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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145424/levosimendan-protects-human-hepatocytes-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Stefanie N Brunner, Nicolai V Bogert, Andreas A Schnitzbauer, Eva Juengel, Anton Moritz, Isabella Werner, Angela Kornberger, Andres Beiras-Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a major challenge in liver transplantation. The mitochondrial pathway plays a pivotal role in hepatic IRI. Levosimendan, a calcium channel sensitizer, was shown to attenuate apoptosis after IRI in animal livers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of levosimendan on apoptosis in human hepatocytes. METHODS: Primary human hepatocytes were either exposed to hypoxia or cultured under normoxic conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079853/imaging-monitoring-of-kupffer-cell-function-and-hepatic-oxygen-saturation-in-preneoplastic-changes-during-cholangiocarcinogenesis
#2
Seunghyun Lee, Jung Hoon Kim, Jeong Hwa Lee, Yoh Zen, Joon Koo Han
We investigated serial changes of the Kupffer cell (KC) function and hepatic oxygen saturation (sO2) using contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) and photoacoustic imaging (PAI) in preneoplastic changes during cholangiocarcinogenesis induced by obstructive cholangitis and N-nitrosodimethylamine in a mouse model. The CEUS and PAI were performed to assess Sonazoid contrast agent uptake by KC and changes in the sO2 of liver parenchyma. An extensive bile ductular reaction, cystic dilatation, and epithelial hyperplasia with dysplastic changes were noted in the experimental group...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068390/does-hypoxia-cause-carcinogenic-iron-accumulation-in-alcoholic-liver-disease-ald
#3
REVIEW
Inês Silva, Vanessa Rausch, Helmut-Karl Seitz, Sebastian Mueller
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading health risk worldwide. Hepatic iron overload is frequently observed in ALD patients and it is an important and independent factor for disease progression, survival, and the development of primary liver cancer (HCC). At a systemic level, iron homeostasis is controlled by the liver-secreted hormone hepcidin. Hepcidin regulation is complex and still not completely understood. It is modulated by many pathophysiological conditions associated with ALD, such as inflammation, anemia, oxidative stress/H₂O2, or hypoxia...
October 25, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059701/interferon-regulatory-factor-1-rab27a-regulated-extracellular-vesicles-promote-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#4
Mu-Qing Yang, Qiang Du, Julie Goswami, Patrick R Varley, Bin Chen, Rong-Hua Wang, Adrian E Morelli, Donna B Stolz, Timothy R Billiar, Jiyu Li, David A Geller
The role and regulators of extracellular vesicles (EV) secretion in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury have not been defined. Rab27a is a GTPase known to control EVs release. Interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) is a transcription factor that plays an important role in liver IR and regulates certain GTPases. However, the relationships among IRF-1, Rab27a, and EVs secretion are largely unknown. Here, we show induction of IRF-1 and Rab27a both in vitro in hypoxic hepatocytes and in vivo in warm IR and orthotopic liver transplantation livers...
October 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042275/basil-polysaccharide-attenuates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-in-rat-by-suppressing-h3k9me2-histone-methylation-under-hepatic-artery-ligation-induced-hypoxia
#5
Bing Feng, Ying Zhu, Zuqing Su, Lipeng Tang, Chaoyue Sun, Caiyun Li, Guangjuan Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common and fatal cancers in the world. Tumor metastasis is an important factor of poor prognosis in patients with HCC. Tumor hypoxia can promote tumor cell metastasis in HCC. Epigenetic modification is closely related to tumor hypoxia and metastasis. In our previous research, we found that basil polysaccharide suppressed migration and invasion of HCC cell by inhibiting hypoxia induced histone methylation in vitro. In the present study, we investigated the effect of basil polysaccharide on the walker 256 carcinoma cell metastasis in rat...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020036/mixtures-of-tense-and-relaxed-state-polymerized-human-hemoglobin-regulate-oxygen-affinity-and-tissue-construct-oxygenation
#6
Donald Andrew Belcher, Uddyalok Banerjee, Christopher Michael Baehr, Kristopher Emil Richardson, Pedro Cabrales, François Berthiaume, Andre Francis Palmer
Pure tense (T) and relaxed (R) quaternary state polymerized human hemoglobins (PolyhHbs) were synthesized and their biophysical properties characterized, along with mixtures of T- and R-state PolyhHbs. It was observed that the oxygen affinity of PolyhHb mixtures varied linearly with T-state mole fraction. Computational analysis of PolyhHb facilitated oxygenation of a single fiber in a hepatic hollow fiber (HF) bioreactor was performed to evaluate the oxygenation potential of T- and R-state PolyhHb mixtures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966130/effect-of-cardamonin-on-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-in-rats-role-of-nitric-oxide
#7
Yara Atef, Hassan M El-Fayoumi, Yousra Abdel-Mottaleb, Mona F Mahmoud
Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury is a cellular damage in a hypoxic organ following the restoration of oxygen delivery. It may occur during organ transplantation, trauma and hepatectomies. Nitric oxide (NO) effects during hepatic I/R are complicated. The iNOS-derived NO has a deleterious effect, whereas eNOS-derived NO has a protective effect in liver I/R. Cardamonin (CDN) is an anti-inflammatory molecule and a novel iNOS inhibitor, and Nω-Nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) is a NOS inhibitor. L-Arginine is a precursor of NOS...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856632/impact-of-perioperative-liver-dysfunction-on-in-hospital-mortality-and-long-term-survival-in-infective-endocarditis-patients
#8
M Diab, C Sponholz, C von Loeffelholz, P Scheffel, M Bauer, A Kortgen, T Lehmann, G Färber, M W Pletz, T Doenst
PURPOSE: Infective endocarditis (IE) is often associated with multiorgan dysfunction and mortality. The impact of perioperative liver dysfunction (LD) on outcome remains unclear and little is known about factors leading to postoperative LD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center analysis on 285 patients with left-sided IE without pre-existing chronic liver disease referred to our center between 2007 and 2013 for valve surgery. Sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score was used to evaluate organ dysfunction...
