Electron microscopic demonstration of meshwork structure in human and bovine glomerular basement membranes

Z. Ota, H. Makino, A. Miyoshi, M. Hiramatsu, K. Takahashi, T. Ofuji

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Abstract

With the electron microscopic and the negative staining method, the glomerular basement membrane of human and bovine kidneys was shown to have a definite fine meshwork structure. The pores of the meshwork of bovine glomerular basement membrane appeared to be pentagonal or hexagonal in shape. Strands of the meshwork branched three-dimensionally and made up the whole basement membrane. The portion of the strand between two neighbouring branches was presumed to be a structural unit of the basement membrane. Glomerular basement membrane in man showed a structure similar to that seen in cattle, although the pore size of the meshwork was smaller in man than in cattle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume31
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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