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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931576/development-and-applicability-of-the-a-p-200-criteria-for-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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K Yang, T B Lee, B H Choi, Y M Park, J H Ryu, D J Joo, C W Chu
BACKGROUND: The Milan criteria are widely accepted for indicating liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, a 7% to 20% possibility of HCC recurrence remains, even among patients who fulfill the Milan criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 88 patients with HCC who underwent liver transplantation at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital between May 2010 and December 2014. The risk factors for HCC recurrence were analyzed, and the overall survival and disease-free survival rates were calculated based on each risk factor...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930980/vitamin-d3-intake-as-regulator-of-insulin-degrading-enzyme-and-insulin-receptor-phosphorylation-in-diabetic-rats
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Mohamed Mahmoud Elseweidy, Rawia Sarhan Amin, Hebatallah Husseini Atteia, Maha Abdo Ali
Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE, insulysin) is a rate-limiting enzyme in the insulin degradation process. It is an intracellular 110-kDa thiol zinc-metalloendopeptidase located in the cytosol, peroxisomes, endosomes and cell surface. IDE catalyzes degradation of several small proteins including insulin, amylin and β-amyloid protein. In addition, insulin clearance was expressed as a target in the treatment of type 2 diabetes given the role of hyperinsulinemia in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. In this study, fourtyadult male Wistar albino rats were used, thirty rats received 20% fructose in drinking water (HFW) for six weeks to induce diabetes...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930936/sunlight-exposure-increases-vitamin-d-sufficiency-in-growing-pigs-fed-a-diet-formulated-to-exceed-requirements
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B M Alexander, B C Ingold, J L Young, S R Fensterseifer, P J Wechsler, K J Austin, D E Larson-Meyer
Traditional confinement practices limit exposure to sunlight and vitamin D synthesis, and vitamin insufficiency occurs even with dietary supplementation. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of limited sun exposure on serum concentration of vitamin D and the expression of vitamin D synthesizing enzymes in the liver and kidney of pigs on a vitamin D sufficient diet. White-pigmented grower pigs (29.7 ± 2.3 kg) fed 15% CP diet ad libitum providing >1,200 IU vitamin D3/kg of feed were exposed to sunlight for 1 h each day at solar noon for 14 d at the spring equinox (March pigs, n = 10) or summer solstice (June pigs, n = 5) and again before slaughter in June (March pigs) and September (June pigs)...
November 11, 2016: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914137/is-vitamin-d-an-independent-risk-factor-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-healthy-population
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Danbee Park, Hyuktae Kwon, Seung Won Oh, Hee Kyung Joh, Seung Sik Hwang, Jin Ho Park, Jae Moon Yun, Hyejin Lee, Goh Eun Chung, Sangjoon Ze, Jae Hong Park, Yeseul Bae, Arang Lee
The association between vitamin D levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been recognized. However, few studies showed independent associations between vitamin D deficiency and NAFLD after a sex-related adjustment for metabolic factors. We aimed to study whether vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor of NAFLD even after controlling for metabolic syndrome and visceral fat in both sexes. In this cross-sectional study, 7,514 Korean adults (5,278 men, 2,236 women) participated in a health check-up program...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895587/vitamin-d-signaling-through-induction-of-paneth-cell-defensins-maintains-gut-microbiota-and-improves-metabolic-disorders-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-animal-models
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Danmei Su, Yuanyang Nie, Airu Zhu, Zishuo Chen, Pengfei Wu, Li Zhang, Mei Luo, Qun Sun, Linbi Cai, Yuchen Lai, Zhixiong Xiao, Zhongping Duan, Sujun Zheng, Guihui Wu, Richard Hu, Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Aurelia Lugea, Zhenqui Liu, Stephen J Pandol, Yuan-Ping Han
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), characterized as obesity, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD), is associated with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency in epidemiological studies, while the underlying mechanism is poorly addressed. On the other hand, disorder of gut microbiota, namely dysbiosis, is known to cause MetS and NAFLD. It is also known that systemic inflammation blocks insulin signaling pathways, leading to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, which are the driving force for hepatic steatosis...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893995/combined-effects-of-cadmium-temperature-and-hypoxia-reoxygenation-on-mitochondrial-function-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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John O Onukwufor, Don Stevens, Collins Kamunde
Although aquatic organisms face multiple environmental stressors that may interact to alter adverse outcomes, our knowledge of stressor-stressor interaction on cellular function is limited. We investigated the combined effects of cadmium (Cd), hypoxia-reoxygenation (H-R) and temperature on mitochondrial function. Liver mitochondria from juvenile rainbow trout were exposed to Cd (0-20μM) and H-R (0 and 5min) at 5, 13 and 25°C followed by measurements of mitochondrial Cd load, volume, complex І active (A)↔deactive (D) transition, membrane potential, ROS release and ultrastructural changes...
