St. Louis, July 10, 2001 — Small fatty molecules called prostaglandins promote liver regrowth after injury, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "When we blocked prostaglandin synthesis, we found that the liver’s regenerative response was significantly impaired in a mouse model system," says David A. Rudnick, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s first author and an instructor in pediatrics. "This finding brings scientists one step closer to understanding liver disease and developing potential treatments."
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