Drug-induced cholestasis

Hepatology. 2011 Apr;53(4):1377-87. doi: 10.1002/hep.24229.


Recent progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of bile formation and cholestasis have led to new insights into the pathogenesis of drug-induced cholestasis. This review summarizes their variable clinical presentations, examines the role of transport proteins in hepatic drug clearance and toxicity, and addresses the increasing importance of genetic determinants, as well as practical aspects of diagnosis and management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism
  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury / etiology
  • Cholestasis / chemically induced*
  • Cholestasis / metabolism
  • Cholestasis / physiopathology
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / metabolism


  • Carrier Proteins