The USC-UCLA Drug-Induced Liver Injury Clinical Center (CC) application in response to RFA-DK-13-003 Continuation and Expansion of the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) hopes to continue to participate with the other CCs to advance the scientific knowledge and clinical evaluation of DILI. Our application will continue to combine the only two medical schools in Los Angeles County allowing us to continue to uniquely capture and enroll DILI cases into the Networks database supervised by the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The 9.3 M residents of Los Angeles County (2011) are an unmatched resource composed of the most ethnically diverse population in the United States. Our application continues to utilize the expertise and talents from USC and UCLA medical centers. The enrollment of a large number of bona fide and ill patients with close follow up has demonstrated our CC's ability to capture DILIN cases in this diverse populations.
The Specific Aims for the continuation of the USC-UCLA DILI CC are to: 1) Continue enrollment of high quality cases with collection of disease controls and acute cases for mechanistic studies; 2) Detailed analysis of cholestatic DILI due to HDS using genetic and serum analysis; 3) Immunological surveying of acute DILI cases compared with disease control to identify potential mechanism of liver injury; 4) Proteomic studies in acute cases of hepatocellular to identify mechanism of disease; and 5) Support of DILIN effort to develop assessment instruments and a treatment trial.

Public Health Relevance

Prescription and non-prescription medications, which include vitamins, herbal preparations, or, non-traditional forms of medicines, can very rarely cause significant liver injury. Because these events are so rare, the NIH has established a network of investigators to identify these rare causes of liver injury so that a shared database can be used for future studies. The USC-UCLA Drug-Induced Liver Injury Clinical Center wishes to continue to work with this established network to better understand causes of liver injury due to these agents.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Research Project--Cooperative Agreements (U01)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1)
Program Officer
Serrano, Jose
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Southern California
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Schools of Medicine
Los Angeles
United States
Zip Code
Bonkovsky, Herbert L; Barnhart, Huiman X; Foureau, David M et al. (2018) Cytokine profiles in acute liver injury-Results from the US Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) and the Acute Liver Failure Study Group. PLoS One 13:e0206389
Dakhoul, Lara; Ghabril, Marwan; Gu, Jiezhun et al. (2018) Heavy Consumption of Alcohol is Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Patients With Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Compared to Non-Drinkers. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:722-729.e2
Ahmad, Jawad; Rossi, Simona; Rodgers, Shuchi K et al. (2018) Sclerosing Cholangitis-Like Changes on Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography in Patients With Drug Induced Liver Injury. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol :
Church, Rachel J; Kullak-Ublick, Gerd A; Aubrecht, Jiri et al. (2018) Candidate biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of drug-induced liver injury: An international collaborative effort. Hepatology :
Nicoletti, Paola; Aithal, Guruprasad P; Bjornsson, Einar S et al. (2017) Association of Liver Injury From Specific Drugs, or Groups of Drugs, With Polymorphisms in HLA and Other Genes in a Genome-Wide Association Study. Gastroenterology 152:1078-1089
Hayashi, Paul H; Rockey, Don C; Fontana, Robert J et al. (2017) Death and liver transplantation within 2 years of onset of drug-induced liver injury. Hepatology 66:1275-1285
Navarro, Victor J; Khan, Ikhlas; Björnsson, Einar et al. (2017) Liver injury from herbal and dietary supplements. Hepatology 65:363-373
Russo, Mark W; Steuerwald, Nury; Norton, Harry J et al. (2017) Profiles of miRNAs in serum in severe acute drug induced liver injury and their prognostic significance. Liver Int 37:757-764
Ahmad, Jawad; Odin, Joseph A; Hayashi, Paul H et al. (2017) Identification and Characterization of Fenofibrate-Induced Liver Injury. Dig Dis Sci 62:3596-3604
Suzuki, Ayako; Barnhart, Huiman; Gu, Jiezhun et al. (2017) Associations of gender and a proxy of female menopausal status with histological features of drug-induced liver injury. Liver Int 37:1723-1730

Showing the most recent 10 out of 43 publications