Liver Progenitor Cells Grown from Adult Stem Cells

Liver Progenitor Cells Grown from Adult Stem Cells

Submitted by Jing Shan, Robert Schwartz and Sangeeta Bhatia of the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at the Koch Institute

Koch Institute at MIT, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science

Jing Shan, Robert Schwartz, Sangeeta Bhatia
Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, Koch Institute
Fluorescence Micrograph

"This image depicts clusters of human liver progenitor cells (iHeps) that have been generated in the laboratory by differentiating adult-derived human pluripotent cells (iPS cells). Liver cell proteins stained in green and red allow us to visualize the mature hepatocyte identity of the differentiated cells.  The larger goal of this project (and others in the lab) is to establish a renewable source of functional human hepatocytes for liver research and clinical therapies."

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