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What is fenestrated capillary?

  1. Jul 6, 2010 #1
    Hello everyone,

    In fenestrated capillary there are holes inside the endothelial cell, I don't understand how cells can have holes? Does this mean that individual holes in endothelial cells are covered by a lipid membrane? Can anyone tell how can there be holes in an individual cells when lipid membrane usually covers the whole cell. Thanks :smile:

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
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  3. Jul 7, 2010 #2
    simple_squamous_capillary.jpg

    Now I realized each capillary is covered by a basal lamina, now how do the molecules pass through this after they pass through the pores?
     
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