Published in Law and Health Weekly, October 29th, 2005
According to recent research from Taiwan, "In an attempt to discover cell markers for liver stem cells, a cDNA microarray analysis was carried out to compare the gene expression profiles between an adult liver stem cell line, Lig-8, and mature hepatocytes.
"Several genes in the categories of extracellular matrix, cell membrane, cell adhesion, transcription factor, signal molecule, transporter, and metabolic enzyme were shown to be differentially expressed in Lig-8 cells."
"Among them," reported the authors, "epithelial membrane protein (EMP)-1 has been previously...
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