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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424818/dose-requirements-for-idarucizumab-reversal-of-dabigatran-in-a-lethal-porcine-trauma-model-with-continuous-bleeding
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Markus Honickel, Henri M Spronk, Rolf Rossaint, Christian Stoppe, Joanne van Ryn, Hugo Ten Cate, Oliver Grottke
Idarucizumab is licensed for emergency reversal of dabigatran. A single 5 g dose is usually sufficient, but higher doses may sometimes be required and optimum dosing has not been defined. It was the aim of this study to investigate the effect of idarucizumab, given once or as a split dose, after double trauma in pigs anticoagulated with dabigatran. Dabigatran etexilate (30 mg/kg bid) was given to 18 male pigs orally for 3 days. On day 4, animals were randomised 1:1:1 to receive idarucizumab 60+0, 60+60 or 120+0 mg/kg...
April 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403128/an-oxygenated-and-transportable-machine-perfusion-system-fully-rescues-liver-grafts-exposed-to-lethal-ischemic-damage-in-a-pig-model-of-dcd-liver-transplantation
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Philippe Compagnon, Eric Levesque, Hassen Hentati, Mara Disabato, Julien Calderaro, Cyrille Feray, Anne Corlu, José Laurent Cohen, Ismail Ben Mosbah, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Control of warm ischemia (WI) lesions that occur with donation after circulatory death (DCD) would significantly increase the donor pool for liver transplantation. We aimed to determine whether a novel, oxygenated and hypothermic machine perfusion device (HMP Airdrive system) improves the quality of livers derived from DCDs using a large animal model. METHODS: Cardiac arrest was induced in female large white pigs by IV injection of potassium chloride...
April 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400234/tricyclic-4-4-dimethyl-3-4-dihydrochromeno-3-4-d-imidazole-derivatives-as-microsomal-prostaglandin-e2-synthase-1-mpges-1-inhibitors-sar-and-in-vivo-efficacy-in-hyperalgesia-pain-model
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Nagarajan Muthukaman, Macchindra Tambe, Mahamadhanif Shaikh, Dnyandeo Pisal, Sanjay Deshmukh, Shital Tondlekar, Neelam Sarode, Lakshminarayana Narayana, Jitendra M Gajera, Vidya G Kattige, Srinivasa Honnegowda, Vikas Karande, Abhay Kulkarni, Dayanidhi Behera, Satyawan B Jadhav, Girish S Gudi, Neelima Khairatkar-Joshi, Laxmikant A Gharat
A series of substituted tricyclic 4,4-dimethyl-3,4-dihydrochromeno[3,4-d]imidazole derivatives have been synthesized and their mPGES-1 biological activity has been disclosed in detail. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) optimization provided inhibitors with excellent mPGES-1 potency and low to moderate PGE2 release A549 cell potency. Among the mPGES-1 inhibitors studied, 7, 9 and 11l provided excellent selectivity over COX-2 (>200-fold) and >70-fold selectivity for COX-1 except 11l, which exhibited dual mPGES-1/COX-1 activity...
March 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396939/fat-and-carbohydrate-content-in-the-diet-induces-drastic-changes-in-gene-expression-in-young-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipigs
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Caroline M Junker Mentzel, Tainã Figueiredo Cardoso, Annika M J Lex, Dorte Bratbo Sørensen, Merete Fredholm, Susanna Cirera
In human health, there is interest in developing specific diets to reduce body weight. These studies are mainly focused on phenotypic changes induced in blood measurements, i.e., triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and insulin, and on physical changes, i.e., body weight and BMI. To evaluate the biological impact of diet interventions, it is very important to investigate the molecular mechanisms driving the diet-induced phenotypic changes in relevant tissues. However, studying these effects in humans is difficult due to ethical concerns in doing interventions and obtaining tissue samples and good animal models are therefore needed...
April 10, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391056/influence-of-long-term-high-dose-dexamethasone-administration-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-porcine-hepatocytes
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Mateusz Mikiewicz, Iwona Otrocka-Domagała, Katarzyna Paździor-Czapula, Tadeusz Rotkiewicz
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of long-term, high-dose dexamethasone administration on the liver, with particular emphasis on hepatocyte proliferation and apoptosis, using a swine model. The study included 48 large, female Polish breed pigs aged 3months (weighing ca. 30kg) divided into groups I (control; n=24) and II (dexamethasone; n=24) that receiving intra-muscular injections of monosodium phosphate dexamethasone for 29days. The pigs were euthanized on days subsequent to the experiment...
