Caption: Liver polygonal hepatocytes and sinuosioid area. Hepatocytes have a polyhedral shape and are arranged in layers, called hepatic laminae that typically are one-cell thick. Hepatocytes secrete bile that 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 (light blue) and is stored in the gall bladder.
Magnification*: x700
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 20561B,liver cell,hepatocyte,bile canaliculi,lobule,human body,hepatic,laminae,SEM,animal cell