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Evaluation of Chemical-Induced Bile Duct Proliferation

ByClaude Barriault, Alexis Desmouliere, Andrea Monte Alto Costa, Ibrahim M. Yousef, Beatriz Tuchweber

These different functions are performed by the diverse cells that compose the organ. Hepatocytes form about 65% of liver cells but are responsible for 80% of the mass since they are larger than the other cells. Nonparenchymal cells (Kupffer, Ito, endothelial, and bile duct cells) form the rest of the organ (3).