The major functional cell in the liver
the main type of cell which is found in the liver.
Human body cells from the liver.
Special cells found in the liver.
An epithelial parenchymatous cell of the liver.
The main cell type in the liver (a.k.a., parenchymal cell). Hepatocytes can be used to study the metabolism of drugs or new molecular entities (NMEs) and to study the ability of drugs and NMEs to induce (up-regulate) or suppress (down-regulate) P450 enzyme expression. Freshly isolated (primary culture) or cryopreserved hepatocytes are used for drug metabolism studies whereas primary cultures of hepatocytes are used for enzyme induction studies.
Any of the polygonal epithelial parenchymatous cells of the liver that secrete bile called also hepatic cell, liver cell
The primary cell of the liver parenchyma
Hepatocytes make up 70-80% of the cytoplasmic mass of the liver. These cells are involved in protein synthesis, protein storage and transformation of carbohydrates, synthesis of cholesterol, bile salts and phospholipids, and detoxification, modification and excretion of exogenous and endogenous substances. The hepatocyte also initiates the formation and secretion of bile.