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HepG2


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A cell line derived from a hepatic carcinoma. They are epithelial in morphology, produce a variety of proteins such as prothrombin, alpha-fetoprotein, C3 activator, and fibrinogen, and express a wide variety of liver-specific metabolic functions, including those related to cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism, making them a useful in vitro model system.

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