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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333129/protection-against-oxidative-stress-mediated-by-the-nrf2-keap1-axis-is-impaired-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Urszula Wasik, Małgorzata Milkiewicz, Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Piotr Milkiewicz
In response to oxidative stress, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like2 (Nrf2) induces expression of cytoprotective genes. The Nrf2 pathway is controlled by microRNAs and Kelch-like ECH-associated protein1 (Keap1). Nrf2 is stabilized when Keap1 is degraded through the autophagy pathway in a p62-dependent manner. The inhibition of autophagy causes protein accumulation, and Keap1 is inactivated by binding to p62. We investigated the role of the Nrf2/Keap1 axis in the amelioration of oxidative stress in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325677/il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-il-10-and-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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Maria Ines de Albuquerque Wilasco, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Daniele Santetti, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Cristina Toscani Leal Dornelles, Themis Reverbel da Silveira
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study is to evaluate whether IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10 are associated with nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and compare to healthy controls. METHODS: The parameters used for nutritional assessment were the standard deviation scores of height-for-age and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age. The severity of cirrhosis was evaluated using the Child-Pugh score and PELD/MELD. Serum cytokines were measured using Cytometric Bead Array flow cytometry...
March 19, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316393/chronic-bovine-fasciolosis-associated-cholangiolithiasis-a-case-report
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Ananda K Javaregowda, Kavitha B Rani
Cholangiolithiasis is a rare condition in animals wherein the choleliths are formed in the biliary tracts causing chronic inflammation. In the current study, choleliths which were firm and friable concretions of approximately 3-4 cm in diameter were found in the bile ducts of the liver of an adult cattle infected with Fasciola gigantica. Two such irregularly shaped concretions were encountered in the two biliary tracts leading to common bile duct in the liver. There were localized irregular saccular dilatation and numerous liver flukes in the bile ducts...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299343/polymorphisms-of-il12rb2-may-affect-the-natural-history-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-single-centre-study
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Urszula Wasik, Ewa Wunsch, Gary L Norman, Eirini I Rigopoulou, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Piotr Milkiewicz, Małgorzata Milkiewicz
Background. Recent GWAS in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) showed strong associations with SNPs located within interleukin-12 receptor (IL12R) beta-2 (IL12RB2) gene. Aims. We assessed whether genetic variation of IL12RB2 is associated with laboratory and clinical features of PBC. Methods. Genomic DNA was isolated from 306 patients with PBC and 258 age/gender-matched controls. PBC-specific anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) were tested in all subjects by ELISA. Two SNPs, rs3790567 and rs6679356, of IL12RB2 were genotyped using the MGB-TaqMan SNP assay...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289704/preferential-tnf%C3%AE-signaling-via-tnfr2-regulates-epithelial-injury-and-duct-obstruction-in-experimental-biliary-atresia
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Pranavkumar Shivakumar, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Reena Mourya, Sridevi Gutta, Li Yang, Zhenhua Luo, Jorge A Bezerra
Biliary atresia is an obstructive cholangiopathy of infancy that progresses to end-stage cirrhosis. Although the pathogenesis of the disease is not completely understood, previous reports link TNFα to apoptosis of the bile duct epithelium in the presence of IFNγ. Here, we investigate if TNFα signaling regulates pathogenic mechanisms of biliary atresia. First, we quantified the expression of TNFA and its receptors TNFR1 and TNFR2 in human livers and found an increased expression of the receptors at the time of diagnosis...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288025/coffee-and-cancer-risk-a-summary-overview
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Gianfranco Alicandro, Alessandra Tavani, Carlo La Vecchia
We reviewed available evidence on coffee drinking and the risk of all cancers and selected cancers updated to May 2016. Coffee consumption is not associated with overall cancer risk. A meta-analysis reported a pooled relative risk (RR) for an increment of 1 cup of coffee/day of 1.00 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.99-1.01] for all cancers. Coffee drinking is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer. A meta-analysis of cohort studies found an RR for an increment of consumption of 1 cup/day of 0.85 (95% CI: 0...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275240/polygenic-risk-assessment-reveals-pleiotropy-between-sarcoidosis-and-inflammatory-disorders-in-the-context-of-genetic-ancestry
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C A Lareau, C F DeWeese, I Adrianto, C J Lessard, P M Gaffney, M C Iannuzzi, B A Rybicki, A M Levin, C G Montgomery
Sarcoidosis is a complex disease of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of granulomatous inflammation. Though various immune system pathways have been implicated in disease, the relationship between the genetic determinants of sarcoidosis and other inflammatory disorders has not been characterized. Herein, we examined the degree of genetic pleiotropy common to sarcoidosis and other inflammatory disorders to identify shared pathways and disease systems pertinent to sarcoidosis onset. To achieve this, we quantify the association of common variant polygenic risk scores from nine complex inflammatory disorders with sarcoidosis risk...
