Studies on the expression of liver-specific functions of human fetal hepatocytes in primary culture.

Biochemical functions of human livers were studied using fetal hepatocytes in primary culture. Immunocytochemical staining showed that albumin was not expressed in any fetal hepatocytes, whereas alpha-fetoprotein was detected in almost all the cells. Tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TO, EC 1.13.11.11.) activity was not induced in the presence of 10(-7) M… CONTINUE READING