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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793165/inhibition-of-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-by-exogenous-thymosin%C3%AE-4-treatment
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Lei Wang, Xiankui Li, Cai Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of exogenous thymosinβ4 (Tβ4) treatment in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS: Liver injury was induced in mice by a single intraperitoneal injection of APAP (500 mg/kg). Exogenous Tβ4 was intraperitoneally administrated at 0 h, 2 h and 4 h after APAP injection. Chloroquine (CQ) (60 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected 2 h before APAP administration to inhibit autophagy. Six hours after APAP injection liver injury was evaluated by histological examinations, biochemical measurements and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISAs)...
May 21, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792723/-experimental-promotion-of-liver-regeneration-after-portal-vein-branch-ligation
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V Liška, V Třeška, H Mírka, O Vyčítal, J Brůha, L Haidingerová, J Beneš, Z Tonar, R Pálek, J Rosendorf
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein embolization or ligation (PVE/PVL) is part of most multi-stage liver procedures in the case of low future liver remnant volume (FLRV). PVE initiates compensatory hypertrophy of non-occluded liver parenchyma. This hypertrophy is stimulated by an increased volume of portal blood in the non-occluded veins. PVE results in adequate FLRV growth necessary for resection only in 63-96% patients. The aim of this publication is to summarize the possibilities of influencing liver regeneration after PVE/PVL in an experiment using cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6), a monoclonal antibody against TGF-β1 (MAB TGF-β1) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792719/-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-induced-by-monocrotaline-in-a-large-animal-experiment-a-pilot-study
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R Pálek, V Liška, V Třeška, J Rosendorf, M Emingr, V Tégl, A Králíčková, K Bajcurová, M Jiřík, Z Tonar
INTRODUCTION: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a disease which is caused by toxic injury to hepatic sinusoids. This syndrome is most frequently caused by myeloablative radiochemotherapy in patients before hematopoietic stem cells transplantation and also by oxaliplatin mainly in patients with colorectal liver metastases. The aim of this study was to establish a large animal model of SOS, which would enable further study of this disease and facilitate translation of experimental outcomes into human medicine...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789988/growth-performance-blood-parameters-carcass-characteristics-and-meat-quality-traits-in-potchefstroom-koekoek-chickens-fed-lippia-javanica-leaf-meal
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T B Matshogo, V Mlambo, U Marume, N Sebola
Lippia javanica leaves may have nutraceutical bioactivity and thus could be a viable alternative to antibiotic growth promoters in poultry diets. To test this hypothesis, a feeding trial was carried out to determine the effects of dietary inclusion of Lippia javanica leaf meal (LJ) on growth performance, blood parameters, carcass characteristics and meat quality of indigenous Potchefstroom Koekoek (PK) chickens. The leaf meal was used to dilute a commercial chicken grower diet at a rate of 25 or 50 g/kg diet...
May 22, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789618/the-diversity-of-chemoprotective-glucosinolates-in-moringaceae-moringa-spp
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Jed W Fahey, Mark E Olson, Katherine K Stephenson, Kristina L Wade, Gwen M Chodur, David Odee, Wasif Nouman, Michael Massiah, Jesse Alt, Patricia A Egner, Walter C Hubbard
Glucosinolates (GS) are metabolized to isothiocyanates that may enhance human healthspan by protecting against a variety of chronic diseases. Moringa oleifera, the drumstick tree, produces unique GS but little is known about GS variation within M. oleifera, and even less in the 12 other Moringa species, some of which are very rare. We assess leaf, seed, stem, and leaf gland exudate GS content of 12 of the 13 known Moringa species. We describe 2 previously unidentified GS as major components of 6 species, reporting on the presence of simple alkyl GS in 4 species, which are dominant in M...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789400/carnosic-acid-impedes-cell-growth-and-enhances-anti-cancer-effects-of-carmustine-and-lomustine-in-melanoma
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Kun-I Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Shyh-Ming Kuo, Jui-Chi Lai, You-Qi Wang, Huey-Ling You, Mei-Ling Hsu, Chang-Han Chen, Li Yen Shiu
Background: Carnosic acid (CA), a major polyphenolic diterpene present in Rosmarinus officinalis , has been reported to have multiple functions, including anti-tumor activity. Methods: The MTT assay, BrdU incorporation, wound healing, and colony formation were used to detect melanoma B16F10 cell growth and proliferation. Flow cytometry was used for cell cycle detection. p21 and p27 expression was detected by Western blotting. B16F10 cell xenograft model was established, and treated with CA, carmustine (BCNU), or lomustine (CCNU)...
