Gap junctional coupling between the JGA and the glomerular tuft

  title={Gap junctional coupling between the JGA and the glomerular tuft},
  author={Prof. Dr. med. Roland Taugner and August Schiller and Brigitte Kaissling and Wilhelm Kriz},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
The juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) in the rabbit kidney was examined by transmission electron microscopy and by freeze fracturing. It was found, that the Goormaghtigh cells of the JGA are extensively coupled with the mesangial cells within the glomerular tuft by gap junctions. A broad band of gap junctions starting within the Goormaghtigh cells, traversing the transitional area at the root of the glomerular tuft and continuing along the mesangial cells has been revealed by freeze fracturing… CONTINUE READING


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