Caption: Liver polygonal hepatocytes and sinuosoid area. The bile canaliculi can be identified on the contact surfaces of the hepatocytes. Hepatocytes have a polyhedral shape and are arranged in layers, called hepatic laminae, typically one-cell thick. Hepatocytes secrete bile which carries away waste products from the liver and helps the breakdown of fats in the small intestine. Bile is drained away in the bile canaliculi (green) and is stored in the gall-bladder.
Magnification*: x700
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 20561A,liver cell,hepatocyte,bile canaliculi,lobule,human body,hepatic,laminae,SEM,animal cell