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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919006/assessment-of-the-risk-of-foodborne-transmission-and-burden-of-hepatitis-e-in-switzerland
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Alexandra Müller, Lucie Collineau, Roger Stephan, Andrea Müller, Katharina D C Stärk
The objective of this study was i) to quantify the risk of hepatitis E for Swiss consumers by specified pork products and ii) to estimate the total burden of human food-borne hepatitis E in Switzerland. A quantitative risk assessment from slaughter to consumption was carried out according to the Codex Alimentarius framework. In the hazard characterization, assumptions were made due to the lack of a dose-response relationship for oral exposure to hepatitis E virus (HEV). The prevalence of HEV in 160 pig livers of 40 different Swiss fattening farms was examined and determined to be 1...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915055/identification-of-human-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-isoforms-involved-in-the-isofraxidin-glucuronidation-and-assessment-of-the-species-differences-of-the-reaction
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Fanxing Meng, Yan Li, Guiyuan He, Guangbo Ge, Shumin Liu
Isofraxidin, 7-Hydroxy-6.8-dimethoxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one, is a major active component of Acanthopanax senticosus, which has been used as Acanthopanax (Ciwujia) injection to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in China for more than thirty years. The purpose of this study was to identify the roles of human UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) in isofraxidin glucuronidation in the liver and intestinal microsomes and to reveal the potential species differences by comparing the liver microsomal glucuronidation from different experimental animals...
November 30, 2016: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906979/a-phosphorylcholine-containing-glycolipid-like-antigen-present-on-the-surface-of-infective-stage-larvae-of-ascaris-spp-is-a-major-antibody-target-in-infected-pigs-and-humans
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Johnny Vlaminck, Dries Masure, Tao Wang, Peter Nejsum, Cornelis H Hokke, Peter Geldhof
BACKGROUND: The pig parasite Ascaris suum plays and important role in veterinary medicine and represents a suitable model for A. lumbricoides, which infects over 800 million people. In pigs, continued exposure to Ascaris induces immunity at the level of the gut, protecting the host against migrating larvae. The objective of this study was to identify and characterize parasite antigens targeted by this local immune response that may be crucial for parasite invasion and establishment and to evaluate their protective and diagnostic potential...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906869/early-and-sustained-vasopressin-infusion-augments-the-hemodynamic-efficacy-of-restrictive-fluid-resuscitation-and-improves-survival-in-a-liver-laceration-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
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Raúl J Gazmuri, Kasen Whitehouse, Kruti Shah, Karla Whittinghill, Alvin Baetiong, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Current management of hemorrhagic shock favors restrictive fluid resuscitation before control of the bleeding source. We investigated the additional effects of early and sustained vasopressin infusion in a swine model of hemorrhagic shock produced by liver laceration. METHODS: Forty male domestic pigs (32 to 40 kg) had a liver laceration inflicted with an X-shaped blade clamp, 32 received a second laceration at minute 7.5, and 24 received two additional lacerations at minute 15...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902747/joint-profiling-of-mirnas-and-mrnas-reveals-mirna-mediated-gene-regulation-in-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig-obesity-model
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Caroline M Junker Mentzel, Ferhat Alkan, Helle Keinicke, Mette J Jacobsen, Jan Gorodkin, Merete Fredholm, Susanna Cirera
Obesity and its comorbidities are an increasing challenge for both affected individuals and health care systems, worldwide. In obese individuals, perturbation of expression of both protein-coding genes and microRNAs (miRNA) are seen in obesity-relevant tissues (i.e. adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle). miRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules which have important regulatory roles in a wide range of biological processes, including obesity. Rodents are widely used animal models for human diseases including obesity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890535/partial-hepatectomy-hemodynamics-changes-experimental-data-explained-by-closed-loop-lumped-modeling
