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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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.
There was vacuolation, hypertrophy, cloudy swelling in the kidney with generalised necrosis of haematopoietic tissue and accumulation of a hyaline substance in the lumen of kidney tubules (Fig.
At the periphery of the tumors, the nonneoplastic blood vessels had a focally infiltrative pattern with entrapment of glomeruli and kidney tubules between the vessels (Figure 2, B).
Urine NGAL, a protein found in kidney tubules, can aid in the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI).
He noted that this balancing act enables kidney tubules, which reabsorb good things like glucose and amino acids, to do their job.