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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728297/-the-prognosis-and-clinicopathological-characteristics-of-70-gastric-cancer-patients-with-elevated-serum-afp
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Y K Wang, L Shen, X T Zhang
Objective: This study aimed to review the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of advanced gastric cancer patients with elevated serum Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). Methods: From August 2006 to May 2016, 70patients with advanced gastric cancer were enrolled retrospectively. All these patients had pathologically confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma, had a serum AFP level of more than 20 ng/ml, and received at least first-line treatment. The clinicopathological data and follow-up data were collected for analysis...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715721/pushing-the-boundaries-in-liver-graft-utilisation-in-transplantation-case-report-of-a-donor-with-previous-bile-duct-injury-repair
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Asma Sultana, James J Powell, Gabriel C Oniscu
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation is a recognised treatment for extensive bile duct injuries with secondary biliary cirrhosis or recurring sepsis. However, there have been no reports of successful liver transplantation from a donor who sustained a previous bile duct injury. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we discuss the case of a liver transplant from a 51-year-old brain dead donor who had suffered a Strasberg E1 bile duct injury and had undergone a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy 24 years prior to donation...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715649/excellent-response-to-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Hirva Mamdani, Howard Wu, Bert H O'Neil, Amikar Sehdev
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive cancer associated with high mortality worldwide. HCC develops in the setting of underlying cirrhosis due to chronic liver disease. Surgery is usually considered the treatment of choice for early disease; however, most patients have locally advanced or metastatic HCC at diagnosis in which case treatments are limited. Immune checkpoint blockade of programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) pathway offers a potential treatment strategy based on the encouraging results of the phase I/II trial of nivolumab (Checkmate 040 trial)...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711683/anti-obesogenic-effects-of-wy14643-ppar-alpha-agonist-hepatic-mitochondrial-enhancement-and-suppressed-lipogenic-pathway-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flavia Maria Silva Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Tamiris Lima Rachid, Aline Barcellos Barreto, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents with growing prevalence worldwide, though its pharmacological treatment remains to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a PPAR-alpha agonist on liver tissue structure, ultrastructure, and metabolism, focusing on gene and protein expression of de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis pathways, in diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice (three months old) received a control diet (C, 10% of lipids, n = 10) or a high-fat diet (HFD, 50% of lipids, n = 10) for ten weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704381/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-infections-a-scandinavian-real-life-study
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Olav Dalgard, Ola Weiland, Geir Noraberg, Lars Karlsen, Lars Heggelund, Martti Färkkilâ, Ulla Balslev, Erika Belard, Anne Øvrehus, Mette Skalshøi Kjær, Henrik Krarup, Birgit Thorup Røge, Sofie Hallager, Lone G Madsen, Alex Lund Laursen, Martin Lagging, Nina Weis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection with advanced liver disease has emerged as the most challenging to treat. We retrospectively assessed the treatment outcome of sofosbuvir (SOF) based regimes for treatment of HCV genotype 3 infections in a real life setting in Scandinavia. METHODS: Consecutive patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection were enrolled at 16 treatment centers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Patients who had received a SOF containing regimen were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700355/identification-of-cd14-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-itraq-quantitative-proteomics
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Jiao Guo, Rui Jing, Jian-Hong Zhong, Xin Dong, Yun-Xi Li, Yin-Kun Liu, Tian-Ren Huang, Chun-Yan Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors without effective diagnostic biomarkers. This study intended to dynamically analyze serum proteomics in different pathological stages of liver diseases, and discover potential diagnostic biomarkers for early HCC. Patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, liver cirrhosis (LC), or HCC together with healthy controls (HC) were enrolled. Proteins differentially expressed between groups were screened using isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ), and promising HCC biomarker candidates were subjected to bioinformatics analysis, including K-means clustering, gene ontology (GO) and string network analysis...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687477/prognostic-factors-and-predictors-of-sorafenib-benefit-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-analysis-of-two-phase-3-studies
