A protein that protects against fatty liver

Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).

Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).


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