Category Archives: cholestasis

Controlling mitochondria cell-division reduces liver cell death in cholestasis.

The power plants that fuel liver cells rapidly splinter when exposed to bile salts that aid digestion, prompting cell death, but blocking this excessive fission appears to protect the liver, researchers from the Georgia Regents University report.  Hepatitis, steroids, birth control pills, alcohol, cancer, even gallstones can interfere with bile secretion, causing the fluid, which is made by the liver

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