Coloured SEM of podocytes in the human kidney

Coloured SEM of podocytes in the human kidney

P550/0123 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 22.1MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Kidney glomerulus. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of podocyte cells on a glomerulus in the kidney. Glomeruli are made up of a tight knot of blood capillaries covered in podocyte cells with swollen nuclei (one seen at upper centre) and thin extensions. These tiny filtration units remove toxic waste products from the blood. Filtration occurs through the filtration slits between the interlocking pedicles (the terminal extensions of the podocytes). Filtered fluid then passes into the cavity of the surrounding Bowman's capsule, and drains to the bladder as urine. Magnification unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, filtering unit, glomerulus, human body, kidney, kidneys, pedicle, podocyte, podocytes, sem, urinary system

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.