Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th July 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Correction for Luther et al., Hepatic gap junctions amplify alcohol liver injury by propagating cGAS-mediated IRF3 activation, published in the PNAS journal of 11 May 2020, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on the treatment of alcohol-related liver disease of the identification of two potentially druggable pathways in that study.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will review the study and assess the impact on its published clinical guidance.

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