glomerulus

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glomerulus

[glə′mər·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A tuft of capillary loops projecting into the lumen of a renal corpuscle.
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Podocytes are subjected to several injurious and deleterious factors, for example, oxidative stress factors, while producing the glomerular filtrate. Oxidative stress resistance and the exact mechanisms by which these cells survive are yet uncovered.
[beta]2M which is a low molecular weight protein freely passes into the glomerular filtrate and nearly one hundred percent of the filtrated protein is reabsorbed.
The structure of the glomerular filtration membrane is such that only small molecules and water can freely cross from the blood stream into the Bowman's capsule to form the glomerular filtrate: proteins and blood cells are retained in the plasma.
The glomerular capillaries must be intact in order to clear substances from the plasma: the more their integrity is compromised by deterioration and alteration of permeability, the more the resulting glomerular filtrate will resemble plasma in its composition.

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