WHEN PROMETHEUS NEEDS A HAND – HOW HUMAN AMNION EPITHELIAL CELLS RESOLVE FIBROSIS AND REGENERATE THE LIVER

Grant number: 1064247 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Cirrhosis can progress to end stage disease for which transplantation provides the only hope for survival. Liver donors in Australia are scarce; the need for donor organs is increasing. Using stem cells to repair and regenerate damaged liver may provide an alternative to organ transplantation. We are studying placental stem cells that can decrease inflammation and increase progenitor cells to repair and regenerate liver. Our goal is to use these stem cells as treatment for human liver disease

University of Melbourne Researchers