Three-dimensional examination of hepatic stellate cells in rat liver and response to endothelin-1 using confocal laser scanning microscopy.

@article{Oikawa2002ThreedimensionalEO,
  title={Three-dimensional examination of hepatic stellate cells in rat liver and response to endothelin-1 using confocal laser scanning microscopy.},
  author={Hiroki Oikawa and Tomoyuki Masuda and Junzo Kawaguchi and Ryo Sato},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={861-72}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatic stellate cells (HSC) are located in the space of Disse and are considered to participate in the regulation of sinusoidal flow. The contractility of quiescent HSC in normal liver has remained controversial, unlike activated HSC in injured liver. The aim of the present study was to examine the morphological changes in quiescent HSC… CONTINUE READING