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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781336/advances-in-the-treatment-of-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Wenjun Wang, Ying Xu, Chang Jiang, Yanhang Gao
Severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) is a costly and worldwide public health issue with high morbidity and mortality. Specific effective treatments for SAH have yet to be established. The aim of the present article is to review the current knowledge of the pathogenesis, assessment, and treatment options in patients with SAH. To date, alcohol abstinence and enteral nutrition are the recommended first-line treatments. Although corticosteroids remain the preferred therapy for certain patients with a modified Maddrey discriminant function level greater than 54, they only improve short-term survival rates...
May 21, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777440/mir-27a-b-regulates-liver-regeneration-by-posttranscriptional-modification-of-tmub1
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Xiang Lan, Guangyao Li, Hongming Liu, Hangwei Fu, Ping Chen, Menggang Liu
BACKGROUND: Transmembrane and ubiquitin-like domain-containing 1 protein (Tmub1) negatively regulates liver regeneration. However, whether this regulation involves posttranscriptional modification of Tmub1 expression is unknown. AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate whether microRNA (miR)-27a/b regulates posttranscriptional modification of Tmub1 and cell proliferation during liver regeneration. METHODS: Tmub1 mRNA 3'-untranslated region (UTR) sequences were analyzed using online software...
May 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774067/estrogen-receptors-orchestrate-cell-growth-and-differentiation-to-facilitate-liver-regeneration
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Ta-Lun Kao, Yu-Ping Kuan, Wei-Chung Cheng, Wei-Chun Chang, Long-Bin Jeng, Shuyuan Yeh, Wen-Lung Ma
Background and Aims: Improving liver regeneration (LR) capacity and thereby liver function reserve is a critical bridging strategy for managing liver failure patients. Since estrogen signaling may participate in LR, our aim was to characterize the roles of ERα and ERβ in LR. Methods: LR capacity and estradiol levels following 2/3rd partial hepatectomy (PHx) were compared in ERα-KO or ERβ-KO vs. wildtype mice. The ERα- or ERβ-related transcriptome and interactome were analyzed from regenerating livers, and then bioinformatics was used for pathway discovery and analysis of interactome-transcriptome relationships...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773670/high-%C3%AE-tocopherol-dosing-increases-lipid-metabolism-by-changing-redox-state-in-damaged-rat-gastric-mucosa-and-liver-after-ethanol-treatment
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Marisela Olguín-Martínez, Diego R Hernández-Espinosa, Rolando Hernández-Muñoz
Regeneration of ethanol-injured rat gastric mucosa must undergo changes in major metabolic pathways to achieve DNA replication and cell proliferation. These events are highly dependent on glucose utilization and inhibited by vitamin E (α-tocopherol) administration. Therefore, this study was aimed at assessing lipid metabolism in the gastric mucosa and ethanol-induced gastric damage and the effect of α-tocopherol administration. For this, rates of fatty acid β-oxidation and lipogenesis were tested in gastric mucosa samples...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769669/diverse-mechanisms-for-endogenous-regeneration-and-repair-in-mammalian-organs
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REVIEW
James M Wells, Fiona M Watt
Mammalian organs comprise an extraordinary diversity of cell and tissue types. Regenerative organs, such as the skin and gastrointestinal tract, use resident stem cells to maintain tissue function. Organs with a lower cellular turnover, such as the liver and lungs, mostly rely on proliferation of committed progenitor cells. In many organs, injury reveals the plasticity of both resident stem cells and differentiated cells. The ability of resident cells to maintain and repair organs diminishes with age, whereas, paradoxically, the risk of cancer increases...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761675/telomere-length-aggregates-and-capture-in-cirrhosis
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Ido Laish, Amir Mari, Batya Mannasse, Ruth Hadary, Fred Meir Konikoff, Aliza Amiel, Yona Kitay-Cohen
BACKGROUND: Shortened telomeres were found in patients with cirrhosis, probably reflecting chronic liver injury, continuous regeneration, and destruction of hepatic nodules. OBJECTIVES: To test whether telomere shortening is a general marker of cirrhosis, independent of disease etiology. METHODS: We evaluated telomere length in patients with cryptogenic cirrhosis (largely a late sequela of steatohepatitis) compared to patients with cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758561/surgical-outcome-and-hepatic-regeneration-after-hepatic-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-elderly-patients
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Yoshihiro Inoue, Ryo Tanaka, Kensuke Fujii, Nao Kawaguchi, Masatsugu Ishii, Shinsuke Masubuchi, Masashi Yamamoto, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Michihiro Hayashi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
INTRODUCTION: The rising proportion of elderly patients (aged 80 yearsor above) in our population means that more elderly patients are undergoing hepatectomy. METHODS: Five-hundred and thirty patients who underwent hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were retrospectively analyzed with respect to their preoperative status and perioperative results, including remnant liver regeneration. The remnant liver volume was postoperatively measured with multidetector CT on postoperative day 7 and 1, 2, 5, and 12 months after surgery...
May 14, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758334/genetic-inactivation-of-nrf2-prevents-clonal-expansion-of-initiated-cells-in-a-nutritional-model-of-rat-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Claudia Orrù, Marta Szydlowska, Keiko Taguchi, Patrizia Zavattari, Andrea Perra, Masayuki Yamamoto, Amedeo Columbano
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dysregulation of the Keap1-Nrf2 pathway has been observed in experimental and human tumors, suggesting possible roles of the pathway in cancer development. Here we examined whether Nrf2 activation occurs at early steps of rat hepatocarcinogenesis, to assess critical contributions of Nrf2 to the onset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: We used wild type (WT) and Nrf2 knockout (Nrf2KO) rats treated with a single injection of diethylnitrosamine (DENA) followed by choline-devoid methionine-deficient (CMD) diet...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758331/liver-regeneration-requires-yap1-tgf%C3%AE-dependent-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocytes
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Seh-Hoon Oh, Marzena Swiderska-Syn, Mark L Jewell, Richard T Premont, Anna Mae Diehl
BACKGROUND: Chronic failure of mechanisms that promote effective regeneration of dead hepatocytes causes replacement of functional hepatic parenchyma with fibrous scar and ultimately results in cirrhosis. Therefore, defining and optimizing mechanisms that orchestrate effective regeneration might prevent cirrhosis. We hypothesized that effective regeneration of injured livers requires hepatocytes to evade the growth inhibitory actions of TGF-β since TGF-β signaling inhibits mature hepatocyte growth but drives cirrhosis pathogenesis...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753461/hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-after-portal-vein-embolization-an-accurate-predictor-of-future-liver-remnant-hypertrophy
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Kayvan Mohkam, Agnès Rode, Benjamin Darnis, Anne-Frédérique Manichon, Loïc Boussel, Christian Ducerf, Philippe Merle, Mickaël Lesurtel, Jean-Yves Mabrut
BACKGROUND: The impact of portal hemodynamic variations after portal vein embolization on liver regeneration remains unknown. We studied the correlation between the parameters of hepatic venous pressure measured before and after portal vein embolization and future hypertrophy of the liver remnant after portal vein embolization. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2017, we reviewed patients who were eligible for major hepatectomy and who had portal vein embolization. Patients had undergone simultaneous measurement of portal venous pressure and hepatic venous pressure gradient before and after portal vein embolization by direct puncture of portal vein and inferior vena cava...
May 9, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753208/mechanisms-of-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-and-its-implications-for-therapeutic-interventions
#11
REVIEW
Mingzhu Yan, Yazhen Huo, Shutao Yin, Hongbo Hu
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the leading cause of drug-induced acute liver failure in many developed countries. Mitochondrial oxidative stress is considered to be the predominant cellular event in APAP-induced liver injury. Accordingly, N-acetyl cysteine, a known scavenger of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is recommended as an effective clinical antidote against APAP-induced acute liver injury (AILI) when it is given at an early phase; however, the narrow therapeutic window limits its use. Hence, the development of novel therapeutic approaches that can offer broadly protective effects against AILI is clearly needed...
April 22, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751359/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-as-a-key-regulator-of-liver-progenitor-cells-in-ddc-induced-cholestatic-liver-injury
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Annalisa Addante, Cesáreo Roncero, Laura Almalé, Nerea Lazcanoiturburu, María García-Álvaro, Margarita Fernández, Julián Sanz, Seddik Hammad, Zeribe Chike Nwosu, Se-Jin Lee, Isabel Fabregat, Steven Dooley, Peter Ten Dijke, Blanca Herrera, Aránzazu Sánchez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) interferes with liver regeneration upon acute injury, while promoting fibrosis upon carbon tetrachloride-induced chronic injury. We have now addressed the role of BMP9 in 3,5 diethoxicarbonyl-1,4 dihydrocollidine (DDC)-induced cholestatic liver injury, a model of liver regeneration mediated by hepatic progenitor cell (known as oval cell), exemplified as ductular reaction and oval cell expansion. METHODS: WT and BMP9KO mice were submitted to DDC diet...
May 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750131/tissue-engineering-toward-organ-specific-regeneration-and-disease-modeling
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Christian Mandrycky, Kiet Phong, Ying Zheng
Tissue engineering has been recognized as a translational approach to replace damaged tissue or whole organs. Engineering tissue, however, faces an outstanding knowledge gap in the challenge to fully recapitulate complex organ-specific features. Major components, such as cells, matrix, and architecture, must each be carefully controlled to engineer tissue-specific structure and function that mimics what is found in vivo. Here we review different methods to engineer tissue, and discuss critical challenges in recapitulating the unique features and functional units in four major organs-the kidney, liver, heart, and lung, which are also the top four candidates for organ transplantation in the USA...
