Sequential morphological and permeability changes in the rete capillaries during hyperglycaemia.


With the rete model of the eel swimbladder, we have studied the appearance and development of a microangiopathy during a 2-year period of hyperglycaemia. Hyperglycaemia was induced in the eel by chronic exposure to cold water. At 3-5 months, basement membrane thickness was twice the normal value and increased only slightly thereafter. Diffusion coefficients… (More)