Improving Interpretation of New and Old Serum Biomarkers of Drug-Induced Liver Injury Through Mechanistic Modeling
The study by Mason et al. in this issue used mechanistic modeling and simulation to address how both the dose of acetaminophen consumed and the time since ingestion can be estimated from biomarkers measured in a single serum sample in mice. Translation into the clinic would potentially be an advance in the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning. Importantly, this approach could transform the evaluation of liver safety in clinical trials of new drug candidates.
By Paul B Watkins