Neonatal livers better source for hepatocytes than adult livers

The source of liver cells for transplantation is primarily from adult livers found unsuitable for organ transplantation. Neonatal livers are an alternative source because they are too small for organ transplantation, yet have good quality cells. A high-yield preparation of viable liver cells, isolated for transplantation from frozen, banked 1- to 23-day-old neonatal livers, were assessed for quality and function and found to have better thawing recovery than hepatocytes from adult livers.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/ctc…



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