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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423499/imidazoline-i2-receptor-inhibitor-idazoxan-regulates-the-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-via-akt-nrf2-smad2-3-signaling-pathway
#1
Li Xuanfei, Chen Hao, Yi Zhujun, Liu Yanming, Gong Jianping
Liver fibrosis is a global health problem and its relationship with imidazoline I2 receptor has not been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of imidazoline I2 receptor (I2R) inhibitor idazoxan (IDA) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. In vivo liver fibrosis in mice was induced by intraperitoneally injections of CCl4 for eight weeks, and in vitro studies were performed on activated LX2 cells treated with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Our results showed that IDA significantly improved liver inflammation, ameliorated hepatic stellate cells activation and reduced collagen accumulation by suppressing the pro-fibrogenic signaling of TGF-β/Smad...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406452/suppression-of-hepatic-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-melittin-via-blocking-of-tgf%C3%AE-smad-and-mapk-jnk-signaling-pathways
#2
Ji-Hyun Park, Byoungduck Park, Kwan-Kyu Park
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 plays a crucial role in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells (HSC), which contributes to the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. Melittin (MEL) is a major component of bee venom and is effective in rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief, cancer cell proliferation, fibrosis and immune modulating activity. In this study, we found that MEL inhibits hepatic EMT in vitro and in vivo, regulating the TGFβ/Smad and TGFβ/nonSmad signaling pathways...
April 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405682/apamin-suppresses-biliary-fibrosis-and-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells
#3
Jung-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Jin An, Woon-Hae Kim, Yoon-Yub Park, Kyung Duck Park, Kwan-Kyu Park
Cholestatic liver disease is characterized by the progressive destruction of biliary epithelial cells (BECs) followed by fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver failure. Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and portal fibroblasts are the major cellular effectors of enhanced collagen deposition in biliary fibrosis. Apamin, an 18 amino acid peptide neurotoxin found in apitoxin (bee venom), is known to block Ca2+-activated K+ channels and prevent carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis. In the present study, we aimed to ascertain whether apamin inhibits biliary fibrosis and the proliferation of HSCs...
May 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364097/-effect-of-lamivudine-and-silymarin-on-liver-fibrosis-relevant-factors-in-hbv-transgenic-mice-with-alcohol-drinking
#4
Juanjuan Huang, Shikun Liu, Zuojun Li, Libo Cao, Linqi Ouyang
To observe the role of lamividine and silymarin preventing and curing liver fibrosis-relevant factors induced by alcohol drinking in hepatitis B virus (HBV) transgenic mice (Tg mice).
 Methods: Forty HBV-Tg BALB/C mice with 1.3 copy were randomly divided into 4 groups: a control group, a model group, a lamivudine group and a silymarin group. Tg mice in control group were treated with normal saline via intragastric administration; Tg-mice in the model group were treated with 50% alcohol (5 mL/kg) once a day via intragastric administration; while Tg-mice in lamivudine group and silymarin group were treated with alcohol (5 mL/kg) plus laminvudine (100 mg/kg) and silymarin (200 mg/kg) once a day via intragastric administration respectively...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352366/prolyl-oligopeptidase-attenuates-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-induction-of-smad7-and-ppar-%C3%AE
#5
Da Zhou, Jing Wang, Ling-Nan He, Bing-Hang Li, Yong-Nian Ding, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is a serine endopeptidase widely distributed in vivo with high activity in the liver. However, its biological functions in the liver have remained largely elusive. A previous study by our group has shown that POP produced N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (AcSDKP) and thereby exerted an anti-fibrogenic effect on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro. It was therefore hypothesized that POP may affect the activation state of HSCs and has an important role in liver fibrosis. The HSC-T6 immortalized rat liver stellate cell line was treated with the POP inhibitor S17092 or transfected with recombinant lentivirus to overexpress POP...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345552/relationship-between-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-iron-overload
#6
REVIEW
Dong-Mei Zou, Wan-Ling Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to summarize the interactions between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and iron overload, and to understand the mechanisms of iron overload in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and the role iron plays in HCV life cycle. DATA SOURCES: This review was based on data in articles published in the PubMed databases up to January 28, 2017, with the keywords "hepatitis C virus", "iron overload", "iron metabolism", "hepcidin", "translation", and "replication"...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320106/ctrp3-attenuates-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
#7
Chuantao Cheng, Shuo Yu, Ran Kong, Qinggong Yuan, Yuefeng Ma, Wenbin Yang, Gang Cao, Liyi Xie
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) plays a pivotal role in the development of liver fibrosis. C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein 3 (CTRP3), a member of CTRPs, was involved in fibrosis. However, little is known about the role of CTRP3 in liver fibrosis. This study aimed to determine its role in liver fibrosis and explore the possible mechanism. Our results demonstrated that CTRP3 was lowly expressed in liver fibrosis tissues and activated HSCs. Overexpression of CTRP3 inhibited the proliferation and migration of HSCs, as well as suppressed the expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-stimulated HSC-T6 cells...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181132/anti-tgf%C3%AE-1-receptor-inhibitor-mediates-the-efficacy-of-the-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-liver-fibrosis-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway
#8
Ji Xuan, Wang Feng, Zheng-Tao An, Jian Yang, Hua-Bing Xu, Jing Li, Zhi-Fei Zhao, Wei Wen
The aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the anti-fibrosis potential of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) and further to explore some of its underlying mechanisms. Hepatic fibrosis mice model was induced by CCl4. Liver function parameters in serum and fibrosis-associated markers in tissues were detected. Moreover, SB-431542, an anti-TGFβ-1 receptor inhibitor, was employed in vitro to reveal the underlying mechanism of TGFβ-1/Smad pathway on hUC-MSCs against liver fibrosis...
