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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769560/non-immunogenic-dextran-coated-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-a-biocompatible-size-tunable-contrast-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Harald Unterweger, Christina Janko, Marc Schwarz, László Dézsi, Rudolf Urbanics, Jasmin Matuszak, Erik Őrfi, Tamás Fülöp, Tobias Bäuerle, János Szebeni, Clément Journé, Aldo R Boccaccini, Christoph Alexiou, Stefan Lyer, Iwona Cicha
Iron oxide-based contrast agents have been in clinical use for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of lymph nodes, liver, intestines, and the cardiovascular system. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have high potential as a contrast agent for MRI, but no intravenous iron oxide-containing agents are currently approved for clinical imaging. The aim of our work was to analyze the hemocompatibility and immuno-safety of a new type of dextran-coated SPIONs (SPIONdex) and to characterize these nanoparticles with ultra-high-field MRI...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766271/rapid-liver-hypertrophy-after-portal-vein-occlusion-correlates-with-the-degree-of-collateralization-between-lobes-a-study-in-pigs
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Rebecca Deal, Charles Frederiks, Lauren Williams, Pim B Olthof, Konstantin Dirscherl, Xavier Keutgen, Edie Chan, Daniel Deziel, Martin Hertl, Erik Schadde
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) induces more rapid liver growth than portal vein ligation (PVL). Transection of parenchyma in ALPPS may prevent the formation of collaterals between lobes. The aim of this study was to determine if abrogating the formation of collaterals through parenchymal transection impacted growth rate. METHODS: Twelve Yorkshire Landrace pigs were randomized to undergo ALPPS, PVL, or "partial ALPPS" by varying degrees of parenchymal transection...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755199/fah-knockout-animals-as-models-for-therapeutic-liver-repopulation
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Markus Grompe
Several animal models of Fah deficiency have been developed, including mice, pigs and most recently rats. Initially, the murine models were developed with the intent to mirror the human disease for pathophysiologic and therapeutic studies. However, it soon became apparent that Fah-positive hepatocytes have a potent selective growth advantage in mutant liver and can extensively repopulate the diseased organ. For this reason, Fah mutant mice have become a workhorse for liver biology and are widely used in liver stem cell and hepatic gene therapy research...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752056/the-munich-midy-pig-biobank-a-unique-resource-for-studying-organ-crosstalk-in-diabetes
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Andreas Blutke, Simone Renner, Florian Flenkenthaler, Mattias Backman, Serena Haesner, Elisabeth Kemter, Erik Ländström, Christina Braun-Reichhart, Barbara Albl, Elisabeth Streckel, Birgit Rathkolb, Cornelia Prehn, Alessandra Palladini, Michal Grzybek, Stefan Krebs, Stefan Bauersachs, Andrea Bähr, Andreas Brühschwein, Cornelia A Deeg, Erica De Monte, Michaela Dmochewitz, Caroline Eberle, Daniela Emrich, Robert Fux, Frauke Groth, Sophie Gumbert, Antonia Heitmann, Arne Hinrichs, Barbara Keßler, Mayuko Kurome, Miriam Leipig-Rudolph, Kaspar Matiasek, Hazal Öztürk, Christiane Otzdorff, Myriam Reichenbach, Horst Dieter Reichenbach, Alexandra Rieger, Birte Rieseberg, Marco Rosati, Manuel Nicolas Saucedo, Anna Schleicher, Marlon R Schneider, Kilian Simmet, Judith Steinmetz, Nicole Übel, Patrizia Zehetmaier, Andreas Jung, Jerzy Adamski, Ünal Coskun, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Christian Simmet, Mathias Ritzmann, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg, Helmut Blum, Georg J Arnold, Thomas Fröhlich, Rüdiger Wanke, Eckhard Wolf
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and associated complications is steadily increasing. As a resource for studying systemic consequences of chronic insulin insufficiency and hyperglycemia, we established a comprehensive biobank of long-term diabetic INS(C94Y) transgenic pigs, a model of mutant INS gene-induced diabetes of youth (MIDY), and of wild-type (WT) littermates. METHODS: Female MIDY pigs (n = 4) were maintained with suboptimal insulin treatment for 2 years, together with female WT littermates (n = 5)...
