Liver regeneration: alternative epithelial pathways.

@article{Michalopoulos2011LiverRA,
  title={Liver regeneration: alternative epithelial pathways.},
  author={George K Michalopoulos},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={173-9}
}
Loss of hepatic tissue triggers a regenerative response in the whole organ. Under typical normal conditions, all hepatic cells (epithelial: hepatocytes and biliary epithelial cells; non-epithelial: stellate cells, macrophages and endothelial cells) undergo one to three rounds of replication to establish the original number of cells and restore organ size. The review summarizes the literature of regenerative patterns in situations in which proliferation of either hepatocytes or biliary… CONTINUE READING

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