Portal inflammation during NAFLD is frequent and associated with the early phases of putative hepatic progenitor cell activation.

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AIMS We investigated whether portal tract inflammation observed in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with hepatic progenitor cell compartment activation, as thoroughly evaluated with different markers of the staminal lineage. METHODS Fifty-two patients with NAFLD were studied. NAFLD activity score, fibrosis and portal inflammation… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202717

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