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Bile ducts regenerated

The development of a protocol for isolating and expanding the cell population that lines bile ducts has enabled the in vitro generation of bioengineered ducts. These can replace native bile ducts when transplanted into mice.

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Figure 1: A protocol for producing extrahepatic bile ducts.

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Zhang, L., Hui, L. Bile ducts regenerated. Nature 547, 171–172 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/547171a

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