Navigation Links
Chinese Scientists Develop Database on the Liver
Date:11/13/2009

Information on proteins could help guide treatments for hepatitis and more

FRIDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese scientists report that they have created an extensive database about proteins produced by genes in the human liver, an endeavor they say could become the foundation for new treatments for liver disease.

To develop the database, reportedly the largest of its kind for any organ, the researchers examined 10 liver-tissue samples from volunteers and identified 6,788 proteins, half of which had never before been encountered. One unexplained discovery, they said, was that many seem to be connected to diseases of the nervous system.

The researchers said that though the liver has many crucial functions, including the production of enzymes and hormones, the workings of its proteins are not well understood.

Cirrhosis and chronic liver disease kill an estimated 27,000 people a year in the United States, and hepatitis kills thousands more, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A report on the database has been published online in the Journal of Proteome Research.

More information

The American Liver Foundation has more on liver disease.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Chemical Society, news release, Nov. 12, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. People who believe their homes or buildings contain Chinese drywall should immediately contact an attorney, says Chinese Drywall Attorney Alliance
2. Winner Medicals Subsidiary Won Contribution in Chinese Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Industry Award
3. New Professional Network Brings Chinese Scientists and Researchers into International Community
4. College Clinic Offers Traditional Chinese Medical Services to Public
5. Sinovac Obtains Second Order of H1N1 Vaccine from Chinese Central Government
6. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Continue to Grow in Popularity Due to Focus on Natural Health
7. Evaluation of standard liver volume formula for Chinese adults
8. Chinese Devil Dung Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
9. RainEarth (RNER) Complies with Chinese Medical Service Reforms to Provide Better and Cheaper Blood Dialysis
10. Proven Solution for Chinese Drywall is Now Available
11. Chinese women join global breast cancer trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, ... journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) ... held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, ... dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Southern Illinois University School ... for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s Mission of Mercy (MOM). They ... Center in Collinsville. , They expect to treat approximately 2,000 patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... An article ... a possible link between head and neck cancer in individuals with unhealthy oral hygiene ... were evaluated based on whether they had gum disease, brushed their teeth on a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Leading BioSciences Inc., a ... conditions resulting from a breakdown of the mucosal ... Greg Doyle as chief executive officer. Mr. ... management team and board of directors, previously served ... He will provide continued leadership and strategic direction ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: