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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640790/microrna-155-deficiency-in-kupffer-cells-ameliorates-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice
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Yakun Li, Dongxia Ma, Zhimin Wang, Jun Yang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA-155 (miR-155) is known to be involved in autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and transplantation. However, its role in a warm hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) model has not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Partial hepatic IR was performed in wild-type and miR-155-deficient mice treated with or without GdCl3, and then the serum transaminase concentration and histology were analyzed. Kupffer cells (KCs) were isolated from the liver after IR, and immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate activation and polarization...
July 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632732/fructo-oligosaccharides-and-intestinal-barrier-function-in-a-methionine-choline-deficient-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Kotaro Matsumoto, Mayuko Ichimura, Koichi Tsuneyama, Yuki Moritoki, Hiromichi Tsunashima, Katsuhisa Omagari, Masumi Hara, Ichiro Yasuda, Hiroshi Miyakawa, Kentaro Kikuchi
Impairments in intestinal barrier function, epithelial mucins, and tight junction proteins have been reported to be associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides restore balance in the gastrointestinal microbiome. This study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary fructo-oligosaccharides on intestinal barrier function and steatohepatitis in methionine-choline-deficient mice. Three groups of 12-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were studied for 3 weeks; specifically, mice were fed a methionine-choline-deficient diet, a methionine-choline-deficient diet plus 5% fructo-oligosaccharides in water, or a normal control diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629212/a-study-of-the-modulating-action-of-quercetin-on-biochemical-and-histological-alterations-induced-by-lead-exposure-in-the-liver-and-kidney-of-rats
#3
Azza Sedky, Hany Elsawy
Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very potent poison. Lead poisoning is a serious condition but can be treated. Quercetin is a flavonoid with many beneficial uses. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible modulating action of quercetin as a model of an antioxidant against the toxic effects of lead acetate on liver and kidneys of rats. Rats were randomly divided into four groups: (i) saline group (control); (ii) lead group received i.p. lead acetate (20 mg/kg b.w.); (iii) quercetin group received i...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627645/therapeutic-strategies-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-focusing-on-inflammation-and-fibrosis-review
#4
Hideto Kawaratani, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Masakazu Uejima, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kousuke Takeda, Yasushi Okura, Kousuke Kaji, Hiroaki Takaya, Norihisa Nishimura, Shinya Sato, Yasuhiko Sawada, Kenichiro Seki, Takuya Kubo, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Excessive alcohol consumption is the most common cause of liver disease in the world. Chronic alcohol abuse leads to liver damage, liver inflammation, fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ, induce liver injury, which leads to the develo-pment of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Hepatoprotective cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10, are also associated with ALD. IL-6 improves ALD via the activation of STAT3 and the subsequent induction of a variety of hepatoprotective genes in hepatocytes...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625558/irregular-defects-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-the-kupffer-phase-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-with-perfluorobutane-microbubbles-pathological-features-and-metastatic-recurrence-after-surgical-resection
#5
Junya Nuta, Naoki Shingaki, Yoshiyuki Ida, Ryo Shimizu, Shinya Hayami, Masaki Ueno, Kazuhiro Fukatsu, Masahiro Itonaga, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Maeda, Kosaku Moribata, Hisanobu Deguchi, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Hiroki Yamaue, Hideyuki Tamai
The present study aimed to elucidate the association between post-vascular-phase (Kupffer-phase) images from contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with perfluorobutane microbubbles and metastatic recurrences after the resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The study examined 73 patients with solitary HCC ≤5 cm in diameter who underwent CEUS before resection. HCC was defined as irregular type (including an irregular defect on Kupffer-phase images) or non-irregular type. Intrahepatic metastatic recurrence was defined as >3 intrahepatic recurrences...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623008/yucca-schidigera-can-promote-rabbit-growth-fecundity-affect-the-release-of-hormones-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-induce-pathological-changes-in-liver-and-reduce-ovarian-resistance-to-benzene
