Renal corpuscle

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A renal corpuscle is the blood-filtering component of the nephron of the kidney.wikipedia
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Nephron

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A renal corpuscle is the blood-filtering component of the nephron of the kidney.
It is composed of a renal corpuscle and a renal tubule.

Glomerulus (kidney)

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It consists of a glomerulus - a tuft of capillaries composed of endothelial cells, and a glomerular capsule known as Bowman's capsule.
The glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman's capsule constitute a renal corpuscle, the basic filtration unit of the kidney.

Kidney

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A renal corpuscle is the blood-filtering component of the nephron of the kidney.
The initial filtering portion of a nephron is the renal corpuscle, which is located in the cortex.

Bowman's capsule

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It consists of a glomerulus - a tuft of capillaries composed of endothelial cells, and a glomerular capsule known as Bowman's capsule.
Together with the glomerulus it is known as a renal corpuscle, or a Malpighian corpuscle, named after Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), an Italian physician and biologist.

Mesangial cell

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Mesangial cells are modified smooth muscle cells that lie between the capillaries.
Together with the mesangial matrix, they form the vascular pole of the renal corpuscle.

Marcello Malpighi

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A renal corpuscle is also known as a Malpighian corpuscle, named after Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), an Italian physician and biologist.
Malpighi's name is born by several physiological features related to the biological excretory system, such as the Malpighian corpuscles and Malpighian pyramids of the kidneys and the Malpighian tubule system of insects.

Podocyte

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The visceral layer, composed of modified simple squamous epithelium, is lined by podocytes.

Proximal tubule

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At the urinary pole, the proximal convoluted tubule arises.

Capillary

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It consists of a glomerulus - a tuft of capillaries composed of endothelial cells, and a glomerular capsule known as Bowman's capsule.

Endothelium

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It consists of a glomerulus - a tuft of capillaries composed of endothelial cells, and a glomerular capsule known as Bowman's capsule.

Fenestra

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Endothelial cells, which have large fenestrae, are not covered by diaphragms.

Extracellular matrix

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They regulate blood flow by their contractile activity and secrete extracellular matrix, prostaglandins, and cytokines.

Prostaglandin

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They regulate blood flow by their contractile activity and secrete extracellular matrix, prostaglandins, and cytokines.

Cytokine

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They regulate blood flow by their contractile activity and secrete extracellular matrix, prostaglandins, and cytokines.

Glomerular basement membrane

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Mesangial cells also have phagocytic activity, removing proteins and other molecules trapped in the glomerular basement membrane or filtration barrier.

Afferent arterioles

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At the vascular pole, the afferent arterioles and efferent arterioles enter and leave the glomerulus in the Bowman's capsule.

Efferent arteriole

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At the vascular pole, the afferent arterioles and efferent arterioles enter and leave the glomerulus in the Bowman's capsule.

Urine

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Fluid from blood in the glomerulus is collected in the Bowman's capsule to form "glomerular filtrate", which is then further processed along the nephron to form urine.

Heparan sulfate

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This layer contains heparan sulfate, a negatively charged glycosaminoglycan that contributes to the electrostatic barrier of the glomerular filter.

Glycosaminoglycan

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This layer contains heparan sulfate, a negatively charged glycosaminoglycan that contributes to the electrostatic barrier of the glomerular filter.

Eponym

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A renal corpuscle is also known as a Malpighian corpuscle, named after Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), an Italian physician and biologist.

Physician

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A renal corpuscle is also known as a Malpighian corpuscle, named after Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), an Italian physician and biologist.

Biologist

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A renal corpuscle is also known as a Malpighian corpuscle, named after Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), an Italian physician and biologist.

White pulp

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This name is no longer widely used, probably to avoid confusion with a Malpighian corpuscle in the spleen.

Spleen

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This name is no longer widely used, probably to avoid confusion with a Malpighian corpuscle in the spleen.