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Biomarkers in Liver Disease

  • Vinood B. Patel
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Embraces a holistic approach to different conditions that affect the liver and the use of biomarkers

  • Updates scientists and professionals on advances across the disciplines

  • Discusses potential applications of the latest knowledge and innovations

  • Identifies key facts and defines words and terms for the lay person

  • Opens the field to the all readers inquiring into this important area of research

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Aspects and Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli
      Pages 3-22
    3. Yi Huang, Gary P. Jeffrey, Leon A. Adams
      Pages 23-45
    4. Deepika Devuni, Jawad Ahmad
      Pages 47-70
    5. Mitchell R. McGill, Benjamin L. Woolbright, James L. Weemhoff, Hartmut Jaeschke
      Pages 71-97
    6. Miriam Cortes, Juan Carlos García-Cañaveras, Eugenia Pareja, Agustín Lahoz
      Pages 99-128
    7. Cynthia Aparecida de Castro, Manoela Maciel dos Santos Dias, Karina Ana da Silva, Sandra Aparecida dos Reis, Lisiane Lopes da Conceição, Letícia De Nadai Marcon et al.
      Pages 129-152
    8. Saad Elias, Barhoum Masad, Assy Nimer
      Pages 153-166
    9. Seow Chong Lee, Hwee Tong Tan, Maxey Ching Ming Chung
      Pages 167-191
    10. Cornelia J. Verhoeven, Luc J. W. van der Laan, Jeroen de Jonge, Herold J. Metselaar
      Pages 193-220
    11. Mette J. Nielsen, Diana J. Leeming, Morten A. Karsdal, Aleksander Krag
      Pages 221-246
  3. Body Fluids, Tissue, and Specific Biomarkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Guido Engelmann
      Pages 267-280
    3. Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Libor Vítek, Nancy E. Aguilar-Olivos, Misael Uribe
      Pages 281-304
    4. Agnieszka Bakula, Maciej Dadalski
      Pages 305-320
    5. Holger Jon Møller, Konstantin Kazankov, Sidsel Rødgaard-Hansen, Marlene Christina Nielsen, Thomas D. Sandahl, Hendrik Vilstrup et al.
      Pages 321-348
    6. Anthony W. H. Chan, Ka-Fai To
      Pages 349-372
    7. Michael Oellerich, Ekkehard Schütz, Julia Beck, Otto Kollmar, Philipp Kanzow, Anna Blum et al.
      Pages 373-386

About this book


There are numerous types of liver disease that may be due to toxic agents (such as alcohol or drugs), infectious agents including viruses, congenital conditions and even poor dietary patterns. It has been suggested that there are over 100 different types.  As the consequences of liver failure can be devastating it is important that appropriate diagnosis and monitoring is carried out. Much of this characterisation entails the use of biological indicators, i.e biomarkers. Biomarkers in Liver Disease embraces a holistic approach by combining detailed information on different conditions that affect the liver and the use of biomarkers. Biomarkers are described in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications. It covers the latest knowledge, trends and innovations. New platforms are described which combine advances in biomedical sciences, physics, computing and chemistry.


Application to prognosis Biomarkers in disease Cancer Research Discovery of biomarkers High throughput technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, Faculty of Life Science and MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Professor Victor R. Preedy is a senior faculty member of King's College London (Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry) and King's College Hospital (Professor of Clinical Biochemistry). He is attached to both the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the School of Medicine. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree, for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism in health and disease. He has received membership and fellowship of a number of academic and professional bodies in the UK, including the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Institute of Public Health, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Preedy has published over 570 articles, which includes 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, 100 reviews, and over 50 books and book volumes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomarkers in Liver Disease
  • Editors Vinood B. Patel
    Victor R. Preedy
  • Series Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7676-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7675-3
  • Series ISSN 2542-3657
  • Series E-ISSN 2542-3665
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 1013
  • Number of Illustrations 52 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
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