September 2017: MRS Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743131/quantification-and-discrimination-of-in-vitro-regeneration-swertia-nervosa-at-different-growth-periods-using-the-uplc-uv-coupled-with-chemometric-method
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Jie Li, Ji Zhang, Zhitian Zuo, Hengyu Huang, Yuanzhong Wang
Background : Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Clarke, a promising traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disorders, is endangered due to its extensive collection and unsustainable harvesting practices. Objective : The aim of this study is to discuss the diversity of metabolites (loganic acid, sweroside, swertiamarin, and gentiopicroside) at different growth stages and organs of Swertia nervosa using the ultra-high-performance LC (UPLC)/UV coupled with chemometric method. Methods : UPLC data, UV data, and data fusion were treated separately to find more useful information by partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742809/b-cell-mediated-maintenance-of-cd169-cells-is-critical-for-liver-regeneration
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Kristina Behnke, Yuan Zhuang, Haifeng C Xu, Balamurugan Sundaram, Maria Reich, Prashant V Shinde, Jun Huang, Nastaran Fazel Modares, Alexei V Tumanov, Robin Polz, Jürgen Scheller, Carl F Ware, Klaus Pfeffer, Verena Keitel, Dieter Häussinger, Aleksandra A Pandyra, Karl S Lang, Philipp A Lang
The liver has an extraordinary capacity to regenerate via activation of key molecular pathways. However, central regulators controlling liver regeneration remain insufficiently studied. Here we show that B cell-deficient animals failed to induce sufficient liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PHx). Consistently, adoptive transfer of B cells could rescue defective liver regeneration. B cell mediated lymphotoxin beta production promoted recovery from PHx. Absence of B cells coincided with loss of splenic CD169+ macrophages...
May 9, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742804/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-induced-protein-1-targets-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-to-protect-against-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#16
Peng Sun, Yue-Xin Lu, Daqing Cheng, Kuo Zhang, Jilin Zheng, Yupeng Liu, Xiaozhan Wang, Yu-Feng Yuan, Yi-Da Tang
Sterile inflammation is an essential factor causing hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. As a critical regulator of inflammation, the role of monocyte chemoattractant protein-induced protein 1 (MCPIP1) in hepatic I/R injury remains undetermined. In this study, we discovered that MCPIP1 downregulation was associated with hepatic I/R injury in liver transplant patients and a mouse model. Hepatocyte-specific Mcpip1 gene knockout (HKO) and transgenic (HTG) mice demonstrated that MCPIP1 functions to ameliorate liver damage, reduce inflammation, prevent cell death, and promote regeneration...
May 9, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738777/heme-oxygenase-1-inhibitor-tin-protoporphyrin-improves-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy
#17
Monica Pibiri, Vera Piera Leoni, Luigi Atzori
AIMS: This study investigates the effects of the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inhibitor tin protoporphyrin IX (SnPP), on rat liver regeneration following 2/3 partial hepatectomy (PH) in order to clarify the controversial role of HO-1 in the regulation of cellular growth. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats received a subcutaneous injection of either SnPP (10 μmoles/kg body weight) or saline 12 h before PH and 0, 12 and 24 h after surgery. Rats were killed from 0.5 to 36 h after PH...
May 5, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735980/metabolic-modulation-of-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-osteopontin
#18
Yankai Wen, Chenchen Wang, Jinyang Gu, Chang Yu, Kaixia Wang, Xuehua Sun, Yun Sun, Hailong Wu, Ying Tong, Qiang Xia, Xiaoni Kong
Induction of osteopontin (OPN), a well-known pro-inflammatory molecule, has been observed in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity. However, the precise cell source for OPN induction and its role during APAP-induced hepatotoxicity has not been fully explored. By employing a hepatotoxic mouse model induced by APAP overdose, we demonstrate that both serum and hepatic OPN levels were significantly elevated in response to APAP treatment. Our in vivo and in vitro studies clearly indicated that the induced expression of hepatic OPN was mainly located in necrosis areas and produced by dying or dead hepatocytes...
May 7, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735928/adiponectin-signaling-pathways-in-liver-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Tania Gamberi, Francesca Magherini, Alessandra Modesti, Tania Fiaschi
In the liver, adiponectin regulates both glucose and lipid metabolism and exerts an insulin-sensitizing effect. The binding of adiponectin with its specific receptors induces the activation of a proper signaling cascade that becomes altered in liver pathologies. This review describes the different signaling pathways in healthy and diseased hepatocytes, also highlighting the beneficial role of adiponectin in autophagy activation and hepatic regeneration.
May 7, 2018: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733120/thymoquinone-protects-rat-liver-after-partial-hepatectomy-under-ischemia-reperfusion-through-oxidative-stress-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-prevention
#20
Ahlem Bouhlel, Mohamed Bejaoui, Ismail Ben Mosbah, Najet Hadj Abdallah, Catherine Ribault, Roselyne Viel, Hassen Hentati, Anne Corlu, Hassen Ben Abdennebi
Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) is associated with liver injury and impaired regeneration during partial hepatectomy (PH). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of thymoquinone (TQ), the active compound of essential oil obtained from Nigella sativa seeds, on rat liver after PH. Male Wistar rats were equally divided into four groups (n=6) receiving an oral administration of either vehicle solution (Sham and PH groups) or TQ at 30 mg/kg (TQ and TQ+PH groups) for ten consecutive days. Then, rats underwent PH (70%) with 60 min of ischemia followed by 24h of reperfusion (PH and TQ+PH groups)...
May 7, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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