Coagulation, Microenvironment and Liver Fibrosis

Niccolò Bitto, Eleonora Liguori, Vincenzo La Mura

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Fibrosis is the main consequence of any kind of chronic liver damage. Coagulation and thrombin generation are crucial in the physiological response to tissue injury; however, the inappropriate and uncontrolled activation of coagulation cascade may lead to fibrosis development due to the involvement of several cellular types and biochemical pathways in response to thrombin generation. In the liver, hepatic stellate cells and sinusoidal endothelial cells orchestrate fibrogenic response to chronic damage. Thrombin interacts with these cytotypes mainly through protease-activated receptors (PARs), which are expressed by endothelium, platelets and hepatic stellate cells. This review focuses on the impact of coagulation in liver fibrogenesis, describes receptors and pathways involved and explores the potential antifibrotic properties of drugs active in hemostasis in studies with cells, animal models of liver damage and humans.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberE85
JournalCells
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2018

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Coagulation
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver
Thrombin
Hepatic Stellate Cells
Fibrosis
Proteinase-Activated Receptors
Endothelial cells
Platelets
Hemostasis
Endothelium
Animals
Blood Platelets
Endothelial Cells
Animal Models
Chemical activation
Tissue
Wounds and Injuries
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Coagulation, Microenvironment and Liver Fibrosis. / Bitto, Niccolò; Liguori, Eleonora; La Mura, Vincenzo.

In: Cells, Vol. 7, No. 8, E85, 24.07.2018.

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Bitto, Niccolò ; Liguori, Eleonora ; La Mura, Vincenzo. / Coagulation, Microenvironment and Liver Fibrosis. In: Cells. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 8.
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