Irisin Is Controlled by Farnesoid X Receptor and Regulates Cholesterol Homeostasis

60 views | Jun 17 2019

Li H et al. showed taht activation of FXR induces FNDC5 mRNA expression in human and increased the circulating level of Irisin in Rhesus macaques. FNDC5/Irisin is a direct transcriptional target of FXR. Irisin may be a novel therapeutic strategy for dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis. [Read the Full Post]

Microengineered cultures containing human hepatic stellate cells and hepatocytes for drug development

177 views | Dec 16 2018

Davidson MD et al. found that NADPH oxidase (NOX) inhibition and farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation using clinically relevant drugs alleviated hepatic dysfunctions in MPTCs. In conclusion, MPTCs recapitulate symptoms of NASH- and early fibrosis-like dysfunctions in PHHs and have utility for drug discovery in this space. [Read the Full Post]

Dihydroartemisinin restricts hepatic stellate cell contraction via an FXR-S1PR2-dependent mechanism

407 views | May 09 2018

Xu W et al. suggested that DHA could restrict HSC contraction through modulating FXR/S1PR2 pathway-mediated Ca(2+) -dependent and Ca(2+) -sensitization signaling. Our discoveries make DHA a potential candidate for portal hypertension. [Read the Full Post]

Dihydroartemisinin protects against alcoholic liver injury through alleviating hepatocyte steatosis in a farnesoid X receptor-dependent manner

505 views | Feb 15 2018

Xu W et al. indicated DHA significantly improved alcoholic liver injury by inhibiting hepatic steatosis, which was dependent on its activation of FXR in hepatocytes. [Read the Full Post]