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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088462/activation-of-the-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-subunit-pathway-in-steatotic-liver-contributes-to-formation-of-cholesterol-gallstones
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Yoichiro Asai, Tetsuya Yamada, Sohei Tsukita, Kei Takahashi, Masamitsu Maekawa, Midori Honma, Masanori Ikeda, Keigo Murakami, Yuichiro Munakata, Yuta Shirai, Shinjiro Kodama, Takashi Sugisawa, Yumiko Chiba, Yasuteru Kondo, Keizo Kaneko, Kenji Uno, Shojiro Sawada, Junta Imai, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Kozo Tanaka, Hironobu Sasano, Nariyasu Mano, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Hideki Katagiri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha subunit (HIF1A) is a transcription factor that controls the cellular response to hypoxia and is activated in hepatocytes of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD increases risk for cholesterol gallstone disease by unclear mechanisms. We studied the relationship between HIF1A and gallstone formation associated with liver steatosis. METHODS: We performed studies with mice with inducible disruption of Hif1a in hepatocytes, via a Cre adenoviral vector (iH-HIFKO mice), and mice without disruption of Hif1a (control mice)...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068331/modelling-systemic-iron-regulation-during-dietary-iron-overload-and-acute-inflammation-role-of-hepcidin-independent-mechanisms
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Mihaela Enculescu, Christoph Metzendorf, Richard Sparla, Maximilian Hahnel, Johannes Bode, Martina U Muckenthaler, Stefan Legewie
Systemic iron levels must be maintained in physiological concentrations to prevent diseases associated with iron deficiency or iron overload. A key role in this process plays ferroportin, the only known mammalian transmembrane iron exporter, which releases iron from duodenal enterocytes, hepatocytes, or iron-recycling macrophages into the blood stream. Ferroportin expression is tighly controlled by transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms in response to hypoxia, iron deficiency, heme iron and inflammatory cues by cell-autonomous and systemic mechanisms...
January 9, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066916/ammonia-mediates-cortical-hemichannel-dysfunction-in-rodent-models-of-chronic-liver-disease
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Anna Hadjihambi, Francesco De Chiara, Patrick S Hosford, Abeba Habtetion, Anastassios Karagiannis, Nathan Davies, Alexander V Gourine, Rajiv Jalan
: The pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in cirrhosis is multifactorial and ammonia is thought to play a key role. Astroglial dysfunction is known to be present in HE. Astrocytes are extensively connected by gap junctions formed of connexins, which also exist as functional hemichannels allowing exchange of molecules between the cytoplasm and the extracellular milieu. The astrocyte-neuron lactate shuttle hypothesis suggests that neuronal activity is fuelled (at least in part) by lactate provided by neighbouring astrocytes...
January 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051796/%C3%A2-differences-in-hepatic-expression-of-iron-inflammation-and-stress-related-genes-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Priya Handa, Akhila L Vemulakonda, Bryan D Maliken, Vicki Morgan-Stevenson, James E Nelson, Barjinder K Dhillon, Kelly A Hennessey, Rohit Gupta, Matthew M Yeh, Kris V Kowdley
 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. We have previously shown that hepatic reticuloendothelial system (RES) iron deposition is associated with an advanced degree of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in humans. In this study, we aimed to determine differentially expressed genes related to iron overload, inflammation and oxidative stress pathways, with the goal of identifying factors associated with NASH progression. Seventy five patients with NAFLD were evaluated for their biochemical parameters and their liver tissue analyzed for NASH histological characteristics...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030556/hepatocyte-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-mediates-the-development-of-liver-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Omar A Mesarwi, Mi-Kyung Shin, Shannon Bevans-Fonti, Christina Schlesinger, Janet Shaw, Vsevolod Y Polotsky
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to steatohepatitis and fibrosis. This progression correlates with the severity of OSA-associated hypoxia. In mice with diet induced obesity, hepatic steatosis leads to liver tissue hypoxia, which worsens with exposure to intermittent hypoxia. Emerging data has implicated hepatocyte cell signaling as an important factor in hepatic fibrogenesis. We hypothesized that hepatocyte specific knockout of the oxygen sensing α subunit of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), a master regulator of the global response to hypoxia, may be protective against the development of liver fibrosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004357/yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-circulating-angiogenic-factors-and-treatment-response
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C E N M Rosenbaum, A F van den Hoven, M N G J A Braat, M Koopman, M G E H Lam, B A Zonnenberg, H M Verkooijen, M A A J van den Bosch
BACKGROUND: Yttrium-90 radioembolization ((90)Y-RE) as a treatment for liver tumours induces radiation damage and hypoxia in liver tissue, which is also a trigger for systemic release of angiogenic factors, potentially stimulating tumour growth. We examined changes in circulating angiogenic factors following (90)Y-RE and investigated the association between response and angiogenic factors. In this prospective study, 42 patients with unresectable, chemorefractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRCLM) were treated with (90)Y-RE...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000380/quercetin-inhibits-sodium-nitrite-induced-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-different-rats-organs-by-suppressing-bax-hif1-%C3%AE-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-2-and-akt-pathways
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Nouf Mohamed Al-Rasheed, Laila Mohamed Fadda, Hala A Attia, Hanaa Mahmoud Ali, Nawal Mohamed Al-Rasheed
The objective of this work is to study the protective effects of Quercetin against sodium nitrite-induced hypoxia on liver, lung, kidney and cardiac tissues, also to explore novel mechanism of this compound. Male albino rats were injected with sodium nitrite (75 mg/kg). Quercetin (200 mg kg(-1) ,- i.p.) was administrated 24 and 1 h respectively prior to sodium nitrite intoxication, hypoxia significantly decreased hemoglobin concentration, while increased expressions of HIF, Bax, Smad-2, TGF-β, and AKT...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987431/acriflavine-inhibits-acquired-drug-resistance-by-blocking-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Jeroen Dekervel, Ashenafi Bulle, Petra Windmolders, Diether Lambrechts, Eric Van Cutsem, Chris Verslype, Jos van Pelt
: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is linked to tumor invasion, drug resistance and aggressive disease and this is largely dependent on the cell's microenvironment. Acriflavine (ACF) is an old antibacterial drug recently also suggested as anticancer agent and HIF inhibitor. We wanted to study the effect of acriflavine on EMT in different human cancer models. Pancreatic cancer cells (Panc-1) were exposed to TGF-β1 or cobalt chloride (to mimick severe hypoxia) to induce EMT. For our third model we exposed HepG2 liver cancer cells to sorafenib which resulted in development of acquired drug resistance with strong features of EMT and aggressive behavior...
