cell coats meaning
The carbohydrate-rich zone on the cell surface. This zone can be visualized by a variety of stains as well as by its affinity for lectins. Although most of the carbohydrate is attached to intrinsic plasma membrane molecules,the glycocalyx usually also contains both glycoproteins and proteoglycans that have been secreted into the extracellular space and then adsorbed onto the cell surface. (Alberts et al.,Molecular Biology of the Cell,3d ed,p502)
- it is the special configuration of the cell coat that enables the body to recognize foreign cells.
- light microscopic observation of acid degradation on cell coat system of arabidopsis thaliana leaves
- The cells coat an oocyte like strips of papier-mache wrapped around a balloon, and together they form a structure that biologists call a primordial follicle.