Name the two types of fibres found in the Connective Tissue.

There are three types of fibres found in connective tissue- collagen, elastic and reticular.
1) Collagen fibres are secreted in the form of tropocollagen molecules by the fibroblasts and then they assemble extracellularly to form striated collagen fibrils.
2) Elastic fibres are composed of the protein elastin and differ from collagenous fibres in dimensions, pattern and chemical composition.
3) Reticular fibres are distinguished by their tendency to form fine-meshed networks around cells and cell groups.

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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