Chisa Ichikawa

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A progressive cholangiofibrosis was developed as an animal model in 6-week-old male F344 rats by repeated intraperitoneal injections of α-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) for 19 weeks; liver samples(More)
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which can express glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in normal rat livers, play important roles in hepatic fibrogenesis through the conversion into myofibroblasts(More)
Cellular characteristics of myofibroblasts and its possible origin with mesenchymal stem cell nature in scleroderma remain to be investigated. We analyzed these cells in scleroderma induced in F344(More)
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