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any special features?
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any special features?
Well they enable me to drink a lot of alcohol.
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Well they enable me to drink a lot of alcohol.
Not for long mate
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basically have a dense cytoplasm as they have a specialised amount of organelles to help them carry out their many metabolic reactions. An example is many ribosomes to manufacture loads of enzymes. Also mitochondria as lots of energy is needed, same example of protein synthesis or whatever
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Not for long mate
To be honest I don't think it will considering I average about 50 units a week m8.
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In terms of hepatocytes;
- Carry out protein, cholesterol synthesis {lipoproteins, etc}
- Protein storage
- Transformation of carbohydrates {forms fatty acids}
- Synthesis of bile salts
- Detoxification {metabolize/detoxify drugs/toxins, e.g. modifying ammonia into urea}
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In terms of hepatocytes;
- Carry out protein, cholesterol synthesis {lipoproteins, etc}
- Protein storage
- Transformation of carbohydrates {forms fatty acids}
- Synthesis of bile salts
- Detoxification {metabolize/detoxify drugs/toxins, e.g. modifying ammonia into urea}
OP was asking for how hepatocytes (or other liver cells) are adapted to its functions. What you answered are the functions of hepatocyte, I have been reading a few of your posts and I think you have a habit of not reading the questions carefully.

Apart from whydoidothis mentioned, hepatocytes are having abundant smooth ER and rough ER for protein and lipid synthesis. They also have glycogen storage in their cytoplasm.

OP's question can also be interpreted as "what induced embryonic stem cells to differentiate to become liver cells", which is another story.
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I have been reading a few of your posts and I think you have a habit of not reading the questions carefully.
Oh my!! Love my fans! I'm sorry you don't like my interpretation on things, but like you said, different interpretations can be taken from things. What else have I answered incorrectly? I must go correct my errors, as I can already feel the Earth tipping on its axis.
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not that i know of
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First, there are various types of liver cell: Hepatocytes, Kuppfer cells etc. Hepatocytes make up the majority. And yeah, they have a lot of special features

1) As they are incredibly metabolically active, they have tonnes of mitochondria
2) Probably the organ with the most peroxisomes-which are balls of enzymes in the cell. They help digest very long chain fatty acids, remove hydrogen peroxide, and synthesise certain lipids in the body. Deficiencies or impaired function cause Zellweger syndrome, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and other diseases
3) They are filled with all sorts of other enzymes, and hence are the main space drugs are metabolised.

Think everything else was mentioned above already tbh
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I don’t know why I do this either
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basically have a dense cytoplasm as they have a specialised amount of organelles to help them carry out their many metabolic reactions. An example is many ribosomes to manufacture loads of enzymes. Also mitochondria as lots of energy is needed, same example of protein synthesis or whatever
I don’t know why I do this either
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