Electron microscopic demonstrations of filamentous molecular sieve plugs in capillary fenestrae.

The permeability of capillaries is usually explained with reference to "small pores," permeable to water and small solutes, and "large pores," permeable to proteins. Fenestrated capillaries are far more permeable to water and small solutes than nonfenestrated capillaries; moreover, the permeability is highest in the capillaries with the most fenestrae. This… CONTINUE READING