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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336180/an-important-intestinal-transporter-that-regulates-the-enterohepatic-circulation-of-bile-acids-and-cholesterol-homeostasis-the-apical-sodium-dependent-bile-acid-transporter-slc10a2-asbt
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Ling Xiao, Guoyu Pan
The enterohepatic circulation of bile acids (BAs) is governed by specific transporters expressed in the liver and the intestine and plays a critical role in the digestion of fats and oils. During this process, the majority of the BAs secreted from the liver is reabsorbed in intestinal epithelial cells via the apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT/SLC10A2) and then transported into the portal vein. Previous studies revealed that regulation of the ASBT involves BAs and cholesterol. In addition, abnormal ASBT expression and function might lead to some diseases associated with disorders in the enterohepatic circulation of BAs and cholesterol homeostasis, such as diarrhoea and gallstones...
March 20, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330624/managing-pre-symptomatic-wilson-disease-in-genetic-era-more-questions-than-answers
#2
Nedim Hadžić, Maesha Deheragoda, Anil Dhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330599/impact-of-graft-preservation-solutions-for-liver-transplantation-on-early-cytokine-release-and-postoperative-organ-dysfunctions-a-pilot-study
#3
H Brisson, C Arbelot, A Monsel, C Parisot, M Girard, E Savier, C Vezinet, Q Lu, J-C Vaillant, J-L Golmard, G Gorochov, O Langeron, J-J Rouby
INTRODUCTION: During liver transplantation, graft ischemia-reperfusion injury leads to a systemic inflammatory response producing postoperative organ dysfunctions. The aim of this observational and prospective study was to compare the impact of Solution de conservation des organes et tissus (SCOT) 15 and University of Wisconsin (UW) preservation solutions on early cytokine release, postreperfusion syndrome and postoperative organ dysfunctions. METHODS: Thirty-seven liver transplantations were included: 21 in UW Group and 16 in SCOT 15 group...
March 15, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291627/diagnostic-accuracy-of-osteopontin-plus-alpha-fetoprotein-in-the-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#4
Jinwan Li, Xiaoli Chen, Meiyu Dai, Shifeng Huang, Jingfan Chen, Shengming Dai
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) has been reported as a potential biomarker for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in many inconsistent results. This study demonstrates a systematic meta-analysis for the evaluation on diagnostic accuracy of serum or plasma OPN and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) alone and combined assays for HCC. METHODS: Relevant literatures were searched in PubMed up to August 2016. The quality of each study was evaluated by QUADAS-2 (quality assessment for studies of diagnostic accuracy)...
March 10, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291626/mus81-knockdown-sensitizes-colon-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapeutic-drugs-by-activating-chk1-pathway
#5
Fan Wu, Shu-Chao Su, Guo-Qian Tan, Lun Yan, Ting-Yue Li, Hao-Lu Zhang, Ji-Shang Yu, Bai-Lin Wang
PURPOSE: The inhibition of Mus81, a critical DNA repair gene, is recently related to the chemosensitivity of several human cancer cells such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. However, the role of Mus81 knockdown in chemotherapy response of colon cancer cells remains largely unknown. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The effects of Mus81 knockdown by lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA in sensitivity of HCT116 and LS180 colon cancer cell lines to four therapeutic drugs, including cisplatin (CDDP), were evaluated by MTT assay as well as a mouse model...
March 10, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286056/detection-of-hbv-dna-and-antigens-in-hbsag-positive-patients-with-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Sha Fu, Ning Li, Peng-Cheng Zhou, Yan Huang, Rong-Rong Zhou, Xue-Gong Fan
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers include HBV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and HBV antigens. The former involves HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) as well as total HBV DNA, whereas the latter involves HBsAg, HBcAg, and HBx. METHODS: Samples of tumor and adjacent non-tumor liver tissue were collected from 28 HBV-associated HCC patients. Intrahepatic total HBV DNA and cccDNA were measured using the real-time PCR Taqman assay. HBV antigens in hepatocytes were detected using immunohistochemical staining...
