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Vol. 29, No. 1, 2011
Issue release date: June 2011
Section title: Clinical Relevance of Genetic Variants
Dig Dis 2011;29:89–92
(DOI:10.1159/000324140)

Genetic Variants of the Bile Salt Export Pump: Inducers and Modifiers of Liver Diseases

Kubitz R. · Brinkmeyer C. · Sagir A. · Herebian D. · Häussinger D.
Departments of aGastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology and bPediatrics, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Abstract of Clinical Relevance of Genetic Variants

Published online: 6/17/2011

Number of Print Pages: 4
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ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

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Abstract

The bile salt export pump (BSEP, ABCB11) is the major transporter protein for the excretion of bile salts into bile. Here we describe a spectrum of BSEP-dependent effects on the course of liver diseases, and present two mutations that differentially affect total bile acid output and the biliary bile acid profile. According to the clinical course of affected children, low bile acid output but a normal profile was less harmful than higher output in combination with changes in the ratio of chenodeoxycholic acid to cholic acid. On the other hand, the common BSEP polymorphism V444A (c.1331T>C; allele frequency 65%) emerged as an independent predictor of the success rate in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon/ribavirin. This association between bile acid transport and hepatitis C may be due to interference of bile acids with viral replication, interferon signaling or antiviral proteins.


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Abstract of Clinical Relevance of Genetic Variants

Published online: 6/17/2011

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DDI


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