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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679615/novel-protective-role-of-kallistatin-in-obesity-by-limiting-adipose-tissue-low-grade-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#1
Gema Frühbeck, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Amaia Rodríguez, Beatriz Ramírez, Víctor Valentí, Rafael Moncada, Sara Becerril, Xabier Unamuno, Camilo Silva, Javier Salvador, Victoria Catalán
OBJECTIVE: Kallistatin plays an important role in the inhibition of inflammation, oxidative stress, fibrosis and angiogenesis. We aimed to determine the impact of kallistatin on obesity and its associated metabolic alterations as well as its role in adipocyte inflammation and oxidative stress. METHODS: Samples obtained from 95 subjects were used in a case-control study. Circulating concentrations and expression levels of kallistatin as well as key inflammation, oxidative stress and extracellular matrix remodelling-related genes were analyzed...
April 18, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679566/matrix-stiffness-regulate-apoptotic-cell-death-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-hepatocytes-importance-for-liver-fibrosis-progression
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Murali Ganesan, Raghubendra Singh Dagur, Edward Makarov, Larisa I Poluektova, Srivatsan Kidambi, Natalia A Osna
HIV-HCV co-infection causes rapid progression of liver fibrosis. These outcomes to liver cirrhosis can be improved, but not stopped by specific antiviral therapies. Due to high significance of HIV-HCV interactions for morbidity and mortality in co-infected patients, our attention was attracted to the multi-component pathogenesis of fibrosis progression as the transition to end-stage liver disease development. In this study, we hypothesize that increased matrix stiffness enhances apoptosis in HCV-HIV-co-infected hepatocytes and that capturing of apoptotic bodies (AB) derived from these infected hepatocytes by hepatic stellate cells (HSC) drives the fibrosis progression...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678444/biliary-epithelium-a-neuroendocrine-compartment-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Laurent Ehrlich, Marinda Scrushy, Fanyin Meng, Terry C Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Hepatic fibrosis is characterized by abnormal accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) that can lead to ductopenia, cirrhosis, and even malignant transformation. In this review, we examine cholestatic liver diseases characterized by extensive biliary fibrosis such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), polycystic liver disease (PLD), and MDR2-/- and BDL mouse models. Following biliary injury, cholangiocytes, the epithelial cells that line the bile ducts, become reactive and adopt a neuroendocrine phenotype in which they secrete and respond to neurohormones and neuropeptides in an autocrine and paracrine fashion...
April 17, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675993/effects-of-masp2-haplotypes-and-masp-2-levels-in-hepatitis-c-infected-patients
#4
Amanda A Silva, Sandra J Catarino, Angelica B W Boldt, Maria Lucia A Pedroso, Marcia H Beltrame, Iara J Messias-Reason
Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and MBL-associated serine protease 2 (MASP-2) are components of the lectin pathway, which activate the complement system after binding to the HCV structural proteins E1 and E2. We haplotyped 11 MASP2 polymorphisms in 103 HCV patients and 205 controls and measured MASP-2 levels in 67 HCV patients and 77 controls to better understand the role of MASP-2 in hepatitis C susceptibility and disease severity according to viral genotype and fibrosis levels. The haplotype block MASP2*ARDP was associated with protection against HCV infection (OR = 0...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675457/obesity-and-binge-drinking-two-hits-driving-liver-fibrosis-progression
#5
EDITORIAL
Min You
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675259/successful-neoadjuvant-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-for-an-inoperable-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour
#6
Tiago Nunes da Silva, M L F van Velthuysen, Casper H J van Eijck, Jaap J Teunissen, J Hofland, Wouter W de Herder
Non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) can present with advanced local or distant (metastatic) disease limiting the possibility of surgical cure. Several treatment options have been used in experimental neoadjuvant settings to improve the outcomes in such cases. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PPRT) using beta emitting radiolabelled somatostatin analogues has been used in progressive pancreatic NETs. We report a 55-year-old female patient with a 12.8 cm pancreatic NET with significant local stomach and superior mesenteric vein compression and liver metastases...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674183/pnpla3-rs738409-polymorphism-is-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-progression-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-repeated-measures-study
#7
María Ángeles Jiménez-Sousa, Ana Zaida Gómez-Moreno, Daniel Pineda-Tenor, Juan José Sánchez-Ruano, Amanda Fernández-Rodríguez, Tomas Artaza-Varasa, Alicia Gómez-Sanz, María Martín-Vicente, Sonia Vázquez-Morón, Salvador Resino
BACKGROUND: Host genetic background has been associated with liver fibrosis progression. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between the patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) rs738409 polymorphism and liver fibrosis progression in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort study, 187 patients with chronic HCV infection were included, who had at least two liver stiffness measurements (LSM) by transient elastography during the follow-up...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673898/activation-of-liver-ampk-with-pf-06409577-corrects-nafld-and-lowers-cholesterol-in-rodent-and-primate-preclinical-models
#8
Ryan M Esquejo, Christopher T Salatto, Jake Delmore, Bina Albuquerque, Allan Reyes, Yuji Shi, Rob Moccia, Emily Cokorinos, Matthew Peloquin, Mara Monetti, Jason Barricklow, Eliza Bollinger, Brennan K Smith, Emily A Day, Chuong Nguyen, Kieran F Geoghegan, John M Kreeger, Alan Opsahl, Jessica Ward, Amit S Kalgutkar, David Tess, Lynne Butler, Norimitsu Shirai, Timothy F Osborne, Gregory R Steinberg, Morris J Birnbaum, Kimberly O Cameron, Russell A Miller
Dysregulation of hepatic lipid and cholesterol metabolism is a significant contributor to cardiometabolic health, resulting in excessive liver lipid accumulation and ultimately non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Therapeutic activators of the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) have been proposed as a treatment for metabolic diseases; we show that the AMPK β1-biased activator PF-06409577 is capable of lowering hepatic and systemic lipid and cholesterol levels in both rodent and monkey preclinical models...