February 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154170/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-tgf-%C3%AE-directly-activates-the-jak1-stat3-axis-to-induce-hepatic-fibrosis-in-coordination-with-the-smad-pathway
#9
Liu-Ya Tang, Mary Heller, Zhaojing Meng, Li-Rong Yu, Yi Tang, Ming Zhou, Ying E Zhang
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signals through both SMAD and non-SMAD pathways to elicit a wide array of biological effects. Existing data have shown the association and coordination between STATs and SMADs in mediating TGF-β functions in hepatic cells, but it is not clear how STATs are activated under these circumstances. Here, we report that JAK1 is a constitutive TGFβRI binding protein and is absolutely required for phosphorylation of STATs in a SMAD-independent manner within minutes of TGF-β stimulation...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153731/positive-feedback-loop-of-yb-1-interacting-with-smad2-promotes-liver-fibrosis
#10
Panpan Xiong, Jun Zhang, Diannan Xu, Jie Zhu, Wenshuai Li, Jie Liu, Fei Liu
Y-box binding protein (YB-1), known as a multifunctional cellular protein in various biological processes, was recently reported to be associated with liver fibrosis. The critical role of TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway in stimulating the transcription of fibrotic genes in fibroblasts have already been identified, however, whether and how YB-1 modulated liver fibrosis via TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway remains largely unknown. In our previous study, we proved that ectopic TGF-β was associated with YB-1 expression...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147890/astragaloside-iv-synergizes-with-ferulic-acid-to-suppress-hepatic-stellate-cells-activation-in-vitro
#11
Haiying Dong, Hongyan Guo, Yini Liang, Xing Wang, Yingcai Niu
Because hepatic fibrosis usually involves more than one pathological process, combination therapy with modalities that target aberrant signaling cascade in activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) represents an alternative strategy. This study evaluates the hypothesis that astragaloside IV (AS-IV) and ferulic acid (FA) synergize to inhibit HSCs activation via simultaneous activating nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) and blocking transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathways. The combination of FA and AS-IV, hereafter referred to as the AS-IV/FA, at suboptimal concentrations synergistically inhibited HSCs activation, as measured by expressions of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), collagen α type I (Col I) and fibronectin...
February 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115038/identification-of-mfge8-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-secretome-as-an-anti-fibrotic-factor-in-liver-fibrosis
#12
Yu Jin Jang, Su Yeon An, Jong-Hoon Kim
The beneficial paracrine roles of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in tissue repair have potential in therapeutic strategies against various diseases. However, the key therapeutic factors secreted from MSCs and their exact molecular mechanisms of action remain unclear. In this study, the cell-free secretome of umbilical cord-derived MSCs showed significant anti-fibrotic activity in the mouse models of liver fibrosis. The involved action mechanism was the regulation of hepatic stellate cell activation by direct inhibition of the TGFβ/Smad-signaling...
