Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells and the Liver

David C. Hay

April 12, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781578087396 - CAT# N10558

USD$122.95

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Summary

The regenerative capacity of the liver has been recognized for centuries, but when it is overwhelmed by insulting stimuli or is chronically damaged, its regenerative capability is substantially reduced or lost. Researchers have been working to find solutions to cure failing human liver function. Given the ability of stem cells to self- renew and differentiate into specialized cell liver types, they represent an attractive strategy to replace lost liver function. This book begins by outlining the complex nature of human liver disease and proceeds to examine the potential that stem cell-based approaches have to offer.