Hepatic Cell News

Hepatic Cell News is an online resource covering the top research on hepatocytes and liver diseases.

Licochalcone D Ameliorates Lipid Metabolism in Hepatocytes by Modulating Lipogenesis and Autophagy

Researchers explored whether licochalcone D could regulate lipid accumulation in fatty liver cells. FL83B hepatocytes were incubated with oleic acid to establish a fatty...

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1.6M to Study Liver Repair

UAMS researcher and associate professor Mitch McGill has received a $1.64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the fundamental molecular...

Role of T Cells in Liver Metastasis

[Cell Death & Disease] Scientists detail the role of different subsets of T cells in liver metastasis (LM) and advances in the management of LM in order to identify potential therapeutic targets for patients with LM.

NAC1 Transcriptional Activation of LDHA Induces Hepatitis B Virus Immune Evasion Leading to Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Development

In vitro, researchers investigated the impact of nucleus accumbens associated 1 (NAC1) and LDHA on immune cell apoptosis and hepatitis B virus (HBV) immune...

Hepatocytes Differentiate Into Intestinal Epithelial Cells Through a Hybrid Epithelial/Mesenchymal Cell State in Culture

[Nature Communications] Investigators employed a culture system specifically established for hepatic progenitor cells to study hepatocyte dedifferentiation.

Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 as a Predictor of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus after Sustained Virological Response

[Scientific Reports] The authors validated the utility of serum LOXL2 levels as a predictive biomarker for the development of HCC in patients with hepatitis C virus infection who achieved a sustained virological response.

Modeling Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease in Humans Using Adipose Stromal or Stem Cell-Derived Organoids

[Cell Reports Methods] The authors used human adipose stromal/stem cells to construct hepatic organoids and treated them with ethanol to simulate alcohol-associated liver disease in vitro.

IL-17a Promotes Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Increasing FAP Expression in Hepatic Stellate Cells via Activation of the STAT3 Signaling Pathway

[Cell Death Discovery] In vivo and in vitro experiments were performed to verify the promoting effects of IL-17a administration, IL-17a overexpression, and FAP upregulation in HSCs on liver fibrosis and liver tumorigenesis.

The Effects of Gut Microbiome Manipulation on Glycemic Indices in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Comprehensive Umbrella Review

[Nutrition & Diabetes] A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Library until March 2023 for meta-analyses evaluating the effects of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on patients with NAFLD.

TREM2 Protects Against Inflammation by Regulating the Release of Mito-DAMPs From Hepatocytes During Liver Fibrosis

[Free Radical Biology And Medicine] Scientists demonstrated that TREM2 was upregulated in murine model with liver fibrosis. Mice lacking TREM2 exhibited reduced phagocytosis activity in macrophages following carbon tetrachloride intoxication.

‘Remarkable Interest’: Madrigal Touts Early Launch Progress for First MASH Drug Rezdiffra Despite VA Hurdle

[Fierce Biotech] With $1.1 billion cash on Madrigal Pharmaceuticals’ balance sheet, CEO Bill Sibold believes the company can “fully resource” the launch of Rezdiffra, the first FDA-approved therapy for fatty liver disease.

The Prognostic Significance and Potential Mechanism of DBF4 Zinc Finger in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

[Scientific Reports] The authors evaluated the impact of DBF4 on proliferation, migration, and invasion of HCC cells. RNA sequencing and KEGG pathway enrichment analysis were also conducted to identify potential pathways, which were further validated through WB experiments.

The publications featured in Hepatic Cell News are expertly selected by our in-house editorial team from high impact, peer-reviewed academic journals. We cover areas including the culturing and characterization of hepatocytes, liver stem cells, and the pathogenesis of conditions such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Additionally, we provide the latest updates on broader news, upcoming events, and job postings to keep the global liver research community connected!