The liver in other (nondiabetic) endocrine disorders

Wael I. Youssef, Kevin D. Mullen

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Abstract

The liver has a major role in the proper maintenance of intermediate metabolism and endocrine homeostasis. It contains enzymes that are essential for hormonal biotransformation and the regulation of numerous metabolic reactions, which control hormone metabolism. The liver also manufactures several proteins, which carry circulating hormones to their effector sites. The endocrine system exerts tight control of the metabolic reactions within the liver, which also can be disturbed by endocrine disorders. These types of interactions and the effects of the exogenous hormones and the drugs that are used as treatment for hormonal disorders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-889
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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