A cloned human hepatoma cell line (HH2-1) produced and formed collagen fibers in vitro. The relative rate of collagen synthesis by the cells was increased with an enhancement of the cell density. An analysis of the components of the collagen using sodium dodecyl sulfatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed that the cells synthesized interstitial collagen, types I and III, and other collagenous proteins. Thus, human hepatoma cells may play an important role in the formation of stromal collagen in the tumor.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Virchows Archiv B Cell Pathology Including Molecular Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 1985 Jan 1|
- Liver cell carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine