Expression of SMA and desmin in sub-cultured HSCs. Hepatic stellate cells were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat and cultured for 9 days. Cells were then incubated with trypsin and sub-cultured for days indicated. The upper panel represents abundance of SMA while the lower panel represents abundance of desmin.
Shen et al. BMC Cell Biology 2002 3:9 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-3-9