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September 10, 2022

Hepatocytes - the main type and the main functional cells of the liver

Hepatocytes (pictured here) are the most abundant and the main functional cells of the liver. By tracing the steps of liver regrowth, MIT engineers hope to harness the liver’s regenerative abilities to help treat chronic disease.

[Research supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.]

Learn more in the MIT news story Tissue model reveals key players in liver regeneration. (Date of image: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 10, 2022)

Credit: Donna Beer Stolz, University of Pitts​burgh

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