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Current Molecular Medicine


ISSN (Print): 1566-5240
ISSN (Online): 1875-5666

Review Article

Pathophysiological Role of Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 6 in Negative Regulation of Hepatic Apoptosis: A Novel Hypothesis

Author(s): K. Wang

Volume 15, Issue 5, 2015

Page: [412 - 417] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1566524015666150630124142

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Apoptosis is a prominent characteristic in the pathogenesis of liver disease. The molecular mechanism of hepatic apoptosis is not well understood. Liver injury induces a downregulation of hepatocyte nuclear factor 6 (HNF6) that is negatively correlated with the degree of apoptosis. However, an enhancement of HNF6 can relieve hepatic apoptosis and impede the progression of liver disease. HNF6 has distinct mechanisms to modulate hepatic apoptosis. Pathophysiological role of HNF6 may be apoptosis-resistant and liver-protective during different types of liver injury. The enhancing modality of HNF6 is a novel therapeutic intervention for liver disease.

Keywords: Hepatic apoptosis, HNF6, liver injury, nuclear factor.

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