The role of non-parenchymal cells in liver growth.

Abstract

The main non-parenchymal cells of the liver, Kupffer cells, sinusoidal endothelial cells and stellate cells, participate in liver growth with respect to both their own proliferation, and effects on hepatocyte proliferation. In the well-characterised paradigm of 70% partial hepatectomy, they undergo DNA synthesis and cell division 20-24h later than the… (More)

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