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Glomerulus Podocyte Electron Micreograph

Electron Micrograph of the nephron glomerulus showing podocyte and glomerular capillary.

This high magnification view shows podocytes with the interdigitated foot processes (pedicels) that are wrapped around the exterior of a single glomerular capillary. The interdigitated foot processes forming slit diaphragms (SDs).

Scale Bar: 1 µm.

Glomerular filtration barrier - formed by podocyte slit diaphragms and the fenestrated endothelium.

Links: colour image version | smaller image | renal histology


Scott RP & Quaggin SE. (2015). Review series: The cell biology of renal filtration. J. Cell Biol. , 209, 199-210. PMID: 25918223 DOI.


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