Welcome to the new academic journal OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology. Recent progress in understanding liver, biliary, pancreatic and gastro-intestinal diseases and their treatments has been observed in the world. OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology publishes interesting and informative reviews, original articles, and invaluable case reports in this area. We also publish basic research as well as clinical research.

Hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV are still a serious issue worldwide. Treatments on these viruses have recently improved. However, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are still critical conditions. We focus on all of these liver diseases. We also focus on broad-spectrum of gastro-intestinal diseases in this journal.

Please accept our special thanks for choosing to publish in the OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology. We are looking forward to your submissions for OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology.

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017


Osamu Yokosuka, MD (Biography)

Emeritus Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8677, Japan
President, Japan Community Healthcare Organization (JCHO), Funabashi Central Hospital, 6-13-10 Kaijin Funabashi City, Chiba, 273-8556, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer

Associate Editor

Tatsuo Kanda, MD, PhD (Biography)

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine,
Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Oyaguchi-Kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tatsuo_Kanda2
Research Interests: hepatology; gastroenterology; infectious diseases; viral hepatitis
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Pathology and Management of Cirrhosiss

Editorial Board

Piero Amodio, MD, FRCP

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Website | E-Mail

Research Interests: Internal medicine; hepatology; neurological complications of liver diseases

Mario Angelico, MD

1. Full Professor of Gastroenterology, Dept. of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University, Medical School, Rome, Italy
2. Director of Hepatology, Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mario_Angelico
Research Interests: Chronic hepatitis C and B; cirrhosis and portal hypertension; expanded criteria donors in liver transplantation; immunosuppression withdrawal in liver transplantation; treatment of viral hepatitis in the pre and post-transplant setting; donor recipient matching in liver transplantation; cholanology, biliary diseases and gallstones; liver cancer

Antonio Benedetti, MD

Professor, Director of the Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology and Transplants, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti - University Hospital, Via Tronto 10, 60126 Ancona, Italy
E-mails: [email protected] 
Website: http://www.univpm.it/antonio.benedetti
Research Interests: Clinical gastroenterology; liver transplantation; chronic hepatitis; chronic hepatopathies; chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases

Evangelos Cholongitas, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Medicine, First Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: decompensated cirrhosis; liver transplantation

Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza, PhD

1. Gene Therapy and Regulation of Gene Expression Program, CIMA, Foundation for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
2. Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria de Navarra (IDISNA), Pamplona, Spain
3. Vivet-Therapeutics, Pamplona, Spain
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.vivet-therapeutics.com/en/about-us/our-leadership/dr-gloria-gonzalez-aseguinolaza
Research Interests: Hepatic rare diseases; development of new gene therapy based therapeutic strategies; development of genetic vaccines; development of treatments for orphan diseases

Yuki Haga, MD, PhD

1. National Hospital Organization Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
2. Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: Hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer

Steven-Huy B. Han, MD

1. Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
2. Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
3. Professor of Surgery, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
4. Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Center, University of California at Los Angeles, California, USA
5. Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health (NIH) Hepatitis B Clinical Research Network, Los Angeles, California, USA
6. Program Director, Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=9325
Research Interests: Clinical trials; hepatology; liver biopsy; chronic viral hepatitis B and C; recurrent viral hepatitis after liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma

Keisuke Hino, MD

Professor, Department of Hepatology and Pancreatology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: oxidative stress; autophagy; iron metabolism; hepatocarcinogenesis

Arumugam R. Jayakumar, PhD

1. Associate Professor, Neuropathology Section, General Medical Research, R&D Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida, United States
2. South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education Inc., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida, United States
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arumugam_Jayakumar2
Research Interests: Liver failure and Neurodegenerative disorders; gut-liver-brain axis; liver disease and multiorgan failure; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; liver cancer

Xia Jiang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Donggang Road 89, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xia_Jiang7
Research Interests: gastroenterology; colorectal cancer; liver cancer

Motoyori Kanazawa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo, Aoba, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
Tel./Fax: +81-22-717-7655
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://db.tohoku.ac.jp/whois/e_detail/bf0797e23714b79c6ef898dcc656de85.html
Research Interests: functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

