A, arteriole MD, macula densa Pod, podocyte (visceral layer of Bowman's

BC, Bowman's capsule (parietal layer) P, proximal thick segment (straight portion) capsule)

CT, collecting tubule PC, proximal convoluted tubule asterisks, urinary space

D, distal thick segment (straight portion) double-headed arrow (Fig. 4), blood vessel

DC, distal convoluted tubule at vascular pole of renal corpuscle

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