collagen and cuticulin-based cuticle extracellular matrix
name: collagen and cuticulin-based cuticle extracellular matrix
Description: A collagen and cuticulin-based noncellular, multilayered structure that is synthesized by an underlying ectodermal (hypodermal) cell layer. The cuticle serves essential functions in body morphology, locomotion, and environmental protection. An example of this component is found in Caenorhabditis elegans.
|GO:0005578||proteinaceous extracellular matrix|