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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231240/galectin-3-histone-deacetylases-and-hedgehog-signaling-possible-convergent-targets-in-schistosomiasis-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Felipe Leite de Oliveira, Katia Carneiro, José Marques Brito, Mariana Cabanel, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Ligia de Almeida Paiva, Wingkin Syn, Neil C Henderson, Marcia Cury El-Cheikh
Schistosomiasis affects approximately 240 million people in the world. Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the liver induce periportal fibrosis and hepatic failure driven by monocyte recruitment and macrophage activation, resulting in robust Th2 response. Here, we suggested a possible involvement of Galectin-3 (Gal-3), histone deacetylases (HDACs), and Hedgehog (Hh) signaling with macrophage activation during Th1/Th2 immune responses, fibrogranuloma reaction, and tissue repair during schistosomiasis. Gal-3 is highly expressed by liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) around Schistosoma eggs...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223710/high-intensity-aerobic-exercise-improves-both-hepatic-fat-content-and-stiffness-in-sedentary-obese-men-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sechang Oh, Rina So, Takashi Shida, Tomoaki Matsuo, Bokun Kim, Kentaro Akiyama, Tomonori Isobe, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Kiyoji Tanaka, Junichi Shoda
We compared the effects of 12-week programs of resistance training (RT), high-intensity interval aerobic training (HIAT), and moderate-intensity continuous aerobic training (MICT). The primary goal was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of the exercise modalities for the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A total of 61 sedentary obese men with NAFLD were randomized into one of the following exercise regimens (RT, HIAT, or MICT). Hepatic fat content was decreased to a similar extent in the RT, HIAT, and MICT groups (-14...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220125/hgf-secreted-by-activated-kupffer-cells-induces-apoptosis-of-plasmodium-infected-hepatocytes
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Lígia Antunes Gonçalves, Joana Rodo, Lurdes Rodrigues-Duarte, Luciana Vieira de Moraes, Carlos Penha-Gonçalves
Malaria liver stage infection is an obligatory parasite development step and represents a population bottleneck in Plasmodium infections, providing an advantageous target for blocking parasite cycle progression. Parasite development inside hepatocytes implies a gross cellular insult evoking innate host responses to counteract intra-hepatocytic infection. Using primary hepatocyte cultures, we investigated the role of Kupffer cell-derived hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in malaria liver stage infection. We found that Kupffer cells from Plasmodium-infected livers produced high levels of HGF, which trigger apoptosis of infected hepatocytes through a mitochondrial-independent apoptosis pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217258/antioxidant-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-salep-on-paraquat-induced-rat-liver-injury
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Shekoufeh Atashpour, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi, Sanaz Zarei
AIM: To evaluate the effects of aqueous extract of Salep on Paraquat-mediated liver injury. METHODS: In this experimental study, 56 adult male Wistar rats were divided randomly to 7 groups as control, sham, and 5 experimental groups. In control group, rats did not receive any substance during experiment. In Sham group, rats were given distilled water according to their body weight and in experimental groups, Paraquat alone and with different doses of Salep aqueous extract (40, 80, 160 and 320 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneal daily for 14 d...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216619/15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-alleviates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-via-inducing-antioxidant-response-and-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Kan Chen, Jing-Jing Li, Sai-Nan Li, Jiao Feng, Tong Liu, Fan Wang, Wei-Qi Dai, Yu-Jing Xia, Jie Lu, Ying-Qun Zhou, Chuan-Yong Guo
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common clinical impairment that occurs in many circumstances and leads to poor prognosis. Both apoptosis and autophagy have been shown to contribute to cell death in hepatic I/R injury. 15-Deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) is one of the best-studied anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which has been verified to exert anti-inflammatory and cell-protective functions in various types of cells and animal models. In this study we explored the effects of 15d-PGJ2 on both apoptosis and autophagy in mouse hepatic I/R injury and its possible mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207633/acute-liver-failure-injury-related-to-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors
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Philippe Ichai, Astrid Laurent-Bellue, Faouzi Saliba, David Moreau, Camille Besch, Claire Francoz, Laurence Valeyrie-Allanore, Sylvie Roussin Bretagne, Marc Boudon, Teresa Maria Antonini, Florent Artru, Gabriella Pittau, Olivier Roux, Daniel Azoulay, Eric Levesque, François Durand, Catherine Guettier, Didier Samuel
BACKGROUND: Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a rare severe adverse drug induced reaction with multiorgan involvement. The outcome and prediction of those patients who develop severe acute liver injury (sALI) or acute liver failure (ALF) remain little known. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective study of patients admitted with a diagnosis of DRESS-related sALI or ALF. Histological review was performed on liver core biopsies from native livers...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195343/galectin-9-diverse-roles-in-hepatic-immune-homeostasis-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Lucy Golden-Mason, Hugo R Rosen
Glycan-binding proteins which include galectins are involved at all stages of immunity and inflammation, ranging from initiation through resolution. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is highly expressed in the liver and has a wide variety of biological functions in innate and adaptive immunity that are instrumental in the maintenance of hepatic homeostasis. In the setting of viral hepatitis, increased expression of Gal-9 drives the expansion of regulatory T cells and contraction of effector T cells, thereby favoring viral persistence...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194937/encapsulating-therapeutic-proteins-with-polyzwitterions-for-lower-macrophage-non-specific-uptake-and-longer-circulation-time
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Xiaopei Zhang, Wei Chen, Xinyuan Zhu, Yunfeng Lu
Numerous efforts have been made to promote the efficiency of protein delivery through tuning the protein surface properties such as grafting polymers on protein surface, but limited successes have been achieved and their great clinical expectation has not yet been realized. The main reason is that proteins are readily recognized as foreign materials under physiological conditions due to the genetic distance between species, leading to rapid decrease in activity and clearance by mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS)...
