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4b) appear larger, Bowman's capsule BMs are partially thickened and/or covered with granular or fibrillar matrix.
The visceral epithelial cells of Bowman's capsule, or the podocytes, have cytoplasmic foot processes that extend over the basement membrane.
The greatest and smallest diameters of the nuclei of both the Bowman's capsule and the glomeruli themselves were calculated.
The nephron is the basic functional unit of the kidney and consists of the glomerulus, Bowman's capsule, the proximal convoluted tubule, the loop of Henle, and the distal tubule.
In the disease, there is heightened predisposition to the formation of epithelium-lined cysts in renal tubules and Bowman's capsules that grow to variable sizes surrounded by fibrotic tissue and that ultimately destroy the kidneys.