PPARs: State-of-the-art by Prof. J.-F. Dufour

Prof. Jean-François Dufour (Switzerland) explores PPARs to NAFLD28 as a systemic disease with metabolic changes in Adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, liver and endothelium.
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PPARs are highly relevant to NAFLD28. When it is approached from the standpoint of a systemic disease involving metabolic changes in Adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, liver and endothelium.

Prof. Francois Dufour

Prof. Francois Dufour

Jean-Francois Dufour studied mathematics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and received his medical degree from the Geneva Medical School. After training in internal medicine at the University Hospital Geneva and the University Hospital Bern, he joined the laboratory of Professor I. Arias at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he studied the effects of calcium signalling on bile canaliculus. He then returned to the clinic to complete a gastroenterology fellowship with Professor M. Kaplan at the New England Medical Center, also at Tufts University. In 1997, Professor Dufour established his own laboratory at the University of Bern where he is currently Clinic Director and Full Professor of Hepatology.

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