April 2, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388830/the-release-of-microrna-122-during-liver-preservation-is-associated-with-early-allograft-dysfunction-and-graft-survival-after-transplantation
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Jasmijn W Selten, Cornelia J Verhoeven, Veerle Heedfeld, Henk P Roest, Jeroen de Jonge, Jacques Pirenne, Jos van Pelt, Jan N M IJzermans, Diethard Monbaliu, Luc J W van der Laan
INTRODUCTION: Early allograft dysfunction (EAD) after liver transplantation is associated with inferior graft survival. EAD is more prevalent in grafts from donation after circulatory death (DCD). However, accurate prediction of liver function remains difficult due to the lack of specific biomarkers. Recent experimental and clinical studies highlight the potential of hepatocyte-derived microRNAs (miRNAs) as sensitive, stable and specific biomarkers of liver injury. The aim of this study was to determine whether miRNAs in graft preservation fluid are predictive for EAD after clinical liver transplantation and in an experimental DCD model...
April 7, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
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Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336726/proteomic-signature-of-acute-liver-failure-from-discovery-and-verification-in-a-pig-model-to-confirmation-in-humans
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Jie Wang, Zeyu Sun, Jing Jiang, Daxian Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Zhongyang Xie, Ermei Chen, Danhua Zhu, Chao Ye, Xiaoqian Zhang, Wenqian Chen, Hongcui Cao, Lanjuan Li
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a fatal condition hallmarked by rapid development. The present study aimed to describe the dynamic alterations of serum proteins associated with ALF development, and to seek for novel biomarkers of ALF. Miniature pigs (n=30) were employed to establish ALF models by infusing D-galactosamine (GALN, 1.3g/kg). A total of 1589 serum proteins were compared in pooled serum samples (n=10) before and 36 hours after GALN administration through label-free quantitation (LFQ) based shotgun proteomics...
March 23, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334710/prevention-of-tlr9-pathway-in-warm-ischemia-in-porcine-donor-liver-after-cardiac-death
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Zigong Shao, Baoping Jiao, Dehui Yi, Tingting Liu, Qi Pan, Ying Cheng, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effect of warm ischemia after cardiac death on activation of TLR9 pathway in porcine liver. METHODS: Donor of cardiac death (DCD) model was established with Duroc, Landrace, Large White crossbred pigs. Liver tissues from the animals were harvested at 0, 5, 10, 15, 25 and 30 minutes after warm ischemia for analysis of expression of TLR9, IRF7, IFN-β, and TNF-α at mRNA and protein levels by real-time PCR and western blot, respectively, and for assessment of NF-κB/DNA binding activity by western blot detection of p65 protein...
March 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322993/intra-luminal-gene-therapy-in-the-porcine-artery-using-a-recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-9
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E S Rezaie, N J Visser, P F Friedrich, A Y Shin, A T Bishop
The ability to improve or restore blood flow and promote healing in ischemic tissue has many potential clinical applications. Augmentation by direct delivery of growth factors may further enhance results, but requires a method for sustained delivery. In this study, we have tested the ability of adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9) delivered within the lumen of a porcine artery to transfect the vessel and produce a desired product. The marker chosen was green fluorescent protein (GFP) (Ke et al., 2011). In 4 farm pigs the cranial tibial artery was surgically exposed...
March 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321158/porcine-model-characterizing-various-parameters-assessing-the-outcome-after-acetaminophen-intoxication-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Karolin Thiel, Wilfried Klingert, Kathrin Klingert, Matthias H Morgalla, Martin U Schuhmann, Pamela Leckie, Yalda Sharifi, Nathan A Davies, Rajiv Jalan, Andreas Peter, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk, Christian Thiel
AIM: To investigate the changes of hemodynamic and laboratory parameters during the course of acute liver failure following acetaminophen overdose. METHODS: Eight pigs underwent a midline laparotomy following jejunal catheter placement for further acetaminophen intoxication and positioning of a portal vein Doppler flow-probe. Acute liver failure was realized by intrajejunal acetaminophen administration in six animals, two animals were sham operated. All animals were invasively monitored and received standardized intensive care support throughout the study...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314923/new-interventional-treatment-model-for-pancreatic-neoplasms-using-gemcitabine-eluting-hydrogel-devices-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-results
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Ruben Lopez-Benitez, David Benz, Yue Wu, Xinping Wu, Samuel Chen, Gregory M Cruise
OBJECTIVES: In vitro and in vivo evaluation of fast- and slow-release gemcitabine-eluting hydrogel (GEH) devices. METHODS: For in vitro elution, the GEH devices were placed in phosphate-buffered saline at 37 °C. Periodically, the solution was analyzed for gemcitabine. The devices consisting of fast release (n = 8), slow release (n = 6), or bland (n = 4) were delivered through a 5-Fr catheter into the gastroduodenal artery of a pig. Additionally, four pigs were treated with intravenous (IV) injection of gemcitabine...
March 17, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314607/mutagenic-activities-of-biochars-from-pyrolysis
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Anna V Piterina, J Kevin Chipman, J Tony Pembroke, Michael H B Hayes
Biochar production, from pyrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks, agricultural residues, and animal and poultry manures are emerging globally as novel industrial and commercial products. It is important to develop and to validate a series of suitable protocols for the ecological monitoring of the qualities and properties of biochars. The highly sensitive Salmonella mutagenicity assays (the Ames test) are used widely by the toxicology community and, via the rat liver extract (S9), can reflect the potential for mammalian metabolic activation...
