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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076501/evaluating-the-best-time-to-intervene-acute-liver-failure-in-rat-models-induced-by-d-galactosamine
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Lígia Patrícia de Carvalho Batista Éboli, Alcides Augusto Salzedas Netto, Ramiro Antero de Azevedo, Valéria Pereira Lanzoni, Tatiana Sugayama de Paula, Alberto Goldenberg, Adriano Miziara Gonzalez
PURPOSE: To describe an animal model for acute liver failure by intraperitoneal d-galactosamine injections in rats and to define when is the best time to intervene through King's College and Clichy´s criteria evaluation. METHODS: Sixty-one Wistar female rats were distributed into three groups: group 1 (11 rats received 1.4 g/kg of d-galactosamine intraperitoneally and were observed until they died); group 2 (44 rats received a dose of 1.4 g/kg of d-galactosamine and blood and histological samples were collected for analysis at 12 , 24, 48 , 72 and 120 hours after the injection); and the control group as well (6 rats) ...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071912/insights-into-catalytic-mechanism-of-unsaturated-glucuronyl-hydrolase-of-bacillus-sp-gl1
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Jing Xiong, Dingguo Xu
Together with polysaccharide lyases, the unsaturated glucuronyl hydrolase of Bacillus sp. GL1 are responsible for the metabolism of glycosaminoglycans, which exhibits important role in various crucial physiological events. More importantly, the degradation mechanism of glycosaminoglycans often causes extracellular bacterial infection, and is thought to be one of virulence factors. We have previously studied the first degradation step catalyzed by polysaccharide lyases. In this work, we then focused the degradation of the unsaturated chondroitin disaccharide, products of chondroitin lyases...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050874/vibrational-signatures-of-isomeric-lithiated-n-acetyl-d-hexosamines-by-gas-phase-infrared-multiple-photon-dissociation-irmpd-spectroscopy
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Yanglan Tan, Ning Zhao, Jinfeng Liu, Pengfei Li, Corey N Stedwell, Long Yu, Nicolas C Polfer
Three lithiated N-acetyl-D-hexosamine (HexNAc) isomers, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc), N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (GalNAc), and N-acetyl-D-mannosamine (ManNAc) are investigated as model monosaccharide derivatives by gas-phase infrared multiple-photon dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy. The hydrogen stretching region, which is attributed to OH and NH stretching modes, reveals some distinguishing spectral features of the lithium-adducted complexes that are useful in terms of differentiating these isomers. In order to understand the effect of lithium coordination on saccharide structure, and therefore anomericity, chair configuration, and hydrogen bonding networks, the conformational preferences of lithiated GlcNAc, GalNAc, and ManNAc are studied by comparing the experimental measurements with density functional theory (DFT) calculations...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028363/c5a-c5ar-pathway-is-essential-for-up-regulating-sphk1-expression-through-p38-mapk-activation-in-acute-liver-failure
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Yan-Chang Lei, Chun-Lei Lu, Ling Chen, Ke Ge, Ling-Ling Yang, Wen Li, Yuan-Hua Wu
AIM: To investigate the role of the complement 5a (C5a)/C5a receptor (C5aR) pathway in the pathogenesis of acute liver failure (ALF) in a mouse model. METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly assigned to different groups, and intraperitoneal injections of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D-galactosamine (D-GalN) (600 mg/kg and 10 μg/kg) were used to induce ALF. The Kaplan-Meier method was used for survival analysis. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, at different time points within a 1-wk period, were detected with a biochemistry analyzer...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006924/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-experimental-hepatotoxic-models-in-liver-research-applications-to-the-assessment-of-potential-hepatoprotective-drugs
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H Farghali, M Kgalalelo Kemelo, L Wojnarová, N Kutinová Canová
This mini-review highlights our and others' experience about in vitro and in vivo models that are being used to follow up events of liver injuries under various hepatotoxic agents and potential hepatoprotective drugs. Due to limitations of the outcomes in each model, we focus primarily on two models. First, a developed perfusion method for isolated immobilized hepatocytes that improves the process of oxygenation and helps in end-product removal is of considerable value in improving cell maintenance. This cellular model is presented as a short-term research-scale laboratory bioreactor with various physiological, biochemical, molecular, toxicological and pharmacological applications...
