Intrahepatic expression of the hepatic stellate cell marker fibroblast activation protein correlates with the degree of fibrosis in hepatitis C virus infection

Background: Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), recognised by their α smooth muscle actin immunoreactivity, are primarily responsible for liver fibrosis. However the presence of the smooth muscle actin positive HSCs is not always associated with the development of liver fibrosis,

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