December 14, 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938560/-effect-of-targeted-inhibition-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-by-3-5-hydroxymethyl-2-furyl-1-benzylindazole-on-the-progression-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats
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W D Shen, W Zhang, Q H Xu, P F Liu
Objective: To investigate the effect of targeted inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) by 3-(5'-hydroxymethyl-2'-furyl)-1-benzylindazole (YC-1) on the progression of non-alcoholic fat liver diseases (NAFLD) in rats. Methods: A total of 72 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, and intervention group, and the rats were given high-fat feed to establish the rat model of fatty liver disease. After the establishment of the model, the rats in the intervention group were given intraperitoneally injected YC-1 (at a dose of 2 mg/kg) every two weeks and were observed at 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901270/adipose-tissue-inflammation-by-intermittent-hypoxia-mechanistic-link-between-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-metabolic-dysfunction
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Silke Ryan
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition and recognized as a major public health burden conveying a significant risk of cardiometabolic diseases and mortality. Type 2 diabetes (T2D), insulin resistance (IR) and glucose tolerance are common in subjects with OSA and this association is at least in part independent of the effects of obesity. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for the majority of patients with OSA but the benefit of CPAP on glycaemic health is uncertain...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899277/protective-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-dependent-cd39-and-cd73-in-fulminant-acute-liver-failure
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Eunyoung Tak, Dong-Hwan Jung, Seok-Hwan Kim, Gil-Chun Park, Dae Young Jun, Jooyoung Lee, Bo-Hyun Jung, Varvara A Kirchner, Shin Hwang, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe life-threatening disease which usually arises in patients with-irreversible liver illnesses. Although human ectonucleotide triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1, E-NTPDase1 (CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase, Ecto5'NTase (CD73) are known to protect tissues from ALF, the expression and function of CD39 and CD73 during ALF are currently not fully investigated. We tested whether CD39 and CD73 are upregulated by hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and improve ischemic tolerance to ALF...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899252/the-effects-of-metronidazole-on-cytochrome-p450-activity-and-expression-in-rats-after-acute-exposure-to-high-altitude-of-4300m
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Rong Wang, Yuhuan Sun, Qiang Yin, Hua Xie, Wenbin Li, Chang Wang, Jiankui Guo, Ying Hao, Rui Tao, Zhengping Jia
BACKGROUND: The purpose is to observe the changes of CYP450 enzyme activity expression as well as the physiological and pathological states of Wistar rats given metronidazole drug intervention after acute exposure to high altitude of 4300m. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty healthy adult male Wistar rats of average weight 200 ± 20 g were randomly assigned into three groups of 10 rats per group as follows: Group A (55m), Group B (4300m) and Group C (metronidazole intervention, 4300m)...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837167/nrf2-activation-is-required-for-ligustrazine-to-inhibit-hepatic-steatosis-in-alcohol-preferring-mice-and-hepatocytes
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Chunfeng Lu, Wenxuan Xu, Jiangjuan Shao, Feng Zhang, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
Hepatic steatosis is the most distinctive feature of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Our previous in vivo study showed that ligustrazine, a major active alkaloid isolated from Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort, attenuated alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis and in vitro study revealed that nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) activation might be a prerequisite. This study was aimed to explore the in vivo function of Nrf2 in the protective effect of ligustrazine and illustrate downstream mechanisms. Nrf2 shRNA lentivirus was introduced to establish Nrf2-knockdown mice...
