Spotlight on Liver Fibrosis Treatment with mRNA-based Drugs
mRNA-based therapeutics have been boosted by the success of Covid-19 vaccines but have not been evaluated for many other studies including liver fibrosis. In this study the authors evaluate HNF4A expression as a potential treatment for liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.
Spotlight on Kidney Fibrosis
A recent Nature paper used single cell transcriptomic analysis to investigate scar-forming cells and therapeutic gene targets in kidney fibrosis
Spotlight on Liver Zonation and Immune Defence
A recent paper demonstrated that liver sinusoidal endothelial cells organize immune cells into anatomical immune zones by forming chemokine gradients
Fibrosis and COVID-19
Researchers have identified a unique COVID-19 signature in the lung, the mechanisms of which are contributors towards fibrosis.