Tumor necrosis factor--alpha gene promoter polymorphisms in Chinese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases.

@article{Hu2009TumorNF,
  title={Tumor necrosis factor--alpha gene promoter polymorphisms in Chinese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases.},
  author={Zhong-wei Hu and Hong-Bin Luo and Ying-Min Xu and Jia-Wei Guo and Xi-long Deng and Yu-wei Tong and Xiaoping Tang},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={215-21}
}
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) encompasses a histopathological spectrum of clinical conditions such as simple fatty liver (steatosis), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and a variant that has degrees of fibrosis. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alphalpha) is considered essential for NAFLD. Therefore, we investigated the correlation… CONTINUE READING