Basolateral membranes are present on polarised epithelial cells. The term basolateral refers to the membrane on the base and sides of the cell. The basolateral membrane forms a barrier between the cell and the blood and/or other cells. The basolateral membrane's main function is to transport nutrients from the cell to the blood plasma through specialised protein transporters .
- ↑ Cassimeris L, Lingappa VR, Plopper G. 2011. Lewin's Cell. Jones and Barlett Publishers.