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Researchers find FGF21 boosts liver regenerative ability.


Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans, how human livers heal. The difference centres on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARα is far more active and efficient than the human form, allowing mice to quickly regenerate damaged livers. However, the research shows that protein fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21)

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