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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730823/pathophysiological-analysis-of-the-progression-of-hepatic-lesions-in-stam-mice
#1
T Saito, M Muramatsu, Y Ishii, Y Saigo, T Konuma, Y Toriniwa, K Miyajima, T Ohta
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a current health issue since the disease often leads to hepatocellular carcinoma; however, the pathogenesis of the disease has still not been fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated the pathophysiological changes observed in hepatic lesions in STAM mice, a novel NASH model. STAM mice, high fat-diet (HFD) fed mice, and streptozotocin (STZ) treated mice were prepared, and changes over time, such as biological parameters, mRNA expression, and histopathological findings, were evaluated once animal reached 5, 7, and 10 weeks of age...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730729/traffic-related-air-pollution-associations-with-cytokeratin-18-a-marker-of-hepatocellular-apoptosis-in-an-overweight-and-obese-paediatric-population
#2
S Hsieh, B P Leaderer, A E Feldstein, N Santoro, L A McKay, S Caprio, R McConnell
INTRODUCTION: Traffic-related air pollution causes fatty liver, inflammation and fibrosis in animal models, but there have been few studies in humans. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that traffic-related air pollution causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and increased markers for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); and that NAFLD increases liver susceptibility to increased NASH risk. METHODS: Data collected prospectively from 74 overweight or obese children were obtained from the Yale Pediatric Obesity Clinic...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730512/nlrp3-deletion-inhibits-the-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-development-and-inflammation-in-kupffer-cells-induced-by-palmitic-acid
#3
Can Cai, Xiwen Zhu, Peizhi Li, Jinzheng Li, Jianping Gong, Wei Shen, Kun He
The cleavage and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18 is regulated by NLRP3 (NACHT, LRR, and PYD domain-containing protein 3) inflammasome activation. Kupffer cells (KCs) are implicated in the pathogenesis of various liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic liver disease, and liver fibrosis. However, the role of NLRP3 played in the non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has yet to be evaluated. In the present study, methionine-choline-deficient (MCD) diet was used to establish the mice NASH model...
July 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729384/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-discharged-home-from-an-emergency-department-with-aki
#4
Rey R Acedillo, Ron Wald, Eric McArthur, Danielle Marie Nash, Samuel A Silver, Matthew T James, Michael J Schull, Edward D Siew, Michael E Matheny, Andrew A House, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients discharged home from an emergency department with AKI are not well described. This study describes their characteristics and outcomes and compares these outcomes to two referent groups. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada from 2003 to 2012 of 6346 patients aged ≥40 years who were discharged from the emergency department with AKI (defined using serum creatinine values)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728811/newborn-screening-for-lysosomal-storage-disorders-in-illinois-the-initial-15-month-experience
#5
Barbara K Burton, Joel Charrow, George E Hoganson, Darrell Waggoner, Brad Tinkle, Stephen R Braddock, Michael Schneider, Dorothy K Grange, Claudia Nash, Heather Shryock, Rebecca Barnett, Rong Shao, Khaja Basheeruddin, George Dizikes
OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes of newborn screening for 5 lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) in the first cohort of infants tested in the state of Illinois. STUDY DESIGN: Tandem mass spectrometry was used to assay for the 5 LSD-associated enzymes in dried blood spot specimens obtained from 219 973 newborn samples sent to the Newborn Screening Laboratory of the Illinois Department of Public Health in Chicago. RESULTS: The total number of cases with a positive diagnosis and the incidence for each disorder were as follows: Fabry disease, n = 26 (1 in 8454, including the p...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727496/modulation-of-vegf-induced-migration-and-network-formation-by-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-roles-of-platelets-and-podoplanin
#6
Stacey A Langan, Leyre Navarro-Núñez, Steve P Watson, Gerard B Nash
Lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC) express the transmembrane receptor podoplanin whose only known endogenous ligand CLEC-2 is found on platelets. Both podoplanin and CLEC-2 are required for normal lymphangiogenesis as mice lacking either protein develop a blood-lymphatic mixing phenotype. We investigated the roles of podoplanin and its interaction with platelets in migration and tube formation by LEC. Addition of platelets or antibody-mediated crosslinking of podoplanin inhibited LEC migration induced by vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF-A or VEGF-C), but did not modify basal migration or the response to basic fibroblast growth factor or epidermal growth factor...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727287/weighing-the-risks-morbid-obesity-and-diabetes-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list
#7
Ani A Kardashian, Jennifer L Dodge, John Roberts, Danielle Brandman
Obesity is a growing problem in liver transplant (LT) candidates, paralleling the U.S. obesity epidemic and increase in LT for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). While post-LT survival appears to be similar in obese and non-obese patients, data is scarce regarding risk of waitlist dropout in patients with morbid obesity (BMI≥40 kg/m(2) ). We examined the impact of obesity on waitlist mortality and evaluated predictors of dropout in LT candidates with morbid obesity or NASH METHODS: Competing risk analyses were performed in candidates listed between 3/2002-12/2013 to evaluate predictors of waitlist removal or death...
