Mature Liver Cells Transition into Stem Cell-Like State (image) Harvard University Share Print E-Mail Caption When the Hippo pathway is inactivated, mature liver cells revert back to a stem cell-like state. Picture shows a group of cells transitioning from a mature cell type (green) to a stem cell type (red). White cells are the cells where Hippo is being inactivated. Credit Dean Yimlamai/Boston Children's Hospital Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.