Update on the Epidemiology, Classification and Genetic Factors of Gallstones and Basic Metabolism of Gallbladder Lipids

Shing-moo Huang, MD, PhD
Faculty of Division of Surgery, Department of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, P.R. China

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book adheres to strict scientific principles and is designed to explore the whole aspect of gallstone disease from the micro world of genetic profiles, basic metabolisms of bile lipids in cholesterol gallstone patients, to the macro world of clinical triple defects of gallstone patients. It is especially suitable for medical professionals: internists, surgeons, residents, nurses and medical students, and for collection by libraries.

This book contains updates of recent breakthroughs and developments in the genetic factors affecting cholesterol gallstone formation including genes for ABCB11, ABCG5/G8, GPBAR1, OSTá/OSTâ, Megalin and Cubilin proteins. It also covers basic metabolisms of bile lipids in relation to stone formation, and some aspects of the epidemiology, classifications, chemical and crystallography of gallstones.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Gallstone Diseases

Chapter 3. Classification and Compositions of Gallstone Disease

Chapter 4. Chemical and Crystallographic Analyses of Gallstones

Chapter 5. Genetic Factors in the Etiology and Pathogenesis of Cholesterol Gallstones: ABCB11, ABCB4, ABCG5/G8, GPBAR1, OSTá/OSTâ, Megalin and Cubilin

Chapter 6. Basic Metabolisms of Cholesterol, Bile Salts and Phospholipid in Relation to In Vitro Model Bile and In Vivo Human Biliary System Cholesterol Solubility


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