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Gomerulus & Podocytes

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Title: Gomerulus & Podocytes
Author(s): Perazza, Gabriela
Abstract: This is a painting representation of a Scanning Electron Microscope image (of about 5,000x) of the glomerulus, podocytes and glomarular filtrates of the kidneys created in Adobe Photoshop. A glomerulus is a capillary tuft that performs the first step in filtering blood to form urine. It is surrounded by Bowman's capsule in nephrons of the vertebrate kidney. If a substance can pass through the endothelial cells, glomerular basement membrane, and podocytes, then it is known as glomerular filtrate, and it enters lumen of proximal tubule. Podocytes form a tight interdigitating network of foot processes (pedicels) that control the filtration of proteins from the capillary lumen into Bowman's space.
Issue Date: 2011
Type: Image
Description: Entry 2011 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library, April 13-May 30, 2011.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/8105
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College
Date Available in INDIGO: 2012-01-05
 

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