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Podocytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Podocytes
Tree Number(s)
A05.810.453.324.359.372.650
A05.810.453.736.520.720
A11.436.720
Unique ID
D050199
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050199
Scope Note
Highly differentiated epithelial cells of the visceral layer of BOWMAN CAPSULE of the KIDNEY. They are composed of a cell body with major CELL SURFACE EXTENSIONS and secondary fingerlike extensions called pedicels. They enwrap the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS capillaries with their cell surface extensions forming a filtration structure. The pedicels of neighboring podocytes interdigitate with each other leaving between them filtration slits that are bridged by an extracellular structure impermeable to large macromolecules called the slit diaphragm, and provide the last barrier to protein loss in the KIDNEY.
Entry Term(s)
Epithelial Cells, Glomerular Visceral
Glomerular Visceral Epithelial Cells
Visceral Epithelial Cells, Glomerular
Previous Indexing
Kidney Glomerulus (1965-2005)
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Podocytes Preferred
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