Mesenchymal origin of hepatic stellate cells, submesothelial cells, and perivascular mesenchymal cells during mouse liver development.

@article{Ramadori2009MesenchymalOO,
  title={Mesenchymal origin of hepatic stellate cells, submesothelial cells, and perivascular mesenchymal cells during mouse liver development.},
  author={Giuliano Ramadori and T{\"u}men Mansuroglu},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={320; author reply 320}
}
Asahina and colleagues1 have to be congratulated for the very interesting data and for the enormous amount of work they spent to strengthen their conclusions. The authors demonstrate that fetal mouse liver contains at least three populations of mesenchymal cells. (A) The mesothelial cells which are desmin-positive but negative for smooth muscle actin-alpha (SMA ). (B) The perivascular mesenchymal cells which are desmin and SMA-positive with single desmin-positive SMA-negative cells. (C) The… CONTINUE READING