Simvastatin ameliorates sinusoidal microcirculatory phenotype, fibrosis and portal hypertension in aged cirrhotic rats

Raquel Maeso Díaz


Raquel Maeso Díaz is a bachelor's degree graduate student in Biomedical sciences at the University of Barcelona. After graduating, she coursed a Master in translational medicine, also at the University of Barcelona. Nowadays, she is a second year PhD student in the Liver Vascular Biology Research Group at IDIBAPS, Barcelona.


Introduction: We have recently demonstrated that, due to an aggravation in the phenotype of sinusoidal cells, aged cirrhotic rats exhibit global exacerbation of cirrhosis compared to young animals. Although the mean age of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Raquel Maeso Díaz (IDIBAPS-)
  2. Martí Ortega-Ribera (IDIBAPS-)
  3. Anabel Fernandez (IDIBAPS-)
  4. Leticia Muñoz (Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal)
  5. Sergi Vila (IDIBAPS-)
  6. Agustín Albillos (Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal)
  7. Joan Carles Garcia Pagán (IDIBAPS-)
  8. Jaume Bosch (IDIBAPS-)
  9. Jordi Gracia-Sancho (IDIBAPS-)

Topic Area

Liver sinusoidal liver cells in liver disease


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