Hepatocyte Surface Polarity: Its Dynamic Maintenance and Establishment

Lelita T. Braiterman, Ann L. Hubbard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Liver
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Pathobiology: Fifth Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9780470723135
StatePublished - Oct 6 2009


  • Apical/basal polarity requiring vesicle trafficking
  • Cell systems for studying itineraries of PM proteins
  • Hepatocyte organization
  • Hepatocyte surface polarity - dynamic maintenance and establishment
  • Liver architecture - unique
  • Plasma membrane (PM) biogenesis and turnover
  • Polarity in eukaryotic cells - transient phenomenon and permanent feature
  • Recognition mechanisms
  • Simple epithelial cell systems
  • WIF-B cells - unpolarized rat hepatoma cells (FAO) with human skin fibroblasts (WI-38 cells)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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