Clinical Application of Pluripotent Stem Cells: An Alternative Cell-Based Therapy for Treating Liver Diseases?

@article{Tolosa2016ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical Application of Pluripotent Stem Cells: An Alternative Cell-Based Therapy for Treating Liver Diseases?},
  author={Laia Tolosa and E. Pareja and M. Jos{\'e} G{\'o}mez-lech{\'o}n},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={2548-2557}
}
The worldwide shortage of donor livers for organ and hepatocyte transplantation has prompted the search for alternative therapies for intractable liver diseases. Cell-based therapy is envisaged as a useful therapeutic option to recover and stabilize the lost metabolic function for acute liver failure, end-stage and congenital liver diseases, or for those patients who are not considered eligible for organ transplantation. In recent years, research to identify alternative and reliable cell… CONTINUE READING
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