[The role of podocytes in normal glomerular function and in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis. Part I. Phenotypic and functional characteristics of podocytes during their differentiation and maturity].

@article{Kubiak2006TheRO,
  title={[The role of podocytes in normal glomerular function and in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis. Part I. Phenotypic and functional characteristics of podocytes during their differentiation and maturity].},
  author={Anna Kubiak and Zofia I. Niemir},
  journal={Postepy higieny i medycyny doswiadczalnej},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={248-58}
}
Podocytes play an important role in glomerular function. Together with endothelial cells of the glomerular capillary loop and the glomerular basement membrane they form a filtration barrier. Podocytes cooperate with mesangial cells to support the structure and function of the glomerulus. With regard to its structure, the podocyte can be divided into three… CONTINUE READING