Hepatocytes

By Samantha Lampers

Function of the Hepatocytes

The Hepatocytes specifically assist in the metabolizing in certain fats and glucose by the production of bile.

Main Organelles and Their Functions

  • Mitochondria - provide energy to support the many metabolism systems
  • Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum - damaging compounds such as steroids, alcohol, drugs and toxins are converted or detoxified
  • Lysosomes - Break down toxins

The Hepatocytes are found in the liver where they assist the liver in regulating metabolism and detoxification.

They make up the Liver Tissue

Sources

  • "Hepatic Histology: Hepatocytes." Hepatic Histology: Hepatocytes. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.
  • "Understanding the Significance of Hepatocyte Cells." Answers.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.
  • "Organs - Liver." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.