May 22, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788981/safety-of-pazopanib-and-sunitinib-in-treatment-naive-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-asian-versus-non-asian-subgroup-analysis-of-the-comparz-trial
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Jun Guo, Jie Jin, Mototsugu Oya, Hirotsugu Uemura, Shunji Takahashi, Katsunori Tatsugami, Sun Young Rha, Jae-Lyun Lee, Jinsoo Chung, Ho Yeong Lim, Hsi Chin Wu, Yen Hwa Chang, Arun Azad, Ian D Davis, Marlene J Carrasco-Alfonso, Bhupinder Nanua, Jackie Han, Qasim Ahmad, Robert Motzer
BACKGROUND: The international, phase 3 COMPARZ study demonstrated that pazopanib and sunitinib have comparable efficacy as first-line therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, but that safety and quality-of-life profiles favor pazopanib. Our report analyzed pazopanib and sunitinib safety in Asian and non-Asian subpopulations. METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive pazopanib 800 mg once daily (continuous dosing) or sunitinib 50 mg once daily in 6-week cycles (4 weeks on, 2 weeks off)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788077/irgm-gene-variants-modify-the-relationship-between-visceral-adipose-tissue-and-nafld-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Tracey G Simon, Kimberley W J Van Der Sloot, Samantha B Chin, Amit D Joshi, Paul Lochhead, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Ramnik Xavier, Raymond T Chung, Hamed Khalili
Background: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly recognized comorbidity in Crohn's disease (CD), but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Autophagy is a highly conserved process regulating innate immunity that contributes to CD susceptibility. Emerging data suggest that variants in the autophagy-governing IRGM gene may contribute to the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic fat. Our objective was to characterize the relationship between VAT, IRGM gene variants, and NAFLD risk in patients with CD...
May 18, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787990/dimethylthiourea-ameliorates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-ovariectomized-mice
#9
Satoru Mitazaki, Natsumi Kotajima, Sakiko Matsuda, Naruki Ida, Mina Iide, Shigeyoshi Honma, Miwako Suto, Naho Kato, Naohito Kuroda, Kouichi Hiraiwa, Makoto Yoshida, Sumiko Abe
AIMS: In order to clarify hepato-protective actions of estrogen, we examined the progress of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced acute liver injury (ALI) in sham and ovariectomized (ovx) mice and the effects of dimethylthiourea (DMTU), a hydroxyl radical scavenger, and meloxicam (Melo), a selective cox-2 inhibitor, on the development of CCl4 -induced ALI. MAIN METHODS: Female C57BL/6 J mice weighing 15-20 g were performed sham or ovx operation at 8 weeks of age...
May 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787988/microrna-30e-promotes-hepatocyte-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-sepsis-through-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-by-binding-to-fosl2
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Lan Ling, Shan-Hong Zhang, Li-Da Zhi, Hong Li, Qian-Kuan Wen, Gang Li, Wen-Jia Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocyte proliferation and apoptosis are critical cellular behaviors in rat liver as a result of a liver injury. Herein, we performed this study in order to evaluate the role of miR-30e and its target Fos-Related Antigen-2 (FOSL2) in septic rats through the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. METHODS: Rat models of sepsis were induced by cecal ligation and puncture. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed to access serum levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), inflammatory factors, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to confirm the successful establishment of the model...
