Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mesenchymaly Cells

Mesenchym is a type of undifferentiated loose connective tissue that is derived mostly from mesoderm. The term mesenchyme essentially refers to the morphology of embryonic cells.

Mesenchymaly cells captured under a fluorescence microscope using the Jenoptik C14+ microscope camera.

All connective tissue is derived from mesenchymal cells. These cells are identified by their star shape, small amount of cytoplasm, and large oval nucleus with prominent nucleoli. There is also a large amount of space surrounding the cells. This is cellular material is predominantly made up of hyaluronic acid and fine reticular fibers.