Cultured pancreatic stellate cells in varel contrast microscopy
Pancreatic stellate cell activation in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic stellate cells are activated by profibrogenic mediators, such as ethanol metabolites and cytokines/growth factors. Perpetuation of stellate cell activation under persisting pathological conditions results in pancreaticfibrosis. Illustration from (R.Jaster, 2004).