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Title
Injury-dependent retention of intraportally administered mesenchymal stromal cells following partial hepatectomy of steatotic liver does not lead to improved liver recovery
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (BM-MSC) administration on liver function following partial hepatectomy (PHx) of methionine/choline-deficient (MCD) diet induced steatotic livers in rodents. Here we identified and validated serum cholinesterase (CHE) and triglyceride (TG) levels as non-invasive markers to longitudinally monitor rat liver function. Using in vivo bioluminescence imaging, retention of BM-MSC in the liver was observed following intraportal administration, but not after intravenous administration. Therefore, BM-MSC were intraportally delivered to investigate the effect on liver recovery and/or regeneration after PHx. However, despite recovery to normal body weight, liver weight and NAS score, both serum CHE and TG levels of non-treated and cell-treated rats with PHx after MCD diet remained significantly lower as compared to those of control rats. Importantly, serum CHE levels, but not TG levels, of cell-treated rats remained significantly lower as compared to those of non-treated rats, thereby warranting that certain caution should be considered for future clinical application of IP BM-MSC administration in order to promote liver regeneration and/or function.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2013
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
8:7(2013), p. 1-13
Article Reference
e69092
ISI
000324146200056
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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