Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Human Liver Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2014
Dr. Johannes Haybaeck
Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: molecular pathology; neuropathology; hepatopathology; tumor animal models
Many different liver diseases are known until now. Besides virus induced and autoimmune hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), storage diseases like Wilson’s disease and hematochromatosis as well as acute and chronic liver failure are the most prominent amongst them.
NAFLD which includes steatohepatitis and steatosis, in particular non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which should be separated from alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) is a rising health problem world-wide. Development of steatosis, liver fibrosis and cirrhosis often progresses towards hepatocellular carcinogenesis, and frequently consequents into the indication of liver transplantation which underlines the clinical significance of this disease complex.
Wilson’s disease which is a morbidly heightened copper accumulation and hematochromatosis showing an aggregation of iron lead also both to cirrhosis. Whereas acute liver failure originates from multiple reasons in a short time, for chronic liver failure a HBV, HCV or excessive alcohol intake is preceded for a long time span.
In this issue an overview about the currently available knowledge and recent findings regarding the development, progression, molecular pathways and mechanisms of these diseases is given.
Dr. Johannes Haybaeck
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- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) Wilson’s disease
- viral hepatitis
- autoimmune hepatitis
- hepatocellular carcinoma
- signaling pathways
- molecular mechanisms
Article: Serial Changes of Serum Growth Factor Levels and Liver Regeneration after Partial Hepatectomy in Healthy Humans
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20877-20889; doi:10.3390/ijms141020877
Received: 28 August 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 October 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2278 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 21873-21886; doi:10.3390/ijms141121873
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 17 October 2013 / Accepted: 23 October 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2196 KB)
Article: Smad3 Deficiency Ameliorates Hepatic Fibrogenesis through the Expression of Senescence Marker Protein-30, an Antioxidant-Related Protein
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(12), 23700-23710; doi:10.3390/ijms141223700
Received: 11 September 2013; in revised form: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1643 KB) | Supplementary Files
Last update: 6 August 2013