OBO ID: GO:1990922
Term Name: hepatic stellate cell proliferation Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • hepatic perisinusoidal cell proliferation
  • Ito cell proliferation
  • perisinusoidal cell proliferation
Definition: The multiplication or reproduction of hepatic stellate cells, resulting in the expansion of a hepatic stellate cell population. Hepatic stellate cells are found in the perisinusoidal space of the liver, and are capable of multiple roles including storage of retinol, presentation of antigen to T cells (including CD1d-restricted NKT cells), and upon activation, production of extracellular matrix components. This cell type comprises approximately 8-15% of total cells in the liver. (2)
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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