Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 8th, 1999
The proliferation and differentiation of stellate (Ito, or fat-storing) cells into myofibroblast-like cells is responsible for the development of liver fibrosis.
Using computer image analysis, I. Sakaida and colleagues evaluated the changes of alpha smooth muscle actin-positive stellate cells and liver fibrosis after interferon-alpha or -beta (IFN-alpha, beta) therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C ("Quantitative Analysis of Liver Fibrosis and Stellate Cell Changes in Patients with chronic Hepatitis C After...
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