Effects of ASCs and the ASC-secretome on liver function and regeneration-related growth factors and genes. The liver functions of ALP, ALT and AST are shown in a. The angiogenesis-related factors ANG-1, ANG-2 and VEGF are shown in b. The liver regeneration-related genes HGF, Cyclin D1 and TGF-β are shown in c. The data are expressed as the mean ± SD. ∗p < 0.05, ∗∗p < 0.01, versus the saline group. #p < 0.05, ##p < 0.01, versus the DMEM group.