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ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATION OF THE RENAL LYMPHATIC CAPILLARY AFTER INJECTION OF INK SOLUTION

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  • M Ohkuma

Abstract

After injecting colloidal ink solution into the renal cortex of the rat, followed by an intraaortal perfusion fixation, the fine structure of the lymphatic capillary was investigated. Whereas the lumen of the blood vessel is free from the ink particles, that of the lymphatic contains them, making it easier to locate the latter. The vessel is characterized by failed endothelial fenestration, absent or scanty basal lamina, fibrils and collagen fibers attached to the endothelium, luminal and abluminal projection and a loose endothelial junction which could be opened by stimuli. Its characteristic structure has something to do with lymphatic transport of the large particulates from the tissue under various pathological conditions.

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Ohkuma, M., (1973) “ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATION OF THE RENAL LYMPHATIC CAPILLARY AFTER INJECTION OF INK SOLUTION”, Lymphology 6(4), 175-181.

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01 Oct 1973
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