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Jordi Bruix, Ann-Lii Cheng, Gerold Meinhardt, Keiko Nakajima, Yoriko De Sanctis, Josep Llovet
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, significantly prolonged overall survival (OS) versus placebo in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in two phase 3 studies, SHARP (Sorafenib HCC Assessment Randomized Protocol) and Asia-Pacific (AP). To assess prognostic factors for HCC and predictive factors of sorafenib benefit, we conducted a pooled exploratory analysis from these placebo-controlled phase 3 studies. METHODS: To identify potential prognostic factors for OS, univariate and multivariate (MV) analyses were performed for baseline variables by Cox proportional hazards model...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685225/phase-ii-trial-of-pazopanib-in-advanced-progressive-malignant-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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Sina Jasim, Vera J Suman, Camilo Jimenez, Pamela Harris, Kostandinos Sideras, Jill K Burton, Francis Paul Worden, Richard J Auchus, Keith C Bible
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (Pheo/PGL) are rare, vascular, sometimes malignant endocrine tumors. Case reports indicate the activity of vascular endothelium growth factor receptor-targeted kinase inhibitors in these cancers. OBJECTIVES: To assess the antitumor activity and tolerability of pazopanib in progressive malignant Pheo/PGL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter Phase II trial (MC107C) enrolled individuals  ≥18 years old with disease progression ≤ 6 months prior to registration, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group PS 0-2, and measurable disease (response evaluation criteria in solid tumors 1...
August 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685102/autism-like-behaviours-and-memory-deficits-result-from-a-western-diet-in-mice
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Ekaterina Veniaminova, Raymond Cespuglio, Chi Wai Cheung, Alexei Umriukhin, Nataliia Markova, Elena Shevtsova, Klaus-Peter Lesch, Daniel C Anthony, Tatyana Strekalova
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, induced by a Western diet (WD), evokes central and peripheral inflammation that is accompanied by altered emotionality. These changes can be associated with abnormalities in social behaviour, hippocampus-dependent cognitive functions, and metabolism. Female C57BL/6J mice were fed with a regular chow or with a WD containing 0.2% of cholesterol and 21% of saturated fat for three weeks. WD-treated mice exhibited increased social avoidance, crawl-over and digging behaviours, decreased body-body contacts, and hyperlocomotion...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652721/alpha-1-antitrypsin-pi-sz-genotype-estimated-prevalence-and-number-of-sz-subjects-worldwide
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Ignacio Blanco, Patricia Bueno, Isidro Diego, Sergio Pérez-Holanda, Beatriz Lara, Francisco Casas-Maldonado, Cristina Esquinas, Marc Miravitlles
The alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) haplotype Pi*S, when inherited along with the Pi*Z haplotype to form a Pi*SZ genotype, can be associated with pulmonary emphysema in regular smokers, and less frequently with liver disease, panniculitis, and systemic vasculitis in a small percentage of people, but this connection is less well established. Since the detection of cases can allow the application of preventive measures in patients and relatives with this congenital disorder, the objective of this study was to update the prevalence of the SZ genotype to achieve accurate estimates of the number of Pi*SZ subjects worldwide, based on studies performed according to the following criteria: 1) samples representative of the general population, 2) AAT phenotyping characterized by adequate methods, and 3) selection of studies with reliable results assessed with a coefficient of variation calculated from the sample size and 95% confidence intervals...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650427/roflumilast-reverses-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-damage-by-inhibiting-inflammation-in-mice
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Hongfang Feng, Jiajia Chen, Haitao Wang, Yufang Cheng, Zhengqiang Zou, Qiuping Zhong, Jiangping Xu
Sepsis is a life-threatening syndrome accompanied by an overwhelming inflammatory response and organ dysfunction. Selective targeting of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) is currently being investigated as an effective therapeutic approach for inflammation-associated diseases. Roflumilast is a selective PDE4 inhibitor, used for the treatment of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in clinic. However, its role in the treatment of sepsis-induced liver damage remains unclear. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of roflumilast in mice with cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis, and investigated the underlying mechanism...