August 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728397/effects-of-dietary-valine-lysine-ratio-on-the-performance-amino-acid-composition-of-tissues-and-mrna-expression-of-genes-involved-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-of-weaned-piglets
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Yetong Xu, Xiaokang Ma, Chunli Wang, Mingfeng Yuan, Xiangshu Piao
Objective: The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary standard ileal digestible (SID) valine:lysine ratios on performance, intestinal morphology, amino acids of liver and muscle, plasma indices and mRNA expression of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) metabolism enzymes. Methods: A total of 144 crossbred pigs (Duroc × Landrace × Large White) weaned at 28 ± 4 days of age (8.79 ± 0.02 kg body weight) were randomly allotted to 1 of 4 diets formulated to provide SID valine: lysine ratios of 50, 60, 70 or 80%...
May 14, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715950/efficacy-of-the-novel-medical-adhesive-mar-vivo-107-in-an-acute-porcine-liver-resection-model
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Hirokazu Tanaka, Kenji Fukushima, Pramod Kadaba Srinivasan, Kerstin Pawlowsky, Babette Koegel, Koichiro Hata, Yonson Ku, Shinji Uemoto, René H Tolba
BACKGROUND: Despite modern surgical techniques, insufficient hemostasis after liver trauma is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality after injury. Therefore, efficient hemostatic agents are indicated. In this study, we evaluated the hemostatic efficacy of a novel synthetic wound adhesive (MAR-VIVO-107) based on polyurethane/polyurea, compared with a widely used fibrin adhesive (Tisseel). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve German Landrace pigs were randomly assigned to 2 groups...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714241/cytokine-profiles-in-tibetan-macaques-following-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-knockout-pig-liver-xenotransplantation
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Zhuochao Zhang, Xiao Li, Hong Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Hui Chen, Dengke Pan, Hongchen Ji, Liang Zhou, Juan Ling, Jingshi Zhou, Shuqiang Yue, Desheng Wang, Zhaoxu Yang, Kaishan Tao, Kefeng Dou
BACKGROUND: Pig-to-nonhuman primate orthotopic liver xenotransplantation is often accompanied by thrombocytopenia and coagulation disorders. Furthermore, the release of cytokines can trigger cascade reactions of coagulation and immune attacks within transplant recipients. To better elucidate the process of inflammation in liver xenograft recipients, we utilized a modified heterotopic auxiliary liver xenotransplantation model for xeno-immunological research. We studied the cytokine profiles and the relationship between cytokine levels and xenograft function after liver xenotransplantation...
July 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711432/inactivated-orf-virus-shows-disease-modifying-antiviral-activity-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-genital-herpesvirus-infection
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Astrid Friebe, Angela Siegling, Olaf Weber
BACKGROUND: Inactivated Orf virus (iORFV) has been used as a preventative as well as a therapeutic immunomodulator in veterinary medicine in different species. iORFV elicits strong effects on cytokine secretion in mice and human immune cells leading to an auto-regulated loop of initial up-regulation of inflammatory and Th1-related cytokines followed by Th2-related cytokines that attenuate immunopathology. The therapeutic potential of iORFV has been recognized in several models for difficult-to-treat disease areas such as chronic viral diseases, liver fibrosis or various forms of cancer...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683896/analysis-of-the-biliostatic-potential-of-two-sealants-in-a-standardized-porcine-model-of-liver-resection
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H Fonouni, A Kashfi, O Stahlheber, L Konstantinidis, T W Kraus, A Mehrabi, H Oweira
BACKGROUND: Improved resection techniques has decreased mortality rate following liver resections(LRx). Sealants are known as effective adjuncts for haemostasis after LRx. We compared biliostatic effectiveness of two sealants in a standardized porcine model of LRx. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We accomplished left hemihepatectomy on 27 pigs. The animals were randomized in control group(n = 9) with no sealant and treatment groups (each n = 9), in which resection surfaces were covered with TachoSil(®) and TissuFleece(®)/Tissucol Duo(®)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679339/characteristics-of-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-porcine-sepsis-model-for-multi-organ-metabolic-flux-measurements
