Computational modelling of Hedgehog signalling in liver regeneration

Organ regeneration is a very complex process that includes not only the reconstruction of organ mass but also the reorganisation of homeostatic capabilities. This especially applies for the liver, which performs a variety of metabolic functions. In the last decade, morphogenic pathways such as the Wnt/β-Catenin and Hedgehog signalling pathways have been revealed to orchestrate liver regeneration as well as metabolism. Mathematical models have been successfully applied to liver regeneration, but these have not integrated the Hedgehog signalling pathway. In this review it is tried to compile features of Hh signalling in liver regeneration which can be integrated into liver regeneration modeling.

Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models
Madlen Matz-Soja
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Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models