal skeleton (stroma) – supports other cell types  Location – lymphoid organs  Lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen
  44. 44. Dense Irregular Connective Tissue  Description  Primarily irregularly arranged collagen fibers  Some elastic fibers and fibroblasts  Function  Withstands tension  Provides structural strength  Location  Dermis of skin  Submucosa of digestive tract  Fibrous capsules of joints and organs
  45. 45. Dense Regular Connective Tissue  Description  Primarily parallel collagen fibers  Fibroblasts and some elastic fibers  Poorly vascularized  Function  Attaches muscle to bone  Attaches bone to bone  Withstands great stress in one direction  Location  Tendons and ligaments  Aponeuroses  Fascia around muscles
  46. 46. Cartilage  Characteristics:  Firm, flexible tissue  Contains no blood vessels or nerves  Matrix contains up to 80% water  Cell type – chondrocyte  Types:  Hyaline  Elastic  Fibrocartilage
  47. 47. Hyaline Cartilage  Description  Imperceptible collagen fibers (hyaline = glassy)  Chodroblasts produce matrix  Chondrocytes lie in lacunae  Function  Supports and reinforces  Resilient cushion  Resists repetitive stress  Location  Ends of long bones  Costal cartilage of ribs  Cartilages of nose, trachea, and larynx Location
  48. 48. Elastic Cartilage  Description  Similar to hyaline cartilage  More elastic fibers in matrix  Function  Maintains shape of structure  Allows great flexibility  Location  Supports external ear  Epiglottis
  49. 49. Fibrocartilage  Description  Matrix similar, but less firm than hyaline cartilage  Thick collagen fibers predominate  Function  Tensile strength and ability to absorb compressive shock  Location  Intervertebral discs  Pubic symphysis  Discs of knee joint
  50. 50. Bone Tissue  Function  Supports and protects organs  Provides levers and attachment site for muscles  Stores calcium and other minerals  Stores fat  Marrow is site for blood cell formation  Location  Bones
  51. 51. Blood Tissue  Description  red and white blood cells in a fluid matrix  Function  transport of respiratory gases, nutrients, and wastes  Location  within blood vessels  Characteristics  An atypical connective tissue  Consists of cells surrounded by fluid matrix
  52. 52. Covering and Lining Membranes  Combine epithelial tissues and connective tissues  Cover broad areas within body  Consist of epithelial sheet plus underlying connective tissue
  53. 53. Types of Membranes  Cutaneous membrane – skin  Mucous membrane  Lines hollow organs that open to surface of body  An epithelial sheet underlain with layer of lamina propria  Serous membrane – slippery membranes  Simple squamous epithelium lying on areolar connective tissue  Line closed cavities  Pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities  Synovial membranes – lining joint cavities  Loose connective (areolar) + simple squamous epithelium  Secretes fluid (synovial fluid) which lubricates, protects & cushions joint structures
  54. 54. Muscle Tissue  Types Skeletal muscle tissue Cardiac muscle tissue Smooth muscle tissue
  55. 55. Skeletal Muscle Tissue  Characteristics  Long, cylindrical cells  Multinucleate  Obvious striations  Function  Voluntary movement  Manipulation of environment  Facial expression  Location  Skeletal muscles attached to bones (occasionally to skin)
  56. 56. Cardiac Muscle Tissue  Function  Contracts to propel blood into circulatory system  Characteristics  Branching cells  Uni-nucleate  Intercalated discs  Location  Occurs in walls of heart
  57. 57. Smooth Muscle Tissue  Characteristics  Spindle-shaped cells with central nuclei  Arranged closely to form sheets  No striations  Function  Propels substances along internal passageways  Involuntary control  Location  Mostly walls of hollow organs
  58. 58. Nervous TissueNervous Tissue
  59. 59. Nervous Tissue  Function  Transmit electrical signals from sensory receptors to effectors  Location  Brain, spinal cord, and nerves  Description  Main components are brain, spinal cord, and nerves  Contains two types of cells  Neurons – excitatory cells  Supporting cells (neuroglial cells)
  60. 60. Tissue Response to Injury  Restoration involves  Inflammation  Regeneration (repair)  Inflammation  Due to something that damages/kills cells or fibers or in some way damage tissue, causing . . .  Swelling  Warmth  Redness  Pain  These common conditions are a result of mast cell activation – releases vasodilators such as histamine
  61. 61. Tissue Response to Injury  Goal:  Restore normal function to tissue  Process:  Fibroblasts activated to produce fibrous tissue  Usually remodeled over time  Challenges  Some tissues are non-vascular and will repair very slowly  If excitable tissue is replaced by scar tissue – function is lost!
  62. 62. The Tissues Throughout Life  Early on – Gastrulation  The most important time in your life!!  This is when tissues differentiate – mess up here and you don’t develop correctly  At the end of second month of development:  Primary tissue types have appeared  Major organs are in place  Adulthood  Only a few tissues regenerate  Many tissues still retain populations of stem cells  With increasing age:  Epithelia thin  Collagen decreases  Bones, muscles, and nervous tissue begin to atrophy  Poor nutrition and poor circulation – poor health of tissues  Increased chance of developing cancer
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