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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140706/a-galactosylated-pro-drug-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-design-synthesis-characterization-and-pharmacological-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-estrogen-induced-cholestasis
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Francesca Di Guida, Claudio Pirozzi, Salvatore Magliocca, Anna Santoro, Adriano Lama, Roberto Russo, Maria Nieddu, Lucia Burrai, Gianpiero Boatto, Maria Pina Mollica, Federica Sodano, Loretta Lazzarato, Konstantin Chegaev, Rosaria Meli, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Maria Grazia Rimoli
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is considered the first-choice therapy for cholestatic disorders. To enhance solubility and exploit specific transporters in liver, we synthesized a new galactosyl pro-drug of UDCA (UDCAgal). Ethinylestradiol (EE)-induced cholestasis was used to study and compare the effects of UDCAgal with UDCA on bile flow, hepatic canalicular efflux transporter expression, and inflammation. UDCAgal resulted quite stable both at pH 7.4 and 1.2 and regenerated the parent drug after incubation in human plasma...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140542/perioperative-von-willebrand-factor-dynamics-are-associated-with-liver-regeneration-and-predict-outcome-after-liver-resection
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Patrick Starlinger, David Pereyra, Stefanie Haegele, Paul Braeuer, Lukas Oehlberger, Florian Primavesi, Andreas Kohler, Florian Offensperger, Thomas Reiberger, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Barbara Messner, Guido Beldi, Stefan Staettner, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger
Von Willebrand Factor (vWF) was found to mediate platelet influx during the early phase of liver regeneration in mice. Further, increased vWF-antigen (vWF-Ag) levels were shown to be predictive for outcome of patients with chronic liver disease. Accordingly, we aimed to assess the relevance of perioperative vWF-Ag dynamics in terms of liver regeneration and clinical outcome in patients undergoing liver resection (LR). Accordingly, we observed that vWF-Ag and its activity - estimated via ristocetin cofactor measurement - increased immediately after induction of liver regeneration and was associated with platelet accumulation within the liver...
November 15, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138817/reduced-triglyceride-accumulation-due-to-overactivation-of-farnesoid-x-receptor-signaling-contributes-to-impaired-liver-regeneration-following-50-hepatectomy-in-extra%C3%A2-cholestatic-liver-tissue
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Wen-Jun Jia, Shi-Quan Sun, Luo-Shun Huang, Qiao-Li Tang, Yu-Dong Qiu, Liang Mao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of triglyceride metabolism in the effect of obstructive cholestasis on liver regeneration following 50% partial hepatectomy (PH). Obstructive cholestatic rat models were achieved via ligation of the common bile duct (BDL). Following comparisons between hepatic pathological alterations with patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, rats in the 7 day post‑BDL group were selected as the BDL model for subsequent experiments. Liver weight restoration, proliferating cell nuclear antigen labeling index, cytokine and growth factor expression levels, and hepatic triglyceride content were evaluated to analyze liver regeneration post‑PH within BDL and control group rats...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137226/the-neglected-avian-hepatotropic-virus-induces-acute-and-chronic-hepatitis-in-ducks-an-alternative-model-for-hepatology
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Xumin Ou, Sai Mao, Jingyu Cao, Yunchao Ma, Guangpeng Ma, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Dekang Zhu, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xiaoyue Chen
Duck Hepatitis A Virus (DHAV) belongs to the Avihepatovirus, which is also classified into Picornaviridae with Hepatovirus, Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). In humans, the pathogenesis of HAV is not well understood because of limited work with animal models. Here, we investigated the progress of duck viral hepatitis caused by DHAV and their potential for dissecting the pathogenesis of HAV. During the course of infection, the duck model had undergone hepatocellular lesions (vacuolation, acidophilic degeneration and steatosis), lymphocytes recruitment (neutrophil granulocytes, heterophilic granulocytes and T cells or plasm cells) and repair (activation of hepatic stellate cells, fibrosis and regeneration)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136956/antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus-combination-on-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus-antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus
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Gozde Sir, Bakiye Goker Bagca, Gurkan Yigitturk, Turker Cavusoglu, Cigir Biray Avci, Cumhur Gunduz, Yigit Uyanikgil
Tacrolimus (FK506) is a chemotherapeutic agent, which uses calcineurin pathway via inhibiting the stimulation of T cells to prevent the formation of immune response in the recipient individual in organ transplants. FK506 is mainly metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzyme system and is known that it has high toxic effects on different cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have recently gained importance since their potential to be used in cellular therapy and tissue regeneration. In some clinical cases, MSCs are transferred into the patient after the organ transplantations in order to support the treatment...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134411/distinct-roles-of-ecto-nucleoside-triphosphate-diphosphohydrolase-2-ntpdase2-in-liver-regeneration-and-fibrosis
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Linda Feldbrügge, Z Gordon Jiang, Eva Csizmadia, Shuji Mitsuhashi, Stephanie Tran, Eric U Yee, Sonja Rothweiler, Kahini A Vaid, Jean Sévigny, Moritz Schmelzle, Yury V Popov, Simon C Robson
Ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (E-NTPDases) are cell surface-located transmembrane ecto-enzymes of the CD39 superfamily which regulate inflammation and tissue repair by catalyzing the phosphohydrolysis of extracellular nucleotides and modulating purinergic signaling. In the liver, NTPDase2 is reportedly expressed on portal fibroblasts, but its functional role in regulating tissue regeneration and fibrosis is incompletely understood. Here, we studied the role of NTPDase2 in several models of liver injury using global knockout mice...
