Nicotinamide induces apoptosis and reduces collagen I and pro-inflammatory cytokines expression in rat hepatic stellate cells.

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OBJECTIVE Nicotinamide has been shown to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in a variety of cells. Moreover, nicotinamide treatment attenuates collagen accumulation and fibrogenesis in the bleomycin model of lung fibrosis. We hypothesized that nicotinamide may be useful as an antifibrotic agent in liver fibrosis and we investigated the in vitro… (More)

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