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pedicel

[′ped·ə‚sel]
(botany)
The stem of a fruiting or sporebearing organ.
The stem of a single flower.
(zoology)
A short stalk in an animal body.
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mice [9], the pathogenic effects of suPAR were not observed in wild-type mice, in which proteinuria or podocyte foot process effacement did not occur despite glomerular suPAR deposition [23, 68].
3] integrin is relevant to cause foot process effacement.
3] integrin signaling and the podocyte actin cytoskeleton shifts from a stationary to a motile phenotype, thereby causing foot process effacement and proteinuria.
I-III] administration of induced podocyte recombinant suPAR integrin activation, induced albuminuria proteinuria, and or podocyte foot foot process process effacement effacement in a despite massive uPAR-knockout ([Plaur.
Inactivation of MafB results in downregulation of NPHS1, NPHS2, and CD2AP, genes that encode for critical proteins of the SD, and consequent foot process effacement.
As demonstrated by more than one animal model where nephrin or podocin is missing, defects of SD composition do not interfere with foot process formation and interdigitation, suggesting that SD formation is a phenomenon secondary to foot process formation, but the maintenance of foot process structure is dependent on SD proteins (reviewed in Kriz (27)).
43) The role of extracellular matrix in regulating cell adhesion and foot process conformation is suggested by experimental models as well as by the observation that patients with Alport disease eventually develop FSGS.