Lecture ‒ Stellate Cells: Do They Have a Role in Portal Hypertension?

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD Editor
  1. Massimo Pinzani

Published Online: 31 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760154.ch3

Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies

Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies

How to Cite

Pinzani, M. (2001) Lecture ‒ Stellate Cells: Do They Have a Role in Portal Hypertension?, in Portal Hypertension III: Proceedings of the Third Baverno International Consensus Workshop on Definitions, Methodology and Therapeutic Strategies (ed R. de Franchis), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760154.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Service Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, and lRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059188

Online ISBN: 9780470760154

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Keywords:

  • stellate cells;
  • port a1 hypertension;
  • lipocytes;
  • liver fibrosis;
  • thrombin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why This Topic?

  • Do Stellate Cells Play a Role in the Regulation of Sinusoidal Tone in Normal Liver?

  • Do Stellate Cells Influence Portal Pressure in Conditions of Developing Fibrosis and Capillarization of Sinusoids ?

  • Do Stellate Cells Influence Portal Pressure in Cirrhotic Liver?

  • Vasoacting Agents Affecting HSC Biology and Their Potential Role in Portal Hypertension