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the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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The Neph1 knockout clone was selected by a computer-based search of Lexicon's OmniBank library of over 150,000 knockout mouse clones for sequences similar to that of human Nephrin, another protein known to play an important role in the kidney filtration barrier.
Nephrin appears to form a "zipper-like" filtration structure that functions both as a key structural motif which organizes and maintains the integrity of the filtration barrier as well as a porous filtration structure that allows the liquid portion of the blood to pass but not plasma proteins.
Nephrin's key role in the kidney's filtration barrier suggests that treatments that increase the production of this protein or restore its function are likely to improve kidney function by restoring the kidney's ability to filter proteins.
Multiple filtration barriers to prevent microbial contamination at potential process entry points,