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Descriptor English: Podocytes
Descriptor Spanish: Podocitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Podócitos
Descriptor French: Podocytes
Entry term(s): Epithelial Cells, Glomerular Visceral
Glomerular Visceral Epithelial Cells
Podocyte
Visceral Epithelial Cells, Glomerular
Tree number(s): A05.810.453.324.359.372.650
A05.810.453.736.520.720
A11.436.720
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Kidney Glomerulus (1965-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006
History Note: 2006
DeCS ID: 50371
Unique ID: D050199
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Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Podocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0473246
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.
Preferred term Podocytes
Entry term(s) Epithelial Cells, Glomerular Visceral
Glomerular Visceral Epithelial Cells
Podocyte
Visceral Epithelial Cells, Glomerular



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