Mesangial Cells D050527

Anatomy [A] » Urogenital System [A05] » Urinary Tract » Kidney » Kidney Cortex » Kidney Glomerulus » Mesangial Cells

Anatomy [A] » Urogenital System [A05] » Urinary Tract » Kidney » Nephrons » Kidney Glomerulus » Mesangial Cells

Anatomy [A] » Cells [A11] » Connective Tissue Cells » Fibroblasts » Mesangial Cells

Description

Smooth muscle-like cells adhering to the wall of the small blood vessels of the KIDNEY at the glomerulus and along the vascular pole of the glomerulus in the JUXTAGLOMERULAR APPARATUS. They are myofibroblasts with contractile and phagocytic properties. These cells and their MESANGIAL EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX constitute the GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM.   MeSH

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