Stellate Cells in Health and Disease
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Stellate Cells in Health and Disease

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Chandrashekhar Gandhi
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Chapter 1. History and Early Work
Chapter 2. Stellate Cell Culture Models
Chapter 3. Hepatic Fibrosis: A Global Clinical Problem
Chapter 4. Stellate Cells and Hepatic Fibrosis
Chapter 5. Cytokin Production and Signaling in Stellate Cells
Chapter 6. Stellate Cells, Portal Myofibroblasts and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
Chapter 7. Matrix Melalloproteinases and their Inhibitors
Chapter 8. Matrix Melalloproteinases and their Inhibitors
Chapter 9. Stellate Cells and Liver Cancer
Chapter 10. Morphogens and hepatic stellate cell fate regulation
Chapter 11. Stellate Cells in alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Chapter 12. Stellate Cells as target for Reversal of Fibrosis/Cirrhosis
Chapter 13. Interactions of Stellate Cells with other Nonparenchymal Cells
Chapter 14. Stellate Cells in Regulation of Hepatocyte Survival and Functions
Chapter 15. Stellate Cells in hepatic Immunobiology
Chapter 16. Stellate Cell Depletion Models
Chapter 17. Stellate Cells in Nonhepatic Organs
Stellate Cells in Health and Disease is a comprehensive reference providing the most up-to-date knowledge and perspectives on the function of stellate cells affecting the liver and other organs.

The text presents comprehensive coverage of their already established role in hepatic fibrosis along with the newer emerging evidence for stellate cell participation in the liver cell (hepatocyte) survival and regeneration, hepatic immunobiology, transplant tolerance, and liver cancer.

Chapters describe both animal and human research and the relevance of findings from animal research to human pathophysiology, and also contain sections on future directions which will be of special interest to basic and clinical researchers working on liver fibrosis, hepatic biology, and pathobiology.

Presents coverage of the mechanisms of liver fibrosis with stellate cells as a target for therapy.
Shows stellate cells as a major participant in hepatic immunobiology, including transplantation immunology.
Key illustrations show the phenotypical changes in stellate cells in situ and tissue culture, their interactions with other cell types, signaling pathways and demonstrate the functions and roles of stellate cell in pathological processes.