March 9, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286055/urinary-metabolic-profiling-and-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-of-the-colon
#7
LETTER
Antonio Tursi, Paola Mastromarino, Daniela Capobianco, Walter Elisei, Alfredo Miccheli, Giulia Pratico', Marcello Picchio, Giovanni Brandimarte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286054/chromosome-region-maintenance-1-crm1-regulates-apoptosis-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-via-p27kip1-in-crohn-s-disease
#8
Lijun Yan, Liang Wang, Jian'an Bai, Xianjing Miao, Weiwen Zeng, Xiumei Hua, Runzhou Ni, Dongmei Zhang, Qiyun Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of chromosome region maintenance-1 (CRM1) in Crohn's disease (CD) and its potential pathological mechanisms. METHODS: The expression and distribution of CRM1 in mucosal biopsies from patients with active CD and normal controls were detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC). We established a murine model of acute colitis induced by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS). Western blot was performed to investigate the expression levels of CRM1, apoptotic markers (active caspase-3 and cleaved PARP), p27kip1 and p-p27ser10...
March 9, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283328/carnosine-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-and-hyperammonemia-in-cirrhotic-rats
#9
Akram Jamshidzadeh, Reza Heidari, Zahra Latifpour, Mohammed Mehdi Ommati, Narges Abdoli, Somayeh Mousavi, Negar Azarpira, Azita Zarei, Mahdi Zarei, Behnam Asadi, Mojgan Abasvali, Yasaman Yeganeh, Faezeh Jafari, Arastoo Saeedi, Asma Najibi, Elnaz Mardani
AIM: Chronic liver injury and cirrhosis leads to liver failure. Hyperammonemia is a deleterious consequence of liver failure. On the other hand, oxidative stress seems to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis as well as in the cytotoxic mechanism of ammonia. There is no promising therapeutic agent against ammonia-induced complications. The present study was conducted to evaluate the role of carnosine (CA) administration on liver pathological changes, elevated plasma ammonia, and its consequent events in cirrhotic rats...
March 7, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274596/aberrant-expression-of-deubiquitylating-enzyme-usp9x-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer
#10
Xiang Fu, Wei Xie, Xiaoxue Song, Kun Wu, Linkang Xiao, Yongqiang Liu, Lei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ubiquitin-specific peptidase 9, X-linked (USP9X), a member of deubiquitylating enzymes family, has recently been reported to be associated with a variety of cancer progression. While it functions as either oncogene or tumor suppressor in a context-dependent manner, the expression and role of USP9X in gastric cancer is largely unknown. METHODS: Sixty-eight cases of patients with gastric cancer were enrolled in this study. The expression of USP9X and MCL1 were detected by immunohistochemistry...
March 5, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268093/mesocolic-micro-skip-metastasis
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LETTER
Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Antonio Manenti, Federica Domati, Alberto Farinetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258834/the-effect-of-omeprazole-treatment-on-the-gut-microflora-and-neutrophil-function
#12
Maja Kostrzewska, Agnieszka Świdnicka-Siergiejko, Dorota Olszańska, Grażyna Jurkowska, Marzena Garley, Wioletta Ratajczak-Wrona, Ewa Jabłońska, Jacek Jamiołkowski, Andrzej Dabrowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infections. There are interactions between gut microbiota and innate immune cells including neutrophils. We evaluated the effect of treatment with omeprazole on the gut microflora and neutrophil function. METHODS: In 50 patients, we evaluated the effect of 4-week omeprazole treatment (n=25 with 20mg per day and n=25 with 20mg twice daily) on intragastric pH, results of stool culture and lactulose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) and neutrophil function...
March 1, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237829/acute-dysphagia-after-fish-meal-ingestion
#13
Céline Ghaoui, Guillaume Perrod, Gabriel Rahmi, Christophe Cellier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237828/the-development-of-hepatocarcinoma-after-long-term-antivirus-treatment-of-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-predictive-factors
#14
Zhi-Qin Li, Chun-Ling Hu, Ping Yu, Xin-Yu Gu, Jia-Jia Zhang, Hua Li, Hong-Yu Zhang, Jun Lv, Yan-Min Liu, Qing-Lei Zeng, Jing-Ya Yan, Zu-Jiang Yu, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are at high risk for progressing to decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although long-term treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) benefits patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), many develop HCC. Therefore, the clinical outcomes of patients CHB who undergo long-term treatment with NAs remain to be identified. The aim of this study therefore was to evaluate the risk and predictors of patients with CHB who develop hepatitis B-induced HCC...
