Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 4th, 2006
"Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the major source of extracellular matrix in fibrosis and cirrhosis. In this study, we have investigated the role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein induced IHH on HSC growth," wrote A. Basu and colleagues, St. Louis University.
"Preferential growth of IHH and apoptosis of activated human hepatic stellate cells (LX2) were observed upon coculture of these two cell types in a dual chamber or in the presence of conditioned medium (CM) from IHH. CM did...
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