June 26, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626963/exercise-training-modulates-the-hepatic-renin-angiotensin-system-in-fructose-fed-rats
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Eliete Dalla Corte Frantz, Renata Frauches Medeiros, Isabele Gomes Giori, Juliana Bittencourt Silveira Lima, Thais Bento-Bernardes, Thaiane Gadioli Gaique, Caroline Fernandes-Santos, Tiago Fernandes, Edilamar Menezes Oliveira, Carla Paulo Vieira, Carlos Adam Conte-Junior, Karen Jesus Oliveira, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been implicated in the development of metabolic syndrome. We investigated whether the hepatic RAS is modulated by exercise training and if this modulation improves the deleterious effects of fructose overload in rats. Male Wistar rats were divided into (n = 8 each) control (CT), exercise control (CT-Ex), high fructose (HFr) and exercise high fructose (HFr-Ex) groups. Fructose-drinking rats received D-fructose (100 g L(-1) ). After two weeks, CT-Ex and HFr-Ex rats were assigned to a treadmill training protocol at moderate-intensity for eight weeks (60 min day(-1) , four days/week)...
June 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623919/effects-of-karela-bitter-melon-momordica-charantia-on-genes-of-lipids-and-carbohydrates-metabolism-in-experimental-hypercholesterolemia-biochemical-molecular-and-histopathological-study
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Dalia Yossri Saad, Mohamed Mohamed Soliman, Ahmed A Baiomy, Magdy Hassan Yassin, Hanan Basiouni El-Sawy
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia is a serious diseases associated with type-2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disorders and liver diseases. Humans seek for safe herbal medication such as karela (Momordica charantia/bitter melon) to treat such disorders to avoid side effect of pharmacotherapies widely used. METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four equal groups; control group with free access to food and water, cholesterol administered group (40 mg/kg BW orally); karela administered group (5 g /kg BW orally) and mixture of cholesterol and karela...
June 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623307/both-interferon-alpha-and-lambda-can-reduce-all-intrahepatic-hdv-infection-markers-in-hbv-hdv-infected-humanized-mice
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Katja Giersch, Maria Homs, Tassilo Volz, Martina Helbig, Lena Allweiss, Ansgar W Lohse, Jörg Petersen, Maria Buti, Teresa Pollicino, Camille Sureau, Maura Dandri, Marc Lütgehetmann
Co-infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and D virus (HDV) is associated with the most severe course of liver disease. Interferon represents the only treatment currently approved. However, knowledge about the impact of interferons on HDV in human hepatocytes is scant. Aim was to assess the effect of pegylated interferon alpha (peg-IFNα) and lambda (peg-IFNλ), compared to the HBV-polymerase inhibitor entecavir (ETV) on all HDV infection markers using human liver chimeric mice and novel HDV strand-specific qRT-PCR and RNA in situ hybridization assays, which enable intrahepatic detection of HDV RNA species...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621812/tcdd-induces-ubch7-expression-and-synphilin-1-protein-degradation-in-the-mouse-ventral-midbrain
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Emmanuel González-Barbosa, Alejandro Mejía-García, Elizabeth Bautista, Frank J Gonzalez, José Segovia, Guillermo Elizondo
UbcH7 is an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that interacts with parkin, an E3 ligase. The UbcH7-parkin complex promotes the ubiquitination and degradation of several proteins via the 26S proteasome. Cellular accumulation of the UbcH7-parkin targets alpha-synuclein, and synphilin-1 has been associated with Parkinson disease. In mouse liver, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, an aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligand, induces UbcH7 expression. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine whether 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin induces Ubch7 mRNA and UbcH7 protein expression in the mouse brain, to characterize the molecular mechanism, and the effect on synphilin-1 half-life...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617828/erad-defects-and-the-hfe-h63d-variant-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-liver-damages-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Philippe Joly, Hélène Vignaud, Julie Di Martino, Mathias Ruiz, Roman Garin, Lioara Restier, Abdelouahed Belmalih, Christelle Marchal, Christophe Cullin, Benoit Arveiler, Patricia Fergelot, Aaron D Gitler, Alain Lachaux, Julien Couthouis, Marion Bouchecareilh
