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ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel), Do not confuse this word with pedicle.
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): footplate2, foot-plate ☆ , foot process
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

pedicel

/ped·i·cel/ (ped´ĭ-sel) a footlike part, especially any of the secondary processes of a podocyte.

pedicel

(pĕd′ĭ-səl, -sĕl′)
n.
1. Botany
a. A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
b. A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
2. See pedicle.

ped′i·cel′lar (-sĕl′ər) adj.

ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel)
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): foot process, footplate (2) , foot-plate.
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

pedicel

the stalk of a flower.
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A role for calcium homeostasis in podocyte injury also has been supported by the observation that patients treated with high doses of bisphosphonates develop foot process effacement, which may manifest as part of MCN, FSGS, or CG.
Other proteins located in the luminal/apical side of podocytes have been implicated in the mechanism of foot process effacement in experimental models.
60) The mechanism by which mitochondrial activity may mediate foot process effacement and FSGS is complex and still under investigation.
1 We identified 4 major histopathologic entities, which are morphologically distinct (Figure 2, A through D; Table 2) but all have a variable degree of foot process effacement:
Moreover, they did not take into consideration recent discoveries in podocyte biology and mechanisms of foot process effacement, as well as etiology.
Although morphologically there is foot process effacement, the hallmark of the disease is endocapillary proliferation, mostly due to endothelial cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia.
Morphologically, it is defined by the presence of foam cells within the tip of the glomerular tuft, podocyte hypertrophy (but not hyperplasia) with bridging of podocytes toward the area where the parietal epithelium meets the tubular epithelium, and extensive foot process effacement on ultrastructural analysis.