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Chloe Audebert, Mohamed Bekheit, Petru Bucur, Eric Vibert, Irene E Vignon-Clementel
The liver function may be degraded after partial liver ablation surgery. Adverse liver hemodynamics have been shown to be associated to liver failure. The link between these hemodynamics changes and ablation size is however poorly understood. This article proposes to explain with a closed-loop lumped model the hemodynamics changes observed during twelve surgeries in pigs. The portal venous tree is modeled with a pressure-dependent variable resistor. The variables measured, before liver ablation, are used to tune the model parameters...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880800/minimal-in-vivo-efficacy-of-iminosugars-in-a-lethal-ebola-virus-guinea-pig-model
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Joanna L Miller, Simon G Spiro, Stuart D Dowall, Irene Taylor, Antony Rule, Dominic S Alonzi, Andrew C Sayce, Edward Wright, Emma M Bentley, Ruth Thom, Graham Hall, Raymond A Dwek, Roger Hewson, Nicole Zitzmann
The antiviral properties of iminosugars have been reported previously in vitro and in small animal models against Ebola virus (EBOV); however, their effects have not been tested in larger animal models such as guinea pigs. We tested the iminosugars N-butyl-deoxynojirimycin (NB-DNJ) and N-(9-methoxynonyl)-1deoxynojirimycin (MON-DNJ) for safety in uninfected animals, and for antiviral efficacy in animals infected with a lethal dose of guinea pig adapted EBOV. 1850 mg/kg/day NB-DNJ and 120 mg/kg/day MON-DNJ administered intravenously, three times daily, caused no adverse effects and were well tolerated...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858704/comparison-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-zones-in-an-in-vivo-porcine-model-correlation-of-histology-and-gross-pathological-findings
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Ole Gemeinhardt, Franz G M Poch, Bernhard Hiebl, Urte Kunz-Zurbuchen, Giuliano M Corte, Stefan F Thieme, Janis L Vahldiek, Stefan M Niehues, Martin E Kreis, Robert Klopfleisch, Kai S Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Continuing research ex vivo and in vivo with animal models is performed to advance the oncological safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors. In these experiments, frequently imaging modalities (e.g. MRI or CT) or macro-morphological measurements are used to determine the full extent of the different ablation zones inside of RFA lesions. However, no systematic study has been performed so far, which verified the accuracy of the macro-morphological findings. Therefore, the present study aimed to correlate histological and gross pathological findings of bipolar radiofrequency ablation zones of pig livers with regard to cell viability in vivo...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855279/chronic-phenotype-characterization-of-a-large-animal-model-of-hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1
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Faysal Elgilani, Shennen A Mao, Jaime M Glorioso, Meng Yin, Ianko D Iankov, Anisha Singh, Bruce Amiot, Piero Rinaldo, Ronald J Marler, Richard L Ehman, Markus Grompe, Joseph B Lillegard, Raymond D Hickey, Scott L Nyberg
Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by deficiency in fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase, the last enzyme in the tyrosine catabolic pathway. In this study, we investigated whether fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase deficient (FAH(-/-)) pigs, a novel large-animal model of HT1, develop fibrosis and cirrhosis characteristic of the human disease. FAH(-/-) pigs were treated with the protective drug 2-(2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-1, 3 cyclohexandione (NTBC) at a dose of 1 mg/kg per day initially after birth...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829484/invited-review-nutrient-sensing-receptors-for-free-fatty-acids-and-hydroxycarboxylic-acids-in-farm-animals
#10
M Mielenz
Data on nutrient sensing by free fatty acid receptors (FFAR1, FFAR2, FFAR3, FFAR4) and hydroxycarboxylic acid receptors (HCAR1, HCAR2) are increasing for human or rodent models. Both receptor families link intestinal fermentation by the microbiota and energy metabolism with cellular responses. Therefore, this finding provides a link that is independent of the only function of the fermentation products as energy substrates. For example, these reactions are associated with insulin secretion, regulation of lipolysis, adipose tissue differentiation and innate immune responses...
