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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994542/-mechanism-of-ezhu-containing-serum-in-inhibiting-expression-of-shh-and-gli1-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Li-Li Feng, Wen-Fu Cao
To explore the mechanism of Ezhu-containing serum in inhibiting the expression of sonic hedgehog(Shh) and glioma-associated oncogene homolog-1(Gli1) in hepatic stellate cells(HSCs) induced by leptin. Twenty sprague-dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=10), and given Ezhu-decoction and physiological saline by gavage for 10 days to prepare drug-containing serums. The HSCs during the exponential growth phase were divided into 7 groups: blank control group, model group, hedgehog pathway inhibitor(cyclopamine) group, Ezhu group, Ezhu and cyclopamine group, hedgehog pathway agonost(pumorphamine) group, Ezhu and purmorphamine group...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976809/lepr-cells-dispute-hegemony-with-gli1-cells-in-bone-marrow-fibrosis
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Isadora F G Sena, Isabella T Borges, Luiza Lousado, Patrick O Azevedo, Julia P Andreotti, Viviani M Almeida, Ana E Paiva, Gabryella S P Santos, Daniel A P Guerra, Pedro H D M Prazeres, Luanny Souto, Akiva Mintz, Alexander Birbrair
Bone marrow fibrosis is a reactive process, and a central pathological feature of primary myelofibrosis. Revealing the origin of fibroblastic cells in the bone marrow is crucial, as these cells are considered an ideal, and essential target for anti-fibrotic therapy. In 2 recent studies, Decker et al. (2017) and Schneider et al. (2017), by using state-of-the-art techniques including in vivo lineage-tracing, provide evidence that leptin receptor (LepR)-expressing and Gli1-expressing cells are responsible for fibrotic tissue deposition in the bone marrow...
October 4, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962213/effects-of-telmisartan-on-improving-leptin-resistance-and-inhibiting-hepatic-fibrosis-in-rats-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Qiu-Zan Zhang, Ying-Li Liu, Yan-Rong Wang, Li-Na Fu, Jing Zhang, Xiu-Ru Wang, Bang-Mao Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the impacts of telmisartan (TEL) on hepatic fibrosis, serum leptin, leptin protein in liver tissue and its mRNA expression level in rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into the control (N), model (M), polyene phosphatidylcholine (P) and TEL (T) groups. Group M and the intervention groups were given a high-fat diet for 12 weeks to induce NAFLD, followed by 4 weeks of intragastric administration of normal saline (1...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957567/infrapatellar-fat-pad-features-in-osteoarthritis-a-histopathological-and-molecular-study
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Marta Favero, Hamza El-Hadi, Elisa Belluzzi, Marnie Granzotto, Andrea Porzionato, Gloria Sarasin, Anna Rambaldo, Claudio Iacobellis, Augusto Cigolotti, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Arturo Natali, Roberta Ramonda, Pietro Ruggieri, Raffaele De Caro, Roberto Vettor, Marco Rossato, Veronica Macchi
Objective: The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is considered a local producer of adipocytokines, suggesting a potential role in OA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the histopathological and molecular characteristics of OA IFPs compared with controls. Methods: The histopathological characteristics of IFPs were evaluated in patients undergoing total knee replacements and in control patients (without OA), considering the following parameters: presence of inflammatory cells, vascularization, adipose lobules dimension and thickness of the interlobular septa...
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938479/pulmonary-function-and-sleep-breathing-two-new-targets-for-type-2-diabetes-care
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Albert Lecube, Rafael Simó, Maria Pallayova, Naresh M Punjabi, Carolina López-Cano, Cecilia Turino, Cristina Hernández, Ferran Barbé
Population based studies showing the negative impact of type 2 diabetes (T2D) on lung function are overviewed. Among the well-recognized pathophysiological mechanisms, the metabolic pathways related to insulin resistance, low-grade chronic inflammation, leptin resistance, microvascular damage, and autonomic neuropathy are emphasized. Histopathological changes are exposed, and findings reported from experimental models are clearly differentiated from those described in humans. The accelerated decline in pulmonary function that appears in patients with cystic fibrosis with related abnormalities of glucose tolerance and diabetes is considered as an example to further investigate the relationship between T2D and the lung...
