UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

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Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Immunopathology


Immune and inflammatory pathways have a central role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Both the innate and adaptive immune systems contribute to the development of NAFLD. Pathogen-associated molecular patterns and danger-associated molecular patterns are known to activate a variety of pattern-recognition receptors that result in inflammation. The key features of the immune system and inflammatory pathways in the development of NAFLD are discussed in this review.

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DOI of Published Version



Hepatol Int. 2013 Aug 30;7(Suppl 2):771-781. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Hepatology international

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