OBO ID: ZFA:0009279
Term Name: ito cell Search Ontology:
Synonyms: hepatic stellate cell, perisinusoidal cell
Definition: A cell that is found in the perisinusoidal space of the liver that is 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 that can contribute to liver fibrosis. This activated state has a myofibroblast-like phenotype.
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0000632, TAO:0009279
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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