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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:glomerular crescent
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Definition:formation of a crescent-shaped (semi-lunar) glomerular lesion corresponding to extracapillary proliferation of Bowman's capsular epithelium and acquiring a fibroblast-like spindled morphology, possibly stimulated by release of fibrinogen from a ruptured glomerular basement membrane; epithelial crescents occur in aggressive forms of glomerulonephritis, may be accompanied by collagen and fibrin deposition and/or monocyte and macrophage proliferation, may protrude into Bowman's space, and ultimately compress and destroy the glomerular tuft

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Symbol Object Name Qualifiers Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
S WKY/NCrl susceptibility IAGP RGD PMID:16482158 RGD:2293335

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  mammalian phenotype 5402
    renal/urinary system phenotype 649
      abnormal renal/urinary system morphology 279
        abnormal kidney morphology 272
          abnormal nephron morphology 118
            abnormal renal corpuscle morphology 108
              abnormal renal glomerulus morphology 106
                glomerular crescent 1
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