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Gabriella A M Ten Have, Renske C I Deutz, Mariëlle P K J Engelen, Robert R Wolfe, Nicolaas E P Deutz
Survival of sepsis is related to loss of muscle mass. Therefore, it is imperative to further define and understand the basic alterations in nutrient metabolism in order to improve targeted sepsis nutritional therapies. We developed and evaluated a controlled hyperdynamic severe sepsis pig model that can be used for in vivo multi-organ metabolic studies in a conscious state. In this catheterized pig model, bacteremia was induced intravenously with 10(9) CFU/h Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in 13 pigs for 18 h...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677852/the-tissue-residues-of-sodium-dehydroacetate-used-as-feed-preservative-in-swine
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Hao Liu, Lingling Han, Jiayu Xie, Yingchao Wu, Yang Xie, Yumei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sodium dehydroacetate (Na-DHA) is a food and feed additive with antimicrobial effects. There is little information on Na-DHA residue levels in foods derived from animals. In this study, Na-DHA residue levels in swine tissues were determined by HLPC, and the pharmacokinetics of Na-DHA in tissues were determined. RESULTS: The Na-DHA residue levels in swine tissues were < 1.2 mg kg(-1) at different withdrawal time after thirty-two Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire pigs were administered 200 mg Na-DHA kg(-1) through the feed for 30 d...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677045/evaluation-of-an-advanced-organ-support-advos-system-in-a-two-hit-porcine-model-of-liver-failure-plus-endotoxemia
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Ahmed Al-Chalabi, Edouard Matevossian, Anne von Thaden, Catherine Schreiber, Peter Radermacher, Wolfgang Huber, Aritz Perez Ruiz de Garibay, Bernhard Kreymann
BACKGROUND: Novel extracorporeal procedures are constantly being developed and evaluated for use in patients with sepsis. Preclinical evaluation of such procedures usually requires testing in large animal models. In the present work, the safety and efficacy of a recently developed ADVanced Organ Support (ADVOS) system in a newly developed large animal two-hit model of liver failure combined with endotoxemia were tested. METHODS: After establishing the model in more than 50 animals, a randomized study was performed...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672987/evaluation-of-the-safety-of-irreversible-electroporation-on-the-stomach-wall-using-a-pig-model
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Jiannan Li, Jianying Zeng, Jibing Chen, Jian Shi, Xiaomei Luo, Gang Fang, Wei Chai, Wenlong Zhang, Tongjun Liu, Lizhi Niu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of irreversible electroporation (IRE) on the stomach wall following the direct application of IRE onto the organ surface. IRE ablation was performed in 8 Tibetan mini-pigs, which were randomly assigned into two groups based on their ablated areas: Group A, gastric cardia, fundus of stomach, gastric body and group B, lesser gastric curvature, greater gastric curvature, stomach pylorus. Two IRE needles were placed in the space between the stomach wall and the liver (not inserted into the stomach tissue), and three lesions were created in each pig...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671066/lesions-found-at-routine-meat-inspection-on-finishing-pigs-are-associated-with-production-system
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H Kongsted, J T Sørensen
Pigs raised under free-range conditions are expected to experience a higher level of animal welfare than conventionally raised pigs. However, free-range conditions may challenge prevention and treatment of diseases. In order to identify disease problems associated with raising conditions, this study compared slaughter lesions in pigs from conventional indoor, conventional free-range and organic free-range production systems. The study used data from 1,096,756 pigs slaughtered at one Danish abattoir from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015...
