Scarring Cells Revert To Inactive State As Liver Heals | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Scarring in the liver contributes to cirrhosis, which in it's most severe form leads to morbidity and even mortality. Currently only liver transplantation is a viable treatment for severe cirrhosis in the absence of effective medications to either halt and/or reverse this scarring process within the liver.

 

Hence research which investigates how such scarring may be prevented or reversed is of interest. Although this report is on research performed in mice, it does provide a glimmer of hope that by understanding the cellular processes within the liver, that ultimately effective drug therapy can be developed to prevent even further damaging scarring(or liver fibrosis), from occurring.