Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A parenchymal cell of the liver.

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  • noun Any of the cells in the liver responsible for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and lipid and for detoxification.

Etymologies

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hepato- + -cyte.

Examples

  • Blood flow and hepatocyte function in the liver are impaired enough to "cause death" and birds "fast for a period of 3 days or longer" if force feeding is stopped "indicating that ducks have been fed beyond the point of satiety" according to the AVMA's own fact sheets.

    USDA Tradition of Industry Before Animals to Continue at Top Vet Group

  • Overexpression of Met, a hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor, has frequently been found in CCA and is correlated with progression of this type of cancer.

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  • Liver failure occurs when the extent of hepatocyte (liver cells) death exceeds the liver's regenerating capacity and recent findings have shown that Tβ4 regulates certain molecules that play a role in preventing hepatic cell death and promoting hepatic regeneration.

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  • The Competitive Intelligence Report c-MET/HGF Inhibitors as of February 2010 provides a competitor analysis in the development pipeline of novel emerging inhibitors of c-MET receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) and its ligand hepatocyte growth factor

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The repopulated matrix displayed normal liver function for up to 10 days in culture, and recellularized grafts were successfully connected to the circulation of live rats with minimal cellular damage and normal hepatocyte function.

    The Money Times

  • Of these, two clones could be differentiated into neuron -, adipocyte - or hepatocyte-like cells under certain culture conditions.

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  • Adipocyte-derived basement membrane extract with biological activity: applications in hepatocyte functional augmentation in vitro

    Uncommon Descent

  • A research group in Thailand demonstrated that hepatocyte growth factor, a Met ligand, induced invasion and motility and altered E-cadherin localization in two cholangiocarcinoma cell lines, without having any significant effects on levels of two secreted matrix metalloproteinases.

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  • Of these, two clones could be differentiated into neuron -, adipocyte - or hepatocyte-like cells under certain culture conditions.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • More information: Menakongka A, Suthiphongchai T. Involvement of PI3K and ERK1/2 pathways in hepatocyte growth factor-induced cholangiocarcinoma cell invasion.

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