February 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186674/mechanism-of-impairment-on-liver-regeneration-in-elderly-patients-the-role-of-hepatic-stellate-cell-function
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REVIEW
Yu Saito, Yuji Morine, Mitsuo Shimada
Japan, along with most other countries in the world, is facing an increasingly aging population with a prolonged life expectancy. Concurrently, the need for medical intervention including hepatectomy, has also increased for the elderly. Though surgical outcomes for older patients are reported to be comparable with those for younger patients, additional care in the selection of older patients for hepatectomy is considered necessary. Although the effect of aging on human liver regeneration is not fully understood, the regeneration of liver tissue after hepatectomy in elderly patients is shown to be generally worse than in younger patients and to date the mechanisms involved in the impairment of liver regeneration have not been fully clarified...
February 10, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185189/culture-transfection-and-immunocytochemical-analysis-of-primary-macrophages
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Charles A Warwick, Yuriy M Usachev
Macrophages are the primary phagocytes of the body and found in every tissue; often with tissue specific subtypes, e.g., microglia or Kupffer Cells. These cells are essential players in host defense, immune regulation, tissue repair, and homeostasis. Consistent with their diverse functions, macrophages display a remarkable level of plasticity and undergo rapid changes in morphology and activation state in response to environmental cues. Polarization of macrophages towards pro-inflammatory (classically activated or M1) or anti-inflammatory (alternatively activated or M2) activation states is highly dependent on their environment...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167948/mouse-liver-sinusoidal-endothelium-eliminates-hiv-like-particles-from-blood-at-a-rate-of-100-million-per-minute-by-a-second-order-kinetic-process
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Jessica M Mates, Zhili Yao, Alana M Cheplowitz, Ozan Suer, Gary S Phillips, Jesse J Kwiek, Murugesan V S Rajaram, Jonghan Kim, John M Robinson, Latha P Ganesan, Clark L Anderson
We crafted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-like particles of diameter about 140 nm, which expressed two major HIV-1 proteins, namely, env and gag gene products, and used this reagent to simulate the rate of decay of HIV from the blood stream of BALB/c male mice. We found that most (~90%) of the particles were eliminated (cleared) from the blood by the liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), the remainder from Kupffer cells; suggesting that LSECs are the major liver scavengers for HIV clearance from blood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167852/salvia-nelumbinis-naturalis-formula-improved-inflammation-in-lps-stressed-macrophages-via-upregulating-microrna-152
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Zansong Ma, Xiangbing Shu, Jie Huang, Haiyan Zhang, Zhen Xiao, Li Zhang
Salvia-Nelumbinis naturalis (SNN) formula is an effective agent in treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); however, the precise mechanisms are still undefined. Activation of Kupffer cells by gut-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of NASH. In the present study, we aimed to explore the epigenetic regulation of microRNAs under the beneficial effects of SNN-containing serum in LPS stressed macrophages. Kupffer cells were isolated from C57BL/6 mice and treated with LPS or LPS and SNN-containing serum; the mRNA expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) was assessed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167322/-nlrp3-inflammasome-blockade-reduces-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-nash-in-mice
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Auvro R Mridha, Alexander Wree, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew M Yeh, Casey D Johnson, Derrick M Van Rooyen, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Narci C-H Teoh, Christopher Savard, George N Ioannou, Seth L Masters, Kate Schroder, Matthew A Cooper, Ariel E Feldstein, Geoffrey C Farrell
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation occurs in NAFLD. We used the first small molecule NLRP3 inhibitor, MCC950, to test whether inflammasome blockade alters inflammatory recruitment and liver fibrosis in two murine models of steatohepatitis. METHODS: We fed foz/foz and wildtype (Wt) mice atherogenic diet 16 weeks, gavaged MCC950 or vehicle until 24 weeks, then determining NAFLD phenotype. In mice fed methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet, we gavaged MCC950 or vehicle 6 weeks and determined effects on liver fibrosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150588/inhibition-of-kupffer-cell-functions-modulates-arsenic-intoxication-in-wistar-rats
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Oluyomi S Adeyemi, Ekong Meyakno, Musbau A Akanji
Study determined the influence of the inhibition of Kupffer cell functions by GdCl3 in arsenic intoxication. Twenty-four Wistar rats weighing between 150 and 160 g were randomly assigned into four groups. Group 1 received sodium arsenite (1.5 mg/kg b.w.) once a day, Group 2 received GdCl3 (2 mg/kg b.w.) once, 24 hours before commencing the arsenite (1.5 mg/kg b.w.) treatment. Group 3 received GdCl3 (2 mg/kg b.w.) once and subsequently given distilled water. Group 4 received distilled water only. The treatments were daily by oral gavage and lasted for 28 days...