November 18, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892584/a-short-history-of-phototherapy-vitamin-d-and-skin-disease
#7
Paul Jarrett, Robert Scragg
The earliest record between sun exposure and skin disease goes back five millennia to the ancient Egyptians. The modern scientific era of medical light therapy and skin diseases started in 1877 when Downs and Blunt reported that exposure to light inhibited fungal growth in test tubes. Continuing research generated a growing medical interest in the potential the effects of light to treat and cure skin diseases considered as parasitic. This culminated in the awarding of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Niels Finsen for his pioneering work showing that light could successfully treat cutaneous mycobacterium tuberculosis (lupus vulgaris), a disfiguring disorder common at the time...
November 28, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891168/erratum-to-assessment-of-vitamin-d-status-in-a-group-of-egyptian-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-multicenter-study
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Amal Ahmed Mohamed, Maha Abdel Ghany, Gehan Lotfy Abdel Hakeem, Aya Mostafa, Rania Abdelmonem Khattab, Asmaa Mahmoud Abdalla, Laila El Morsi Abou El Fotoh, Abdel Azeem El Mazary, Madiha Abdalla Sayed, Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Fadil
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12986-016-0112-z.].
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890540/association-of-plasma-calcium-concentrations-with-alcohol-craving-new-data-on-potential-pathways
#9
Rilana Schuster, Anne Koopmann, Martin Grosshans, Iris Reinhard, Rainer Spanagel, Falk Kiefer
Recently, calcium was suggested to be the active moiety of acamprosate. We examined plasma calcium concentrations in association with severity of alcohol dependence and its interaction with regulating pathways and alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent patients. 47 inpatient alcohol-dependent patients undergoing detoxification treatment underwent laboratory testing, including calcium, sodium, liver enzymes as well as serum concentrations of calcitonin, parathyroid hormone and vitamin D. The psychometric dimension of craving was analyzed with the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS)...
November 24, 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889974/-vitamin-d-metabolism-and-signaling-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-surrounding-non-tumorous-liver
#10
Evelin Horváth, Bernadett Balla, János Kósa, Péter András Lakatos, Áron Lazáry, Dániel Németh, Hasan Jozilan, Áron Somorácz, Anna Korompay, Benedek Gyöngyösi, Katalin Borka, András Kiss, Péter Kupcsulik, Zsuzsa Schaff, Ferenc Szalay
INTRODUCTION: 1,25-Dihydroxy vitamin D3 mediates antitumor effects in hepatocellular carcinoma. AIM: We examined mRNA and protein expression differences in 1,25-Dihydroxy vitamin D3-inactivating CYP24A1, mRNA of activating CYP27B1 enzymes, and that of VDR between human hepatocellular carcinoma and surrounding non-tumorous liver. METHODS: Snap-frozen tissues from 13 patients were studied for mRNA and protein expression of CYP24A1. Paraffin-embedded tissues from 36 patients were used to study mRNA of VDR and CYP27B1...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888359/low-25-oh-vitamin%C3%A2-d-levels-reflect-hepatic-dysfunction-and-are-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Rafael Paternostro, Doris Wagner, Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer, Remy Schwarzer, Monika Ferlitsch, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Arnulf Ferlitsch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in patients with cirrhosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the relation of vitamin D status to portal hypertension, degree of liver dysfunction and survival. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who have been tested for 25-OH-vitamin D levels were retrospectively included. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as 25-OH-vitamin D levels <10 ng/ml. Child-Pugh score, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and available hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) were recorded...
November 25, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876139/conversations-between-insulin-and-bone-potential-mechanism-of-high-bone-density-in-patients-with-berardinelli-seip-congenital-lipodystrophy
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Josivan Gomes Lima, Natalia Nobrega Lima, Lucia Helena C Nobrega, Selma Maria B Jeronimo
Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy (BSCL) is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by a difficulty storing lipid in adipocytes, low body fat, hypertriglyceridemia, and fat liver. The serum leptin is usually very low, and serum insulin, as well as HOMAIR (homeostasis model assessment), is very high and correlated positively with bone mineral density (BMD). Despite deficiency/insufficiency of vitamin D, low body mass index, low daily calcium intake, physical inactivity, and menarche at a later age, BSCL patients usually have normal or even high BMD...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872411/osteoporosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#13
Walid Faraj, Ghina El Nounou, Abdallah Abou Al Naaj, Nancy Nakhoul, Ali Haydar, Mohammad Khalife
Liver transplantation provides an important, often life-saving treatment for end-stage liver disease. Osteoporosis post-liver transplantation has been described in adults; however, this has not been described in the pediatric population to date. We present a case of a 13-year-old female patient who underwent an orthotopic liver transplant for cryptogenic liver cirrhosis. Her immunosuppressants were tacrolimus and prednisone. Four months posttransplant, she started complaining of bilateral lower limb pain and limping while walking, progressing to a point where she was almost immobile...
December 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863206/assessment-of-3-epi-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-during-cholecalciferol-supplementation-in-adults-with-chronic-liver-diseases
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Caroline S Stokes, Dietrich A Volmer
Recently, hepatic immaturity was cited as a possible reason for high levels of the C-3 epimer of 25-hydroxyvitamin (25(OH)D) in premature infants: however what role, if any, the liver plays in controlling epimer concentrations is unknown. This study assesses 3-epi-25-hydroxyvitamin D (3-epi-25(OH)D) levels during the course of cholecalciferol supplementation in adults with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Vitamin D metabolites were analyzed in 65 CLD patients with 25(OH)D <30 ng/mL who received 20 000 IU cholecalciferol/week for 6 months...
