Peritoneal cavity model will help the study of fibrosis

Researchers have devised a model peritoneum that allows them to study the impact of PD on the cells. The model has a mesothelial layer, an endothelial layer, and a collagen membrane chamber. When used for simulated PD, various solutions had different effects on the cells—but reduced nitric oxide production seems to be a mechanism for fibrosis. This new tool may lead to new ways to prevent and treat peritoneal fibrosis.

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