December 21, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002514/lectin-purification-from-carp-roe-cyprinus-carpio-l-investigation-of-its-carbohydrate-specificity-and-application-in-histochemistry
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Rostyslav Antonyuk, Alexander Lutsyk, Volodymyr Antonyuk
A method of lectin purification from carp roe (CCRA) was elaborated, which includes affinity chromatography on cross-linked ovomucoid and copolymers of polyvinyl alcohol and blood group-specific substances. That allowed obtaining lectin with electrophoretic purity and yielding of ˜ 42 mg÷kg roe. Electrophoresis in 15% polyacrylamide gel in the presence of β-mercaptoethanol showed one band with molecular mass ˜ 15 kDa, whereas in the absence of β-mercaptoethanol, CCRA exposed band with molecular mass ˜ 60 kDa...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984144/lectin-from-seeds-of-a-brazilian-lima-bean-variety-phaseolus-lunatus-l-var-cascavel-presents-antioxidant-antitumour-and-gastroprotective-activities
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Rodrigo Rodrigues E Lacerda, Edilza Silva do Nascimento, José Thalles Jocelino Gomes de Lacerda, Luciano da Silva Pinto, Caroline Rizzi, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Isabela Ribeiro Pinto, Samuel Mateus Pereira Filho, Vicente de Paulo Texeira Pinto, Gerardo Cristino Filho, Carlos Alberto de Almeida Gadelha, Tatiane Santi Gadelha
Lectins are proteins able to interact specifically and reversibly with carbohydrates. They are present in all living beings, particularly in legume seeds, which have many biological functions. The aim of this study was to isolate, characterize and verify antioxidant, anti-hemolytic, antitumor and gastroprotective activities in a lectin present in seeds of Phaseolus lunatus L. var. cascavel (PLUN). The isolation of lectin was performed by size exclusion chromatography on Sephadex G-100, which was isolated from a protein capable of agglutinating only human erythrocytes type A, being this the only inhibited haemagglutination n-acetyl-d-galactosamine...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979827/protective-roles-of-hepatic-gaba-signaling-in-acute-liver-injury-of-rats
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Shuanglian Wang, Yun-Yan Xiang, Jianchun Zhu, Fan Yi, Jingxin Li, Chuanyong Liu, Wei-Yang Lu
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is produced by various cells through the catalytic activity of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD). Activation of type-A GABA receptor (GABAAR) inhibits stem cell proliferation but protects differentiated cells from injures. The present study investigated hepatic GABA signaling system and the role of this system in liver physiology and pathophysiology. RT-PCR and immunoblot assays identified GAD and GABAAR subunits in rat livers and in HepG2 and Clone 9 hepatocytes. Patch-clamp recording detected GABA-induced currents in Clone 9 hepatocytes and depolarization in WITT cholangiocytes...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975764/triterpene-saponin-constituents-from-roots-of-bupleurum-falcatum-hepatoprotective-effects-on-d-galactosamine-induced-cell-damage
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T Konno, K Ninomiya, M Yoshikawa, H Matsuda, T Morikawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938564/-protective-effect-of-astragaloside-iv-against-acute-liver-failure-in-experimental-mice
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L Liu, S J Li, Y Zhou
Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of astragaloside IV in the early treatment of mice with acute liver failure and possible mechanisms. Methods: A mouse model of acute liver failure induced by D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide (D-GalN/LPS) was established, and the mice were given astragaloside IV at different doses. The survival rate of mice, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels, liver histopathological changes, apoptosis of hepatocytes, and the expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured in each group...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925343/transplantation-of-thy1-cells-accelerates-liver-regeneration-by-enhancing-the-growth-of-small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-via-il17rb-signaling
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Norihisa Ichinohe, Masayuki Ishii, Naoki Tanimizu, Junko Kon, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
Small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs) transiently form clusters in rat livers treated with retrorsine (Ret)/70% partial hepatectomy (PH). When Thy1(+) cells isolated from d-galactosamine-treated rat livers were transplanted into the livers of Ret/PH-treated rats, the mass of the recipient liver transiently increased during the first 30 days after transplantation, suggesting that liver regeneration was enhanced. Here we addressed how Thy1(+) cell transplantation stimulates liver regeneration. We found that the number and size of SHPC clusters increased in the liver at 14 days after transplantation...
December 7, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913993/antifreeze-glycopeptides-from-structure-and-activity-studies-to-current-approaches-in-chemical-synthesis
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Urbańczyk, Jerzy Góra, Rafał Latajka, Norbert Sewald
Antifreeze glycopeptides (AFGPs) are a class of biological antifreeze agents found predominantly in Arctic and Antarctic species of fish. They possess the ability to regulate ice nucleation and ice crystal growth, thus creating viable life conditions at temperatures below the freezing point of body fluids. AFGPs usually consist of 4-55 repetitions of the tripeptide unit Ala-Ala-Thr that is O-glycosylated at the threonine side chains with β-D-galactosyl-(1 → 3)-α-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine. Due to their interesting properties and high antifreeze activity, they have many potential applications, e...
December 2, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913418/a-novel-rhamnose-rich-hetero-exopolysaccharide-isolated-from-lactobacillus-paracasei-dg-activates-thp-1-human-monocytic-cells
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Silvia Balzaretti, Valentina Taverniti, Simone Guglielmetti, Walter Fiore, Mario Minuzzo, Hansel N Ngo, Judith B Ngere, Sohaib Sadiq, Paul N Humphreys, Andrew P Laws
: Lactobacillus paracasei DG is a bacterial strain with recognized probiotic properties and is used in commercial probiotic products. However, the mechanisms underlying its probiotic properties are mainly unknown. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the ability of strain DG to interact with the host is at least partly associated with its ability to synthesize a surface-associated exopolysaccharide (EPS). Comparative genomics revealed the presence of putative EPS gene clusters in the DG genome; accordingly, EPS was isolated from the surface of the bacterium...
