Subcellular structure of the renal glomerulus

  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Masayuki Miyoshi
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 8)


It is not exaggerating to say that the essential points in the submicrostructure of the renal glomerulus were elucidated by the earliest transmission electron microscopists like Hall [1], Policard et al. [2] and Yamada [3] in the middle of the 1950s. Advances in the study of this field were brought about by the fine structural and histochemical analysis of glomerular filtration, including examination of the transfer of ferritin and other molecular markers across the blood-urine barrier [4, 5]. Application of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in the 1970s intensively promoted the study by supplementing and extending the visualization of the glomerular structures achieved by conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM).


Mesangial Cell Mesangial Matrix Renal Glomerulus Lamina Densa Scanning Electron Microscopy View 
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  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Masayuki Miyoshi

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