This book presents state-of-art information summarizing the current understanding of a range of liver diseases, and reviews some key diagnostic and therapeutic advances. The book is a collection of selected clinical and scientific topics divided into two volumes, each divided into two sections. The first volume treats the cellular, biochemical and immunological mechanisms underlying liver diseases; the second focuses on clinical liver disease pathophysiology and related diagnostics and therapeutic insights. It is hoped that the target readers - hepatologists, clinicians, researchers and cademicians - will be exposed to new ideas, and subjects beyond their own scientific disciplines. In addition, students and all those who wish to enlarge their knowledge of advances in the field of liver diseases will find this book a good source of information.