Xiaoying Zhou

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The activated hepatic stellate cell (HSC) is central to liver fibrosis as the major source of collagens I and III and the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1). During spontaneous(More)
During liver fibrosis hepatic stellate cells become activated, transforming into proliferative myofibroblastic cells expressing type I collagen and alpha-smooth muscle actin. They become the major(More)