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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta medica Okayama|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)