November 13, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131159/enhancing-the-precision-of-genetic-lineage-tracing-using-dual-recombinases
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Lingjuan He, Yan Li, Yi Li, Wenjuan Pu, Xiuzhen Huang, Xueying Tian, Yue Wang, Hui Zhang, Qiaozhen Liu, Libo Zhang, Huan Zhao, Juan Tang, Hongbin Ji, Dongqing Cai, Zhibo Han, Zhongchao Han, Yu Nie, Shengshou Hu, Qing-Dong Wang, Ruilin Sun, Jian Fei, Fengchao Wang, Ting Chen, Yan Yan, Hefeng Huang, William T Pu, Bin Zhou
The Cre-loxP recombination system is the most widely used technology for in vivo tracing of stem or progenitor cell lineages. The precision of this genetic system largely depends on the specificity of Cre recombinase expression in targeted stem or progenitor cells. However, Cre expression in nontargeted cell types can complicate the interpretation of lineage-tracing studies and has caused controversy in many previous studies. Here we describe a new genetic lineage tracing system that incorporates the Dre-rox recombination system to enhance the precision of conventional Cre-loxP-mediated lineage tracing...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125798/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-liver-development-homeostasis-and-pathobiology
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Jacquelyn O Russell, Satdarshan S Monga
The liver is an organ that performs a multitude of functions, and its health is pertinent and indispensable to survival. Thus, the cellular and molecular machinery driving hepatic functions is of utmost relevance. The Wnt signaling pathway is one such signaling cascade that enables hepatic homeostasis and contributes to unique hepatic attributes such as metabolic zonation and regeneration. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays a role in almost every facet of liver biology. Furthermore, its aberrant activation is also a hallmark of various hepatic pathologies...
November 9, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119962/-the-specific-features-of-the-development-of-metabolic-and-regenerative-processes-under-the-action-of-low-intensity-electromagnetic-radiation-in-radiation-exposure-conditions-an-experimental-study
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Yu N Korolev, L V Mihajlik, L A Nikulina, M S Geniatulina
The experiments on male white rats with the use of biochemical, photo-optical, and electron-microscopic techniques have demonstrated that the use of low-intensity electromagnetic radiation of ultrahigh frequency (EMR UHF) and low-intensity low-frequency magnetic field (MF) during the post-irradiation period (within 21 days after exposure to radiation) enhanced the metabolic and regenerative processes in the testes and liver. It was shown that the application of MF largely intensified the antioxidant activity whereas EMR UHF preferentially stimulated the biosynthetic processes as well as the processes of cellular and intracellular regeneration...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118330/molecular-spectrum-of-secretome-regulates-the-relative-hepatogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-bone-marrow-and-dental-tissue
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Ajay Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Vidya Rattan, Vivekananda Jha, Arnab Pal, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya
Liver regeneration is a spontaneous process that occurs after liver injury, but acute liver failure is a complex and fatal disease which is difficult to treat. Cell-based therapies are promising alternative therapeutic approach for liver failure and different cell sources have been tested in this regard. We investigated the comparative hepatogenic potential of human bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) with stem cells derived from human dental pulp (DPSC), apical papilla (SCAP) and follicle (DFSC) during this study...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115531/liver-dual-arterial-blood-supply-maintains-liver-regeneration-analysis-of-signaling-pathways-in-rats
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Jian-Liang Qiao, Juan Sun, Jun Li, Jun-Jing Zhang, Xing-Kai Meng
