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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207633/acute-liver-failure-injury-related-to-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#7
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
#8
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/28160221/simultaneous-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-vessel-thrombus-by-using-spio-enhanced-b-tfe-with-the-t2-preparation-pulse-technique
#9
Masayuki Kanamoto, Tosiaki Miyati, Kazuki Terashima, Kei Katahira, Ryoji Ida, Daisaku Suga, Nobukazu Fuwa
The purpose of this study was to compare between superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-enhanced three-dimensional balanced turbo field-echo (B-TFE) sequence with T2 preparation pulse (T2 prep) and T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI) for the simultaneous detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and vessel thrombus. For 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging, SPIO was administered to 23 patients with a portal or venous tumor thrombus, and B-TFE with T2 prep and T2*WI were acquired. Regions of interest in the B-TFE and T2*WI were selected for the tumor, liver, tumor thrombus, and vessels...
February 3, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150588/inhibition-of-kupffer-cell-functions-modulates-arsenic-intoxication-in-wistar-rats
#10
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
#11
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112323/mimicking-liver-sinusoidal-structures-and-functions-using-a-3d-configured-microfluidic-chip
#17
Yu Du, Ning Li, Hao Yang, Chunhua Luo, Yixin Gong, Chunfang Tong, Yuxin Gao, Shouqin Lü, Mian Long
Physiologically, four major types of hepatic cells - the liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, Kupffer cells, hepatic stellate cells, and hepatocytes - reside inside liver sinusoids and interact with flowing peripheral cells under blood flow. It is hard to mimic an in vivo liver sinusoid due to its complex multiple cell-cell interactions, spatiotemporal construction, and mechanical microenvironment. Here we developed an in vitro liver sinusoid chip by integrating the four types of primary murine hepatic cells into two adjacent fluid channels separated by a porous permeable membrane, replicating liver's key structures and configurations...
January 23, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111278/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-macrophages-share-ontogeny-with-myb-independent-tissue-resident-macrophages
#18
Julian Buchrieser, William James, Michael D Moore
Tissue-resident macrophages, such as microglia, Kupffer cells, and Langerhans cells, derive from Myb-independent yolk sac (YS) progenitors generated before the emergence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Myb-independent YS-derived resident macrophages self-renew locally, independently of circulating monocytes and HSCs. In contrast, adult blood monocytes, as well as infiltrating, gut, and dermal macrophages, derive from Myb-dependent HSCs. These findings are derived from the mouse, using gene knockouts and lineage tracing, but their applicability to human development has not been formally demonstrated...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108325/mononuclear-phagocytes-as-a-target-not-a-barrier-for-drug-delivery
#19
Seok-Beom Yong, Yoonsung Song, Hyung Jin Kim, Qurrat Ul Ain, Yong-Hee Kim
Mononuclear phagocytes have been generally recognized as a barrier to drug delivery. Recently, a new understanding of mononuclear phagocytes (MPS) ontogeny has surfaced and their functions in disease have been unveiled, demonstrating the need for re-evaluation of perspectives on mononuclear phagocytes in drug delivery. In this review, we described mononuclear phagocyte biology and focus on their accumulation mechanisms in disease sites with explanations of monocyte heterogeneity. In the 'MPS as a barrier' section, we summarized recent studies on mechanisms to avoid phagocytosis based on two different biological principles: protein adsorption and self-recognition...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107775/beta-caryophyllene-protects-against-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-metabolic-dysregulation-in-mice
#20
Zoltan V Varga, Csaba Matyas, Katalin Erdelyi, Resat Cinar, Daniela Nieri, Andrea Chicca, Balazs Tamas Nemeth, Janos Paloczi, Tamas Lajtos, Lukas Corey, Gyorgy Hasko, Bin Gao, George Kunos, Jürg Gertsch, Pal Pacher
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a plant-derived FDA approved food additive with anti-inflammatory properties. Some of its beneficial effects in vivo reported to involve activation of cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2) that are predominantly expressed in immune cells. Herein, we evaluated the translational potential of BCP using a well-established model of chronic and binge alcohol-induced liver injury. METHODS: In this study we investigated the effects of BCP on liver injury induced by chronic plus binge alcohol feeding in mice in vivo by using biochemical assays, real-time PCR and histology analyses...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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