Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue. Epithelial tissues line the cavities and surfaces of structures throughout the body. Many glands are made up of epithelial cells. Functions of epithelial cells include secretion, selective absorption, protection, transcellular transport and detection of sensation. Epithelial layers contain no blood vessels, so they must receive nourishment via diffusion of substances from the underlying connective tissue, through the basement membrane.
Related Journals of Epithelial Cells
Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics, Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, Epidemiology: Open Access, Airway Epithelial Cells, Chinese Journal of Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Oncogene, Experimental Cell Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry