Is apoptosis involved in alcoholic hepatitis?

  title={Is apoptosis involved in alcoholic hepatitis?},
  author={Hiromu Kawahara and Yoshio Matsuda and Shujiro Takase},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement},
  volume={29 1},
Apoptosis is a type of cell death which is clearly distinguishable from necrosis in its morphological and biochemical features. To clarify the role of apoptosis in alcoholic liver injury, we investigated the expression of apoptosis-related Lewis(Le)(y) antigen by immunohistochemistry in liver samples from patients suffering from alcoholic liver disease. Liver biopsy samples were taken from 20 patients who drank more than 80 g of ethanol per day on average. Indirect immunohistochemical staining… CONTINUE READING


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