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hepatocyte

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The major cell type of the liver. They are arranged in folded sheets facing blood-filled spaces called sinusoids. Hepatocytes are responsible for the synthesis, degradation, and storage of a wide range of substances. They are the site of synthesis of all the plasma proteins, except for antibody, and are the site of storage of glycogen. [ Oxford_Dictionary_of_Biochemistry:http://www.answers.com/topic/hepatocyte ]

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BrendaTissueOBO

has related synonym

parenchymal liver cell, liver parenchymal cell, parenchymal hepatic cell

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BTO:0000575

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