The liver fulfills many vital processes in mammals. It is the central organ of energy metabolism, biotransformation of xenobiotics, and synthesis of plasma proteins under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Primary human hepatocyte culture is an important experimental model for the study of liver specific function. Propagation of human hepatocytes is critical for gene therapy, cell transplantation and clinical liver support systems. In appropriate culture condition, cultured human hepatocytes proliferate and maintain differentiated hepatocyte function such as the synthesis of serum proteins.
- Human Hepatocytes,
- primary cells,
- Hepatic Cells
Publication DateSpring June 17, 2005
Citation InformationBetty Cummings. "Human Hepatocytes" (2005)
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