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Acetaminophen toxicity

Minako Nagatome, Yuki Kondo, Daisuke Kadowaki, Yusuke Saishyo, Mitsuru Irikura, Tetsumi Irie, Yoichi Ishitsuka
Acetaminophen, a common analgesic/antipyretic, is a frequent cause of acute liver failure in Western countries. The development of an effective cure against acetaminophen hepatotoxicity is crucial. Ethyl pyruvate, an ethyl ester derivative of pyruvic acid, has been identified as a possible candidate against acetaminophen hepatotoxicity in animal experiments. However, the mode of the hepatoprotective action of ethyl pyruvate remains unclear. We examined the hepatoprotective effect of ethyl pyruvate against hepatocyte injury and oxidative stress in a mouse model of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity...
February 2018: Heliyon
Nora Freyer, Selina Greuel, Fanny Knöspel, Florian Gerstmann, Lisa Storch, Georg Damm, Daniel Seehofer, Jennifer Foster Harris, Rashi Iyer, Frank Schubert, Katrin Zeilinger
The accurate prediction of hepatotoxicity demands validated human in vitro models that can close the gap between preclinical animal studies and clinical trials. In this study we investigated the response of primary human liver cells to toxic drug exposure in a perfused microscale 3D liver bioreactor. The cellularized bioreactors were treated with 5, 10, or 30 mM acetaminophen (APAP) used as a reference substance. Lactate production significantly decreased upon treatment with 30 mM APAP ( p < 0.05) and ammonia release significantly increased in bioreactors treated with 10 or 30 mM APAP ( p < 0...
March 15, 2018: Bioengineering
Prachi Borude, Bharat Bhushan, Udayan Apte
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the leading cause of Acute Liver Failure (ALF) with limited treatment options. It is known that liver regeneration following APAP induced ALF is a deciding factor in the final outcome. Previous studies from our laboratory using incremental dose model involving a regenerating (300 mg/kg, APAP300) and a non-regenerating (600 mg/kg, APAP600) dose of APAP in mice have revealed several pro- regenerative pathways that regulate regeneration after APAP overdose. Here we report that DNA damage and repair mechanisms regulate initiation liver regeneration following APAP overdose...
March 14, 2018: Gene Expression
Jeremy Brice Bitton, Josh Jiaxing Wang, Winnie Teng, Eric Villeneuve, Sophie Gosselin
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March 14, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
Byung-Woo Lee, Byung-Suk Jeon, Byung-Il Yoon
Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a potent therapeutic agent against a variety of diseases because of its actions as an antioxidant and regulator of apoptosis. N-acetyl-p-aminophenol (APAP), commonly known as acetaminophen, generates excessive oxidative stress and triggers hepatocyte cell death, exemplified by regulated necrosis. In the present study, we investigated whether APAP-induced liver injury in a mouse model is associated with "necroptosis," and if pretreatment with recombinant Trx-1 prevents the hepatic injury caused by APAP overdose...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
Michael Riverso, Michael Chang, Consuelo Soldevila-Pico, Jinping Lai, Xiuli Liu
Kratom is an herbal product derived from the leaves of Southeast Asian Mitragyna speciosa trees. It has traditionally been used by indigenous people to relieve fatigue and manage pain, diarrhea, or opioid withdrawal. The use of kratom has become more commonplace in the United States for similar purposes. Only rare reports of kratom liver toxicity exist in the literature but without histologic characterization. Herein, we report one case of kratom use-associated liver toxicity in a 38-year-old patient. The patient complained of dark colored urine and light colored stools after using kratom...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Preeti Viswanathan, Yogeshwar Sharma, Priya Gupta, Sanjeev Gupta
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen hepatotoxicity is a leading cause of hepatic failure with impairments in liver regeneration producing significant mortality. Multiple intracellular events, including oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage, inflammation, etc., signify acetaminophen toxicity, although how these may alter cell cycle controls has been unknown and was studied for its significance in liver regeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Assays were performed in HuH-7 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells, primary human hepatocytes and tissue samples from people with acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure...
