Electron microscopy examination of the glomerular basement membrane in the kidney of rats. Sections of kidney from different groups were analyzed with electron microscope (magnification x36,000). There was a significant reduction of podocyte foot processes in STZ injection groups. Panel A represents the kidney from normal rats. Panel B shows the kidney from STZ injected rats. Panel C and panel D display the kidney tissues from STZ injected rats with treatments of Yishen capsule or benazepril respectively.