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Encyclopedia > Glomerular basement membrane
Glomerular basement membrane
Glomerulus. (Diagram in French, but "Membrane basale glomerulaire et ses podocytes" labeled near center.)
MeSH glomerular+basement+membrane
Dorlands/Elsevier m_08/12522684

The glomerular basement membrane is the basal laminal portion of the glomerulus which performs the actual filtration though the filtration slits between the podocytes , separating the blood on the inside from the urine on the outside. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The basal lamina (often erroneously called basement membrane) is a layer on which epithelium sits. ... Glomerulus refers to two unrelated structures in the body, both named for their globular form. ...


Goodpasture’s syndrome (also known as Goodpasture’s disease and anti-glomerular basement membrane disease or anti-GBM disease) was first described by Ernest Goodpasture in 1919. ...

See also


External links

  • Physiology at MCG 7/7ch04/7ch04p07 - "Basement Membrane"
  • "The GBM and its disorders" at dmed.ed.ac.uk
  • Histology at harvard.edu
  • Structure at wramc.army.mi

  Results from FactBites:
► Anti-glomerular basement membrane (500 words)
A blood test that detects the presence of antibodies to glomerular ( renal) basement membrane proteins.
This test is used when the presence of antibodies against the glomerular basement membrane (part of the kidney filtering system) is suspected as the cause of renal (kidney) disease.
In the first case, formation of antibodies against the basement membrane of the filtering system results in damage to the basement membrane and kidney failure.
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