July 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727080/management-of-native-warm-season-grasses-for-beef-cattle-and-biomass-production-in-the-mid-south-usa
#8
W M Backus, J C Waller, G E Bates, C A Harper, A Saxton, D W McIntosh, J Birckhead, P D Keyser
Native grasses, such as switchgrass (SG; L.), big bluestem (BB; Vitman), indiangrass (IG; Nash), and eastern gamagrass (EG; [L.] L.) may be capable of providing desirable summer forage for cattle as well as a source of biomass for renewable energy. To evaluate that potential, experiments were conducted at 2 locations in Tennessee comparing weaned beef () steers (268 ± 25 kg initial BW) during early-season grazing (Early; 30 d, typically corresponding to May, followed by postdormancy biomass harvest) and full-season grazing (Full, mean duration = 98 d)...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726599/improving-patient-experiences-of-mental-health-inpatient-care-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
T Wykes, E Csipke, P Williams, L Koeser, S Nash, D Rose, T Craig, P McCrone
BACKGROUND: Poorer patient views of mental health inpatient treatment predict both further admissions and, for those admitted involuntarily, longer admissions. As advocated in the UK Francis report, we investigated the hypothesis that improving staff training improves patients' views of ward care. METHOD: Cluster randomised trial with stepped wedge design in 16 acute mental health wards randomised (using the ralloc procedure in Stata) by an independent statistician in three waves to staff training...
July 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726223/comprehensive-study-on-parameter-sensitivity-for-flow-and-nutrient-modeling-in-the-hydrological-simulation-program-fortran-model
#10
Chuan Luo, Zhaofu Li, Min Wu, Kaixia Jiang, Xiaomin Chen, Hengpeng Li
Numerous parameters are used to construct the HSPF (Hydrological Simulation Program Fortran) model, which results in significant difficulty in calibrating the model. Parameter sensitivity analysis is an efficient method to identify important model parameters. Through this method, a model's calibration process can be simplified on the basis of understanding the model's structure. This study investigated the sensitivity of the flow and nutrient parameters of HSPF using the DSA (differential sensitivity analysis) method in the Xitiaoxi watershed, China...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725667/data-on-lipocalin-2-and-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-signaling-in-a-methionine-and-choline-deficient-model-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Anastasia Asimakopoulou, Erawan Borkham-Kamphorst, Eddy Van de Leur, Ralf Weiskirchen
The data presented in this brief report support the research article "Altered mitochondrial and peroxisomal integrity in lipocalin-2-deficient mice with hepatic steatosis" [1, doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2017.04.006]. We tested whether the absence of Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) could dysregulate the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K-PKB) pathway and hepatic homeostasis in Non-Alcoholic-Steatohepatitis (NASH). The article highlights the role of LCN2 in hepatic homeostasis.
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724647/physiological-responses-to-fluctuating-temperatures-are-characterized-by-distinct-transcriptional-profiles-in-a-solitary-bee
#12
Alex S Torson, George D Yocum, Joseph P Rinehart, Sean A Nash, Kally M Kvidera, Julia H Bowsher
Exposure to stressful low temperatures during development can result in the accumulation of deleterious physiological effects called chill injury. Metabolic imbalances, disruptions in ion homeostasis, and oxidative stress contribute to the increased mortality of chill-injured insects. Interestingly, survival can be significantly increased when chill susceptible insects are exposed to a daily warm-temperature pulse during chilling. We hypothesize that warm pulses allow for the repair of damage associated with chill-injury...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724274/the-correlation-between-liver-fat-content-and-ulcerative-colitis-disease-severity
#13
Raika Jamali, Mohammad Biglari, Seyyed Vahid Seyyed Hosseini, Ali Shakouri Rad, Farid Kosari
To evaluate the association between disease severity and hepatic steatosis in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Consecutively selected UC patients admitted to the gastroenterology clinic were enrolled in the study. UC severity was assessed by Truelove and Witts classification. Patients with severe UC were excluded from the study. NASH was determined based on persistently elevated serum aminotransferase levels and detection of fatty liver ultrasound. Patients with other etiologies for elevated aminotransferase levels were excluded...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724095/modeling-the-effects-of-onsite-wastewater-treatment-systems-on-nitrate-loads-using-swat-in-an-urban-watershed-of-metropolitan-atlanta
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Nahal Hoghooghi, David E Radcliffe, Mussie Y Habteselassie, Jaehak Jeong
Onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs) can be a source of nitrogen (N) pollution in both surface and ground waters. In metropolitan Atlanta, GA, >26% of homes are on OWTSs. In a previous article, we used the Soil Water Assessment Tool to model the effect of OWTSs on stream flow in the Big Haynes Creek Watershed in metropolitan Atlanta. The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of OWTSs, including failing systems, on nitrate as N (NO-N) load in the same watershed. Big Haynes Creek has a drainage area of 44 km with mainly urban land use (67%), and most of the homes use OWTSs...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723941/heat-treatment-as-a-universal-technical-solution-for-silcrete-use-a-comparison-between-silcrete-from-the-western-cape-south-africa-and-the-kalahari-botswana