Liver dual arterial blood supply (LDABS) could increase blood supply to the liver and maintain normal liver regeneration in patients with compromised portal vein. The current study attempted to examine the underlying molecular mechanisms. Male Sprague‑Dawley rats randomly received partial hepatectomy (PH) alone or PH followed by LDABS. Liver regeneration was assessed by histological examination, liver function and liver regeneration rate (LRR). Whole‑genome oligo microarray analysis was used to compare gene expression profile between rats receiving PH and rats receiving PH plus LDABS...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112932/anti-atherosclerotic-effect-of-longxuetongluo-capsule-in-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-model-rats
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J M Zhou, H M Wang, Y Z Lv, Z Z Wang, W Xiao
Chinese dragon's blood, the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis, one of the famous traditional medicines, has been used to promote blood circulation, disperse blood stasis, stop bleeding, relieve pain and muscle regeneration for thousands of years. The aims of this study were to evaluate the anti-atherosclerotic effect of Longxuetongluo Capsule (LTC), which made by total phenolic compounds of Chinese dragon's blood, in high cholesterol diet (HCD)-induced atherosclerosis model rats and explore the possible mechanism...
November 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111562/expression-analysis-on-14-3-3-proteins-in-regenerative-liver-following-partial-hepatectomy
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Deming Xue, Yang Xue, Zhipeng Niu, Xueqiang Guo, Cunshuan Xu
14-3-3 proteins play a vital part in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis as signaling integration points. During liver regeneration, the quiescent hepatocytes go through hypertrophy and proliferation to restore liver weight. Therefore, we speculated that 14-3-3 proteins regulate the progression of liver regeneration. In this study, we analyzed the expression patterns of 14-3-3 proteins during liver regeneration of rat to provide an insight into the regenerative mechanism using western blotting. Only four isoforms (γ, ε, σ and τ/θ) of the 14-3-3 proteins were expressed in regenerative liver after partial hepatectomy (PH)...
November 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111100/systemic-cell-cycle-activation-is-induced-following-complex-tissue-injury-in-axolotl
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Kimberly Johnson, Joel Bateman, Tia DiTommaso, Alan Y Wong, Jessica L Whited
Activation of progenitor cells is crucial to promote tissue repair following injury in adult animals. In the context of successful limb regeneration following amputation, progenitor cells residing within the stump must re-enter the cell cycle to promote regrowth of the missing limb. We demonstrate that in axolotls, amputation is sufficient to induce cell-cycle activation in both the amputated limb and the intact, uninjured contralateral limb. Activated cells were found throughout all major tissue populations of the intact contralateral limb, with internal cellular populations (bone and soft tissue) the most affected...
October 27, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109982/hepatic-lipophagy-new-insights-into-autophagic-catabolism-of-lipid-droplets-in-the-liver
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Ryan J Schulze, Kristina Drižytė, Carol A Casey, Mark A McNiven
The liver is a central fat-storage organ, making it especially susceptible to steatosis as well as subsequent inflammation and cirrhosis. The mechanisms by which the liver mobilizes stored lipid for energy production, however, remain incompletely defined. The catabolic process of autophagy, a well-known process of bulk cytoplasmic recycling and cellular self-regeneration, is a central regulator of lipid metabolism in the liver. In the past decade, numerous studies have examined a selective form of autophagy that specifically targets a unique neutral lipid storage organelle, the lipid droplet, to better understand the function for this process in hepatocellular fatty acid metabolism...
