Figure 2. (IMAGE) Osaka University Caption Hepatic THBS2 gene expression and clinical stage in patients with NAFLD. A) Hepatic THBS2 mRNA levels are elevated in the NASH group and increases in parallel with liver fibrosis stage, * p<0.05. B) Hepatic THBS2 mRNA levels can diagnose cases of NASH and advanced fibrosis. Credit Osaka University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.