March 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304107/the-percutaneous-toxicokinetics-of-sulphur-mustard-in-a-damaged-skin-porcine-model-and-the-evaluation-of-woundstat%C3%A2-as-a-topical-decontaminant
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Charlotte A Hall, Helen L Lydon, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
This study used a damaged skin, porcine model to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of WoundStat™ for decontamination of superficial (non-haemorrhaging), sulphur mustard-contaminated wounds. The dorsal skin of 12 female pigs was subjected to controlled physical damage and exposed to 10 μL (14) C-radiolabelled sulphur mustard ((14) C-SM). Animals were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group. In the latter, WoundStat™ was applied 30 s post exposure and left in situ for 1 h. Skin lesion progression and decontaminant efficacy were quantified over 6 h using a range of biophysical measurements...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273656/animal-models-for-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-achievements-and-future-perspectives
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Andras Budai, Andras Fulop, Oszkar Hahn, Peter Onody, Tibor Kovacs, Tibor Nemeth, Miklos Dunay, Attila Szijarto
BACKGROUND: Since 2012, Associated Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been standing in the limelight of modern liver surgery and numerous questions have been raised regarding this novel approach. On the one hand, ALPPS has proved to be a valuable method in the treatment of hepatic tumors, while on the other hand, there are many controversies, such as high mortality and morbidity rates. Further surgical research is essential for a better understanding of underlying mechanisms and for enhancing patient safety...
March 9, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270811/animal-models-of-leptospirosis-of-mice-and-hamsters
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Maria Gomes-Solecki, Ignacio Santecchia, Catherine Werts
Pathogenic Leptospira sp. are spirochetal bacteria responsible for leptospirosis, an emerging worldwide zoonosis. These spirochetes are very successful pathogens that infect a wide range of hosts such as fish, reptiles, birds, marsupials, and mammals. Transmission occurs when chronically infected animals excrete live bacteria in their urine, contaminating the environment. Leptospira sp. enter their hosts through damaged skin and mucosa. Chronically infected rats and mice are asymptomatic and are considered as important reservoirs of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257428/dietary-protein-induced-hepatic-igf-1-secretion-mediated-by-ppar%C3%AE-activation
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Xiaojuan Wan, Songbo Wang, Jingren Xu, Lu Zhuang, Kongping Xing, Mengyuan Zhang, Xiaotong Zhu, Lina Wang, Ping Gao, Qianyun Xi, Jiajie Sun, Yongliang Zhang, Tiejun Li, Gang Shu, Qingyan Jiang
Dietary protein or amino acid (AA) is a crucial nutritional factor to regulate hepatic insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) expression and secretion. However, the underlying intracellular mechanism by which dietary protein or AA induces IGF-1 expression remains unknown. We compared the IGF-1 gene expression and plasma IGF-1 level of pigs fed with normal crude protein (CP, 20%) and low-protein levels (LP, 14%). RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed to detect transcript expression in the liver in response to dietary protein...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254522/regulation-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-following-caloric-restriction-and-re-feeding-is-species-dependent
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Christine Loerz, Claudia Staab-Weijnitz, Patricia Huebbe, Katrin Giller, Cornelia Metges, Gerald Rimbach, Edmund Maser
Evidence in the current literature suggests that expression and activity of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1), a key regulatory enzyme in glucocorticoid metabolism, is elevated in the liver and reduced in visceral adipose tissue and skeletal muscle following caloric restriction (CR). In order to investigate the influence of CR on 11β-HSD1 in more detail, we assessed expression and activity of 11β-HSD1 in several tissues in two independent CR and re-feeding animal models. Levels and activity of 11β-HSD1 after CR and re-feeding were measured [mouse liver and pig liver, pig visceral adipose tissue and pig skeletal muscle] using semi-quantitative RT-PCR, Western Blot analysis, and HPLC...
February 27, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197649/dose-response-relationship-of-temozolomide-determined-by-the-pig-a-comet-and-micronucleus-assay
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M Guérard, G Johnson, S Dertinger, G Duran-Pacheco, J Funk, A Zeller
Temozolomide (TMZ), a monofunctional alkylating agent, was selected as a model compound to determine its quantitative genotoxic dose-response relationship in different tissues (blood, liver, and jejunum) and endpoints [Pig-a-, comet-, and micronucleus assay (MNT)] in male rats. TMZ was administered p.o. over 5 consecutive days (day 1-5), followed by a treatment-free period of 50 days (day 6-56) and a final administration prior to necropsy (day 57-59). TMZ showed a dose-dependent increase in DNA damage in all interrogated endpoints...
February 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
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