Uptake of lithium carmine by sinusoidal endothelial and Kupffer cells of the rat liver: new insights into the classical vital staining and the reticulo-endothelial system

@article{Kawai1998UptakeOL,
  title={Uptake of lithium carmine by sinusoidal endothelial and Kupffer cells of the rat liver: new insights into the classical vital staining and the reticulo-endothelial system},
  author={Y Kawai and B{\aa}rd Smedsr{\o}d and Kjetil H Elvevold and Kenjiro Wake},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={292},
  pages={395-410}
}
Abstract Sinusoidal cells in the rat liver were studied in vivo and in vitro using the original vital staining with lithium carmine, which has contributed much to the development of the concept of the reticulo-endothelial system. Immunohistochemical and electron-microscopic studies revealed that the dye-incorporating cells were sinusoidal endothelial cells, Kupffer cells, and monocytes. The endothelial cells took up much more dye than did the Kupffer cells and bulged largely into the sinusoidal… 
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