Vegf-Aa knockdown by vegf-Aa-MO or miR-26a-5p mimic causes glomerular endotheliosis and podocyte effacement that can be rescued by Vegf-Aa protein. Transmission electron microscopy pictures showing glomerular endotheliosis and podocyte effacement vegf-Aa knockdown by injection of a vegf-Aa morpholino (vegf-Aa-MO) or a miR-26a-5p mimic (miR-26a-5p). These pathologies were ameliorated when a zebrafish Vegf-Aa protein was co-injected. Pictures of the glomerulus were taken of 120 h old fish. Zebrafish were injected with a control morpholino (CTRL-MO), a vegf-Aa morpholino (vegf-Aa-MO), a recombinant zebrafish Vegf-Aa protein (Vegf-Aa protein), a miR-26a-5p mimic (miR-26a-5p), a control miR mimic (miR-CTRL) or a combination of vegf-Aa-MO and recombinant Vegf-Aa protein (vegf-Aa-MO + Vegf-Aa) a.e a combination of miR-26a mimic and zebrafish Vegf-Aa protein (miR-26a-5p + Vegf-Aa) as indicated at one to four cell stages or at 48 hpf (c.v. miR-26a, c.v. miR-26a-5p + Vegf-Aa). Scale bar = 500 nm.