Liver cell innards


Get under a hepatocyte's membrane for a false-colour look at the organelles within.


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Hepatocytes comprise the principle cell population in the liver. They contain a large number of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell – seen here in yellow – and rough endoplasmic reticulum, a structure involved in protein and lipid synthesis, shown in blue.

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