#15
Patrick Schmidt, David J Nash, Sheila Coulson, Matthias B Göden, Graeme J Awcock
Heat treatment was one of the first transformative technologies in the southern African Middle Stone Age (MSA), with many studies in the Cape coastal zone of South Africa identifying it as an essential step in the preparation of silcrete prior to its use in stone tool manufacture. To date, however, no studies have investigated whether heat treatment is necessary for all silcrete types, and how geographically widespread heat treatment was in the subcontinent. The aim of this study is to investigate experimentally whether heat treatment continued further north into the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and northernmost South Africa, the closest area with major silcrete outcrops to the Cape...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723414/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
REVIEW
Donald B Jump, Kelli A Lytle, Christopher M Depner, Sasmita Tripathy
Obese and type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients have a high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is a continuum of chronic liver diseases ranging from benign hepatosteatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and primary hepatocellular cancer (HCC). Because of its strong association with the obesity epidemic, NAFLD is rapidly becoming a major public health concern worldwide. Surprisingly, there are no FDA approved NAFLD therapies; and current therapies focus on the co-morbidities associated with NAFLD, namely, obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720429/stable-isotope-based-flux-studies-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#17
REVIEW
Arthur McCullough, Stephen Previs, Takhar Kasumov
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease and is associated with the worldwide epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. NAFLD ranges from benign fat accumulation in the liver (steatosis) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis which can progress to hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Mass spectrometry and magnetic resonance spectroscopy-coupled stable isotope-based flux studies provide new insights into the understanding of NAFLD pathogenesis and the disease progression...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719807/evaluation-of-a-novel-radiotracer-for-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-the-central-nervous-system
#18
Alan A Wilson, Oleg Sadovski, José N Nobrega, Roger J Raymond, Francis R Bambico, Mina G Nashed, Armando Garcia, Peter M Bloomfield, Sylvain Houle, Romina Mizrahi, Junchao Tong
INTRODUCTION: Few, if any, radiotracers are available for the in vivo imaging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the central nervous system. ROS play a critical role in normal cell processes such as signaling and homeostasis but overproduction of ROS is implicated in several disorders. We describe here the radiosynthesis and initial ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of [(11)C]hydromethidine ([(11)C]HM) as a radiotracer to image ROS using positron emission tomography (PET). METHODS: [(11)C]HM and its deuterated isotopologue [(11)C](4) were produced using [(11)C]methyl triflate in a one-pot, two-step reaction and purified by high performance liquid chromatography...
June 1, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719078/luseogliflozin-improves-liver-fat-deposition-compared-to-metformin-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#19
Takashi Shibuya, Nobutoshi Fushimi, Miyuka Kawai, Yohei Yoshida, Hiroki Hachiya, Shun Ito, Hiromi Kawai, Noritsugu Ohashi, Akihiro Mori
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often coexists with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and its prevalence in patients with T2D is estimated to be approximately 50%-60% in Japan.(1) In some patients with T2D, NAFLD can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and further to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).(2) Moreover, NAFLD is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.(3).
July 18, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718215/usp18-protects-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance-via-its-dub-activity
#20
Shimin An, Ling-Ping Zhao, Li-Jun Shen, Siyuan Wang, Kuo Zhang, Yu Qi, Jilin Zheng, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Xue-Yong Zhu, Rong Bao, Ling Yang, Yue-Xin Lu, Zhi-Gang She, Yi-Da Tang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis, impaired insulin sensitivity and chronic low-grade inflammation. However, the pathogenic mechanism of NAFLD is poorly understood, which hinders the exploration of possible treatments. Here, we first report that ubiquitin-specific protease 18 (USP18), a member of the deubiquitinating (DUB) enzyme family, plays regulatory roles in NAFLD progression. The expression of USP18 was down-regulated in the livers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients and high-fat diet (HFD) induced or genetically obese mice...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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