21 Nov Stem Cells and Chronic Liver Disorders
Chronic liver disorders (CLDs) affect millions worldwide. When a full transplant is not an option, regenerative medicine may benefit patients who suffer from liver disorders.
Several factors contribute to chronic liver disorders. Alcoholism can lead to fatty liver disease; a type of CLD. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is also widespread. Virus-mediated hepatitis affects millions throughout the world.
So far, these disorders have been treated with a complete liver transplant. A lack of suitable donors along with the high costs of the procedure has made this an impractical option.
Stem cell transplants for advanced-stage liver disorders have shown self–regeneration of the liver with transplanted cells, damage repair and generation of new liver cells.
Stem cells can be used in various ways in the treatment of liver disorders –
- Hepatocyte Transplantation
Transplanting new hepatocytes (the main liver cells) into patients involves the use of fresh cells, or cells that have been cryo-stored.
- Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), derived from bone marrow, amniotic fluid, or the umbilical cord have the potential to transform into hepatocyte-like cells.
- Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells
Bone marrow-derived stem cells fuse with mature liver cells, and stimulate cell regeneration.
- Mesenchymal Stem Cells
MSCs exist in the bone marrow and adipose / fat tissue. These cells have proven to be most effective in providing symptomatic relief for patients with liver cirrhosis.
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