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Hepatotoxicity: Molecular Mechanisms and Pathophysiology

Submission deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Rolf Teschke
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Klinikum Hanau, Teaching Hospital of the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Interests: Alcoholic liver disease; Alcoholic liver injury; Alcohol metabolism; Microsomal ethanol-oxidizing system; Drug induced liver injury; Herb induced liver injury; Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Herbal products; Causality assessment; Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Method (RUCAM)
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Humans may be exposed to a variety of chemicals that are potentially toxic to the liver, either in their original form or following metabolic activation to toxic intermediates by liver enzymes. These enzymes are mostly confined to the endoplasmic reticulum, corresponding to the microsomal fraction. The uptake of these toxins commonly occurs via the gastrointestinal tract after oral ingestion, but sometimes also via the lungs after inhalation of industrial chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride. Well-established chemical toxins and toxic products include ethanol, chemicals contained in conventional drugs, phytochemicals from herbal medicines including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine, and plants including fungi. Still under discussion are hepatotoxins from herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, halogenated hydrocarbons, industrial and household solvents, heavy metals, and specifically aflatoxins and unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Typical dose-dependent chemicals are ethanol, halogenated hydrocarbons and acetaminophen, whereas most conventional drugs and herbal medicinal products carry an unpredictable, low independent risk of liver injury. The aim of this Special Issue is to shed more light on the pathomechanistic aspects of liver injury at the molecular level caused by several potential toxins. Authors working in this area are encouraged to submit their research to this Special Issue.

Prof. Rolf Teschke

Guest Editor

Liver injury
Alcoholic liver injury
Drug induced liver injury (DILI)
Herb induced liver injury (HILI)
Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Method (RUCAM)
Plants including fungi
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
Ayurveda medicine
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids
Heavy metals
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