TY - CHAP A1 - Chiara Busletta A2 - Erica Novo A3 - Stefania Cannito A4 - Claudia Paternostro A5 - Maurizio Parola ED1 - Ichiro Shimizu Y1 - 2012-01-11 PY - 2012 T1 - Hepatic Myofibroblasts in Liver Fibrogenesis N2 - Alcoholic liver disease occurs after prolonged heavy drinking. Not everyone who drinks alcohol in excess develops serious forms of alcoholic liver disease. It is likely that genetic factors determine this individual susceptibility, and a family history of chronic liver disease may indicate a higher risk. Other factors include being overweight and iron overload. This book presents state-of-the-art information summarizing the current understanding of a range of alcoholic liver diseases. It is hoped that the target readers - hepatologists, clinicians, researchers and academicians - will be afforded new ideas and exposed to subjects well beyond their own scientific disciplines. Additionally, students and those who wish to increase their knowledge will find this book a valuable source of information. BT - Trends in Alcoholic Liver Disease Research SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29287 DO - 10.5772/29287 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -