Hepatic Fibrosis:  Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Emerging Therapies, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416063155

Hepatic Fibrosis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Emerging Therapies, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease, Volume 12-4

1st Edition

Authors: Scott Friedman
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416063155
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 28th November 2008
Page Count: 240
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Hepatic fibrosis is the final common pathway for a multitude of liver injuries. Viral-, immune-, or toxin-mediated liver injuries all result in expansion of the extracellular matrix with distortion of hepatic architecture and development of cirrhosis. Originally thought of as a one-way street, hepatic fibrosis now is recognized as a dynamic process with the potential for significant resolution. Authors in this issue address the genetic determinants of fibrosis, oxidant stress, cellular contractility and vasoregulation, as well as relationships between stellate cell activation, progenitor cells and hepatic regeneration. Current and future antifibrotic therapies are also discussed.


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No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781416063155

About the Authors

Scott Friedman Author