In cirrhosis of the liver, scar tissue replaces healthy tissue, causing the liver to malfunction. The condition was once thought to be irreversible, but stem cell therapy changes the fate of the condition as it does in many other degenerative diseases.
You can click over here to check several studies in the field that have shown that the use of stem cells to treat liver cirrhosis can be effective and even safe, but research is still needed to prove the full safety and effectiveness of stem cell therapy for the treatment of liver cirrhosis.
Hepatocyte cells in the affected liver still have regenerative abilities, but the difference between fibrosis and regeneration causes biochemical damage to the liver.
At this stage the question arises whether increasing the number of hepatocytes can only benefit the patient and whether this can overcome the problem of abundance of fibrous tissue. The theory of stem cell therapy that researchers are working on is to make a part of the work by implanting stem cells that can restore liver function.
They are obtained from bone marrow and can be obtained from cord blood or cytokine-mobilized cord blood. While such stem cells are believed to be restricted to cell lines in the hematopoietic system, the positive results obtained with these cells make them the preferred choice for the treatment of liver cirrhosis.