Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 6th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "Both stem cell plasticity and cell fusion have been implicated as physiological responses to tissue injury. It remains the ultimate goal for the future to understand the regulatory control of each during regeneration."
"In our recent paper by Jang et al., we demonstrate the repair of damaged liver by bone marrow derived stem cells (SCs) in response to microenvironmental cues. Within 48 hours after transplantation or co-culture," Y.Y. Jang and colleagues reported, "conversion of SCs into liver cells was observed....
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