Mechanisms underlying growth, lineage commitment and differentiation of liver progenitor cells [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Also known as: How do liver stem cells grow and develop into functional liver cells?

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Researchers: Prof George Yeoh (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Belinda Knight Prof John Olynyk Prof Lawrence Abraham

Brief description Liver disease is a serious health problem. Viral hepatitis, obesity and alcohol can result in end-stage liver disease. Organ transplant is the only treatment available. A widening gap between organ donations and recipients mandates alternative treatments are developed. Cell transplantation and artificial liver devices are alternatives which can use liver progenitor cells. We will investigate how factors grow and convert them into liver cells for treating liver disease patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 535,333.35

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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