November 11, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833388/effects-of-an-oral-iron-chelator-deferasirox-on-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Issei Saeki, Naoki Yamamoto, Takahiro Yamasaki, Taro Takami, Masaki Maeda, Koichi Fujisawa, Takuya Iwamoto, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Isao Hidaka, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Koichi Uchida, Kenji Tani, Isao Sakaida
AIM: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of deferasirox (DFX) against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through basic and clinical studies. METHODS: In the basic study, the effect of DFX was investigated in three hepatoma cell lines (HepG2, Hep3B, and Huh7), as well as in an N-nitrosodiethylamine-induced murine HCC model. In the clinical study, six advanced HCC patients refractory to chemotherapy were enrolled. The initial dose of DFX was 10 mg/kg per day and was increased by 10 mg/kg per day every week, until the maximum dose of 30 mg/kg per day...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780972/developmental-origins-of-nafld-a-womb-with-a-clue
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Stephanie R Wesolowski, Karim C El Kasmi, Karen R Jonscher, Jacob E Friedman
Changes in the maternal environment leading to an altered intrauterine milieu can result in subtle insults to the fetus, promoting increased lifetime disease risk and/or disease acceleration in childhood and later in life. Particularly worrisome is that the prevalence of NAFLD is rapidly increasing among children and adults, and is being diagnosed at increasingly younger ages, pointing towards an early-life origin. A wealth of evidence, in humans and non-human primates, suggests that maternal nutrition affects the placenta and fetal tissues, leading to persistent changes in hepatic metabolism, mitochondrial function, the intestinal microbiota, liver macrophage activation and susceptibility to NASH postnatally...
October 26, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713143/signaling-through-hepatocyte-vasopressin-receptor-1-protects-mouse-liver-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Xiqiang Liu, Gaojian Luo, Jingbo Jiang, Tonghui Ma, Xiaozhu Lin, Liping Jiang, Jilin Cheng, Ran Tao
: Terlipressin has been used extensively in the management of certain complications associated with end-stage liver diseases (ESLDs). In our pilot study, terlipressin treatment showed beneficial effects on liver function in patients with decompensated cirrhosis, however whether it plays a role in liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains unknown. Using a mouse nonlethal hepatic IR model, we found terlipressin administration significantly ameliorated IR-induced liver apoptosis, necrosis and inflammation...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698477/a-novel-injectable-bret-based-in-vivo-imaging-probe-for-detecting-the-activity-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-regulated-by-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
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Takahiro Kuchimaru, Tomoya Suka, Keisuke Hirota, Tetsuya Kadonosono, Shinae Kizaka-Kondoh
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is a selective protein degradation system that plays a critical role in many essential biological processes by regulating the existence of various cellular proteins. The target proteins of UPS are recognized and tagged with polyubiquitin chains by E3 ubiquitin ligases, which have high substrate-specific activities. Here we present a novel injectable imaging probe POL-N that can detect the UPS-regulated hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) activity in vivo. Because the luciferase is fused to the E3 ligase-recognition domain of the HIF-1α, POL-N is intact only in the HIFα-overexpressing cells, that is, HIF-active cells, generating signals via an intramolecular bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) between luciferase and a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye at the C-terminal end of the probe...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698264/antitumor-activity-of-the-chinese-medicine-jc-001-is-mediated-by-immunomodulation-in-a-murine-model-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Meng-Hsien Chuang, Jinghua Tsai Chang, Li-Jin Hsu, Ming-Shiou Jan, Fung-Jou Lu
JC-001 is a Chinese medicine that has been used to treat liver disease; however, its significance in cancer treatment has not been characterized. In this study, we used an immunocompetent tumor model to characterize the antitumor activity of JC-001. A total of 48 Hepa 1-6 tumor-bearing C57BL/6 mice were randomly grouped into 4 groups and treated with H2O or JC-001 via oral administration. After hepatoma cell lines, including HepG2, Hep3B, SK-Hep-1, and Hepa 1-6, underwent 96 hours of JC-001 treatment, a low cytotoxic effect was observed...
October 3, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678081/the-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yuh-Feng Lin, I-Jen Chiu, Fong-Yu Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Lee, Ying-Jan Wang, Yung-Ho Hsu, Hui-Wen Chiu
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are used in an increasing number of products, including rubber manufacture, cosmetics, pigments, food additives, medicine, chemical fibers and electronics. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ZnO NP nephrotoxicity remain unclear. In this study, we evaluated the potential toxicity of ZnO NPs in kidney cells in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: We found that ZnO NPs were apparently engulfed by the HEK-293 human embryonic kidney cells and then induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
September 27, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640193/differential-sensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-suppression-of-hepatocystin-transcription-under-hypoxic-conditions
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Jeong-Ju Yoo, Dong Hyeon Lee, Yuri Cho, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Chung Yong Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Mutations in the gene encoding hepatocystin/80 K-H (PRKCSH) cause autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease. Hepatocystin deficiency impairs glucosidase II activity, which is critical for processing and folding glycoproteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Hypoxia is known as a strong stimulus for generating survival signals in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. However, hypoxia may induce cell apoptosis under conditions of severe ER stress. Thus, we hypothesized that suppression of hepatocystin transcription induces HCC cell death under hypoxic conditions due to excessive ER stress...
December 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
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