The inner (visceral) layer of the renal glomerular capsule, overlying the capillaries, composed of podocytes, and separated from the outer (parietal) layer by the capsular (Bowman's) space[BTO]. This epithelial layer is superficially adjacent to the thickened glomerular basement membrane and is made of podocytes. Beneath the visceral layer lie the glomerular capillaries[WP]. This inner epithelial layer of the glomerular capsule surrounds the capillary endothelial cells and is composed of highly specialized epithelial cells (podocytes) that are separated by filtration slits; the inner visceral layer is separated from the outer parietal layer by the urinary space (also known as the Bowman's or capsular space)[MP]. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001515 MP : 0011497 ]

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Term information

Subsets

inconsistent_with_fma, pheno_slim

comment
  • Formerly had rdfs:label 'visceral layer of glomerular capsule'. The current label 'glomerular visceral epithelium' was copied from UBERON:0006852, which is now obsolete since it represented the same entity as this IRI.
definition
  • The inner (visceral) layer of the renal glomerular capsule, overlying the capillaries, composed of podocytes, and separated from the outer (parietal) layer by the capsular (Bowman's) space[BTO]. This epithelial layer is superficially adjacent to the thickened glomerular basement membrane and is made of podocytes. Beneath the visceral layer lie the glomerular capillaries[WP]. This inner epithelial layer of the glomerular capsule surrounds the capillary endothelial cells and is composed of highly specialized epithelial cells (podocytes) that are separated by filtration slits; the inner visceral layer is separated from the outer parietal layer by the urinary space (also known as the Bowman's or capsular space)[MP].
editor note
  • TODO - check - the BTO class 'glomerular epithelium' is the visceral layer. But GO uses 'glomerular epithelium' as the mereological sum of P+V layers
has exact synonym
  • glomerular capsule visceral layer
  • podocyte layer of Bowman's capsule
  • visceral layer of glomerular capsule
  • Bowman's visceral epithelium
  • visceral epithelium of Bowman's capsule
  • visceral layer of Bowman's capsule
  • inner epithelial layer of Bowman's capsule
id
  • UBERON:0005751