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Mouse Glomerular Capillary Ultrastructure EM

Transmission electron micrscopy of a mouse glomerular capillary revealing the structural composition of the glomerulus. The endothelial cell coats the inner surface of the capillary wall and is followed by the three layers of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). On the outside of the capillary, the foot processes (FP) cover a major part of the GBM circumference. The slit-diaphram can be discerned in between the foot processs. The primary filtrate drains into Bowman’s space (BS) and, via the urinary pole, reaches the proximal tubule

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New structural insights into podocyte biology Cell Tissue Res. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00441-017-2590-3.

Fig. 1d; Grahammer et al. 2013b PMID 23999399


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