LOUIS TOBIAN, M.D.
The juxtaglomerular cells in the kidney were first described by Ruyter1 in 1925, and were studied extensively by Goormaghtigh2 twenty years ago. They have remained in relative medical obscurity, however, mainly because they cannot readily be seen in the usual H and E histologic preparations. The cells have all the appearances of secretory cells, with secretory granules in their cytoplasm. They are found in all mammals, including man. They actually lie in the wall of the afferent arteriole, particularly in the part quite near the glomerulus (figure 1). These cells are always in an intimate relationship with a group of
TOBIAN L. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE JUXTAGLOMERULAR CELLS12. Ann Intern Med. ;52:395–410. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-2-395
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(2):395-410.
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