In the study, it was revealed that in the liver, which was divided into 3 separate regions, the hepatocyte cells that provide regeneration were located in the second region between the first and third regions.
With this study, the experts also put an end to the ongoing debate in recent years regarding whether all or some of the hepatocytes, the main cell type in the liver, cause the regeneration of the organ.
In previous studies on the cell structure of the liver, it could not be determined which cells in the liver regenerate due to the lack of indicators that distinguish the functions of the hepatocyte species.
The experts tagged some genes activated in the liver with the study in question and used these genes as an indicator to identify different types of hepatocytes and their functions.
The data in question is expected to help treat many diseases such as liver cancer.