March 5, 2018: Cell Proliferation
Kazumi Sugihara
 In recent years, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have emerged as significant pollutants of aquatic environments and have been detected at levels in the range of ng/L to μg/L. The source of PPCPs is humans and livestock that have been administered pharmaceuticals and subsequently excreted them via urine and feces. Unlike agricultural chemicals, the environmental dynamics of PPCPs is not examined and they would undergo structural transformation by environmental factors, e.g., sunlight, microorganisms and treatments in sewage treatment plants (STPs)...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Jessica R Salas, Bao Ying Chen, Alicia Wong, Sergio Duarte, Stephanie A K Angarita, Gerald S Lipshutz, Owen N Witte, Peter M Clark
Drug-induced liver failure is a significant indication for a liver transplant, and unexpected liver toxicity is a major reason that otherwise effective therapies are removed from the market. Various methods exist for monitoring liver injury but are often inadequate to predict liver failure. New diagnostic tools are needed. Methods: We evaluate in a preclinical model whether18 F-2-deoxy-2-fluoroarabinose (18 F-DFA), a PET radiotracer that measures the ribose salvage pathway, can be used to monitor acetaminophen-induced liver injury and failure...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Angela L Chiew, Christian Gluud, Jesper Brok, Nick A Buckley
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most widely used non-prescription analgesic in the world. Paracetamol is commonly taken in overdose either deliberately or unintentionally. In high-income countries, paracetamol toxicity is a common cause of acute liver injury. There are various interventions to treat paracetamol poisoning, depending on the clinical status of the person. These interventions include inhibiting the absorption of paracetamol from the gastrointestinal tract (decontamination), removal of paracetamol from the vascular system, and antidotes to prevent the formation of, or to detoxify, metabolites...
February 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Malte Bachmann, Josef Pfeilschifter, Heiko Mühl
Acetaminophen [paracetamol, N -acetyl- p -aminophenol (APAP)]-induced acute liver injury (ALI) not only remains a persistent clinical challenge but likewise stands out as well-characterized paradigmatic model of drug-induced liver damage. APAP intoxication associates with robust hepatic necroinflammation the role of which remains elusive with pathogenic but also pro-regenerative/-resolving functions being ascribed to leukocyte activation. Here, we shine a light on and put forward a unique role of the interleukin (IL)-1 family member IL-18 in experimental APAP-induced ALI...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Shengli Mi, Xiaoman Yi, Zhichang Du, Yuanyuan Xu, Wei Sun
The liver is one of the main metabolic organs, and nearly all ingested drugs will be metabolized by the liver. Only a small fraction of drugs are able to come onto the market during drug development, and hepatic toxicity is a major cause for drug failure. Since drug development is costly in both time and materials, an in vitro liver model that can accelerate bioreactions in the liver and reduce drug consumption is imperative in the pharmaceutical industry. The liver on a chip is an ideal alternative for its controllable environment and tiny size, which means constructing a more biomimetic model, reducing material consumption as well as promoting drug diffusion and reaction...
