Published in Blood Weekly, February 24th, 2005
"The mechanism that regulates the plasticity of bone marrow cells (BMCs) into hepatocytes is poorly understood," scientists in Japan explained.
To help rectify this, K. Omori and colleagues at Yamaguchi University "developed a green fluorescent protein/carbon tetrachloride model" to determine if "BMC transplantation recovered liver damage."
"Serum albumin level and liver fibrosis were recovered by BMC transplantation," test results revealed. "To understand the mechanism, we used DNA-chip technology to profile the change of transient gene expression before and after...
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