August 30, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839516/low-serum-albumin-predicts-early-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-hypoxic-hepatitis
#9
Pik-Eu Chang, Boon-Bee George Goh, Victoria Ekstrom, Ming-Liang Ong, Chee-Kiat Tan
AIM: To evaluate the incidence, etiology, and predictors of mortality of severe hypoxic hepatitis. METHODS: We used computerized patient records to identify consecutive cases of severe hypoxic hepatitis admitted to a tertiary hospital in Singapore over a one-year period. We defined severe hypoxic hepatitis as elevation of serum transaminases more than 100 times upper limit of normal in the clinical setting of cardiac, circulatory or respiratory failure after exclusion of other causes of hepatitis...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833918/attenuation-of-dna-damage-and-mrna-gene-expression-in-hypoxic-rats-using-natural-antioxidants
#10
Laila Mohamed Fadda, Hala A Attia, Nouf Mohamed Al-Rasheed, Hanaa Mahmoud Ali, Manal Aldossari
This study aimed to explore the efficiency of carnosine (Cs) and/or l-arginine (Agn) in the downregulation of apoptotic and inflammatory molecule expression and DNA damage caused hepatic injury in response to sodium nitrite (Sd)-induced hypoxia in rats. Rats were injected with Sd; Agn or/and Cs were administrated prior to Sd intoxication. Sd significantly decreased hemoglobin concentration and Bcl-2 mRNA expression, while increased expressions of apoptotic markers (Bax and caspase), tumor necrosis factor-α, nuclear factor kappa B, and C-reactive protein and the oxidative DNA damage in hepatic tissue...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757837/hypoxic-hepatitis-during-the-perioperative-period-in-patients-with-severe-pulmonary-disease-and-cor-pulmonale
#11
Hyuckgoo Kim, Sang-Jin Park, Deokhee Lee
Hypoxic hepatitis (HH) is characterized by marked and transient elevations in liver enzyme levels in the absence of other potential causes of liver injury. Although rare, it can occur in the presence of hemodynamic instability and hypoxemia in patients with cor pulmonale. We report two cases of perioperative HH in patients with severe pulmonary disease and cor pulmonale. The first case is of a patient with cor pulmonale who underwent hemiarthroplasty for a femur fracture. Transient hypotension developed during spinal anesthesia and severe hypoxemia were observed in the postoperative period...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741035/biomarkers-of-hepatic-injury-and-function-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-and-with-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Hemananda Muniraman, Danielle Gardner, Jane Skinner, Anna Paweletz, Anitha Vayalakkad, Ying Hui Chee, Clare Clifford, Sunil Sanka, Vidheya Venkatesh, Anna Curley, Suresh Victor, Mark A Turner, Paul Clarke
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is now provided as standard care to infants with moderate-severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The role of TH in limiting neuronal injury is well recognized, but its effect on hepatic injury which occurs frequently in neonatal HIE is not known. Our objective was to characterize biomarkers of liver injury and function in the setting of neonatal HIE and to describe whether HIE severity and provision of TH influence these hepatic biomarkers. We performed a multicenter retrospective study and compared hepatic biomarkers obtained during the first postnatal week, according to the severity of HIE and whether treated with TH...
