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Bile Acid-Mediated Integration of Metabolism and Liver Disease: A Research Workshop

June 8, 2012 Location Contacts
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Event Details

Meeting Objectives

Bile acids are arguably the perfect nutritional/metabolic integrator amphipathic cholesterol-derived molecules that solubilize diet-derived lipids in the intestine and signal through membrane and nuclear receptors to regulate whole body energy metabolism, intracellular signaling, and nuclear function. In various disease states, circulating bile acids drive normal and pathological processes in multiple organs both within and without enterohepatic tissues. This Workshop is designed to explore opportunities to define how drugs based on bile acid structure and activity can be utilized best to promote health. Disease targets include cholestasis, viral and autoimmune hepatitis, obesity/NASH, diabetes, and metabolism.

Planning Committee

  • Saul Karpen
  • James Boyer
  • Keith Lindor
  • David Moore
  • Fred Suchy
  • Edward Doo
  • Jay Hoofnagle