February 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237827/acute-dysphagia-in-a-patient-with-crohn-disease
#15
Mathias Vidon, Guillaume Perrod, Gabriel Rahmi, Christophe Cellier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236535/impaired-expression-and-function-of-tlr8-in-chronic-hbv-infection-and-its-association-with-treatment-responses-during-peg-ifn-%C3%AE-2a-antiviral-therapy
#16
Guangying Deng, Jun Ge, Chao Liu, Jinke Pang, Zuxiong Huang, Jie Peng, Jian Sun, Jinlin Hou, Xiaoyong Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) plays an important role in controlling chronic viral infections. However, the role of TLR8 in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression and function of TLR8 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and its alteration during peg-IFN-α-2a therapy. METHODS: We evaluated TLR8 expression and antiviral function in vitro by real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry analysis using fresh PBMCs obtained from CHB patients compared to healthy controls...
February 21, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215541/evaluation-of-a-combinational-use-of-serum-micrornas-as-biomarkers-for-liver-diseases
#17
Ping Xu, Anliang Guo, Junchi Xu, Jianer Yao, Hui Chen, Fengping Wang, Chuanwu Zhu
Circulating microRNAs (miRNA) have been widely recognized as a novel noninvasive biomarker in a variety of physiological and pathological conditions. In order to assess the sensitivity and reliability of potential miRNAs as diagnostic markers for liver disease related to viral infection, alcohol abuse, or chemical exposure, we collected serum samples from 326 participants and evaluated the single and combination diagnostic values of three serum miRNAs (miR-122, miR-125b, miR-192) compared with a conventional marker ALT...
February 16, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215540/decreased-glucagon-like-peptide-1-correlates-with-abdominal-pain-in-patients-with-constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#18
Zheng-Yang Li, Na Zhang, Shuang Wen, Jing Zhang, Xiu-Li Sun, Xiao-Ming Fan, Yong-Hong Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog, ROSE-010, plays a critical role in alleviating abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, the underling mechanism is unclear. In the present study, we determined the serum GLP-1 level in patients with constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C). The relationship between GLP-1 and abdominal pain was investigated. In addition, the expression of the GLP-1 receptor in the colon was determined. METHODS: Rectosigmoid biopsies were gathered from 38 patients with IBS-C who met the Rome III criteria, and 22 healthy controls...
February 16, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215539/could-the-combination-of-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-salvage-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-after-folfirinox-failure-a-single-institutional-retrospective-analysis
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Elie El Rassy, Tarek Assi, Fadi El Karak, Marwan Ghosn, Joseph Kattan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215538/over-90-of-cases-of-microscopic-colitis-can-be-diagnosed-by-performing-a-short-colonoscopy
#20
Gilles Macaigne, Pierre Lahmek, Christophe Locher, Jean François Boivin, Bruno Lesgourgues, Mathieu Yver, Laurent Costes, I Abd Alsamad, Joel Cucherousset, Claire Charpignon, Hélène Guyot, Bénédicte Lambaré, Jean-Michel Ghilain, Valérie Calès, Stéphanie de Montigny-Lenhardt, Guy Bellaïche, Alexandre Pariente, Stéphane Nahon
AIMS: To determinate the topographical distribution of key diagnostic histological features of lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC) and to establish what correlations may exist between the histological findings and the causes and severity of MC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with MC were included in a prospective multicentre French study from September 2010 to October 2012. MC was diagnosed by performing total colonoscopy with multiple biopsies of the rectum and colon collected in separate jars and analyzed separately for each site (descending and sigmoid colon, transverse colon, ascending colon)...
February 16, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
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