September 4, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902410/monascus-fermented-red-mold-dioscorea-protects-mice-against-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-whereas-its-metabolites-ankaflavin-and-monascin-regulate-ethanol-induced-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-and-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-transcription
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Chih-Fu Cheng, Tzu-Ming Pan
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic hepatitis is a necroinflammatory process that is associated with fibrosis and leads to cirrhosis in 40% of cases. The hepatoprotective effects of red mold dioscorea (RMD) from Monascus purpureus NTU 568 were evaluated in vivo using a mouse model of chronic alcohol-induced liver disease (ALD). RESULTS: ALD mice were orally administered vehicle (ALD group) or vehicle plus 307.5, 615.0 or 1537.5 mg kg(-1) (1 ×, 2 × and 5 ×) RMD for 5 weeks...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880885/markers-of-intestinal-permeability-are-already-altered-in-early-stages-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-studies-in-children
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Anika Nier, Anna Janina Engstler, Ina Barbara Maier, Ina Bergheim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent studies have shown that patients with manifest non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), e.g. steatosis grade 3 or steatohepatitis with or without beginning fibrosis frequently show altered fecal microbiota composition and elevated bacterial endotoxin levels. However, if these alterations are signs of a progressing disease or are already found in initial disease stages has not yet been clarified. METHODS: Twenty children with simple steatosis (grade 1) diagnosed by ultrasound and 29 normal weight healthy control children (age <10 years) were included in the study (mean age 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869040/the-impact-of-obesity-in-the-cardiac-lipidomic-and-its-consequences-in-the-cardiac-damage-observed-in-obese-rats
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Gema Marín-Royo, Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Beatriz Gutiérrez, Raquel Jurado-López, Isabel Gallardo, Olimpio Montero, Mª Visitación Bartolomé, José Alberto San Román, Mercedes Salaices, María Luisa Nieto, Victoria Cachofeiro
AIMS: To explore the impact of obesity on the cardiac lipid profile in rats with diet-induced obesity, as well as to evaluate whether or not the specific changes in lipid species are associated with cardiac fibrosis. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were fed either a high-fat diet (HFD, 35% fat) or standard diet (3.5% fat) for 6 weeks. Cardiac lipids were analyzed using by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. RESULTS: HFD rats showed cardiac fibrosis and enhanced levels of cardiac superoxide anion (O2), HOMA index, adiposity, and plasma leptin, as well as a reduction in those of cardiac glucose transporter (GLUT 4), compared with control animals...
August 28, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852205/probiotics-administration-following-sleeve-gastrectomy-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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S Sherf-Dagan, S Zelber-Sagi, G Zilberman-Schapira, M Webb, A Buch, A Keidar, A Raziel, N Sakran, D Goitein, N Goldenberg, J A Mahdi, M Pevsner-Fischer, N Zmora, M Dori-Bachash, E Segal, E Elinav, O Shibolet
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are commonly used after bariatric surgery; however uncertainty remains regarding their efficacy. Our aim was to compare the effect of probiotics vs. placebo on hepatic, inflammatory and clinical outcomes following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, trial of 6-months treatment with probiotics (Bio-25;Supherb) vs. placebo and 6-months of additional follow-up was conducted among 100 morbidly obese non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients who underwent LSG surgery...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804632/the-pattern-of-il-24-mda-7-and-its-cognate-receptors-expression-following-activation-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Iman Jamhiri, Seyed Younes Hosseini, Davood Mehrabani, Zahra Khodabandeh, Ramin Yaghobi, Razieh Dowran, Saber Zahri
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is the pivotal event during liver fibrosis. Interleukin (IL)-24/melanoma differentiation-associated gene-7 (mda-7) has attracted attention in the pathophysiology of some diseases, while its role in activation/suppression of human HSCs is still unclear. It is important to elucidate whether the expression levels of the IL-24/mda-7 protein and its receptors in HSC cells are changed following activation. LX-2 cells, a human hepatic stellate cell line were activated by a combination of leptin and serum starvation...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791501/skeletal-muscle-mass-to-visceral-fat-area-ratio-is-an-important-determinant-affecting-hepatic-conditions-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Takashi Shida, Kentaro Akiyama, Sechang Oh, Akemi Sawai, Tomonori Isobe, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Kazunori Ishige, Yuji Mizokami, Kenji Yamagata, Kojiro Onizawa, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroko Iijima, Junichi Shoda