BACKGROUND: The most common and severe disease causing allele of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (1ATD) is Z-1AT. This protein aggregates in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is the main cause of liver disease in childhood. Based on recent evidences and on the frequency of liver disease occurrence in Z-1AT patients, it seems that liver disease progression is linked to still unknown genetic factors. METHODS: We used an innovative approach combining yeast genetic screens with next generation exome sequencing to identify and functionally characterize the genes involved in 1ATD associated liver disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616781/impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-expression-during-resuscitated-murine-septic-shock
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Tamara Merz, Josef A Vogt, Ulrich Wachter, Enrico Calzia, Csaba Szabo, Rui Wang, Peter Radermacher, Oscar McCook
BACKGROUND: Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) was shown to have a regulatory role in glucose metabolism. Circulatory shock can induce metabolic stress, thereby leading to hyperglycemia and mitochondrial dysfunction. In vitro data suggest an effect of high glucose on CSE expression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hyperglycemia on CSE expression in resuscitated murine septic shock. METHODS: Normo- (80-150 mg/dl) and hyperglycemic (>200 mg/dl) male C57/BL6J mice (n = 5-6 per group) underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced polymicrobial sepsis or sham procedure (n = 6 per group) and, 15 h afterwards, were anesthetized again, surgically instrumented and received intensive care treatment, including antibiotics, lung protective mechanical ventilation, circulatory support, and intravenous (i...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600126/chemokine-cc-motif-receptor-like-2-mrna-is-expressed-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-is-positively-associated-with-characteristics-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice-and-men
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Sebastian Zimny, Rebekka Pohl, Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Elisabeth M Haberl, Sabrina Krautbauer, Thomas S Weiss, Christa Buechler
Chemokine (CC-motif) receptor-like 2 (CCRL2) is a decoy receptor and regulates the local responses of the chemokine chemerin. Recently our group has shown that the functional chemerin receptor, chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1), correlates with fibrosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) score in males only. In our current study, we wanted to know whether CCRL2 shows similar correlations as CMKLR1. Therefore, we analyzed the hepatic expression of CCRL2 in murine NASH and in liver tissues obtained from 85 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and 33 controls...
June 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593786/characterization-of-liver-changes-in-zsf1-rats-an-animal-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Marta Borges Canha, José Pedro Portela-Cidade, Glória Conceição, Cláudia Sousa-Mendes, Sara Leite, Dulce Fontoura, Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves, Inês Falcão-Pires, André Lourenço, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Pedro Pimentel-Nunes
BACKGROUND: The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the hepatic counterpart of the metabolic syndrome. ZSF1 rats are a metabolic syndrome animal model in which liver changes have not been described yet. AIM: The characterization of liver histological and innate immunity changes in ZSF1 rats. METHODS: Five groups of rats were included (n = 7 each group): healthy Wistar-Kyoto control rats (Ctrl), hypertensive ZSF1 lean (Ln), ZSF1 obese rats with a normal diet (Ob), ZSF1 obese rates with a high-fat diet (Ob-HFD), and ZSF1 obese rats with low-intensity exercise training (Ob-Ex)...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592311/the-effects-of-green-cardamom-on-blood-glucose-indices-lipids-inflammatory-factors-paraxonase-1-sirtuin-1-and-irisin-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-obesity-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Milad Daneshi-Maskooni, Seyed Ali Keshavarz, Siavash Mansouri, Mostafa Qorbani, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Mahtab Badri-Fariman, Seyed Ali Jazayeri-Tehrani, Gity Sotoudeh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between dietary components and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) needs to be further investigated. The potential health benefits of cardamom have been found in some studies. Cardamom showed beneficial effect on hepatomegaly, dyslipidemia, and fasting hyperglycemia in animals. However, some adverse effects of cardamom have been reported in animals. No previous human study had been conducted on the effects of cardamom in NAFLD. This study aims to determine the effects of green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) supplementation on blood glucose indices, lipids, inflammatory profiles, and liver function, especially by examining irisin, paraxonase-1 (PON1) and sirtuin-1 (Sirt1) in obese patients with NAFLD...
June 7, 2017: Trials
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