November 10, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805315/inducing-hepatitis-c-virus-resistance-after-pig-liver-transplantation-a-proof-of-concept-of-liver-graft-modification-using-warm-ex-vivo-perfusion
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Nicolas Goldaracena, Vinzent N Spetzler, Juan Echeverri, Johan M Kaths, Vera Cherepanov, Robert Persson, Michael G Hodges, Harry LA Janssen, Nazia Selzner, David R Grant, Jordan J Feld, Markus Selzner
Normothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (NEVLP) offers the potential to optimize graft function prior to liver transplantation (LT). Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is dependent on the presence of miRNA-122. Miravirsen, a locked-nucleic acid oligonucleotide, sequesters miR-122 and inhibits HCV replication. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of delivering miravirsen during NEVLP to inhibit miR-122 function in a pig LT model. Pig livers were treated with miravirsen during NEVLP or cold storage (CS). Miravirsen absorption, miR-122 sequestration and miR-122 target gene derepression were determined before and after LT...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794165/a-novel-transcutaneous-non-focused-ultrasound-energy-delivering-device-is-able-to-induce-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-destruction-in-an-animal-model
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Assi Levi, Dan Ben Amitai, Moshe Lapidoth
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The understanding that adipocytes are greatly influenced by thermal changes combined with the advancement of non-invasive ultrasound technologies have led to the application of ultrasound as an energy source to induce thermal fat destruction. While application of high intensity focused, ultrasound energy have been widely explored, there is far less information regarding the effects of non-focused ultrasound on adipose tissue. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of a novel transcutaneous, multi-elements, non-focused ultrasound energy regimen in an animal model, as a proof-of-concept of its potential to treat non-invasive subcutaneous benign tumors...
October 29, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747943/effect-of-dietary-fish-oil-on-fatty-acid-deposition-and-expression-of-cholesterol-homeostasis-controlling-genes-in-the-liver-and-plasma-lipid-profile-comparison-of-two-animal-models
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T Komprda, V Rozíková, N Zamazalová, O Škultéty, M Vícenová, M Trčková, M Faldyna
The objective of the present study was to compare hepatic fatty acid deposition, plasma lipid level and expression of cholesterol homeostasis controlling genes in the liver of rats (Wistar Albino; n = 32) and pigs (Large White × Landrace; n = 32) randomly assigned into two groups of 16 animals each and fed 10 weeks the diet with either 2.5% of fish oil (F; source of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid, EPA+DHA) or 2.5% of palm oil (P; high content of saturated fatty acids; control). F-rats deposited in the liver three times less EPA, but 1...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745815/reproducibility-of-parenchymal-blood-volume-measurements-using-an-angiographic-c-arm-ct-system
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Kerstin Mueller, Rebecca Fahrig, Michael Manhart, Yu Deuerling-Zheng, Jarrett Rosenberg, Teri Moore, Arundhuti Ganguly, Nishita Kothary
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Intra-procedural measurement of hepatic perfusion following liver embolization continues to be a challenge. Blood volume imaging before and after interventional procedures would allow identifying the treatment end point or even allow predicting treatment outcome. Recent liver oncology studies showed the feasibility of parenchymal blood volume (PBV) imaging using an angiographic C-arm system. This study was done to evaluate the reproducibility of PBV measurements using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) before and after embolization of the liver in a swine model...
October 10, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736782/inlp-a-new-virulence-factor-with-strong-placental-tropism
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Cristina Faralla, Gabrielle A Rizzuto, David E Lowe, Byoungkwan Kim, Cara Cooke, Lawrence R Shiow, Anna I Bakardjiev
Intrauterine infection is a major detriment for maternal-child health and occurs despite local mechanisms that protect the maternal-fetal interface from a wide variety of pathogens. The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes causes spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and preterm labor in humans and serves as a model for placental pathogenesis. Given the unique immunological environment of the maternal-fetal interface, we hypothesized that virulence determinants with placental tropism are required for infection of this tissue...
