Published in Immunotherapy Weekly, May 18th, 2005
"The orphan hepatic nuclear factor (HNF) HNF4alpha is of pivotal importance for liver development and hepatocellular differentiation and plays an essential role in a regulatory circuitry to control a wide range of metabolic processes. It also targets genes in other organs, including pancreas, kidney, intestine, and colon; promotes expression of an epithelial phenotype; triggers de novo formation of functional tight junctions; and contributes to epithelial cell polarity. In particular, HNF4alpha dysfunction leads to metabolic disorders,...
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