|basolateral plasma membrane||medical dictionary|
<cell biology> The plasma membrane of epithelial cells that is adjacent to the basal lamina or the adjoining cells of the sheet. Differs both in protein and phospholipid composition from the apical plasma membrane from which it is isolated by tight junctions (zonula occludentes).
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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