December 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715338/n-acetylcysteine-and-desferoxamine-reduce-pulmonary-oxidative-stress-caused-by-hemorrhagic-shock-in-a-porcine-model
#16
Alexandra Mani, Chryssoula Staikou, Iosifina Karmaniolou, Nikolaos Orfanos, Anastassios Mylonas, Tzortzis Nomikos, Agathi Pafiti, Apostolos Papalois, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Vassilios Smyrniotis, Kassiani Theodoraki
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the pulmonary oxidative stress and possible protective effect of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) and Desferoxamine (DFX)in a porcine model subjected to hemorrhagic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one pigs were randomly allocated to Group-A (sham, n = 5), Group-B (fluid resuscitation, n = 8) and Group-C (fluid, NAC and DFX resuscitation, n = 8). Groups B and C were subjected to a 40-min shock period induced by liver trauma, followed by a 60-min resuscitation period...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695064/studying-closed-hydrodynamic-models-of-in-vivo-dna-perfusion-in-pig-liver-for-gene-therapy-translation-to-humans
#17
Luis Sendra, Antonio Miguel, Daniel Pérez-Enguix, María José Herrero, Eva Montalvá, María Adelaida García-Gimeno, Inmaculada Noguera, Ana Díaz, Judith Pérez, Pascual Sanz, Rafael López-Andújar, Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Salvador F Aliño
INTRODUCTION: Expressing exogenous genes after naked DNA delivery into hepatocytes might achieve sustained and high expression of human proteins. Tail vein DNA injection is an efficient procedure for gene transfer in murine liver. Hydrodynamic procedures in large animals require organ targeting, and improve with liver vascular exclusion. In the present study, two closed liver hydrofection models employing the human alpha-1-antitrypsin (hAAT) gene are compared to reference standards in order to evaluate their potential clinical interest...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687698/evaluation-of-intraosseous-sampling-for-measurements-of-alanine-aminotransferase-alkaline-phosphatase-aspartate-aminotransferase-creatinine-kinase-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-lactate-dehydrogenase
#18
Mats Eriksson, Gunnar Strandberg, Miklós Lipcsey, Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: Intraosseous (IO) access can be established faster than a venous or arterial access when there is an urgent need for rapid initiation of treatment. The access can also be used to draw marrow samples. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential use of IO samples for enzyme determinations using a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bilateral tibial intraosseous cannulae and an arterial catheter were used for blood sampling from five healthy anesthetized pigs...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663858/can-transcutaneous-near-infrared-spectroscopy-detect-severe-hepatic-ischemia-a-juvenile-porcine-model
#19
Justin J Skowno, Jonathan S Karpelowsky, Nicola R Watts, David G Little
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications following pediatric liver transplantation occur in 8-10% of cases, and no continuous, non-invasive monitoring for this problem exists. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows non-invasive, continuous, transcutaneous assessment of hemoglobin oxygenation (StO2 ) 1-4 cm below the skin surface. AIMS: We hypothesized that transcutaneous NIRS would be able to detect severe hepatic ischemia, and tested this in an animal model using 15-20 kg and 5-7 kg juvenile pigs...
December 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633302/albiflorin-granule-significantly-decreased-the-cholesterol-gallstone-formation-by-the-regulation-of-insulin-transduction-signal
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Bang-Jiang Fang, Jun-Yi Shen, Hua Zhang, Shuang Zhou, Chuan-Zhu Lyu, Yi-Qiang Xie
OBJECTIVE: To study the mechanism of insulin resistance in the cholesterol gallstone formation from insulin signal transduction pathway so as to reveal the possible mechanism and the effective role of Albiflorin Granule on preventing the cholesterol gallstones. METHODS: Serum triglycerides (TG), free fatty acid (FFA), and total cholesterol (TC) from different groups were measured and liver cells InsR, PKB, IKK-β protein expression levels were detected by western blotting...
September 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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