March 9, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266292/two-and-a-half-hours-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-deceased-brain-dead-donor-before-liver-transplantation-a-good-idea-to-accept
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Dieter P Hoyer, Gernot M Kaiser, Andreas Paul, Nikolaos Machairas, Ernesto P Molmenti, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
The sequelae of cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in organ donors potentially results in ischemic organ injury and graft dysfunction after transplantation. Thresholds of resuscitation times in brain dead liver donors have not been established so far. We report the case of a brain dead liver donor who experienced 2.5 hours of CPR whose liver was successfully transplanted. A 75-year-old male experienced CA and was treated by CPR with streptokinase application for 2.5 hours until stabilization of cardiac function...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263464/assessment-of-hepatic-impairment-and-implications-for-pharmacokinetics-of-substance-use-treatment
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Andrew H Talal, Charles S Venuto, Islam Younis
Although the liver is the primary site of metabolism and biliary excretion for many medications, data are limited on the liver's pharmacokinetic abilities in cirrhosis. Cirrhosis develops through collagen deposition, eventually culminating in end-stage liver disease that compromises hepatic drug metabolism. Consequently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends evaluating the pharmacokinetics of medications in subjects with hepatic impairment if hepatic metabolism constitutes more than 20% of their elimination or if they have a narrow therapeutic range...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263100/decreased-serum-dnase1-activity-in-patients-with-autoimmune-liver-diseases
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Nikolaos K Gatselis, Aigli G Vakrakou, Kalliopi Zachou, Theodoros Androutsakos, Kalliopi Azariadis, Gregorios Hatzis, Menelaos N Manoussakis, George N Dalekos
Deoxyribonuclease1 (DNase1) is involved in chromatin degradation of apoptotic cells. Its deficiency results in accumulation of self-DNA, which in turn may induce inflammation and autoimmunity. We assessed for the first time serum DNase1-activity in a large consecutive cohort of treatment-naïve patients with autoimmune liver diseases (ALD). DNase1-activity was determined by single radial enzyme-diffusion (SRED) at diagnosis of 224 patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), 249 with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and 36 with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261290/prediction-of-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-by-non-invasive-markers
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Lili Gao, Fanping Meng, Jun Cheng, Hanwei Li, Jun Han, Weihui Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Preliminary data suggested that non-invasive methods could be useful to assess presence of oesophageal varices (OV) in liver cirrhosis. The primary objectives were to investigate non-invasive markers for diagnosing and grading OV in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included a total of 106 consecutive treatment-naive patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Results of physical examination, blood tests, and abdominal ultrasound scan (USS) were measured...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260480/living-donor-liver-transplant-follow-up-a-singlecenter-experience
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Syed Mudassir Laeeq, Farina M Hanif, Nasir Hassan Luck, Rajesh Kumar Mandhwani, Jawed Iqbal, Syed Haider Mehdi
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant is a definite treatment of decompensated liver disease. Because of the shortage of livers from deceased donors, living-donor liver transplant is becoming more common. Here, we analyzed our clinical experience in the follow-up care of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver transplant recipients seen at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (Karachi, Pakistan) were included in this analysis. Baseline characteristics and follow-up events were recorded...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260462/dicrocoelium-dentriticum-in-explanted-liver-report-of-an-unusual-finding
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Farid Azmoudeh-Ardalan, Vahid Soleimani, Behnaz Jahanbin
Dicrocoelium dentriticum, a member of trematode type helminths, is a liver parasite of ruminants. Humans are infected accidentally by ingestion of intermediate host, through infected ants via eating of raw vegetables or drinking of contaminated water. Infection is often asymptomatic or results in subtle symptoms; therefore, infections are usually unrecognized. However, it can produce chronic cholangitis and swelling or adenomatous proliferation in the bile ducts and lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, jaundice, and other symptoms...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255561/genetic-contribution-to-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#14
REVIEW
Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Eiji Tanaka, Masao Ota
