Yasufumi Kondou

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Introduction Quiescent hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) store vitamin A as lipid droplets in the cytoplasm. The activated HSCs by several stimuli have functions similar to that of myofibroblasts and play key roles in hepatic fibrosis [1-3]. However, precise timing between activation of the HSC and induction of hepatic fibrosis is still unknown.(More)
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