Liver

Researcher discover role of protein CPEB4 in development of fatty liver

The scientists at IRB Barcelona discovered the role of a protein CPEB4 in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver). This condition generally leads to chronic inflammation, which can trigger fibrosis, cirrhosis and ultimately liver cancer. This study paves the way to examine therapeutic strategies to fight and prevent this disease. The results of the …

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New approach to treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Metabolon Inc. Research Triangle Park has discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis …

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Understaning Pathogenesis of Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis to Liver

Adapted from press release by Technical University of Munich (TUM) Pancreatic cancer is an exceptionally aggressive type of cancer. Frequently, metastases already start to grow in other organs, particularly often in the liver, before the original tumor was even detected. Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now discovered a molecular mechanism, which …

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