Podocyte number in the maturing rat kidney.

@article{Bai2011PodocyteNI,
  title={Podocyte number in the maturing rat kidney.},
  author={Xiao Yan Bai and John M Basgen},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The podocyte is an important cell for maintaining the normal structure and function of the glomerulus. In recent years much attention has been given to the number of podocytes in glomeruli. During this time there has been a debate as to whether podocytes can divide after the capillary-loop stage of development. The aim of this study was to use an unbiased counting method to determine if podocyte number increases after the capillary-loop stage of development. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING