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Lucie Kubínová & Zdena Zemanová

Stereological analysis of tubular cells in normal and dilated chick mesonephric nephrons

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In order to elucidate the nature of the process of cystic dilatation spontaneously occurring in proximal tubules of 7-day-chick embryonic kidneys, a stereological analysis was performed. The kidney volume, the length density of proximal tubules in the kidney, the ratio of luminar volume to tubular wall volume, the mean tubular cell volume, and the cell number per unit length of tubule were estimated. The results of a preliminary study indicate that the development of proximal tubular dilatations is caused predominatly by the proliferation of cells around the periphery of the proximal tubules.

Keywords : chick mesophros, disector, orientator, proximal tubule dilatation, stereology

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Lucie Kubínová & Zdena Zemanová, «Stereological analysis of tubular cells in normal and dilated chick mesonephric nephrons», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 13 (1994), Number 1 - Proceedings of the sixth European congress for stereology - Part two - May 1994, 95-100 URL :

About: Lucie Kubínová

Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Vídeňská 1083, 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic

About: Zdena Zemanová

Institute of Histology, 3rd Medical School of Charles University, Ruská 87, Praha 10, Czech Republic