Table 1.

Microstructural parameters representative of normal rats

Width of structural unit, W, nm360
Thickness of GBM, L, nm200
Width of filtration slit, w, nm39
Fractional area of fenestrae, εf 0.20
Fractional area of filtration slits, εs 0.11
Number of fenestral openings per slit, nf 3
  • GBM, glomerular basement membrane.