BACKGROUND: Not only obesity but also sarcopenia is associated with NAFLD. The influence of altered body composition on the pathophysiology of NAFLD has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine whether skeletal muscle mass to visceral fat area ratio (SV ratio) affects NAFLD pathophysiology. METHODS: A total of 472 subjects were enrolled. The association between SV ratio and NAFLD pathophysiological factors was assessed in a cross-sectional nature by stratification analysis...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779894/identification-of-novel-cytokine-biomarkers-of-hexanal-exposure-associated-with-pulmonary-toxicity
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Yoon Cho, Mi-Kyung Song, Tae Sung Kim, Jae-Chun Ryu
We aimed to investigate whether exposure to low-molecular-weight saturated aliphatic aldehydes induces an airway inflammation related to lung toxicity. In previous studies, we identified that several aldehydes induced inflammatory responses through the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Here, we elucidate on whether hexanal exposure induces the lung inflammatory response through the secretion of cytokines. Hexanal is one of the aldehydes, which are major components of indoor environmental irritants. Based on a multiplexed cytokine antibody array, we investigated the cytokine expression profiles to identify the significant biomarkers of hexanal exposure and to predict the possibility of adverse effects on pulmonary toxicity using in vitro and in vivo model systems...
October 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770223/plumbagin-alleviates-capillarization-of-hepatic-sinusoids-in-vitro-by-downregulating-et-1-vegf-ln-and-type-iv-collagen
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Guiyu Li, Yue Peng, Tiejian Zhao, Jiyong Lin, Xuelin Duan, Yanfei Wei, Jing Ma
Critical roles for liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) in liver fibrosis have been demonstrated, while little is known regarding the underlying molecular mechanisms of drugs delivered to the LSECs. Our previous study revealed that plumbagin plays an antifibrotic role in liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated whether plumbagin alleviates capillarization of hepatic sinusoids by downregulating endothelin-1 (ET-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), laminin (LN), and type IV collagen on leptin-stimulated LSECs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721158/potential-novel-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-dysfunction-and-disease-cardiotrophin-1-adipokines-and-galectin-3
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Simona Hogas, Stefana C Bilha, Dumitru Branisteanu, Mihai Hogas, Abduzhappar Gaipov, Mehmet Kanbay, Adrian Covic
Cardiovascular disease is one of the main burdens of healthcare systems worldwide. Nevertheless, assessing cardiovascular risk in both apparently healthy individuals and low/high-risk patients remains a difficult issue. Already established biomarkers (e.g. brain natriuretic peptide, troponin) have significantly improved the assessment of major cardiovascular events and diseases but cannot be applied to all patients and in some cases do not provide sufficiently accurate information. In this context, new potential biomarkers that reflect various underlying pathophysiological cardiac and vascular modifications are needed...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710554/morphofunctional-changes-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-very-low-calorie-diet-in-an-animal-model-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Eider Talavera-Urquijo, Sarai Rodríguez-Navarro, Marc Beisani, Maria Teresa Salcedo-Allende, Aisha Chakkur, Marc Arús-Avilés, Manel Cremades, Salvador Augustin, María Martell, José M Balibrea
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease and is found in 70% of obese people. The evidence available to date suggests that bariatric surgery could be an effective treatment by reducing weight and also by improving metabolic complications in the long term. This work aimed to compare, in a diet-induced NAFLD animal model, the effect of both sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and very-low calorie diet (VLCD). METHODS: Thirty-five Wistar rats were divided into control rats (n = 7) and obese rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
July 15, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692538/metabolic-syndrome-and-obesity-are-the-cornerstones-of-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-monoinfected-patients
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Maud Lemoine, Karine Lacombe, Jean P Bastard, Manuela Sébire, Laurent Fonquernie, Nadia Valin, Soraya Fellahi, Jacqueline Capeau, Pierre-Marie Girard, Jean-Luc Meynard
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have become a common finding in HIV-infected patients. However, the severity, risk factors and pathogenesis of liver fibrosis in this population have been poorly documented. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of MetS on liver fibrosis and analyze the association between MetS, liver fibrosis and markers of adipose tissue and macrophage activation. METHODS: In a matched cohort of HIV-1-monoinfected patients with and without MetS, after exclusion of other causes of liver disease, we assessed liver stiffness measurement and measured levels of serum adipokines, homeostasis model assessment index and soluble CD163 (sCD163) and CD14 as markers of fat, insulin resistance and macrophage/monocyte activation, respectively...
