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Nuclear bile acid receptor FXR in the hepatic regeneration.
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PMID:  21167938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The liver can fully regenerate itself by a compensatory regrowth in response to partial hepatectomy or injury. This process consists of a variety of well-orchestrated phases and is mediated by many signals. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. Bile acids are FXR physiological ligands. As a metabolic regulator, FXR plays key roles in regulating metabolism of bile acids, lipids and glucose. Recently, bile acid/FXR signaling pathway is shown to be required for normal liver regeneration. Furthermore, FXR promotes liver repair after injury and activation of FXR is able to alleviate age-related defective liver regeneration. These novel findings suggest that FXR-mediated bile acid signaling is an integrated component of normal liver regeneration machinery, and also highlight the potential use of FXR ligands to promote liver regeneration after segmental liver transplantation or resection of liver tumors. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Translating nuclear receptors from health to disease.
Wei-Dong Chen; Yan-Dong Wang; Zhipeng Meng; Lisheng Zhang; Wendong Huang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochimica et biophysica acta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0006-3002     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0217513     Medline TA:  Biochim Biophys Acta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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