proximal convoluted tubule


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Related to proximal convoluted tubule: loop of Henle, Distal convoluted tubule, Collecting duct

proximal convoluted tubule

[′präk·sə·məl ‚kän·və′lüd·əd ′tüb‚yül]
(anatomy)
The convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron lying between Bowman's capsule and the loop of Henle; functions in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride ions, and water.
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This, first of all, is expressed in the form of expanding of the renal corpuscle and glomerulus size, change of the size of proximal convoluted tubule opening.
These changes included minimal degeneration of some proximal convoluted tubules, apoptosis, tubular basophilia, tubular casts, increased mitotic figures, and mononuclear cellular infiltrates.
The VP40 antigen also localized in the epithelial cells lining the proximal convoluted tubules of the kidney.

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