How Do Lampreys Avoid Cholestasis After Bile Duct Degeneration ?

  title={How Do Lampreys Avoid Cholestasis After Bile Duct Degeneration ?},
  author={Mayako Morii and Yoshihiro Mezaki and Kiwamu Yoshikawa and Mitsutaka Miura and Katsuyuki Imai and Taku Hebiguchi and Ryo Watanabe and Yoshihiro Asanuma and H. Yoshino and Haruki Senoo},
Biliary atresia (BA) is the most common cause of cholestasis during infancy for which an etiology remains undetermined. Patients require hepatic portoenterostomy within the first 2-3 months of life in order to restore bile flow from the liver into the intestinal tract. Even with successful surgery, in most patients the disease advances to end-stage cirrhosis due to the progressive destruction of bile ducts, and requires liver transplantation in order for long term survival to be viable (Mack… CONTINUE READING


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