Physiology of cholangiocytes

James H. Tabibian, Anatoliy I. Masyuk, Tetyana V. Masyuk, Steven P. O'Hara, Nicholas F. LaRusso

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Abstract

Cholangiocytes are epithelial cells that line the intra- and extrahepatic ducts of the biliary tree. The main physiologic function of cholangiocytes ismodification of hepatocyte-derived bile, an intricate process regulated by hormones, peptides, nucleotides, neurotransmitters, and other molecules through intracellular signaling pathways and cascades. The mechanisms and regulation of bile modification are reviewed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-565
Number of pages25
JournalComprehensive Physiology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Tabibian, J. H., Masyuk, A. I., Masyuk, T. V., O'Hara, S. P., & LaRusso, N. F. (2013). Physiology of cholangiocytes. Comprehensive Physiology, 3(1), 541-565. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphy.c120019