February 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912738/hepatoprotective-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-seeds-against-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-animal-model
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Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M Alkharfy, Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Kazi Mohsin, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari
BACKGROUND: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is clinical syndrome with very poor prognosis and high mortality there is urgent need for the development of safe and non-toxic hepatoprotective agents for the adequate management of hepatitis. Hepatoprotective effect of the Lepidium sativum ethanolic extract (LSEE) was assessed by D-galactosamine-induced/lipopolysaccharide (400 mg/kg and 30 μg/kg) liver damage model in rats. METHODS: Hepatoprotective activity of LSEE (150 and 300 mg/kg) and silymarin on D-GalN/LPS induced FHF in rat was assessed using several liver function enzyme parameters...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879415/the-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-captopril-rescues-mice-from-endotoxin-induced-lethal-hepatitis
#15
Pu Ge, Rong Jiang, Xin Yao, Jing Li, Jie Dai, Li Zhang, Bin Ye
The renin-angiotensin system is classically regarded as a crucial regulator of circulatory homeostasis, but recent studies also revealed its pro-inflammatory roles. The beneficial effects of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) in severe inflammatory injury in the lung and heart have been previously reported, but its potential effects on lethal hepatitis were unknown. In this study, a mouse model with LPS/d-galactosamine (GalN)-induced fulminant hepatitis were used to test the protective potential of captopril, a representative ACEI...
November 22, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878238/nobiletin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-d%C3%A2-galactosamine%C3%A2-induced-liver-injury-in-mice-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-and-subsequently-inhibiting-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%A2-mediated-cytokine-production
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Zhenxing He, Xuanfei Li, Hao Chen, Kun He, Yiming Liu, Junhua Gong, Jianping Gong
Inflammation and oxidative stress serve an important role in the development of lipopolysaccharide/D-galactosamine (LPS/GalN)‑induced acute liver injury. Nobiletin, which is found in high quantities in the peel of citrus fruits, is able to modulate immune responses, including inflammatory response and oxidative stress. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of nobiletin on LPS/GalN‑induced acute liver injury. Male C57BL/6 mice were intraperitoneally treated with nobiletin (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) 2 h prior to LPS/GalN injection...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876602/genistein-attenuates-d-galn-induced-liver-fibrosis-chronic-liver-damage-in-rats-by-blocking-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
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Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Genistein is a major isoflavonoid abundantly found in soy. Earlier genistein has been reported to possess protective effect against a multitude of disorders including cancer. Previously we demonstrated the protective effects of Genistein in d-Galactosamine (D-GalN) induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. In present study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Genistein in rat model of chronic liver damage and liver fibrosis. METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 12 weeks...
January 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861739/afzelin-ameliorates-d-galactosamine-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure-by-modulating-mitochondrial-quality-control-and-dynamics
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Sang-Bin Lee, Jung-Woo Kang, So-Jin Kim, Jongmin Ahn, Jinwoong Kim, Sun-Mee Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a fatal clinical syndrome that results in excessive inflammation and hepatocyte death. Mitochondrial dysfunction is considered to be a possible mechanism of FHF. Afzelin, a flavonol glycoside found in Houttuynia cordata Thunberg, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The present study elucidated the cytoprotective mechanisms of afzelin against D-galactosamine (GalN)/LPS induced FHF, particularly focusing on mitochondrial quality control and dynamics...
January 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836788/regression-of-fibrosis-cirrhosis-by-glycine-propionyl-l-carnitine-treatment-in-d-galactosamine-induced-chronic-liver-damage
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Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganaie, Nishika Verma, Humaira Farooqi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis are leading causes of morbidity and mortality, with majority of preventable cases attributed to excessive alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We previously reported the hepatoprotective effect of Glycine propionyl-l-carnitine (GPLC) against the fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) induced by d-Galactosamine (D-GalN). In this study we evaluated the protective effect of GPLC against D-GalN induced chronic liver damage...
December 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833028/qingchangligan-formula-attenuates-the-inflammatory-response-to-protect-the-liver-from-acute-failure-induced-by-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
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Xiangying Zhang, Jianbo Ding, Chunyan Gou, Tao Wen, Li Li, Xiaojun Wang, Huasheng Yang, Dan Liu, Jinli Lou, Dexi Chen, Feng Ren, Xiuhui Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Qingchangligan formula, a traditional Chinese medicine comprising five herbs, is useful for treatment of patients with liver failure; however, its protective and regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the Qingchangligan formula protects mice against acute liver failure by inhibiting liver inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute liver failure (ALF) was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (700mg/kg) plus LPS (10μg/kg)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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