Article Abstract

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis pharmacotherapy and predictors of response: dual role of aminotransferases as biosensors of metabolism and biomarkers of histological improvement

Authors: Silvia Sookoian, Carlos J. Pirola

Abstract

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)—the severe histological form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—is regarded as a major health problem worldwide (1,2). The disease can progress to liver cirrhosis and eventually to hepatocellular carcinoma (1,3). Treatment of NASH and NASH-fibrosis is thus increasingly being given priority in the clinical field.