February 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
#13
Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991776/capsaicin-inhibits-dimethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-via-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-activation
#14
Jae Ho Choi, Sun Woo Jin, Chul Yung Choi, Hyung Gyun Kim, Gi Ho Lee, Yong An Kim, Young Chul Chung, Hye Gwang Jeong
Capsaicin (CPS) exerts many pharmacological effects, but any possible influence on liver fibrosis remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of CPS on dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) and TGF-β1-induced liver fibrosis in rats and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). CPS inhibited DMN-induced hepatotoxicity, NF-κB activation, and collagen accumulation. CPS also suppressed the DMN-induced increases in α-SMA, collagen type I, MMP-2, and TNF-α. In addition, CPS inhibited DMN-induced TGF-β1 expression (from 2...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990439/effect-of-exogenous-fetuin-a-on-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
#15
Yulai Zhou, Shuang Yang, Pan Zhang
Objective. To explore the effects of low concentration of exogenous fetuin-A intervention on TGF-β1 induced LX2 cells through detection of the expression of mRNA and protein of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7. Methods. MTT assay was used to detect the LX2 cells proliferation and the regression equation calculating software was applied to determine IC50 of fetuin-A. RT-PCR was used to determine the relative content of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7 mRNA in LX2 cells. Western blot was used to detect the LX2 cells relative content of Smad2, Smad3, Smad7 protein expression, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956229/milk-fat-globule-egf-factor-8-secreted-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protects-against-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
#16
Su Yeon An, Yu Jin Jang, Hee-Joung Lim, Jiyou Han, Jaehun Lee, Gyunggyu Lee, Ji Young Park, Seo-Young Park, Ji Hyang Kim, Byung-Rok Do, Chugseong Han, Hee-Kyung Park, Ok-Hee Kim, Myeong Jun Song, Say-June Kim, Jong-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) mediate tissue repair and might be used to prevent or reduce liver fibrosis. However, little is known about the anti-fibrotic factors secreted from MSCs or their mechanisms. METHODS: Umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UCMSCs) were differentiated into hepatocyte-like cells (hpUCMSCs), medium was collected, and secretome proteins were identified and quantified using nanochip-liquid chromatography/quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
December 9, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922109/regulation-of-hepcidin-expression-by-inflammation-induced-activin-b
#17
Yohei Kanamori, Makoto Sugiyama, Osamu Hashimoto, Masaru Murakami, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
Activin B is induced in response to inflammation in the liver and enhances hepcidin expression, but the source of activin B and the molecular mechanism underlying hepcidin induction are not clear yet. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation induced inhibin βB but not inhibin α or inhibin βA expression in the liver, implicating activin B induction. Immunoreactive inhibin βB was detected in endothelial cells and Kupffer cells in LPS-treated liver. Activin B, but not activin A or activin AB, directly increased hepcidin expression...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876602/genistein-attenuates-d-galn-induced-liver-fibrosis-chronic-liver-damage-in-rats-by-blocking-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
#18
Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Genistein is a major isoflavonoid abundantly found in soy. Earlier genistein has been reported to possess protective effect against a multitude of disorders including cancer. Previously we demonstrated the protective effects of Genistein in d-Galactosamine (D-GalN) induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. In present study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Genistein in rat model of chronic liver damage and liver fibrosis. METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 12 weeks...
January 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775690/knockout-of-microrna-21-reduces-biliary-hyperplasia-and-liver-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-bile-duct-ligated-mice
#19
Lindsey L Kennedy, Fanyin Meng, Julie K Venter, Tianhao Zhou, Walker A Karstens, Laura A Hargrove, Nan Wu, Konstantina Kyritsi, John Greene, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Shannon S Glaser, Heather L Francis, Gianfranco Alpini
Cholestasis is a condition that leads to chronic hepatobiliary inflammation, fibrosis, and eventually cirrhosis. Many microRNAs (miRs) are known to have a role in fibrosis progression; however, the role of miR-21 during cholestasis remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the role of miR-21 during cholestasis-induced biliary hyperplasia and hepatic fibrosis. Wild-type (WT) and miR-21(-/-) mice underwent Sham or bile duct ligation (BDL) for 1 week, before evaluating liver histology, biliary proliferation, hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation, fibrotic response, and small mothers against decapentaplegic 7 (Smad-7) expression...
December 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756878/plumbagin-protects-liver-against-fulminant-hepatic-failure-and-chronic-liver-fibrosis-via-inhibiting-inflammation-and-collagen-production
#20
Huafeng Wang, Huan Zhang, Yuqing Zhang, Dan Wang, Xixi Cheng, Fengrui Yang, Qi Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Lijuan Zhang, Luhong Yang, Guolin Miao, Daiqing Li, Zhiyu Guan, Yurong Da, Zhi Yao, Fei Gao, Liang Qiao, Li Kong, Rongxin Zhang
Plumbagin is a quinonoid constituent extracted from Plumbago genus, and it exhibits diverse pharmacological effects. This study thoroughly investigated the effects of plumbagin on thioacetamide-induced acute and chronic liver injury. Results shown that plumbagin increased survival rate, reduced liver congestion and inflammation, and decreased macrophages and neutrophils in the fulminant hepatic failure model, and remarkably diminished liver fibrosis and inflammation in the chronic liver injury model. Furthermore, plumbagin significantly suppress the HSCs/myofibroblasts activation by reduced expression of markers α-SMA and COL-1/3, and reduced macrophage in liver...
December 13, 2016: Oncotarget
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