May 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669667/transhepatic-bile-acid-kinetics-in-pigs-and-humans
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Hannah M Eggink, F Samuel van Nierop, Marieke G Schooneman, Anita Boelen, Andries Kalsbeek, Martijn Koehorst, Gabriella A M Ten Have, L Maurits de Brauw, Albert K Groen, Johannes A Romijn, Nicolaas E P Deutz, Maarten R Soeters
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Bile acids (BAs) play a key role in lipid uptake and metabolic signalling in different organs including gut, liver, muscle and brown adipose tissue. Portal and peripheral plasma BA concentrations increase after a meal. However, the exact kinetics of postprandial BA metabolism have never been described in great detail. We used a conscious porcine model to investigate postprandial plasma concentrations and transorgan fluxes of BAs, glucose and insulin using the para-aminohippuric acid dilution method...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644516/hemostatic-efficiency-of-modern-topical-sealants-comparative-evaluation-after-liver-resection-and-splenic-laceration-in-a-swine-model
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Hamidreza Fonouni, Arash Kashfi, Ali Majlesara, Oliver Stahlheber, Lukas Konstantinidis, Negin Gharabaghi, Thomas W Kraus, Arianeb Mehrabi, Hani Oweira
Parenchymal transection during hepatobiliary surgery can disrupt small vasculature or bile ducts, which could be managed difficultly. Sealants are helpful tools to achieve better hemostasis. The aim of this study is to analyze the hemostatic efficiency of four modern sealants in a porcine model. In this study, 40 landrace pigs were assigned equally to the control (without sealant) and four sealant groups. Standardized liver resection and splenic lesions were performed and left without using sealant (control) or treated with one of the following sealants: TachoSil(®) , Tissucol Duo(®) , Coseal(®) , and FloSeal(®) ...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643045/validation-of-a-mathematical-model-for-laser-induced-thermotherapy-in-liver-tissue
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F Hübner, C Leithäuser, B Bazrafshan, N Siedow, T J Vogl
The purpose of the study was to develop a simulation approach for laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) that is based on mathematical models for radiation transport, heat transport, and tissue damage. The LITT ablation was applied to ex vivo pig liver tissue. Experiments were repeated with different laser powers, i.e., 22-34 W, and flow rates of the cooling water in the applicator system, i.e., 47-92 ml/min. During the procedure, the temperature was measured in the liver sample at different distances to the applicator as well as in the cooling circuit using a fiber optic thermometer...
August 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642489/post-exposure-treatment-of-non-human-primates-lethally-infected-with-ebola-virus-with-ebotab-a-purified-ovine-igg-product
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Stuart D Dowall, Frédéric Jacquot, John Landon, Emma Rayner, Graham Hall, Caroline Carbonnelle, Hervé Raoul, Delphine Pannetier, Ian Cameron, Ruth Coxon, Ibrahim Al Abdulla, Roger Hewson, Miles W Carroll
Despite sporadic outbreaks of Ebola virus (EBOV) over the last 4 decades and the recent public health emergency in West Africa, there are still no approved vaccines or therapeutics for the treatment of acute EBOV disease (EVD). In response to the 2014 outbreak, an ovine immunoglobulin therapy was developed, termed EBOTAb. After promising results in the guinea pig model of EBOV infection, EBOTAb was tested in the cynomolgus macaque non-human primate model of lethal EBOV infection. To ensure stringent therapeutic testing conditions to replicate likely clinical usage, EBOTAb was first delivered 1, 2 or 3 days post-challenge with a lethal dose of EBOV...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642298/does-acid-base-equilibrium-correlate-with-remnant-liver-volume-during-stepwise-liver-resection
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Mohammad Golriz, Sepehr Abbasi, Parham Fathi, Ali Majlesara, Thorsten Brenner, Arianeb Mehrabi
Small for size and flow syndrome (SFSF) is one of the most challenging complications following extended hepatectomy (EH). After EH, hepatic artery flow decreases and portal vein flow increases per 100 gram remnant liver volume (RLV). This causes hypoxia followed by metabolic acidosis. A correlation between acidosis and post-hepatectomy liver failure has been postulated, but not studied systematically in a large animal model or clinical setting. In our study, we performed stepwise liver resections on nine pigs to defined SFSF limits as follows: step 1: segment II/III resection, step 2: segment IV resection, step 3: segment V/VIII resection (RLV: 75%, 50% and 25% respectively)...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633128/involvement-of-udp-glucuronosyltransferases-in-higenamine-glucuronidation-and-the-gender-and-species-differences-in-liver
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Zhi Liang, Chang Xu, Lingna Dong, Yile Fu, Qiong Wu, Jie Zhao, Ling Ye, Zheng Cai, Menghua Liu, Bijun Xia, Lan Tang, Zhongqiu Liu
OBJECTIVES: Higenamine (HG), an active ingredient of Aconite root in Chinese herbal medicine, is mainly metabolized by UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT). However, the systematic glucuronidation of HG in humans remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the glucuronidation of HG. METHODS: 12 recombinant human UGT (rUGT) isozymes were used to characterize the HG glucuronidation. Liver microsomes from male and female mice, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and humans were used to determine the species and gender differences using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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