Genetic defects in hepatobiliary transport.

  title={Genetic defects in hepatobiliary transport.},
  author={Ronald P. J. Oude Elferink and Albert K. Groen},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1586 2},
Bile formation, the exocrine function of the liver, represents a process that is unique to the hepatocyte as a polarized epithelial cell. The generation of bile flow is an osmotic process and largely depends on solute secretion by primary active transporters in the apical membrane of the hepatocyte. In recent years an impressive progress has been made in the discovery of these proteins, most of which belong to the family of ABC transporters. The number of identified ABC transporter genes has… CONTINUE READING
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