Prevention of gallbladder hypomotility via FATP2 inhibition protects from lithogenic diet-induced cholelithiasis

April 08, 2016

A team of NST researchers (Professor Andreas Stahl, grad student Kevin Tharp, Rouying Feng, Louis Wong, Alaric Falcon, Hyo Min Park) published a research article to American Journal of Physiology.  - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology on the primary mechanisms that cause gallstone formation. The results indicate that prevention of FATP2 driven fatty acid uptake can protect from gallstone formation, thus pointing to new treatment approaches and targets. Link