February 20, 2018: Biofabrication
Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Mitchell R McGill
Research on acetaminophen (APAP) toxicity over the last several decades has focused on the pathophysiology of liver injury, but increasing attention is being paid to other known and possible adverse effects. It has been known for decades that APAP causes acute kidney injury, but confusion exists regarding prevalence, and the mechanisms have not been well investigated. More recently, a number of experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies have reported evidence for pulmonary, endocrine, neurological and neurodevelopmental toxicity, but the quality of evidence from those studies varies...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical and Translational Research
Mohsen Sarikhani, Sneha Mishra, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Chaithanya Kotyada, Donald Wolfgeher, Mahesh P Gupta, Mahavir Singh, Nagalingam R Sundaresan
c-Jun NH 2 -terminal kinases (JNKs) are responsive to stress stimuli and their activation regulate key cellular functions, including cell survival, growth, differentiation and aging. Previous studies demonstrate that activation of JNK requires dual phosphorylation by the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases. However, other post-translational mechanisms involved in regulating the activity of JNK have been poorly understood. In this work, we studied the functional significance of reversible lysine acetylation in regulating the kinase activity of JNK...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Yuichi Yokoyama, Yoshifumi Sasaki, Natsuko Terasaki, Taku Kawataki, Koji Takekawa, Yumiko Iwase, Toshinobu Shimizu, Seigo Sanoh, Shigeru Ohta
Differentiated HepaRG cells maintain liver-specific functions such as drug-metabolizing enzymes. In this study, the feasibility of HepaRG cells as a human hepatocyte model for in vitro toxicity assessment was examined using selected hepatotoxic compounds. First, basal drug-metabolizing enzyme activities (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase [UGT], and sulfotransferases [SULT]) were measured in HepaRG, human hepatocytes, and HepG2 cells. Enzyme activities in differentiated HepaRG cells were comparable to those in human hepatocytes and much higher than those in HepG2 cells, except for SULT activity...
February 14, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Andrew K Smith, Yanli Xu, Glen E P Ropella, C Anthony Hunt
An improved understanding of in vivo-to-in vitro hepatocyte changes is crucial to interpreting in vitro data correctly and further improving hepatocyte-based in vitro-to-in vivo extrapolations to human targets. We demonstrate using virtual experiments as a means to help untangle plausible causes of inaccurate extrapolations. We start with virtual mice that use biomimetic software livers. Earlier, using those mice, we discovered model mechanisms that enabled achieving quantitative validation targets while also providing plausible causal explanations for temporal characteristics of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Frantz Le Devedec, Hilary Boucher, David N Dubins, Christine Allen
There is keen interest in the development of biocompatible and biodegradable implantable delivery systems (IDDS) that provide sustained drug release for prolonged periods in humans. These systems have the potential to enhance therapeutic outcomes, reduce systemic toxicity and improve patient compliance. Herein, we report the preparation and physico-chemical characterization of cross-linked polymeric matrices from poly(valerolactone)-co-poly(allyl-δ-valerolactone) (PVL-co-PAVL) copolymers for use in drug delivery...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Nicholas Moore, James M Scheiman
Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics are routinely used worldwide for self-management of various painful conditions. Despite this, there has been little in-depth review of the safety of non-aspirin analgesics at OTC doses. This paper reviews the available literature on the gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic safety of non-aspirin OTC analgesics, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen) and acetaminophen; safety in overdose is also reviewed. Each non-aspirin OTC analgesic has a distinct adverse event (AE) profile, with GI AE rates for OTC dosing in one study ranging from 37% for diclofenac to 7...
February 8, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
Sadiq Naveed, Afshan Amray, Ahmed Waqas, Amna M Chaudhary, Muhammad W Azeem
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a well-known antidote for acetaminophen toxicity and is easily available over the counter. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and an established tolerance and safety profile. Owing to its neuroprotective effects, its clinical use has recently expanded to include the treatment of different psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders. Although a number of randomized controlled trials have documented the clinical evidence for NAC, there are no reviews that summarize the evidence...
November 29, 2017: Curēus
Chien-Chun Li, Hsiang-Fu Yu, Chun-Hua Chang, Yun-Ta Liu, Hsien-Tsung Yao
The essential oil from a lemongrass variety of Cymbopogon flexuosus [lemongrass oil (LO)] is used in various food and aroma industry products and exhibits biological activities, such as anticancer and antimicrobial activities. To investigate the effects of 200 LO (200 mg/kg) and 400 LO (400 mg/kg) and its major component, citral (240 mg/kg), on drug-metabolizing enzymes, oxidative stress, and acetaminophen toxicity in the liver, male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a pelleted diet and administered LO or citral by gavage for 2 weeks...
January 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
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