Alcohol and the Pancreas

By: Paul Haber, Masahiko Nakamura, Kanji Tsuchimoto, Hiromasa Ishii, Gregory W. Keogh, Minoti V. Apte, Corey S. Moran, Nancy L. Stewart, Darrell H. G. Crawford, Romano C. Pirola, Geoffrey W. McCaughan, Grant A. Ramm, Jeremy S. Wilson, H. Nishino, M. Kohno, R. Aizawa, N. Tajima, K. Maruyama, H. Takahashi, S. Matsushita, K. Okuyama, A. Yokoyama, Y. Nakamura, K. Shirakura, H. Ishii, Katherine M. Conigrave, B. Frank Hu, Carlos A. Camargo Jr, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, and Eric B. Rimm

This article represents the proceedings of a workshop at the 2000 ISBRA Meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The presentations were (1) Phenotypic alteration of myofibroblast during ethanol-induced pancreatic injury: its relation to bFGF, by Masahiko Nakamura, Kanji Tsuchimoto, and Hiromasa Ishii; (2) Activation of pancreatic stellate cells in pancreatic fibrosis, by Paul S. Haber, Gregory W. Keogh, Minoti V. Apte, Corey S. Moran, Nancy L. Stewart, Darrell H.G. Crawford, Romano C. Pirola, Geoffrey W. McCaughan, Grant A. Ramm, and Jeremy S. Wilson; (3) Pancreatic blood flow and pancreatic enzyme secretion on acute ethanol infusion in anesthetized RAT, by H. Nishino, M. Kohno, R. Aizawa, and N. Tajima; (4) Genotype difference of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes in relation to chronic alcoholic pancreatitis between the alcoholic in the National Institute on Alcoholism and patients in other general hospitals in Japan, by K.
Maruyama, H. Takahashi, S. Matsushita, K. Okuyama, A. Yokoyama, Y. Nakamura, K. Shirakura, and H.
Ishii; and (5) Alcohol consumption and incidence of type 2 diabetes, by Katherine M. Conigrave, B. Frank
Hu, Carlos A. Camargo Jr, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, and Eric B. Rimm.
Key Words: Ethanol-Induced Pancreatic Injury, Pancreatic Stellate Cells, Pancreatic Enzyme Secretion,
Type 2 Diabetes.

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