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Topological analysis of the three-dimensional structure of the human renal glomerulus using a computer-aided reconstruction system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3185306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A quantitative topological analysis of human renal glomerular capillaries reconstructed from serial sections was performed with the aid of a computer system. The peripheral portions of five glomeruli from each of the subcapsular, midcortical, and juxtamedullary zones were reconstructed, each portion corresponding to about one-sixth the diameter of a glomerulus. Statistically, there was no significant difference in the cycle rank (number of independent cycles) of the glomerular capillary network per unit volume of glomerular capillaries or Bowman's capsule among the three renal zones. It was proved that, irrespective of the location of the glomerulus, the glomerular capillary network possessed a larger cycle rank as the volume of the glomerular capillaries or Bowman's capsule increased. This finding strongly suggests that the mean cycle rank per single glomerulus is largest in the juxtamedullary zone.
H Shimizu; N Shinohara; T Yokoyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microvascular research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0026-2862     ISO Abbreviation:  Microvasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-20     Completed Date:  1988-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165035     Medline TA:  Microvasc Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / anatomy & histology
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Kidney Glomerulus / anatomy & histology,  blood supply*
Models, Anatomic

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