Chapter 1. Liver Stem Cells in Persistent Viral Infection, Liver Regeneration and Cancer

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Stuart Forbes and
  2. Malcolm Alison

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch1

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Forbes, S. and Alison, M. (2005) Liver Stem Cells in Persistent Viral Infection, Liver Regeneration and Cancer, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • liver stem cells;
  • liver regeneration;
  • central nervous system (CNS);
  • adult stem cell plasticity;
  • metaplasia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stem cells: definitions and properties

  • Liver stem cells: hepatocytes

  • Liver stem cells: oval cells

  • Liver stem cells: bone marrow cells

  • Stem cells and cancer

  • Conclusions