Shingo Nakamoto, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shingo_Nakamoto
Research Interests: viral hepatitis

Masato Nakamura, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/en/dpt/gastroenterology.html
Research Interests: hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer; biliary diseases

Ikuo Nakamura, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV); Hepatitis C Virus (HCV); immune responses in the liver (innate and adaptive)

Kazuhiko Nakao, MD

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.med.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/gastro/staff/nakao.html
Research Interests: gastroenterology; hepatology

Saleh A. Naser, PhD

Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://med.ucf.edu/biomed/directory/dr-saleh-a-naser/
Research Interests: Infectious disease: gut pathogens; Crohn’s disease etiology and mycobacteria; type I diabetes and mycobacteria; drug discovery against microbial pathogens

Natalia A. Osna, MD, PhD

1. Associate Professor, GI, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, United States
2. Research Biologist, Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, NE 68105, United States
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/gi/bio.cfm?MyID=1270
Research Interests: chronic hepatitis C: antigen presentation, interferon signaling, proteasome function in liver cells; chronic hepatitis C: effects of interferon alpha treatment; effects of ethanol on liver cells: antigen presentation, interferon signaling, proteasome function;HBV-infection; HIV and liver

Prashanth Rawla, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, SOVAH Health, Martinsville, VA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/583880/bio
Research Interests: Gastroenterology; mainly pancreatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; hepatitis; diabetes and oncology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Pancreatitis: New Insights into Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management and Complications

Peter Schemmer, MBA, FACS

Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Chairman, Professor of Surgery
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://chirurgie.uniklinikumgraz.at/transplantationschirurgie/abteilung/Seiten/default.aspx
Research Interests: Surgical oncology; liver surgery; transplant surgery; ischemia reperfusion injury; pancreatic surgery; kupffer cells; hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC); liver regeneration and living related Transplantation

Masaaki Takamura, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences Niigata City Japan
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://researchers.adm.niigata-u.ac.jp/html/200000410_en.html
Research Interests: Hepatocellular carcinoma; liver cancer; hepatitis

Tony C. K. Tham, FRCP, FRCPI, MB, MB BCh BAO, MD, MS, MSc

Division of Gastroenterology, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, United Kingdom
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/Consultant/view/25483/dr_tony_tham
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal haemorrhage; inflammatory bowel disease; endoscopic mucosal resection; pancreatobiliary disease; ERCP; dysplastic Barretts; gastrointestinal consequences of pelvic radiotherapy
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: New and old therapeutic options for Crohn’s disease

Katsutoshi Tokushige, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katsutoshi_Tokushige
Research Interests: liver diseases; NASH; hepatocellular carcinoma; fatty liver; liver transplantation; liver failure; liver diseases and immunology

Takuji Torimura, MD

1. Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Japan
2. Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kurume-shoukaki.jp
Research Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; angiogenesis; molecular targeted therapy; regeneration of liver

Emilie Viennois, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilie-viennois-3353b672/
Research Interests: colitis; colon carcinogenesis; genetics and molecular biology; gastroenterology

Nir Wasserberg, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Director Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medica Center, Israel
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: Colon & rectal surgery

Ralf Weiskirchen, PhD

Head, Professor, Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy and Clinical Chemistry, RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/24872/overview
Research Interests: TGF-β; PDGF; BMPs; gene therapy; biomarkers

Shuang Wu, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba (260-8677), Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shuang_Wu7
Research Interests: infectious diseases; gastroenterology; hepatology; hepatocellular carcinoma;
hepatitis B

Hitoshi Yoshiji, DMSc, MD

Professor and Chairman, Third Department of Internal Medicine (Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Metabolism), Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.naramed-u.ac.jp/~3int/
Research Interests: liver cirrhosis; liver failure; alcoholic liver disease; hepatocellular carcinoma; NASH

Ming-Lung Yu, MD, PhD

1. Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2. Faculty of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3. Institute of Biomedical Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
4. College of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://english2.kmu.edu.tw/front/bin/ptlist.phtml?Category=146
Research Interests: Epidemiology; viral hepatitis; molecular biology, host genetics, viral kinetics, hepatocarcinogenesis; the optimization of antiviral treatment