Kwi-Hoon Jang

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Keratins are a subgroup of intermediate filaments expressed in the epithelia. Keratins emerged as important tissue-protecting genes and keratin variants cause/predispose to development of more than 50 human disorders. Our review focuses on the importance of keratins in context of liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS K8/K18 variants are found(More)
Keratin 8 and 18 (K8/K18) are major intermediate filament proteins of liver hepatocytes. They provide mechanical and nonmechanical stability, thereby protecting cells from stress. Hence, K8-null mice are highly sensitive to Fas-mediated liver cell apoptosis. However, the role of c-Flip protein in K8-null related susceptibility to liver injury is(More)
Keratin 8 and 18 (K8/K18) are major intermediate filament proteins of liver hepatocytes. They provide mechanical and nonmechanical stability, thereby protecting cells from stress. Hence, K8-null mice are highly sensitive to Fas-mediated liver cell apoptosis. However, the role of c-Flip protein in K8null related susceptibility to liver injury is(More)
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