Androgen Receptor and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tatsuo Kanda
Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology
Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine
1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
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Received date: April 22, 2013; Accepted date: June 06, 2013; Published date: June 08, 2013
Citation: Kanda T, Yokosuka O, Omata M (2013) Androgen Receptor and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Gastroint Dig Syst S12:012. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.S12-012
Copyright: © 2013 Kanda T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The androgen receptor (AR) exists in normal liver as well as in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues. Recent studies revealed that AR plays an important role in hepatitis B viral as well as hepatitis C viral hepatocarcinogenesis. The targeting of AR might be developed as a new therapeutic option against HCC. This article provides information regarding the association between AR and HCC.