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Liver cell function
Dr. Wu's Liver diseases
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by Jau-Shin WU, M.D., Ph.D.

(Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Updated May 14, 2009)


Liver cell function

(Key words: Carbohydrate mertabolism, Lipid metabolism, Protein metabolism, coagulation factor, rapid turnover protein, Dye excretion test, Bilirubin metabolism)

A) Carbohydrate mertabolism (Metabolic homeostasis)

B) Lipid metabolism (Metabolic homeostasis)

C) Protein metabolism (Metabolic homeostasis)

  1. Albumin (synthesis)
  2. Serum protein electrophoresis (R-E system---^-Globulin)
  3. Rapid turnover protein (Synthesis)
  4. Coagulation factors (Synthesis)

    1. PT, 2. APTT, 3. Normotest, 4. Fibrinogen
D) Dye excretion test (Detoxification of exogenous substances)

  1. BSP retension test
  2. ICG retension test
E) Bile acids metabolism (Detox. of endogeous substances)

F) Bilirubin metabolism (Detox. of endogenous substances)

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(By Jau-Shin Wu, M.D.; Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Revised May 12, 2009)

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