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Tweaking liver progenitor cells

Liver regeneration can occur by proliferation of two different cell types, but generally only one at a time is fully turned on. A factor that may specifically activate one of these cell types now comes to light.

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Figure 1: TWEAK stimulates oval-cell proliferation.

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Fausto, N. Tweaking liver progenitor cells. Nat Med 11, 1053–1054 (2005).

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