ito cell


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ito cell

One of numerous star-shaped cells lying in the spaces between the main liver cells (hepatocytes) and the blood channels (sinusoids) that store vitamin A.
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Bianchi, "Ito cell heterogeneity: desmin-negative Ito cells in normal rat liver," Hepatology, vol.
Novel insights into the biology and physiology of the Ito cell. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 66, 387-412.
Glial fibrillary acidic protein - a cell type specific marker for Ito cells in vivo and in vitro.
Intrahepatocytic lipid accumulation was not related to age (p > 0.05), whereas Ito cell lipid accumulation was highly related to age (p < 0.01) (Table 1).
1992; Ramsay and Stirling 1988), and a seasonal pattern in Ito cell numbers may be expected as was the case for the fatty tissue lipid percentage (Dietz et al.
A cellular basis for high-levels of vitamin-A in livers of polar bears (Ursus maritimus)--the Ito cell. Can J Zool 66(2):480-482.
During liver fibrogenesis, hepatic stellate cells or Ito cells are activated and differentiate into myofibroblasts (8).
Desmin and actin in the identification of Ito cells and in monitoring their evolution to myofibroblasts in experimental liver fibrosis.
Transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells (Ito cells) to myofibroblasts: a key event in hepatic fibrogenesis.
Suzuki et al., "Intravital and electron microscopic observation of Ito cells in rat hepatic microcirculation," Microvascular Research, vol.
Physiopathological mechanisms implicated in the progression of hepatic fibrosis during chronic HCV infection are multiple, but HSC (perisinusoidal cells, Ito cells or fat-storing cells) activation is known to play a key role in the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis [30,31].
Distribution of Ito cells in experimental hepatic fibrosis Liver 1988;8:48-52.