Thesis / Dissertation

Mitochondrial Stress and Metabolic Dysfunction in the Liver: A Role for The Unfolded Protein Response

Viktoria Ntouma, Sofianos Andrikopoulos (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Liver dysfunction and fat accumulation in liver correlates with metabolic syndrome, also increases the risk of development of type 2 diabetes, advanced liver disease and several other complications. There are no simple or widely effective medical solutions to these conditions and further studies are required for clarification of mechanisms involved. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, responsible for cellular energy production and help maintain the cellular environment through complex procedures. Thus, it is fundamental for the mitochondria to function properly. Mitochondrial dysfunction is known to be associated with metabolic diseases including NASH and Type 2 diabetes where it h..

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