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Liver Disease Research: Mayo Clinic researchers identify how fat stores in the liver provide an energy source during fasting

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(SOURCE: Mayo Clinic) – In a recent Science Advances article, Mayo Clinic researchers show how hungry human liver cells find energy. This study, done in rat and human liver cells, reports on the role of a small regulatory protein that acts like a beacon to help cells locate lipids and provides new information to support the development […]

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Liver Disease Research: Study finds new pathway for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA) – Researchers* from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Metabolon Inc. Research Triangle Park have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may […]

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Unlocking a liver receptor puzzle

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(SOURCE: EMORY HEALTH SCIENCES) – Imagine a key that opens a pin tumbler lock.  A very similar key can also fit into the lock, but upside down in comparison to the first key. Biochemist Eric Ortlund and colleagues have obtained analogous results in their study of how potential diabetes drugs interact with their target, the protein […]