Applications of Different Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Drug-induced Liver Injury

Monika Sharma1, Ishita Yadav1, Chandra K. Sharma2, *
1 Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Rajasthan,304022 India
2 Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. SAGE University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452020 India

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Biomarkers perform a significant function in the process of drug development. Biomarkers have been utilized in the safety assessment of drugs in clinical practice and also for personalization of medicines. To recognize the relation among considerable biological processes as well as clinical outcomes, it is important to increase our potential of treatments for all ailments, in addition to our understanding of normal and healthy physiology. Since the 1980s, using biomarkers is essential for substitutional results in long term assessments of main maladies, for example, cancer, as well as illness related to the heart. Now a days, biomarkers are highly important for unifying discovery of the drug and day by day improvements. The importance of biomarkers is increasing gradually with the advancement of novel therapeutics for the treatment and prevention of a broad range of diseases in order to overcome hepatotoxicity. These biomarkers are extensively used for the identification of disease and the field of medical research. The use of biomarkers in clinical as well as basic research has been promoted rapidly by the different drug regulation authorities for better outcomes in the future.

Keywords: Biomarkers, Drug development, Diagnosis, Safety assessment, Biological processes, Hepatotoxicity.