Cells of the liver

These can be categorised as: Parenchymal: hepatocytes. Hepatocytes radiate from the central vein, forming anastomosing plates or trabeculae, and rows of cells. The sinusoids are interposed between the rows. Non-parenchymal:

Sinusoidal endothelial cells, which are involved in macromolecular clearance, storage of vitamin A and the metabolism of lipoprotein. The endothelial cells are fenestrated and do not contain a basement membrane.

a Kupffer cells (derived from macrophages).

0 Peri-sinusoidal lipocytes (fat storage, stellate, or Ito cells), which store fat and m vitamin A and synthesise collagen.

ti Bile duct epithelial cells.

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