Rongyu Shi

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Autophagy plays important roles in self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells. Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) are thought to have the ability of self-renewal as well as possess a bipotential capacity, which allows them to differentiate into both hepatocytes and bile ductular cells. However, how autophagy contributes to self-renewal and differentiation(More)
Babao Dan (BBD), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used as a complementary and alternative medicine to treat chronic liver diseases. In this study, we aimed to observe the protective effect of BBD on rat hepatic fibrosis induced by diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and explore it possible mechanism. BBD was administrated while DEN was given. After(More)
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