July 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109530/a-clinical-scale-bioartificial-liver-developed-for-gmp-improved-clinical-parameters-of-liver-function-in-porcine-liver-failure
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Clare Selden, James Bundy, Eloy Erro, Eva Puschmann, Malcolm Miller, Delawir Kahn, Humphrey Hodgson, Barry Fuller, Jordi Gonzalez-Molina, Aurelie Le Lay, Stephanie Gibbons, Sherri Chalmers, Sunil Modi, Amy Thomas, Peter Kilbride, Agnes Isaacs, Richard Ginsburg, Helen Ilsley, David Thomson, Galya Chinnery, Ncedile Mankahla, Lizel Loo, C Wendy Spearman
Liver failure, whether arising directly from acute liver failure or from decompensated chronic liver disease is an increasing problem worldwide and results in many deaths. In the UK only 10% of individuals requiring a liver transplant receive one. Thus the need for alternative treatments is paramount. A BioArtificial Liver machine could temporarily replace the functions of the liver, buying time for the patient's liver to repair and regenerate. We have designed, implemented and tested a clinical-scale BioArtificial Liver machine containing a biomass derived from a hepatoblastoma cell-line cultured as three dimensional organoids, using a fluidised bed bioreactor, together with single-use bioprocessing equipment, with complete control of nutrient provision with feedback BioXpert recipe processes, and yielding good phenotypic liver functions...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109123/a-protective-function-of-il-22bp-in-ischemia-reperfusion-and-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury
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Dörte Kleinschmidt, Anastasios D Giannou, Heather M McGee, Jan Kempski, Babett Steglich, Francis Jessica Huber, Thomas Michael Ernst, Ahmad Mustafa Shiri, Claudia Wegscheid, Elena Tasika, Peter Hübener, Philipp Huber, Tanja Bedke, Niklas Steffens, Theodora Agalioti, Tobias Fuchs, Jill Noll, Hannelore Lotter, Gisa Tiegs, Ansgar W Lohse, Jonathan H Axelrod, Eithan Galun, Richard A Flavell, Nicola Gagliani, Samuel Huber
Acute liver injury can be secondary to a variety of causes, including infections, intoxication, and ischemia. All of these insults induce hepatocyte death and subsequent inflammation, which can make acute liver injury a life-threatening event. IL-22 is a dual natured cytokine which has context-dependent protective and pathogenic properties during tissue damage. Accordingly, IL-22 was shown to promote liver regeneration upon acute liver damage. However, other studies suggest pathogenic properties of IL-22 during chronic liver injury...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108185/-immune-status-of-liver-failure-patients-and-related-immune-regulation-therapy
#18
Z H Lu, J H Gan
Liver failure refers to a series of clinical syndromes manifesting as coagulation disorders, jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, and other decompensated abnormalities due to serious hepatic dysfunction or decompensation in terms of synthesis, detoxification, excretion, and biological transformation caused by a variety of factors. In recent years, with the development of the research on immunological pathogenesis of liver failure, the "three-hit" theory clarifies the pathogenesis of liver failure. Major therapeutic strategies for liver failure are to prevent hepatocyte necrosis, promote hepatocyte regeneration, create a good internal environment for hepatocyte regeneration, and actively prevent and treat complications...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107739/comparative-restoration-of-acute-liver-failure-by-menstrual-blood-stem-cells-compared-with-bone-marrow-stem-cells-in-mice-model
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Mina Fathi-Kazerooni, Gholamreza Tavoosidana, Masoud Taghizadeh-Jahed, Sayeh Khanjani, Hananeh Golshahi, Caroline E Gargett, Haleh Edalatkhah, Somaieh Kazemnejad
BACKGROUND AIMS: The application of menstrual blood stem cells (MenSCs) in regenerative medicine is gaining increasing attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of MenSCs compared with bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) in an animal model of CCl4-induced acute hepatic failure. METHODS: Injured Balb/C mice were divided into multiple groups and received MenSCs, BMSCs or hepatocyte progenitor-like (HPL) cells derived from these cells...
October 26, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107021/historical-perspectives-and-advances-in-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-research-for-the-treatment-of-liver-diseases
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Chien-Wei Lee, Yu-Fan Chen, Hao-Hsiang Wu, Oscar K Lee
Liver transplantation is the only effective therapy for patients with decompensated cirrhosis and fulminant liver failure. However, due to a shortage of donor livers and complications associated with immune suppression, there is an urgent need for new therapeutic strategies for patients with end-stage liver diseases. Given their unique function in self-renewal and differentiation potential, stem cells might be used to regenerate damaged liver tissue. Recent studies have shown that stem cell-based therapies can improve liver function in a mouse model of hepatic failure...
October 26, 2017: Gastroenterology
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