April 8, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673755/understanding-liver-regeneration-from-mechanisms-to-regenerative-medicine
#9
REVIEW
Hélène Gilgenkrantz, Alexandra Collin de l'Hortet
Liver regeneration is a complex and unique process. When two-thirds of a mouse liver is removed, the remaining liver recovers its initial weight in approximately 10 days. The understanding of the mechanisms responsible for liver regeneration may help patients needing large liver resections or transplantation and may be applied to the field of regenerative medicine. All differentiated hepatocytes are capable of self-renewal, but different subpopulations of hepatocytes seem to have distinct proliferative abilities...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673321/relationship-of-sarcopenia-with-steatohepatitis-and-advanced-liver-fibrosis-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
#10
Rui Yu, Qiangwei Shi, Lei Liu, Lidong Chen
BACKGROUND: Several studies have emerged indicating that sarcopenia is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, we aimed to systematically review and quantify the association between sacropenia and the histological severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS: Pubmed, the Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched (until August 2017) for studies examining the relationship of sarcopenia with steatohepatitis and advanced liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...
April 19, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673137/herb-induced-liver-injuries-in-developing-nations-an-update
#11
REVIEW
Cecilia Nwadiuto Amadi, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
The last few decades have seen a rise in the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines. However, there are growing concerns related to the safety and toxicities of these medicines. These herbal medicines are associated with complications such as liver damage with a high incidence of mortalities and morbidities. Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic cases with abnormal liver functions tests to sudden and severe liver failure necessitating liver transplantation. This work aimed to review the etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, clinical manifestations and selected clinical case reports of herbal hepatotoxicity in developing nations...
April 17, 2018: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672891/glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-treatment-in-liver-or-kidney-transplant-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#12
Nancy Reau, Paul Y Kwo, Susan Rhee, Robert S Brown, Kosh Agarwal, Peter Angus, Edward Gane, Jia-Horng Kao, Parvez S Mantry, David Mutimer, K Rajender Reddy, Tram T Tran, Yiran B Hu, Abhishek Gulati, Preethi Krishnan, Emily O Dumas, Ariel Porcalla, Nancy S Shulman, Wei Liu, Suvajit Samanta, Roger Trinh, Xavier Forns
Well-tolerated, ribavirin-free, pangenotypic hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments for transplant recipients remain a high priority. Once-daily glecaprevir/pibrentasvir demonstrates high rates of sustained virologic response for 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12) across all major HCV genotypes (GT). This trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for patients with chronic HCV GT1-6 infection who had received a liver or kidney transplant. MAGELLAN-2 was a phase 3, open-label trial conducted in patients who were ≥3 months post-transplant...
April 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672883/assessment-of-advanced-liver-fibrosis-and-the-risk-for-hepatic-decompensation-in-patients-with-congestive-hepatopathy
#13
REVIEW
Alexander Lemmer, Lisa B Van-Wagner, Daniel Ganger
Congestive hepatopathy (CH) arises from chronically elevated right sided heart pressures transmitted to the liver by passive venous congestion. Over time CH can lead to hepatic bridging fibrosis, decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Currently there are no evidence-based guidelines to direct appropriate screening or management of patients with CH partly because of the inability of current clinical tools (serum tests, imaging studies, liver stiffness measurements, and liver biopsy) to accurately estimate hepatic fibrosis or the risk for hepatic decompensation...
