The liver has a high regenerative capacity after acute liver injury, but this is often impaired during chronic liver injury. The existence of a dedicated liver stem cell population that acts as a source of regeneration during chronic liver injury has been controversial. Recent advances in transgenic models and cellular reprogramming have provided new insights into the plasticity of the liver epithelium and directions for the development of future therapies. This article will highlight recent findings about the cellular source of regeneration during liver injury and the advances in promoting liver regeneration.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||World Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 2019|
- Cellular plasticity
- Liver regeneration
- Stem cells