hyaline layer

id: GO:0033166
name: hyaline layer
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A multilayered extraembryonic matrix that functions as a substrate for cell adhesion through early development. It is thought to protect and lubricate the embryo, stabilize the blastomeres during morphogenesis, and regulate nutrient intake. The major constituent of the hyaline layer is the protein hyalin. This matrix has been found in echinoderms.

Parent Functions

GO:0005578proteinaceous extracellular matrix