Kupffer cell dysfunction in patients with chronic liver disease: Investigating the phagocytic function using ultrasound contrast microbubbles


Introduction: Sonazoid is an ultrasound contrast microbubbles which is known to be phagocytosed by macrophages, specifically by Kupffer cells in the liver. We examined the possibility of semi-quantifying Kupffer cell function... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jiro Fujimoto (Hyogo College of Medicine)
  2. Naoki Uyama (Hyogo College of Medicine)
  3. Shun-ichi Sasaki (DAIICHI SANKYO CO.,LTD.)
  4. Hiroko Iijima (Hyogo College of Medicine)

Topic Area

Liver sinusoidal liver cells in liver disease


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