- Hepatocytes are the cells found in the liver.
- They are highly differentiated cells but retain the potential to proliferate.
- In normal liver, they do not proliferate. However, when the liver is damaged, they proliferate and repair the damage, thus important in liver regeneration capacity.
- Methods have been developed to isolate hepatocytes from the liver with high purity. These primary hepatocytes are the gold standard for liver-related studies.
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