Liver Cell Transplantations Stabilized by Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cells were shown to release factors to aid in hepatocyte regeneration.

Researchers at King’s County Hospital, London, have found that co-culturing hepatocytes [liver cells] with human mesenchymal stem cells [The same type found in Dental Stem Cells] improves hepatocyte survival and function.  They found that in the presence of hepatocytes, the MSCs produced pro-survival factors, which supported the growth of the hepatocyte culture. Continue reading