Serial changes of serum growth factor levels and liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in healthy humans

Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yasuhiro Miyake, Yuzo Umeda, Hiroshi Matsushita, Hiroaki Matsuda, Akinobu Takaki, Hiroshi Sadamori, Kazuhiro Nouso, Takahito Yagi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Kazuhide Yamamoto

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the associations of the serial changes of serum levels of various growth factors with liver regeneration after hepatectomy in healthy liver donors. Sixteen healthy liver donors who underwent conventional liver resection were included. Serum levels of various growth factors before hepatectomy and on postoperative day (POD) 1, 3, 5 and 7 were measured. Liver volume data calculated by multi-detector computed tomography using workstation. The ratio of remnant liver volume on POD 0 to liver volume before the operation was 51% ± 20%. The ratio of liver volume on POD 14 to liver volume on POD 0 were inversely correlated with remnant liver volume on POD 0 (r = -0.91). The ratio of liver volume on POD 14 to liver volume on POD 0 were significantly correlated with serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) levels on POD 1 (r = 0.54), serum leptin levels on POD 1 (r = 0.54), and serum macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) levels on POD 5 (r = 0.76) and POD 7 (r = 0.80). These results suggest that early-phase elevation of serum levels of HGF, leptin and M-CSF may be associated with the acceleration of liver regeneration after hepatectomy in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20877-20889
Number of pages13
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2013

Keywords

  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepatocyte growth factor
  • Human
  • Leptin
  • Liver regeneration
  • Macrophage colony-stimulating factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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