Ito cells

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Liver pericytes (hepatic stellate cells) that are activated in liver fibrosis. In chronic injury they are the major source of the collagens involved in fibrosis and cirrhosis, as well as of the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) which inhibit collagen degradation.

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