Liver sinusoid

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Sinusoid of a rat liver with fenestrated endothelial cells. Fenestrae are approx 100 nm diameter, and the sinusoidal width 5 µm. Scanning electron micrograph by Robin Fraser, University of Otago.
A single lobule of the liver of a pig. X 60.

A liver sinusoid is a type of sinusoidal blood vessel that serve as a location for the oxygen-rich blood from the hepatic artery and the nutrient-rich blood from the portal vein.[1]

Liver sinusoids are equipped with Kupffer cells that can take up and destroy foreign material such as bacteria entering the sinusoids.

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Human liver sinusoid












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