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Martina Földešiová, Andrej Baláži, Ľubica Chrastinová, Juraj Pivko, Jan Kotwica, Abdel Halim Harrath, Peter Chrenek, Alexander V Sirotkin
This study evaluated the effect of Yucca schidigera (YS) extract on the physiological, reproductive, and endocrine indexes of New Zealand White rabbit does. Six-week-old rabbit does were fed a standard diet (control group) or a diet enriched with 5 or 20g of Y powder extract per 100-kg feed mixture for 350days. The does were artificially inseminated after induction of superovulation. Weight gain; conception and kindling rate; viability of pups and mothers; histopathological state of liver and muscle; plasma levels of progesterone (P4), oxytocin (OT), and prostaglandin F (PGF); and the release of P4, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), OT, and PGF by isolated ovarian fragments and their response to the addition of benzene were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619287/the-impact-of-black-seed-oil-on-tramadol-induced-hepatotoxicity-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study
#7
Nesreen Moustafa Omar, Mohammed Amin Mohammed
The natural herb, black seed (Nigella Sativa; NS) is one of the most important elements of folk medicine. The aim was to evaluate the impact of Nigella Sativa Oil (NSO) on the changes induced by tramadol in rat liver. Twenty four albino rats were used. CONTROL GROUP: given intraperitoneal and oral saline for 30days. TR-group: given intraperitoneal tramadol (20, 40, 80mg/kg/day) in the first, middle and last 10days of the experiment, respectively. TR+NS group: administered intraperitoneal tramadol in similar doses to TR-group plus oral NSO (4ml/kg/day) for 30days...
June 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613415/composition-and-functionality-of-the-intrahepatic-innate-lymphoid-cell-compartment-in-human-non-fibrotic-and-fibrotic-livers
#8
Marianne Forkel, Lena Berglin, Eliisa Kekäläinen, Adrian Carlsson, Emma Svedin, Jakob Michaëlsson, Maho Nagasawa, Jonas S Erjefält, Michiko Mori, Malin Flodström-Tullberg, Annika Bergquist, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Magnus Westgren, Ulrik Lindforss, Danielle Friberg, Carl Jorns, Ewa Ellis, Niklas K Björkström, Jenny Mjösberg
Human innate lymphoid cells have been described to exist in different organs, with functional deregulation of these cells contributing to several disease states. Here, we performed the first detailed characterization of the phenotype, tissue-residency properties and functionality of ILC1s, ILC2s and ILC3s in the human adult and fetal liver. In addition, we investigated changes in the ILC compartment in liver fibrosis. A unique composition of tissue-resident ILCs was observed in non-fibrotic livers as compared with that in mucosal tissues, with NKp44(-) ILC3s accounting for the majority of total intrahepatic ILCs...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611518/m2-like-kupffer-cells-in-fibrotic-liver-may-protect-against-acute-insult
#9
Qing-Fen Zheng, Li Bai, Zhong-Ping Duan, Yuan-Ping Han, Su-Jun Zheng, Yu Chen, Jian-Sheng Li
AIM: To investigate the mechanism of hepatoprotection conferred by liver fibrosis through evaluating the activation phenotype of kupffer cells. METHODS: Control and fibrotic mice were challenged with a lethal dose of D-GalN/lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and hepatic damage was assessed by histology, serum alanine transferase (ALT) levels, and hepatic expression of HMGB1, a potent pro-inflammatory mediator. The localization of F4/80 (a surrogate marker of KCs), HMGB1, and type I collagen (Col-1) was determined by immunofluorescence staining...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610842/fumigaclavine-c-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-by-suppressing-high-mobility-group-box-protein-1-relocation-and-release
#10
Wanguo Yu, Zhenghua Pan, Yixiang Zhu, Faliang An, Yanhua Lu
A previous study demonstrated that Fumigaclavine C (FC) had a potential immunosuppressive activity against concanavalin A-induced hepatitis in mice. However, the precise mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of FC are incompletely delineated. This study further investigated the protective effects of FC on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced murine RAW264.7 cells and the underlying molecular mechanism in liver kupffer cells. FC differentially attenuated the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interferon gamma (IFN-γ), and high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB-1)...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609656/kupffer-cell-derived-tnf-triggers-cholangiocellular-tumorigenesis-through-jnk-due-to-chronic-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-ros
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Detian Yuan, Shan Huang, Emanuel Berger, Lei Liu, Nina Gross, Florian Heinzmann, Marc Ringelhan, Tracy O Connor, Mira Stadler, Michael Meister, Julia Weber, Rupert Öllinger, Nicole Simonavicius, Florian Reisinger, Daniel Hartmann, Rüdiger Meyer, Maria Reich, Marco Seehawer, Valentina Leone, Bastian Höchst, Dirk Wohlleber, Simone Jörs, Marco Prinz, Duncan Spalding, Ulrike Protzer, Tom Luedde, Luigi Terracciano, Matthias Matter, Thomas Longerich, Percy Knolle, Thomas Ried, Verena Keitel, Fabian Geisler, Kristian Unger, Einat Cinnamon, Eli Pikarsky, Norbert Hüser, Roger J Davis, Darjus F Tschaharganeh, Roland Rad, Achim Weber, Lars Zender, Dirk Haller, Mathias Heikenwalder
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a highly malignant, heterogeneous cancer with poor treatment options. We found that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress trigger a niche favoring cholangiocellular overgrowth and tumorigenesis. Liver damage, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and paracrine tumor necrosis factor (Tnf) from Kupffer cells caused JNK-mediated cholangiocellular proliferation and oncogenic transformation. Anti-oxidant treatment, Kupffer cell depletion, Tnfr1 deletion, or JNK inhibition reduced cholangiocellular pre-neoplastic lesions...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600126/chemokine-cc-motif-receptor-like-2-mrna-is-expressed-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-is-positively-associated-with-characteristics-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice-and-men
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Sebastian Zimny, Rebekka Pohl, Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Elisabeth M Haberl, Sabrina Krautbauer, Thomas S Weiss, Christa Buechler
Chemokine (CC-motif) receptor-like 2 (CCRL2) is a decoy receptor and regulates the local responses of the chemokine chemerin. Recently our group has shown that the functional chemerin receptor, chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1), correlates with fibrosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) score in males only. In our current study, we wanted to know whether CCRL2 shows similar correlations as CMKLR1. Therefore, we analyzed the hepatic expression of CCRL2 in murine NASH and in liver tissues obtained from 85 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and 33 controls...
June 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595132/functionality-based-method-for-simultaneous-isolation-of-rodent-hepatic-sinusoidal-cells
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L Stradiot, S Verhulst, T Roosens, C I Øie, I M Moya, G Halder, I Mannaerts, L A van Grunsven
Chronic liver disease is the result of long term exposure to viruses or toxins such as alcohol, fat and drugs, and forms the basis for the development of liver fibrosis and primary liver cancer. In vitro and in vivo models are key to study the pathways involved in chronic liver disease and for the development of therapeutics. 3D co-culture systems are becoming the in vitro standard, which requires freshly isolated primary hepatic cells. We developed a novel isolation method to simultaneously isolate liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), Kupffer cells (KCs) and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588612/the-roles-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-liver-metastasis-and-therapeutic-approaches
#14
REVIEW
Joo Han Lee, Seong-Wook Lee
Metastasis is a highly complicated and sequential process in which primary cancer spreads to secondary organic sites. Liver is a well-known metastatic organ from colorectal cancer. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is expressed in most gastrointestinal, breast, and lung cancer cells. Overexpression of CEA is closely associated with liver metastasis, which is the main cause of death from colorectal cancer. CEA is widely used as a diagnostic and prognostic tumor marker in cancer patients. It affects many steps of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer cells...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584078/alcohol-induced-mir-155-and-hdac11-inhibit-negative-regulators-of-the-tlr4-pathway-and-lead-to-increased-lps-responsiveness-of-kupffer-cells-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
#15
Shashi Bala, Timea Csak, Karen Kodys, Donna Catalano, Aditya Ambade, Istvan Furi, Patrick Lowe, Yeonhee Cho, Arvin Iracheta-Vellve, Gyongyi Szabo
