Desmin expressing nonhematopoietic liver cells during rat liver development: an immunohistochemical and morphometric study.

Abstract

The expression and cellular distribution of desmin, alpha-smooth muscle actin (A-SMA) and cytokeratin no. 8 (CK-8) and no. 18 (CK-18) in normal adult, neonatal and fetal rat liver were examined immunohistochemically on cryostat sections. At days 14 and 15 of gestation, nonhematopoietic cells in embryonic liver were strongly desmin-positive, and some of the… (More)

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