By T. L. J. Lawrence, V. R. Fowler
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The neurons themselves are carried in a supporting tissue. With the exception of some eggs there are no other cells which surpass in cytoplasmic volume nerve cells with their associated axons and dendrites. However, compared with other cells that rival them in size, for example the multinucleated muscle fibres, they are puny in containing but a single nucleus. The outside dimensions may be the result of a long period of development in which continuous growth to keep pace with the rest of the body, following a premature loss of mitotic competence in the prenatal stages, was essential (Goss, 1978).
The various cross-linkages found vary in stability during the growth of the animal but become stable in non-reducible forms when the animal is mature. The structure and arrangement of elastin fibres differ according to their origin. They are embedded in a mucopolysaccharide ground substance, of which the chondroitin sulphates are most important. Essentially, elastin has a rubber-like consistency and consists of randomly coiled peptide chains cross-linked at intervals by stable chemical bonds, and the extent and stability of the cross-links, even in immature tissue, is much greater than in collagen.
This has similar physical attributes to a plastic, giving sufficient firmness to bear a certain amount of weight. There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, elastic and fibrocartilage. Hyaline is the most common and the type that will be considered in detail. Elastic cartilage is found in sites which require a tissue that is both stiff and yet to some degree requires some give in it. Examples of sites are the external ear and the epiglottis. As the name suggests, elastic cartilage contains considerable numbers of elastic fibres in its intercellular substance.