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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Podocytes (PdL)


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Podocytes are highly specialized epithelial cells that line the outside of the capillaries that form the glomerular tuft.


Under normal conditions podocytes do not proliferate beyond this stage. Foot processes: dynamic, actin-based cellular extensions of the podocytes that interdigitate and cover the glomerular basement membrane. Slit diaphragm: a specialized cell-cell junction formed between two adjacent podocyte foot processes that creates the pores of the glomerular filtration barrier.

Prenatal - Postnatal
Podocytes
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent