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Title

Intrahepatic Upregulation of MRTF-A Signaling Contributes to Increased Hepatic Vascular Resistance in Cirrhotic Rats With Portal Hypertension

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Department

Physiology

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension in cirrhosis is mediated, in part, by increased intrahepatic resistance, reflecting massive structural changes associated with fibrosis and intrahepatic vasoconstriction. Activation of the Rho/MRTF/SRF signaling pathway is essential for the cellular regulatory network of fibrogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate MRTF-A-mediated regulation of intrahepatic fibrogenesis in cirrhotic rats.

METHODS: Portal hypertension was induced in rats via an injection of CCl

RESULTS: Upregulation of MRTF-A protein expression in the livers of rats with CCl

CONCLUSION: Increased intrahepatic resistance in rats with CCl

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Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, 41 (3), 303-310. The original material can be found here.

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