September 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661458/adipokines-in-liver-cirrhosis
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Christa Buechler, Elisabeth M Haberl, Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Charalampos Aslanidis
Liver fibrosis can progress to cirrhosis, which is considered a serious disease. The Child-Pugh score and the model of end-stage liver disease score have been established to assess residual liver function in patients with liver cirrhosis. The development of portal hypertension contributes to ascites, variceal bleeding and further complications in these patients. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is used to lower portal pressure, which represents a major improvement in the treatment of patients...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651003/iron-elevation-and-adipose-tissue-remodeling-in-the-epididymal-depot-of-a-mouse-model-of-polygenic-obesity
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Xiaoya Ma, Vinh T Pham, Hiroyuki Mori, Ormond A MacDougald, Yatrik M Shah, Peter F Bodary
BACKGROUND: Iron dysregulation is a potential contributor to the pathology of obesity-related metabolic complications. KK/HIJ (KK) mice, a polygenic obese mouse model, have elevated serum iron levels. A subset of KK male mice display a bronzing of epididymal adipose tissue (eAT) associated with >100-fold (p<0.001) higher iron concentration. METHODS: To further phenotype and characterize the adipose tissue iron overload, 27 male KK mice were evaluated. 14 had bronzing eAT and 13 had normal appearing eAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638152/combination-of-a-high-fat-diet-with-sweetened-condensed-milk-exacerbates-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-induced-by-each-separately-in-mice
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Laureane Nunes Masi, Amanda Roque Martins, Amanda Rabello Crisma, Cátia Lira do Amaral, Mariana Rodrigues Davanso, Tamires Duarte Afonso Serdan, Roberta Dourado Cavalcante da Cunha de Sá, Maysa Mariana Cruz, Maria Isabel Cardoso Alonso-Vale, Rosângela Pavan Torres, Jorge Mancini-Filho, Joice Naiara Bertaglia Pereira, Marta Maria da Silva Righetti, Edson Aparecido Liberti, Sandro Massao Hirabara, Rui Curi
Obesogenic diets increase body weight and cause insulin resistance (IR), however, the association of these changes with the main macronutrient in the diet remains to be elucidated. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed with: control (CD), CD and sweetened condensed milk (HS), high-fat (HF), and HF and condensed milk (HSHF). After 2 months, increased body weight, glucose intolerance, adipocyte size and cholesterol levels were observed. As compared with CD, HS ingested the same amount of calories whereas HF and HSHF ingested less...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596431/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Damien Viglino, Ingrid Jullian-Desayes, Mélanie Minoves, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Vincent Leroy, Jean-Pierre Zarski, Renaud Tamisier, Marie Joyeux-Faure, Jean-Louis Pépin
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is independently linked to cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality. Low-grade inflammation, oxidative stress and ectopic fat, common features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), might contribute to the development of NAFLD.We aimed to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD and to evaluate the relationship between various types of liver damage and COPD severity, comorbidities and circulating inflammatory cytokines. Validated noninvasive tests (FibroMax: SteatoTest, NashTest and FibroTest) were used to assess steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and liver fibrosis...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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