Advanced NAFLD: measuring microRNA in a blood sample

MicroRNA levels in blood may change in liver disease including NAFLD. K. Johnson et al. (Newcastle University, UK) carried out microRNA sequencing in a group of 183 patients with NAFLD. One particular microRNA miR-193a-5p consistently increased...
PUBLISHED IN: JHEP Rep 2022

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MicroRNA levels in blood may change in liver disease including NAFLD. K. Johnson et al. (Newcastle University, UK) carried out microRNA sequencing in a group of 183 patients with NAFLD. One particular microRNA miR-193a-5p consistently increased.
Measuring this microRNA in a blood sample may be a useful way to determine whether a patient has advanced NAFLD without an invasive liver biopsy.

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Dr. G. Bozet, MD

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