The discovery of expression quantitative trait loci ("eQTLs") can help to unravel genetic contributions to complex traits. We identified genetic determinants of human liver gene expression variation using two independent collections of primary tissue profiled with Agilent (n = 206) and Illumina (n = 60) expression arrays and Illumina SNP genotyping (550K),… (More)
Advances in the technology of human cell and tissue culture and the increasing availability of human tissue for laboratory studies have led to the increased use of in vitro human tissue models in toxicology and pharmacodynamics studies and in quantitative modeling of metabolism, pharmacokinetic behavior, and transport. In recognition of the potential… (More)
BACKGROUND Fulminant hepatic necrosis ("halothane hepatitis") is an unusual and often fatal complication of halothane anaesthesia. It is mediated by immune sensitisation in susceptible individuals to trifluoroacetylated liver protein neoantigens, formed by oxidative halothane metabolism. The seminal event in halothane hepatitis is hepatic metabolism, yet… (More)
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