February 2, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132997/polymer-brush-afforded-spio-nanoparticles-show-a-unique-biodistribution-and-mr-imaging-contrast-in-mouse-organs
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Ting Chen, Yuki Mori, Chizuko Inui-Yamamoto, Yutaka Komai, Yoshiyuki Tago, Shinichi Yoshida, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Yoshitaka Isaka, Kohji Ohno, Yoshichika Yoshioka
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the biodistribution and retention properties of the new super paramagnetic iron oxide (new SPIO: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 100 nm) nanoparticles, which have concentrated polymer brushes in the outer shell and are difficult for phagocytes to absorb, and to compare the new SPIO with clinically approved SPIO (Resovist: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 57 nm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 16 male C57BL/6N mice were divided in two groups according to the administered SPIO (n = 8 for each group; intravenous injection does, 0...
January 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132721/hepatic-interleukin-6-production-is-maintained-during-endotoxin-tolerance-and-facilitates-lipid-accumulation
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Anna Dembek, Stephan Laggai, Sonja M Kessler, Beate Czepukojc, Yvette Simon, Alexandra K Kiemer, Jessica Hoppstädter
Gut-derived bacterial endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), contribute to the pathogenesis of steatosis and steatohepatitis by activating Kupffer cells, the resident liver macrophages. Exposure of macrophages to low doses of LPS causes hyporesponsiveness upon subsequent endotoxin challenge, a phenomenon termed endotoxin or LPS tolerance. In the present study, we aimed to examine whether LPS-induced lipid accumulation is affected by endotoxin tolerance. LPS pretreatment reduced the expression of proinflammatory mediators upon subsequent high-dose LPS treatment in murine livers...
January 20, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128325/protective-effects-of-recombinant-human-cytoglobin-against-chronic-alcohol-induced-liver-disease-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Jian Wen, Yongbin Wu, Wei Wei, Zhen Li, Ping Wang, Shiwei Zhu, Wenqi Dong
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is an important worldwide public health issue with no satisfying treatment available since now. Here we explore the effects of recombinant human cytoglobin (rhCygb) on chronic alcohol-induced liver injury and the underlying mechanisms. In vivo studies showed that rhCygb was able to ameliorate alcohol-induced liver injury, significantly reversed increased serum index (ALT, AST, TG, TC and LDL-C) and decreased serum HDL-C. Histopathology observation of the liver of rats treated with rhCygb confirmed the biochemical data...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123102/the-minipig-is-a-suitable-non-rodent-model-in-the-safety-assessment-of-single-stranded-oligonucleotides
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A Braendli-Baiocco, M Festag, K Dumong-Erichsen, R Persson, M J Mihatsch, N Fisker, J Funk, S Mohr, R Constien, C Ploix, K Brady, M Berrera, B Altmann, B Lenz, M Albassam, G Schmitt, T Weiser, F Schuler, T Singer, Y Tessier
Non-human primates (NHPs) are currently considered to be the non-rodent species of choice for the preclinical safety assessment of single-stranded oligonucleotide (SSO) drugs. We evaluated minipigs as a potential alternative to NHPs to test the safety of this class of compounds. Four different phosphorothioated locked nucleic acid (LNA)-based SSOs (three antisense and one anti-miR), all with known safety profiles, were administered to minipigs using similar study designs and read-outs as in earlier NHP studies with the same compounds...
January 25, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120431/central-role-of-the-tir-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing-interferon-%C3%AE-trif-adaptor-protein-in-murine-sterile-liver-injury
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Katherine J Brempelis, Sebastian Y Yuen, Nicole Schwarz, Isaac Mohar, Ian N Crispe
: Multiple pathways drive the sterile injury response in the liver; however, it is unclear how the type of cells injured or the mechanism of injury activates these pathways. Here, we use a model of selective hepatocyte death to investigate sterile liver injury. In this model, the TIR-domain-containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) was a central mediator of the resulting intrahepatic inflammatory response that was independent of both upstream Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 signaling and downstream type I IFN signaling...
January 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115523/apoc3-is-not-a-predisposing-factor-for-fat-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
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Xiaoyun Cheng, Jun Yamauchi, Sojin Lee, Ting Zhang, Zhenwei Gong, Radhika Muzumdar, Shen Qu, H Henry Dong
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), characterized by excessive fat accumulation in liver, is prevalent in obesity. Genetic factors that link obesity to NAFLD remain obscure. Apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) is a lipid-binding protein with a pivotal role in triglyceride metabolism. Humans with APOC3 gain-of-function mutations and mice with APOC3 overproduction are associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Nonetheless, it remains controversial whether APOC3 is culpable for diet-induced NAFLD. To address this fundamental issue, we fed APOC3-transgenic and wild-type littermates a high fructose diet or high fat diet, followed by determining the effect of APOC3 on hepatic lipid metabolism and inflammation, and the progression of NAFLD...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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