International Journal of Hepatology

Liver Regeneration: Mechanism and Innovative Strategies

Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

1Department of Surgery, Heinrich Heine University, Moorenstraße 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

2MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, SCRM Edinburgh, Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, UK

3Liver Center, BIDMC, 330 Brookline Avenue, E/CLS 612, Boston, MA 02215, USA

4Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 257 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5148, USA

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Liver Regeneration: Mechanism and Innovative Strategies

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.


The fact that liver regeneration does occur is well established since ancient times. The need to understand this process, however, is currently becoming more important in treating liver diseases or in rendering major liver resections safer. The basic understanding of liver regeneration has lead to innovative therapeutic strategies, although many details of regeneration are not fully understood. Consequently, the majority of therapies that initiate liver regeneration are so far limited to animal models with very few clinical applications. Novel tools to enhance liver regeneration and liver regrowth, or to understand liver regeneration in specific situations, will ultimately provide better care for a vast diversity of patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the discussion and continue efforts to understand clinical liver regeneration as well as the underlying molecular, genetic, or cellular pathology.

We are interested in original and review articles that highlight current hot topics in liver regeneration. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent findings to understand the molecular, cellular, and genetic basics of liver regeneration
  • Advances in animal models
  • Understanding and simulating liver regeneration
  • Novel technologies to improve liver repair
  • Innovative strategies to augment liver volume before and after surgery
  • Identifying markers used to evaluate liver regeneration
  • Modifiers of liver regeneration

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

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