Formerly termed primary biliary cirrhosis, primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive cholestatic liver disease characterized by the presence of antimitochondrial antibodies. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) therapy is the most effective and approved treatment for PBC and leads to a favorable outcome in the vast majority of cases. Although the etiology of PBC has not yet been elucidated, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles have been consistently associated with disease onset for decades...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249274/the-emerging-role-of-soluble-adenylyl-cyclase-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Jung-Chin Chang, Ulrich Beuers, Ronald P J Oude Elferink
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC; previously referred to as primary biliary cirrhosis) is a chronic fibrosing cholangiopathy with the signature of an autoimmune disease and features of intrahepatic cholestasis. Immunosuppressing treatments are largely unsuccessful. Responsiveness to ursodeoxycholic acid and reduced expression of anion exchanger 2 (AE2) on canalicular membranes and small bile ducts underline the importance of bicarbonate transportation in its disease mechanism...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249264/bile-acids-and-deregulated-cholangiocyte-autophagy-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#16
Motoko Sasaki, Yasuni Nakanuma
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is characterized by a high prevalence of serum anti-mitochondrial antibodies against the E2 subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and bile duct lesions called chronic non-suppurative destructive cholangitis (CNSDC) in small bile ducts, eventually followed by extensive bile duct loss and biliary cirrhosis. Macroautophagy (a major type of autophagy) is a process of cellular self-digestion that plays a critical role in energy homeostasis and in the cytoprotection to various stresses...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229620/successful-infliximab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-comorbid-spondyloarthritis-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-and-generalized-morphea
#17
Hatice Resorlu, Sevilay Kılıc, Selda Isık, Ferhat Gokmen
The patient in this report was diagnosed simultaneously with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), spondyloarthritis, and generalized morphea and was started on infliximab therapy. In addition to an improvement in clinical symptoms with this therapy, an improvement was also observed in laboratory parameters such as cholestatic enzymes, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Infliximab was well tolerated in this 56-year-old patient. However, further studies must be performed in order to clarify the therapeutic role of TNF-α blockers in, PBC and generalized morphea...
February 23, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226189/equitable-distribution-in-rare-indications-for-liver-transplantation-the-dilemma-of-the-too-small-tablecloth-continues
#18
Andreas A Schnitzbauer, Wolf O Bechstein
Primary biliary cholangitis (formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis) has been a classic indication for liver transplantation for more than thirty years (1). Due to the changing epidemiology of liver diseases combined with the universal lack of post-mortal grafts, the question of prioritizing allocation amongst sick patients competing for these rare grafts on the waiting list remains an unresolved challenge. In their UNOS database analysis Ashwani Singal and coworkers focus on wait-list mortality for a nowadays rare indication for liver transplantation: primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) (2)...
February 22, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225291/-a-contribution-to-the-differential-diagnostics-of-sclerosing-cholangitides
#19
Martin Blaho, Petr Dítě, Martina Bojková, Martin Rydlo, Tomáš Kupka, Pavel Svoboda, Pavel Klvaňa, Arnošt Martínek
Sclerosing cholangitides represent a group of chronic biliary obstructive diseases which include primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), IgG4 associated sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) and secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC). The manifestations of the diseases are similar, but their asymptomatic course is also frequent. IgG4-SC belongs to the group of IgG4 associated diseases and it is the most frequently related to type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis. Diagnosing of IgG4-SC is based on typical histopathological images, shape changes revealed by diagnostic imaging, serological tests, concurrent impairment of other organs and response to therapy, where IgG4-SC responds well to treatment with corticoids, whereas the only possibility for the remaining units is endoscopic intervention or liver transplantation...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223722/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-celiac-antibodies-in-liver-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Leonardo Lucca Schiavon
Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic immune-mediated disorder triggered by dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. The typical symptoms are anemia, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and abdominal pain. CD has been reported in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, aminotransferase elevations, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis. We evaluate recommendations for active screening for CD in patients with liver diseases, and the effect of a gluten-free diet in these different settings...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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