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The glomerulus is a highly specialized capillary tuft, which under pressure filters large amounts of water and small solutes into the urinary space, while retaining albumin and large proteins. The glomerular filtration barrier (GFB) is a highly specialized filtration interface between blood and urine that is highly permeable to small and midsized solutes in(More)
The recent years have seen a number of major progresses in the field of extracapillary glomerulonephritis. This entity is the final damage caused by unrelated immunological disorders such as immune complexes glomerular deposits or microvascular injury caused by proinflammatory cytokines, neutrophil extracellular traps (NET), and cell adhesion molecules in(More)
Although the primary origin of sickle cell disease is a hemoglobin disorder, several cell types contribute considerably to the physiopathology of the disease. The adhesion of neutrophils to activated endothelium is critical in sickle cell disease pathophysiology and the targeting of neutrophils and their interactions with endothelium represent important(More)
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