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Which of the following does not form filtration barrier in nephrons: (Latest Questions)

A Podocytes

B Endothelial cells

C Mesangium

D Basement membrane (basal lamina)

Ans. C Mesangium

I. Two cellular layers separate the blood from glomerular filtrate in Bowman’s capsule, Capillary endothelium and specialized endothelium.

II. These two layers are separated by a BASAL LAMINA.

III. Stellate cells called mesangial cells send their processes between endothelium and basal lamina.

IV. Cells of epithelium are called podocytes and they send numerous pseudopodia which interdigitate and form slits along the capillary walls podycytes