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Telocytes

Volume 913 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 425-432

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Hepatic Telocytes

  • Yingying ZhaoAffiliated withDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine
  • , Xiaoyu ChenAffiliated withDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine
  • , Fei WangAffiliated withDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine
  • , Changqing YangAffiliated withDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine Email author 

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Abstract

Telocytes (TCs), a novel peculiar interstitial cell found in many tissues and organs, play pivotal roles in maintaining tissue homeostasis and regulating tissue and organ development and immune surveillance. In recent years, the existence of TCs in liver has been confirmed. In this chapter, we evaluate the role of TCs on promoting liver regeneration and the therapeutic effects on liver fibrosis.

Keywords

Telocytes Liver Liver regeneration Liver fibrosis