December 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853723/evaluation-of-the-protective-role-of-vitamin-c-on-the-metabolic-and-enzymatic-activities-of-the-liver-in-the-male-rats-after-exposure-to-2-45-ghz-of-wi-fi-routers
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F Shekoohi-Shooli, S M J Mortazavi, M B Shojaei-Fard, S Nematollahi, M Tayebi
BACKGROUND: The use of devices emitted microwave radiation such as mobile phones, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) routers, etc. is increased rapidly. It has caused a great concern; the researchers should identify its effects on people's health. We evaluated the protective role of Vitamin C on the metabolic and enzymatic activities of the liver after exposure to Wi-Fi routers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 70 male Wistar rats weighing 200-250 g were randomly divided into 7 groups (10 rats in each group)...
September 2016: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837387/vitamin-d3-loading-is-superior-to-conventional-supplementation-after-weight-loss-surgery-in-vitamin-d-deficient-morbidly-obese-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Maria Luger, Renate Kruschitz, Christian Kienbacher, Stefan Traussnigg, Felix B Langer, Gerhard Prager, Karin Schindler, Enikö Kallay, Friedrich Hoppichler, Michael Trauner, Michael Krebs, Rodrig Marculescu, Bernhard Ludvik
BACKGROUND: Bariatric patients often suffer from vitamin D deficiency (VDD), and both, morbid obesity and VDD, are related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. However, limited data are available regarding best strategies for treating VDD, particularly, in bariatric patients undergoing omega-loop gastric bypass (OLGB). Therefore, we examined the efficacy and safety of a forced vitamin D dosing regimen and intervention effects in liver fibrotic patients. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 50 vitamin D-deficient patients undergoing OLGB were randomly assigned to receive, in the first month postoperatively, oral vitamin D3 (≤3 doses of 100,000 IU; intervention group) or placebo as loading dose (control group) with subsequent maintenance dose (3420 IU/day) in both groups until 6-month visit...
November 12, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830502/vitamin-a-absorption-storage-and-mobilization
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William S Blaner, Yang Li, Pierre-Jacques Brun, Jason J Yuen, Seung-Ah Lee, Robin D Clugston
It is well established that chylomicron remnant (dietary) vitamin A is taken up from the circulation by hepatocytes, but more than 80 % of the vitamin A in the liver is stored in hepatic stellate cells (HSC). It presently is not known how vitamin A is transferred from hepatocytes to HSCs for storage. Since retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), a protein that is required for mobilizing stored vitamin A, is synthesized solely by hepatocytes and not HSCs, it similarly is not known how vitamin A is transferred from HSCs to hepatocytes...
2016: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813318/bleeding-and-liver-transplantation-outcomes-in-haemophilia
#18
K D Mehta, M V Ragni
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C is the major cause of end-stage liver disease and the major indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx) in individuals with haemophilia. AIM: To assess the epidemiology and outcomes of OLTx in U.S. haemophilia patients. METHODS: We investigated haemophilia liver transplant recipients between 1993 and 2012, using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, identified by ICD9 code 50.59. RESULTS: Of the 11 267 (weighted n = 54 691) patients undergoing OLTx, 44 (0...
November 4, 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813049/genetic-expression-profile-of-vitamin-d-metabolizing-enzymes-in-the-first-trimester
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L Ekström, L Storbjörk, L Björkhem-Bergman
The aim of this study was to map the genetic expression of the vitamin D metabolizing enzymes CYP27A, CYP27B1, CYP2R1, and CYP24A1 in the first trimester in different human fetal tissues. In addition, the gene expression was correlated with fetal age, season, and presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes encoding CYP27A1 (rs4674344), CYP2R1 (rs2060793), and CYP24A1 (rs6013897). Fetal samples from livers (n=60), kidneys (n=43), lungs (n=37), and intestines (n=14) were analyzed by quantitative PCR...
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806685/prepartum-body-condition-score-and-plane-of-nutrition-affect-the-hepatic-transcriptome-during-the-transition-period-in-grazing-dairy-cows
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M Vailati-Riboni, S Meier, C R Burke, J K Kay, M D Mitchell, C G Walker, M A Crookenden, A Heiser, S L Rodriguez-Zas, J R Roche, J J Loor
BACKGROUND: A transcriptomic approach was used to evaluate potential interactions between prepartum body condition score (BCS) and feeding management in the weeks before calving on hepatic metabolism during the periparturient period. METHODS: Thirty-two mid-lactation grazing dairy cows of mixed age and breed were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement: two prepartum BCS categories [4.0 (thin, BCS4) and 5.0 (optimal, BCS5); based on a 10-point scale], and two levels of energy intake during the 3 weeks preceding calving (75 and 125 % of estimated requirements)...
November 2, 2016: BMC Genomics
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