Transient knock down of Grp78 reveals roles in serum ferritin mediated pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion in rat primary activated hepatic stellate cells

Chi Mei Wang, Shan Jen Li, Chi Hao Wu, Chien Ming Hu, Hui Wen Cheng, Jung Su Chang

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Chronic liver diseases, including cancer, are characterized by inflammation and elevated serum ferritin (SF). However, the causal-relationship remains unclear. This study used primary rat hepatic stellate cells (HSC) as a model to investigate effects of physiological SF concentrations (10, 100 and 1000 pM) because HSCs play a central role in the development and progression of liver fibrosis. Physiological concentrations of SF, either horse SF or human serum, induced pro-inflammatory cytokine IL1β, IL6 and TNFα secretion in rat activated HSCs (all p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-610
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Endoplasmic reticulum stress
  • Grp78
  • Hepatic stellate cells
  • Liver fibrosis
  • Serum ferritin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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