Authors: Wang, Su zhen
Wu, Benyan
Xu, Shiping
Yan, Li
Title: G-CSF mobilized PBMCs contribute to the liver function of cirrhotic rats
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: On the basis of the recently recognized potential of bone marrow stem cells to give rise to hepatocytes, we here investigated the role of G-CSF priming PBMCs played in the liver of cirrhotic rats. The animal model of liver cirrhosis was induced by injecting CCl4 in SD rats, and G-CSF was administered in hematopoietic stem cell mobilization doses. After the liver cirrhosis model was established, the female cirrhotic rats were divided into two groups. Group I only received G-CSF mobilization, group II received G-CSF mobilized PBMCs transplanted from the male cirrhotic rats. PKH26 staining and sex-determining region for the Y-chromosome gene were used to trace the transplanted cells. Liver function related factors were assayed under the animal automatic biochemistry analyzer, and the liver pathological changes were evaluated by HE staining. The comparative liver functions of the two groups were investigated by analysis of two sample t-tests. A P value of <0.05 was considered as significant in all analyses. Our results showed that the transplanted PBMCs could locate in the livers of the female rats. In addition, compared with the group I, rats in group II displayed significant liver improvement in serum ALB, ALT, AST and TBIL (p<0.05). However, the semi-quantitative classification of the liver pathological changes in both groups did not indicate a significant difference (p>0.05). The results indicated that mobilized PBMC transplant could contribute to liver function in cirrhotic livers, which might be an alternative therapy for liver cirrhosis.
Subject Headings: Granulocyte colony stimulating factor
Liver cirrhosis
Peripheral blood monocytes
Issue Date: 2010-07-26
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