May 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787551/transfusion-of-cryopreserved-platelets-exacerbates-inflammatory-liver-and-lung-injury-in-a-mice-model-of-hemorrhage
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Jingxiang Zhao, Zhenwei Sun, Guoxing You, Ying Wang, Gan Chen, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Platelets are essential for primary hemostasis and also play an important role in inflammatory reactions. The hemostatic property of Cryopreserved platelets (CPPs) has been confirmed in the treatment of bleeding casualties, but inflammatory injury induced by CPP transfusion is relatively unclear. We aim to investigate the effects of CPP transfusion on inflammatory organ injury in mice after hemorrhage. METHODS: Mice were subjected to a volume-controlled hemorrhage over 1 hour, and then were transfused with fresh platelets (FPs), Liquid-stored platelets (LPPs), CPPs, or fresh frozen plasma (FFP, control)...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786675/combined-effectiveness-of-honey-and-immunonutrition-on-bacterial-translocation-secondary-to-obstructive-jaundice-in-rats-experimental-study
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Serhat Oguz, Omer Salt, Abdil C Ibis, Saban Gurcan, Dogan Albayrak, Tulin Yalta, Tamer Sagiroglu, Cengiz Erenoglu
BACKGROUND Obstructive jaundice is a serious, life-threatening condition that can lead to death as a result of sepsis and multiorgan failure due to bacterial translocation. Treatment should be started as soon as possible after diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty 24-week-old male Sprague Dawley rats, with an average weight of 250 g to 300 g, were included in this study. The rats were randomly placed into five groups, each group consisted of eight rats. The sham group underwent only common bile duct (CBD) dissection and no ligation was performed...
May 22, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786113/overexpression-of-c%C3%A2-sis-inhibits-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-buffalo-rat-liver-cell-apoptosis-in-vitro-and-alleviates-liver-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-fulminant-hepatic-failure
#13
Hao Ding, Zhili Wen
The present study aimed to investigate the role of the C‑sis gene in the apoptosis of hepatocytes in vitro and in the liver function of a rat model of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). Buffalo rat liver (BRL) cells were treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to induce apoptosis and then transfected with a C‑sis overexpression vector. A rat model of FHF was established, and C‑sis was overexpressed. The mRNA and protein expression of C‑sis were examined using reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses, respectively...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783955/prediction-of-mortality-in-severe-dengue-cases
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Saiful Safuan Md-Sani, Julina Md-Noor, Winn-Hui Han, Syang-Pyang Gan, Nor-Salina Rani, Hui-Loo Tan, Kanimoli Rathakrishnan, Mohd Azizuddin A-Shariffuddin, Marzilawati Abd-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Increasing incidence of dengue cases in Malaysia over the last few years has been paralleled by increased deaths. Mortality prediction models will therefore be useful in clinical management. The aim of this study is to identify factors at diagnosis of severe dengue that predicts mortality and assess predictive models based on these identified factors. METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort study of confirmed severe dengue patients that were admitted in 2014 to Hospital Kuala Lumpur...
