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Details for hepatocyte
hepatocyte
BTO (BRENDA Tissue Ontology) ID
BTO:0000575
BTO:0000575 is linked to 260 enzymes:
Definition
The major cell type of the liver. They are arranged in folded sheets facing blood-filled spaces called sinusoids. Hepatocytes are responsible for the synthesis, degradation, and storage of a wide range of substances. They are the site of synthesis of all the plasma proteins, except for antibody, and are the site of storage of glycogen
Synonyms
1. liver parenchymal cell
2. parenchymal hepatic cell
3. parenchymal liver cell
References
1. Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry: http://www.answers.com/topic/hepatocyte
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