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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C1328818

NCI Thesaurus Code: C33334  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Cell

NCIt Definition: A modified epithelial cell of the capsular epithelium of the renal glomerulus. It has a small perikaryon and a number of primary and secondary foot-like radiating processes (pedicels) that interdigitate with those of other podocytes and embrace the basal lamina of glomerular capillaries.

CSP Definition: cells of the visceral epithelium that closely invest the network of glomerular capillaries in the kidney.

MSH Definition: Highly differentiated epithelial cells of the visceral layer of BOWMAN CAPSULE of the KIDNEY. They are composed of a cell body with major CELL SURFACE EXTENSIONS and secondary fingerlike extensions called pedicels. They enwrap the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS capillaries with their cell surface extensions forming a filtration structure. The pedicels of neighboring podocytes interdigitate with each other leaving between them filtration slits that are bridged by an extracellular structure impermeable to large macromolecules called the slit diaphragm, and provide the last barrier to protein loss in the KIDNEY.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Epithelial Cells, Glomerular Visceral
Glomerular Visceral Epithelial Cells
glomerular visceral epithelial cell
Podocytes
podocyte
Visceral Epithelial Cells, Glomerular
Visceral Epithelial Cell
visceral glomerular epithelial cell

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C33334 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
AQL CH CL CY DE EN IM ME MI PA PH PS RE SE TR UL VI MSH
DC 1 MSH
DID 5004-0066 CSP
DX 20060101 MSH
HN 2006 MSH
MDA 20050630 MSH
MMR 20110624 MSH
MN A05.810.453.324.359.372.650 MSH
MN A05.810.453.736.520.720 MSH
MN A11.436.720 MSH
PM 2006 MSH
TERMUI T611211 MSH
TERMUI T611444 MSH
TERMUI T611567 MSH
TERMUI T611568 MSH
TH NLM (2006) MSH

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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