ABD’nin Texas State experts identified the cells that repair and regenerate the liver and determined the location of these cells in the organ.
Medical Science News’in newsAccording to the USA University of Texas Southwestern medical CenterWithin the scope of the study carried out by the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) affiliated with, the cells that provide repair and regeneration of the liver and their places in the organ were identified.
In the study, it was revealed that in the liver, which was divided into 3 separate regions, the hepatocyte cells that provide regeneration were located in the second region between the first and third regions.
With this study, the experts also put an end to the ongoing debate in recent years regarding whether all or some of the hepatocytes, the main cell type in the liver, cause the regeneration of the organ.
In previous studies on the cell structure of the liver, it could not be determined which cells in the liver regenerate due to the lack of indicators that distinguish the functions of the hepatocyte species.
The experts tagged some genes activated in the liver with the study in question and used these genes as an indicator to identify different types of hepatocytes and their functions.
The experts stated that the first and third regions of the liver are more damaged by alcohol and infection-related diseases, but the second region is more protected against these injuries, emphasizing that this situation provides the most suitable conditions for the activity of the hepotocyte cells that provide regeneration in the liver.
The data in question is expected to help treat many diseases such as liver cancer.
The study was published in the journal “Science”.
Source: Anadolu Agency / Şeyma Uzundere