Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Revealing the mystery behind non-alcoholic liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disorder worldwide and is present in approximately 25 percent of the world's population. Over 90 percent of obese, 60 percent of diabetic, and up to 20 percent of ...

Medical research

When malaria parasites trick liver cells to let themselves in

A new study led by Maria Manuel Mota, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal), now shows that malaria parasites secrete the protein EXP2 to make their entry into hepatocytes. These ...

Medical research

Pigs grow new liver in lymph nodes, study shows

Hepatocytes—the chief functional cells of the liver—are natural regenerators, and the lymph nodes serve as a nurturing place where they can multiply. In a new study published online and appearing in a coming issue of ...

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Hepatocyte

A hepatocyte is a cell of the main tissue of the liver. Hepatocytes make up 70-80% of the liver's cytoplasmic mass. These cells are involved in:

The hepatocyte also initiates formation and secretion of bile.

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