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Cholesterol as a mediator of hepatic injury in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Van Rooyen, Derrick Michael

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent. 20-30% of patients with NAFLD progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), characterised by steatosis, ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes, inflammation and fibrosis, but the cause(s) of this transition remains unclear. Foz/foz (Alms1 mutant) mice develop hyperphagia and obesity-related NAFLD. High fat (HF)-feeding induces NASH transition by 12 weeks, and fibrosis by 24 weeks. The aims of this research were to investigate...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150765

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