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Central Role Of Mitochondrial Injury In The Pathogenesis Of Acute Pancreatitis.
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PMID:  23167280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease with no specific treatment. One of the main reasons behind the lack of specific therapy is that the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis is poorly understood. During the development of acute pancreatitis, the disease-inducing factors can damage both cell types of the exocrine pancreas, namely the acinar and ductal cells. Since damage of either of the cell types can contribute to the inflammation, it is crucial to find common intracellular mechanisms which can be targeted by pharmacological therapies. Despite the many differences, recent studies revealed that the most common factors that induce pancreatitis cause mitochondrial damage with the consequent breakdown of bioenergetics i.e. ATP depletion in both cell types. In this review we summarize our knowledge of mitochondrial function and damage within both pancreatic acinar and ductal cells. We also suggest that colloidal ATP delivery systems for pancreatic energy supply may be able to protect acinar and ductal cells from cellular damage in the early phase of the disease. An effective energy delivery system combined with the prevention of further mitochondrial damage may, for the first time, open up the possibility of pharmacological therapy for acute pancreatitis, leading to reduced disease severity and mortality. © 2012 The Authors Acta Physiologica © 2012 Scandinavian Physiological Society.
József Maléth; Zoltán Rakonczay; Viktória Venglovecz; Nick J Dolman; Péter Hegyi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
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Title:  Acta physiologica (Oxford, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-1716     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Physiol (Oxf)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101262545     Medline TA:  Acta Physiol (Oxf)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Acta Physiologica © 2012 Scandinavian Physiological Society.
First Department of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.
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