Hepatocellular transporters and cholestasis

Pauli-Magnus, Christiane and Meier, Peter J.. (2005) Hepatocellular transporters and cholestasis. Journal of clinical gastroenterology, Vol. 39, H. 4, Suppl 2 , S.103-110.

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The secretion of bile is the result of active hepatocellular transport processes, most of which occur across the canalicular membrane of liver cells. Disturbance of the function and/or expression of these transporters leads to the intracellular accumulation of toxic bile acids, thereby promoting cholestatic liver cell injury. Genetically determined alterations of hepatobiliary transporter function are increasingly recognized as important risk factors for an individual's susceptibility to develop cholestasis. It has become evident that, besides the established pathogenic role of mutations in canalicular transporter genes in progressive and benign forms of familial intrahepatic cholestasis, genetics may also play an important role in acquired cholestatic syndromes, such as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy or drug-induced cholestasis. This overview summarizes the physiologic function and regulation of human hepatobiliary transport systems and discusses the impact of their genetic variations for the pathophysiology of different cholestatic syndromes.
Faculties and Departments:11 Rektorat und Verwaltung > Vizerektorat Forschung
UniBasel Contributors:Meier-Abt, Peter J.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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