A COMPARED STUDY ON THE PURIFICATION OF FETAL AND ADULT RAT HEPATOCYTE SUSPENSIONS BY BIOMAGNETIC ISOLATION TECHNIQUES AND FLOW CYTOMETRY ANALYSIS

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To whom correspondence should be addressed: R. M. Arahuetes, PhD, Departamento de Biología Animal, Facultad de Biología, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain. Fax: (34 91) 3944935. rportero@eucmax.sim.ucm.es

Abstract

An analysis of liver cell populations from both adult and 21 day pregnancy rat fetuses (E21) was carried out. The results show that E21 hepatocytes express OX-43, as do endothelial cells but not adult hepatocytes. OX-43 could be used in future as a cell marker for the hepatocyte maturation.

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