Le cellule staminali epatiche

Translated title of the contribution: Hepatic stem cells

Maurizio Muraca, Maria Teresa Vilei, Anna Granato

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The hepatocyte is traditionally considered as the cell responsible for liver regeneration, being able to enter in cell cycle and to restore hepatic parenchyma. However, a stem cell compartment (so called "oval cells") is activated in response to injury when the proliferative capacity of the hepatocyte is altered. Recent studies suggest that at least a subpopulation of oval cells may originate from bone marrow-derived stem cells. Such observations can have an important impact both on theories concerning cell differentiation and on cell therapy in liver disease.

Translated title of the contributionHepatic stem cells
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalArgomenti di Gastroenterologia Clinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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