OBO ID: ZFA:0005238
Term Name: juxtaglomerular cell Search Ontology:
  • kidney granular cell
  • renin secreting cell
Definition: A smooth muscle cell that synthesizes, stores, and secretes the enzyme renin. This cell type are located in the wall of the afferent arteriole at the entrance to the glomerulus. While having a different origin than other kidney smooth muscle cells, this cell type expresses smooth muscle actin upon maturation. 11457727
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • CL:0000648
  • TAO:0005238
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
EXPRESSION No data available
PHENOTYPE No data available