Medical Science 16

Liver: Metabolic Magic

July 26, 2023


You can think of the liver as a combination metabolic factory and waste treatment plant

The liver has many important and magical metabolic functions. From breaking down fats like a pro, to serving up some glycogen on the side, the liver’s got it all covered! Most importantly, the liver converts the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use and filters toxic substances out from the body. You won’t believe the sheer metabolic mayhem that happens behind the scenes!

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • The liver samples every drop of blood
  • Architecture of the liver
  • The liver’s metabolic activities and functions
  • Metabolizing and protecting from xenobiotics
  • A factory producing lipids and lipoproteins
  • The liver produces proteins that affect all organs

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The host of the show is Dr. Stanley Crooke, a scientist, a physician, an entrepreneur and the father of antisense technology. Dr. Crooke is responsible for driving the development of antisense or ASO technology, an RNA-targeted technology responsible for the commercialization of three best- and first-in class medicines and more than 40 drugs in development. In 2020, Stan formed n-Lorem to use this powerful technology to develop experimental personalized ASO medicines for nano-rare patients (1 to 30 patients worldwide) for free, for life.


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Hosted by: Dr. Stan Crooke.
Videographer: Jon Magnuson of Mighty One Productions.
Producers: Colin Delaney, Kira Dineen, Andrew Serrano and Amy Williford

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