Ju-Seop Kang

Hanyang University Korea, South

Prof. Ju-Seop Kang received his medical degree from Hanyang University College of Medicine, South Korea. He is currently a professor and director of the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology at the same university. He is also on the committee for the Department of Research Integrity at Hanyang University and a member of the appraisal committee of the Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. He has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 10 book chapters. He is a reviewer for five international journals and on the editorial board of several others.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis that develops in the absence of competing for liver disease etiologies such as alcohol consumption, monogenic hereditary conditions, or iatrogenic causes. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is multifactorial and its understanding is still incomplete. Although knowledge of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying disease development and progression has grown significantly in recent years, the exact contribution of environmental and genetic factors as well as that of extrahepatic and intrahepatic events in determining the disease phenotype remains ill defined. This book discusses topics highly correlated with NAFLD such as the regulation of iron metabolism, the role of the enzyme heparanase in liver steatosis, transcriptional regulation by ERR and its role in pathogenesis, hepatic lipid homeostasis, therapeutic approaches to NAFLD, and pathogenesis and significance of HDL as a molecular modifier in NAFLD.

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