Human liver cell (hepatocyte)

Donna Beer Stolz, University of Pittsburgh

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Human liver cell (hepatocyte) 

Hepatocytes, like the one shown here, are the most abundant type of cell in the human liver. They play an important role in building proteins; producing bile, a liquid that aids in digesting fats; and chemically processing molecules found normally in the body, like hormones, as well as foreign substances like medicines and alcohol.

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