Glomerulus SEM

Normal Podocyte Structure.

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrograph of a glomerular podocyte as seen from the urinary space. The large cell body sends out thick primary processes that futher ramify into fine secondary (foot) processes that interdigitate with foot processes from adjacent podocytes. Under the foot processes is the glomerular basement membrane that surrounds the glomerular capillary (not visible in this view). image from Smoyer WE & Mundel P, J Mol Med 76:172-183 (1998)

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