What are podocytes?

Some articles on podocytes, podocyte:

Podocyte - Structure Features
... Structural features of podocytes indicate a high rate of vesicular traffic in these cells ... vesicles and coated pits can be seen along the basolateral domain of the podocytes ... In their cell bodies, podocytes possess a well-developed endoplasmic reticulum and a large Golgi apparatus, indicative of a high capacity for protein synthesis and post-translational modifications ...
Glomerulus - Layers - Podocytes
... Podocytes line the other side of the glomerular basement membrane and form part of the lining of Bowman's space ... Podocytes form a tight interdigitating network of foot processes (pedicels) that control the filtration of proteins from the capillary lumen into Bowman's space ... The space between adjacent podocyte foot processes is spanned by a slit diaphragm formed by several proteins including podocin and nephrin ...