May 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783839/doping-zno-electron-transport-layers-with-mos2-nanosheets-enhances-the-efficiency-of-polymer-solar-cells
#15
Yi-Jiun Huang, Hsiu-Cheng Chen, Hsi-Kuei Lin, Kung-Hwa Wei
In this study, we incorporated molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets into sol-gel processing of zinc oxide (ZnO) to form ZnO:MoS2 composites for use as electron transport layers (ETLs) in inverted polymer solar cells featuring a binary bulk heterojunction active layer. We could effectively tune the energy band of the ZnO:MoS2 composite film from 4.45 to 4.22eV by varying the content of MoS2 up to 0.5 wt%, such that the composite was suitable for use in bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices based on poly[bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thien-2-yl)benzodithiophene-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-fluorothienothiophene)-2-carboxylate-2,6-diyl)] (PTB7-TH):phenyl-C71-butryric acid methyl ester (PC71BM)...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783224/influence-of-risk-factors-on-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-overweight-and-obesity
#16
Tetiana Maksymets, Natalia Karpyshyn, Taras Gutor, Helen Sklyarova, Eugen Sklyarov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Obesity is a multifactorial, heterogenic disease, associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, chronic liver and kidney diseases. Excessive body weight and obesity are serious medical and social problems, since their incidence is constantly increasing and has reached global epidemic proportions. The aim: Determining the influence of risk factors on insulin resistance level in patients with overweight and obesity...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781491/oleuropein-and-hydroxytyrosol-rich-extracts-from-olive-leaves-attenuate-liver-injury-and-lipid-metabolism-disturbance-in-bisphenol-a-treated-rats
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Asma Mahmoudi, Fatma Hadrich, Ines Feki, Hela Ghorbel, Zouhaier Bouallagui, Rim Marrekchi, Hela Fourati, Sami Sayadi
In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of oleuropein- and hydroxytyrosol-rich extracts obtained from olive leaves against bisphenol A (BPA)-induced hyperlipidemia and liver injury in male rats. For this purpose, four groups of male rats (8 per group) were used: control group (Control), rats treated with BPA, rats treated with both BPA and oleuropein (OLE-BPA), and rats treated with both BPA and hydroxytyrosol (HYT-BPA). After 60 days of treatment, the results obtained using the DXA technique showed that treatment with BPA (10 mg per kg b...
May 21, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781277/morphological-contributions-to-interfacial-charge-trapping-and-non-geminate-recombination-in-polymer-solar-cells-revealed-by-uv-light-soaking
#18
Griffin Canning, Alan K Thomas, David H Dunlap, John K Grey
Non-geminate charge recombination occurs over a broad range of time scales in polymer solar cells and represents a serious loss channel for the performance and lifetime of devices. Multiple factors influence this process, including changes in morphology and formation of permanent defects, but individual contributions are often difficult to resolve from conventional experiment. We use intensity modulated photocurrent/photovoltage spectroscopy (IMPS/IMVS) to investigate non-geminate charge recombination in blends of poly[2,6-(4,4-bis-(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta [2,1-b;3,4-b']dithiophene)-alt-4,7(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)] (PCPDTBT) and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, PCBM) solar cells...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780135/the-real-world-efficacy-and-safety-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-for-hepatitis-c-genotype-1
#19
Akio Miyasaka, Yuich Yoshida, Toshimi Yoshida, Akihiko Murakami, Koichi Abe, Ken Ohuchi, Tadashi Kawakami, Daisuke Watanebe, Takao Hoshino, Kei Sawara, Yasuhiro Takikawa
Objective There are few reports on the outcomes of 12-week paritaprevir, ombitasvir, and ritonavir (PTV/OBV/r) treatment in real-world clinical settings. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 12-week treatment with ritonavir-boosted paritaprevir and ombitasvir in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection in a real-world setting. Methods Fifty-eight patients with chronic hepatitis or compensated hepatic cirrhosis and genotype-1 HCV infection were treated with PTV/OBV/r and followed for 24 weeks after the completion of treatment in 10 centers in northern Tohoku...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779083/identifying-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-advanced-fibrosis-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Yuval A Patel, Elizabeth J Gifford, Lisa M Glass, Marsha J Turner, Byungjoo Han, Cynthia A Moylan, Steve Choi, Ayako Suzuki, Dawn Provenzale, Christine M Hunt
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Severe NAFLD with advanced fibrosis results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Associated with metabolic syndrome, NAFLD is often initially clinically silent, yet intensive lifestyle intervention with 7% or greater weight loss can improve or resolve NAFLD. Using a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) liver biopsy cohort, we evaluated simple noninvasive fibrosis scoring systems to identify NAFLD with advanced fibrosis (or severe disease) to assist providers...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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