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Mesangial Cells

"Mesangial Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Smooth muscle-like cells adhering to the wall of the small blood vessels of the KIDNEY at the glomerulus and along the vascular pole of the glomerulus in the JUXTAGLOMERULAR APPARATUS. They are myofibroblasts with contractile and phagocytic properties. These cells and their MESANGIAL EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX constitute the GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mesangial Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Mesangial Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2008 and 2012 and 2018 and 2020
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.