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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease worldwide. The pathological spectrum of NAFLD ranges from simple steatosis to the necro-inflammatory and fibro-progressive form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which may then progress to cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. This web focus features papers from Laboratory Investigation and Modern Pathology that present new models and techniques, diagnostic advances, mechanistic insights and potential innovative therapies for NAFLD and NASH.
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This Collection highlights the newest top-viewed content from Laboratory Investigation. Updated each month, we hope you enjoy reading this selection of articles. Laboratory Investigation aims to publish high-quality original research in all biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of new methods to the diagnosis of disease.
The editors of Laboratory Investigation and Modern Pathology present a variety of recent papers related to ocular pathology. These experimental and diagnostic studies cover congenital anomalies, corneal injury and repair, degenerative disease, and various malignancies.
This Laboratory Investigation web focus highlights innovative models and techniques from European contributors. These papers feature advances in molecular genetics, metabolomics, diagnostic imaging, biomarker discovery, and animal models of human disease.
The growing burden of neurodegenerative diseases on patients, their families, and health care providers has also stimulated some exciting new developments in the field. This issue of Laboratory Investigation provides a broad view of the field of neurodegenerative diseases with diverse papers focusing on basic research, clinicopathological correlation, neuropathological diagnosis.
Nucleoside diphosphate kinases (NDPK), encoded by NME (NM23) genes, control intracellular nucleotide homeostasis. In this collection, the authors discuss three major cellular processes that involve members of the multi-functional NME/NDPK family: cancer and metastasis dissemination, membrane remodeling and nucleotide channeling, and protein histidine phosphorylation.