October 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627649/hypoxia-serves-a-key-function-in-the-upregulated-expression-of-vascular-adhesion-protein%C3%A2-1-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-a-rat-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
#13
Yuxing Zhang, Wei Yi, Jun Yao, Xiaojun Yu, Cheng Qian, Zhiqian Hu
Hemorrhagic shock following major trauma results in mortality, but the function of vascular adhesion protein‑1 (VAP‑1), implicated in intracranial hemorrhage, remains unknown. This study aimed to determine whether expression of the AOC3 gene and its encoded protein, VAP‑1, is altered by hypoxia. Rat hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (RHSECs) and rat intestinal microvascular endothelial cells (RIMECs) were transduced with a viral vector carrying AOC3, and AOC3 mRNA expression levels were measured by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622333/acute-40-exchange-transfusion-with-hemoglobin-vesicles-in-a-mouse-pneumonectomy-model
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Mitsutomo Kohno, Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Ryo Hashimoto, Yotaro Izumi, Masazumi Watanabe, Hirohisa Horinouchi, Hiromi Sakai, Koichi Kobayashi, Masayuki Iwazaki
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin vesicles (HbVs) function as a red blood cell (RBC) substitute and are composed of purified hemoglobin encapsulated in a phospholipid bilayer membrane. The performance of HbVs as a substitute for RBC transfusions was examined in a mouse model of pneumonectomy following acute 40% exchange-transfusion with HbVs. METHODS: Before performing left pneumonectomies, 40% of the blood volume of mice was replaced with a) lactated Ringer's solution (control), b) 5% recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA), c) mouse RBCs shed in rHSA (mRBCs/rHSA), or d) HbV suspended in rHSA (HbV/rHSA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616643/-hypoxic-hepatitis-in-cardiogenic-shock-incidence-laboratory-detection-and-prognosis
#15
C Jung, G Fürnau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539992/bi-directional-hepatic-hydrothorax
#16
Madhan Nellaiyappan, Anastasios Kapetanos
A 59-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis presented to our hospital with an acutely painful umbilical hernia, and 4 mo of exertional dyspnea. He was noted to be tachypneic and hypoxic. He had a massive right sided pleural effusion with leftward mediastinal shift and gross ascites, with a tense, fluid-filled, umbilical hernia. Emergent paracentesis with drain placement and a large volume thoracentesis were performed. Despite improvement in dyspnea and drainage of 15 L of ascitic fluid, the massive transudative pleural effusion remained largely unchanged...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539891/double-knockdown-of-phd1-and-keap1-attenuated-hypoxia-induced-injuries-in-hepatocytes
#17
Jing Liu, Yiping Li, Lei Liu, Zhi Wang, Chuanbing Shi, Zhengyuan Cheng, Xiaoyi Zhang, Fengan Ding, Ping Sheng Chen
Background and Aims: Hypoxia and oxidative stress contribute toward liver fibrosis. In this experiment, we used small hairpin RNA (shRNA) to interfere with the intracellular oxygen sensor-prolyl hydroxylase 1 (PHD1) and the intracellular oxidative stress sensor-kelch-like ECH associated protein 1 (Keap1) in the hypoxic hepatocytes in order to investigate the function of PHD1and Keap1. Methods: We first established the CCl4-induced liver fibrosis model, subsequently, the levels of the PHD1, hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α), Keap1, and nuclear factor-erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) were detected in liver tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495962/dietary-supplementation-of-heat-treated-gracilaria-and-ulva-seaweeds-enhanced-acute-hypoxia-tolerance-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
#18
Leonardo J Magnoni, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Augusto Queiroz, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, José Fernando Magalhães Gonçalves, Cristina M R Rocha, Helena T Abreu, Johan W Schrama, Rodrigo O A Ozorio, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
Intensive aquaculture practices involve rearing fish at high densities. In these conditions, fish may be exposed to suboptimal dissolved O2 levels with an increased formation of reactive O2 species (ROS) in tissues. Seaweeds (SW) contain biologically active substances with efficient antioxidant capacities. This study evaluated the effects of dietary supplementation of heat-treated SW (5% Gracilaria vermiculophylla or 5% Ulva lactuca) on stress bioindicators in sea bream subjected to a hypoxic challenge. 168 fish (104...
June 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460210/hypoxic-hepatitis-its-biochemical-profile-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-cohort-study-of-565-patients
#19
Mohammed M Aboelsoud, Amen I Javaid, Mazen O Al-Qadi, James H Lewis
PURPOSE: A retrospective analysis of critically-ill patients with hypoxic hepatitis (HH) to characterize the biochemical profile and to identify predictors of mortality using the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care III database. METHODS: HH was defined as a rapid increase in AST/ALT≥800IU/L after exclusion of other causes. We investigated the correlation between various clinical and laboratory parameters and mortality rates using regression models. RESULTS: Among 38,645 ICU-patients, 565 (1...
October 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291783/oesophageal-heat-exchangers-with-a-diameter-of-11mm-or-14-7mm-are-equally-effective-and-safe-for-targeted-temperature-management
#20
Daniel C Schroeder, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C Maul, Daniel A Cremer, Ingrid Becker, David de la Puente Bethencourt, Peter Paal, Stephan A Padosch, Wolfgang A Wetsch, Thorsten Annecke, Bernd W Böttiger, Anja Sterner-Kock, Holger Herff
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is widely used in critical care settings for conditions including hepatic encephalopathy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, meningitis, myocardial infarction, paediatric cardiac arrest, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and sepsis. Furthermore, TTM is a key treatment for patients after out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). However, the optimal cooling method, which is quick, safe and cost-effective still remains controversial...
2017: PloS One
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