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A protein that protects against fatty liver

Media mentions
17 Jan 17




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Various media have echoed the new function of CPEB4 protein in the prevention of fatty liver disease discovered by IRB Barcelona researchers.

Carlos Maíllo, first author of the article and PhD student in Raúl Méndez lab, has described the molecular function of CPEB4. He reveals that this protein is essential to drive the liver stress response.

Link to Medical News Today

Link to Express UK


Other media mentions:

Link to La Vanguardia

Link to Europa Press

Link to ABC

Link to Tecnoxplora Atresmedia


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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).