Liver Lovin’ Notes from AHG 2016

Thank you so much to those of you who joined me for Liver Lovin' at the AHG Symposium this year! Since I didn't have my act together to prepare the slides in time for the proceedings, I promised I would share them here. 


Here is a link in case that's easier to view. 

Additional Resources​

  • Here is a blog post from my Physiology for Hippies page about the differences between AST/ALT and CYP450 enzymes. 
  • Here is another post - including a short video - about conjugated bilirubin. 


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