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Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease: A Multi-System Disorder
Editor: Nicolas Lanthier

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2024 (Status: Open)

Special Issue Editor(s)

Prof. Nicolas Lanthier      Email   |   Website
Laboratory of Gastroenterology, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, UCLouvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
Interests: steatotic liver disease (SLD); metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD); metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH); alcohol-related liver disease (ALD); insulin resistance; liver regeneration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) and its inflammatory form, metabolic steatohepatitis (MASH), are at risk of developing fibrosis and cirrhosis. Although research is progressing towards developing treatments for this condition, no drug compound is currently validated. This disease must be considered in a global, multi-systemic context. Indeed, hepatic involvement is not isolated, and co-existing extra-hepatic disorders are both potential therapeutic targets and investigation methods. This special issue highlights the importance of considering the liver as an affected organ within other organs. It emphasizes the importance of evaluating adipose tissue, muscle, the nervous system, or the digestive tract in the pathophysiology of liver damage, and of investigating possible renal, vascular, or cardiac complications. Manuscripts (originals and reviews) mentioning this dialogue or these axes between the liver and extra-hepatic organs are welcome for this Special Issue.

Prof. Nicolas Lanthier
Guest Editor


MASLD; MASH; SLD; adipose tissue; muscle; gut; insulin resistance; brain; cardiovascular disease; chronic kidney disease

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