Research axis 4, 2IFEF | Environmental co-factors in liver diseases

During acute or chronic hepatitis of various origins, environmental chemicals handled by the liver are liable to influence the course of the disease.

Liver is a major detoxification organ, dealing with and eliminating exogenic chemicals from the environment. These chemicals may interfere with hepatitis progression.
Our current work focuses on assessing the impact of pesticide exposure, such as chlordecone, on the development of chronic active hepatitis and liver fibrosis induced by alcohol or viruses. This work includes a comprehensive epidemiological study and an experimental study in mice.

chemicals influence liver diseases