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Hepatoprotection or antihepatotoxicity is the ability to prevent damage to the liver.
An example of a hepatoprotective medicine is silibinin, derived from Milk Thistle, which selectively inhibits leukotriene formation by Kupffer cells.
- ↑ Inhibition of Kupffer cell functions as an explanation for the hepatoprotective properties of silibinin. Dehmlow, Carola; Erhard, Jochen; De Groot, Herbert. Hepatology (1996), 23(4), 749-54.