Inflammation promotes the progression of alcoholic liver disease. Alcohol sensitizes KCs to gut-derived endotoxin (LPS); however, signaling pathways that perpetuate inflammation in alcoholic liver disease are only partially understood. We found that chronic alcohol feeding in mice induced miR-155, an inflammatory miRNA in isolated KCs. We hypothesized that miR-155 might increase the responsiveness of KCs to LPS via targeting the negative regulators of LPS signaling. Our results revealed that KCs that were isolated from alcohol-fed mice showed a decrease in IRAK-M, SHIP1, and PU...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566882/platelets-in-liver-disease-cancer-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Tomohiro Kurokawa, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Although viral hepatitis treatments have evolved over the years, the resultant liver cirrhosis still does not completely heal. Platelets contain proteins required for hemostasis, as well as many growth factors required for organ development, tissue regeneration and repair. Thrombocytopenia, which is frequently observed in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis, can manifest from decreased thrombopoietin production and accelerated platelet destruction caused by hypersplenism; however, the relationship between thrombocytopenia and hepatic pathogenesis, as well as the role of platelets in CLD, is poorly understood...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547764/visibility-of-focal-liver-lesions-comparison-between-kupffer-phase-of-ceus-with-sonazoid-and-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri
#17
Woo Young Yang, Hee Sun Park, Young Jun Kim, Mi Hye Yu, Sung Il Jung, Hae Jeong Jeon
BACKGROUND: To investigate the agreement between Kupffer phase of Sonazoid contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) and hepatobiliary phase of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI in the evaluation of focal liver lesions (FLLs). METHODS: One hundred fifty-four FLLs in 154 patients who underwent both Sonazoid CEUS and gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI were included in this retrospective study. FLL visibility on the Kupffer-phase images was graded as one (invisible or isoenhancing), two (vaguely visible or vaguely hypoenhancing), or three (clearly visible or clearly hypoenhancing), and that on the hepatobiliary-phase images of MRI was graded as one (invisible or hyper/isointense), two (vaguely visible or weakly hypointense), or three (clearly visible or strongly hypointense)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542148/modulation-of-liver-regeneration-via-myeloid-pten-deficiency
#18
Wen-Tao Ma, Yan-Jie Jia, Qing-Zhi Liu, Yan-Qing Yang, Jing-Bo Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhao, Zhen-Ye Yang, Qing-Hua Shi, Hong-Di Ma, M Eric Gershwin, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Molecular mechanisms that modulate liver regeneration are of critical importance for a number of hepatic disorders. Kupffer cells and natural killer (NK) cells are two cell subsets indispensable for liver regeneration. We have focused on these two populations and, in particular, the interplay between them. Importantly, we demonstrate that deletion of the myeloid phosphatase and tensin homolog on chromosome 10 (PTEN) leading to an M2-like polarization of Kupffer cells, which results in decreased activation of NK cells...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533661/macrophage-inflammatory-protein-2-as-mediator-of-inflammation-in-acute-liver-injury
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REVIEW
Chao-Chao Qin, Yan-Ning Liu, Ying Hu, Ying Yang, Zhi Chen
Macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 is one of the CXC chemokines and is also known as chemokine CXC ligand (CXCL2). MIP-2 affects neutrophil recruitment and activation through the p38 mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent signaling pathway, by binding to its specific receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2. MIP-2 is produced by a variety of cell types, such as macrophages, monocytes, epithelial cells, and hepatocytes, in response to infection or injury. In liver injury, activated Kupffer cells are known as the major source of MIP-2...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530644/intestinal-fungi-contribute-to-development-of-alcoholic-liver-disease
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An-Ming Yang, Tatsuo Inamine, Katrin Hochrath, Peng Chen, Lirui Wang, Cristina Llorente, Sena Bluemel, Phillipp Hartmann, Jun Xu, Yukinori Koyama, Tatiana Kisseleva, Manolito G Torralba, Kelvin Moncera, Karen Beeri, Chien-Sheng Chen, Kim Freese, Claus Hellerbrand, Serene Ml Lee, Hal M Hoffman, Wajahat Z Mehal, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Ece A Mutlu, Ali Keshavarzian, Gordon D Brown, Samuel B Ho, Ramon Bataller, Peter Stärkel, Derrick E Fouts, Bernd Schnabl
Chronic liver disease with cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and alcoholic liver disease accounts for approximately half of all cirrhosis deaths. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal bacterial dysbiosis, yet we understand little about the contribution of intestinal fungi, or mycobiota, to alcoholic liver disease. Here we have demonstrated that chronic alcohol administration increases mycobiota populations and translocation of fungal β-glucan into systemic circulation in mice...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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