The protective effect of silymarin on TAA-induced liver injury model as assessed by MRI for a long-term follow-up study
Yeon ji Chae1, Hwon Heo1, Chul-Woong Woo2, Sang-Tae Kim2, Jae-Im Kwon2, Monica Young Choi1, Yoonseok Choi3, and Dong-Cheol Woo1,2
1Department of Convergence Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 2Convergence Medicine Research Center, Asan Institute for Life Sciences, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 3Medical Research Institute, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea, Republic of
Our study aims to monitor the protective effects of silymarin with multi-parametric MRI follow-ups and pathological markers in a TAA-induced liver injury rat model. Moreover, correlations between the MR values and serological markers were analyzed to interpret MR values as indicators of liver functions.
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