Fibrosis in Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease

@inproceedings{PenzOesterreicher2011FibrosisIA,
  title={Fibrosis in Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease},
  author={Melitta Penz-Oesterreicher and Christoph H. {\"O}sterreicher and Michael H Trauner},
  booktitle={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2011}
}
Autoimmune and cholestatic liver disease account for a significant part of end-stage liver disease and are leading indications for liver transplantation. Especially cholestatic liver diseases (primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis) appear to be different from other chronic liver diseases with regards to pathogenesis. Portal fibroblasts located in the connective tissue surrounding bile ducts appear to be different from hepatic stellate cells with regards to expression of… CONTINUE READING
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