renal tubule

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renal tubule

[′rēn·əl ′tü·byül]
(anatomy)
One of the glandular tubules which elaborate urine in the kidneys.
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The second major component is a bioreactor that contains human kidney tubule cells embedded within microscopic scaffolding.
Thymoquinone supplementation and its effect on kidney tubule epithelial cells in vitro," Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, vol.
These chemicals in the urine can be carcinogenic to kidney tubule cells.
The kidney tubule of a fruit fly is easy to study because it is transparent and accessible," said physiologist Michael F.
Barry Brenner, an eminent renal physiologist, was the first to note fully the dangers of excess protein for the kidney tubule.
The disease process helps you identify a normal part of the [kidney's] hardware," Grantham says, adding that the gene could play a role in regulating the growth of the epithelial, or skinlike, cells that make up the wall of the kidney tubule.
It is thought during GC excess abnormal handling of cations, sodium (Na(+)) and calcium (Ca(2+)), occur either primarily or in part by the kidney tubule (Ferrari, 2003).
It also allows for personalised medicine approaches as treatments can be tested using cells obtained from a patient's urine sample, which are grown in the lab to form mini kidney tubules.
The differentiated cells expressed multiple genes expressed in intermediate mesoderm and could spontaneously give rise to tubular structures that expressed markers of mature kidney tubules.