April 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672850/ursolic-acid-ameliorates-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-through-the-noxs-ros-pathway
#14
Dakai Gan, Wang Zhang, Chenkai Huang, Jiang Chen, Wenhua He, Anjiang Wang, Bimin Li, Xuan Zhu
Liver fibrosis is a reversible wound-healing response that occurs after liver injury. NADPH oxidases (NOXs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are expressed in hepatocytes (HCs), hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), and Kupffer cells (KCs) play an important role in the development of hepatic fibrosis. In in vitro studies, we had shown that ursolic acid (UA) could reverse liver fibrosis by inhibiting the activation of NOX-mediated fibrotic signaling networks in HSCs. In this study, we verified that UA could alleviate CCl4-induced liver fibrosis by reducing the expression of NOXs/ROS in HCs, HSCs, KCs...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670908/liver-x-receptor-inverse-agonist-sr9243-suppresses-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-intrahepatic-inflammation-and-fibrosis
#15
Peng Huang, Benson Kaluba, Xiao-Lin Jiang, Shi Chang, Xiao-Feng Tang, Lin-Feng Mao, Zhi-Peng Zhang, Fei-Zhou Huang
Abnormal metabolism of cholesterol may be a contributing factor in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) pathogenesis. Accumulating evidence has shown that liver X receptor (LXR) is closely related to intrahepatic inflammation and fibrosis. In this study, we evaluated the effects of a novel liver-specific LXR inverse agonist, SR9243, on antifibrosis in NASH mice. A high-cholesterol diet was employed to induce NASH in BALB/c mice by either carbon tetrachloride (CCL4) administration or bile-duct ligation (BDL)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670136/detecting-liver-fibrosis-with-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-a-confirmatory-study
#16
Niklas Verloh, Kirsten Utpatel, Michael Haimerl, Florian Zeman, Lukas Beyer, Claudia Fellner, Frank Brennfleck, Marc H Dahlke, Christian Stroszczynski, Matthias Evert, Philipp Wiggermann
Strong correlations between the grade of fibrosis and cirrhosis, classified using the Ishak scoring system, and the uptake characteristics of Gd-EOB-DTPA with the relative enhancement (RE) of the liver parenchyma have been reported. To confirm the results of a retrospective analysis, patients undergoing liver surgery were prospectively examined with Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced liver 3 Tesla MRI to determine the degree of liver fibrosis. Correlations between the grade of fibrosis and cirrhosis, classified using the Ishak scoring system, and RE were investigated and compared with those derived from an initial retrospective study...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669958/allyl-isothiocyanate-reduces-liver-fibrosis-by-regulating-kupffer-cell-activation-in-rats
#17
Jeongtae Kim, Hyojin Bang, Meejung Ahn, Yuna Choi, Gi Ok Kim, Taekyun Shin
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a metabolite of the glucosinolate sinigrin, protects the liver of rats injured by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 ). This study evaluated whether AITC reduces hepatic fibrosis in rats repetitively exposed to CCl4 . Serum chemistry showed that AITC (doses of 5 and 50 mg) administered to rats exposed to CCl4 significantly reduced the levels of alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase activity that were elevated in CCl4 -intoxicated rats. The connective tissue in AITC-treated rats was significantly reduced based on Sirius staining...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669498/an-indian-desert-shrub-hiran-chabba-farsetia-hamiltonii-royle-exhibits-potent-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-effect-against-iron-overload-induced-liver-toxicity-in-swiss-albino-mice
#18
Tapasree Basu, Bipul Kumar, Anil Khushalrao Shendge, Sourav Panja, Heerak Chugh, Hemant K Gautam, Nripendranath Mandal
BACKGROUND: Farsetia hamiltonii Royle, also known as Hiran Chabba grows in desert regions. It is widely used as folk medicine to treat joint pains, diarrhea and diabetes. However, its antioxidant and iron chelation abilities both in vitro and in vivo have not yet been investigated. METHODS: The 70% methanolic extract of F.hamiltonii (FHME) was investigated for its free radical scavenging and iron chelation potential, in vitro. An iron-overload situation was established by intraperitoneal injection of iron-dextran in Swiss albino mice, followed by oral administration of FHME...
April 18, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669347/combined-pancreatic-islet-lung-liver-transplantation-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis-related-diabetes
#19
Philippe Klee, Mirjam Dirlewanger, Vanessa Lavallard, Valerie A McLin, Anne Mornand, Nadine Pernin, Laetitia-Marie Petit, Paola M Soccal, Barbara E Wildhaber, Urs Zumsteg, Jean-Louis Blouin, Thierry Berney, Valerie M Schwitzgebel
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is the most frequent extrapulmonary complication of cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: We report the first combined pancreatic islet-lung-liver transplantation in a 14-year-old adolescent. CFTR was analyzed by Sanger sequencing. Further genes were analyzed by high-throughput sequencing. RESULTS: The patient was diagnosed with CF at the age of 14 months. Nine years later, after diagnosis of CFRD, the patient's BMI and lung function began to decline...
April 18, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668871/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-srebp-1a-in-male-ob-ob-mice-exhibit-lipodystrophy-and-exacerbate-insulin-resistance
#20
Hiroshi Ohno, Takashi Matsuzaka, Nie Tang, Rahul Sharma, Kaori Motomura, Takuya Shimura, Aoi Satoh, Song-Iee Han, Yoshinori Takeuchi, Yuichi Aita, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Shigeru Yatoh, Hiroaki Suzuki, Motohiro Sekiya, Yoshimi Nakagawa, Hirohito Sone, Naoya Yahagi, Nobuhiro Yamada, Yoshikazu Higami, Hitoshi Shimano
Sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1a (SREBP-1a) is a key transcription factor which activates the expression of genes involved in the synthesis of fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol. Transgenic mice that overexpress the nuclear form of SREBP-1a under the control of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) promoter (Tg-1a) were previously shown to display a lipodystrophic phenotype characterized by enlarged and fatty livers, diminished peripheral white adipose tissue (WAT), and insulin resistance...
April 12, 2018: Endocrinology
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