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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217649/an-unusual-cause-of-hypoxia-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
#1
Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156788/modulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-stat3-signaling-contributes-to-anti-angiogenic-effect-of-yc-1-in-mice-with-liver-fibrosis
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Tzung-Yan Lee, Yann-Lii Leu, Chorng-Kai Wen
Hypoxia has been shown to have a role in the pathogenesis of several forms of liver disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the mechanisms of HIF-1α inhibitor, YC-1, during bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. Liver fibrosis was induced in mice, and YC-1 was then given intraperitoneally (50 mg/kg) once daily following 5 days. Liver injuries mice that were treated with YC-1 showed improved inflammatory response and diminished angiogenesis and hepatic fibrosis. YC-1 treatment inhibited liver neutrophil infiltration, while a decreased in TNF-α signaling as well as macrophage aggregation...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116999/treatment-outcome-of-combined-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-and-hemoperfusion-in-acute-paraquat-poisoning-a-prospective-controlled-trial
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Changbin Li, Dayong Hu, Wen Xue, Xinhua Li, Zhen Wang, Zisheng Ai, Yaxiang Song, Xinying Liu, Jiafeng Cheng, Shuling Fan, Limin Zhao, Liya Wang, Chandra Mohan, Ai Peng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether combined continuous venovenous hemofiltration and hemoperfusion among paraquat-poisoned patients would improve survival. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled interventional study over 4 years. SETTING: Single, tertiary, academic medical center. PATIENTS: We recruited patients admitted to Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital within 48 hours after paraquat ingestion. Exclusions were under 14 years old, ingestion of paraquat with other toxicants, pregnant, a history of chronic pulmonary disease, psychosis, hyperthyroidism, or diabetes with impaired liver or renal function...
November 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113675/surgery-induced-tumor-growth-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Klaas M Govaert, Jennifer M J Jongen, Onno Kranenburg, Inne H M Borel Rinkes
Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a devastating disease causing 700.000 deaths annually worldwide. Metastases most frequently develop in the liver. Partial hepatectomy has dramatically improved clinical outcome and is the only curative treatment option for eligible patients with mCRC. Pre-clinical studies have shown that surgical procedures can have tumor-promoting local 'side-effects' such as hypoxia and inflammation, thereby altering the behaviour of residual tumor cells. In addition, systemically released factors following (colon or liver) surgery can act as a wakeup-call for dormant tumor cells in distant organs and/or help establish a pre-metastatic niche...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068390/does-hypoxia-cause-carcinogenic-iron-accumulation-in-alcoholic-liver-disease-ald
#5
REVIEW
Inês Silva, Vanessa Rausch, Helmut-Karl Seitz, Sebastian Mueller
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading health risk worldwide. Hepatic iron overload is frequently observed in ALD patients and it is an important and independent factor for disease progression, survival, and the development of primary liver cancer (HCC). At a systemic level, iron homeostasis is controlled by the liver-secreted hormone hepcidin. Hepcidin regulation is complex and still not completely understood. It is modulated by many pathophysiological conditions associated with ALD, such as inflammation, anemia, oxidative stress/H₂O2, or hypoxia...
October 25, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050006/recent-insights-into-the-biological-functions-of-sestrins-in-health-and-disease
#6
Menglong Wang, Yao Xu, Jianfang Liu, Jing Ye, Wenhui Yuan, Huimin Jiang, Zhen Wang, Hong Jiang, Jun Wan
Sestrins (Sesns) have been identified as a family of highly conserved stress-inducible proteins that are strongly up-regulated by various stresses, including DNA damage, oxidative stress, and hypoxia. The Sesns play protective roles in most physiological and pathological conditions mainly through the regulation of oxidative stress, inflammation, autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and metabolic homeostasis. In this review, we discussed the possible regulators of Sesns expression, such as p53, forkhead box O, nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (Nrf2), NH (2)-terminal kinase (JNK)/c-Jun pathway and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (Hif-1α), and the downstream pathways regulated by the Sesns including AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling, mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) signaling, Nrf2 signaling, NADPH oxidase signaling and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling in heart diseases, lung diseases, gastrointestinal tract diseases, liver and metabolism diseases, neurological diseases, kidney diseases and immunological diseases...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042934/intermittent-hypoxia-simulating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-causes-pulmonary-inflammation-and-activates-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
#7
Yeying Wang, Yanling Chai, Xiaojie He, Li Ai, Xia Sun, Yiling Huang, Yongxia Li
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder with high morbidity in adults. OSA damages multiple organs and tissues, including the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, the metabolism system, the lungs, liver and heart. OSA-induced damage is earliest and greatest to the pulmonary tissue. The present study established a rat OSA model of differing severity by inducing intermittent hypoxia with different concentrations of O2 and it was determined that OSA caused a severe oxidative stress response and pulmonary inflammation in a dose-dependent manner...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035368/activation-of-intestinal-hypoxia-inducible-factor-2%C3%AE-during-obesity-contributes-to-hepatic-steatosis
#8
Cen Xie, Tomoki Yagai, Yuhong Luo, Xianyi Liang, Tao Chen, Qiong Wang, Dongxue Sun, Jie Zhao, Sadeesh K Ramakrishnan, Lulu Sun, Chunmei Jiang, Xiang Xue, Yuan Tian, Kristopher W Krausz, Andrew D Patterson, Yatrik M Shah, Yue Wu, Changtao Jiang, Frank J Gonzalez
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disease in Western countries, and limited therapeutic options are available. Here we uncovered a role for intestinal hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) in hepatic steatosis. Human-intestine biopsies from individuals with or without obesity revealed that intestinal HIF-2α signaling was positively correlated with body-mass index and hepatic toxicity. The causality of this correlation was verified in mice with an intestine-specific disruption of Hif2a, in which high-fat-diet-induced hepatic steatosis and obesity were substantially lower as compared to control mice...
November 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027248/ursodeoxycholic-acid-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-cobalt-chloride-induced-hypoxia-by-regulating-transcriptional-mediator-of-cells-stress-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-p53-protein
#9
Anis Syamimi Mohamed, Noorul Izzati Hanafi, Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Julina Md Noor, Narimah Abdul Hamid Hasani, Sharaniza Ab Rahim, Rosfaiizah Siran
In hepatocytes, ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) activates cell signalling pathways such as p53, intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ), and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-receptor via Gαi -coupled-receptor. Recently, UDCA has been shown to protect the heart against hypoxia-reoxygenation injury. However, it is not clear whether UDCA cardioprotection against hypoxia acts through a transcriptional mediator of cells stress, HIF-1α and p53. Therefore, in here, we aimed to investigate whether UDCA could protect cardiomyocytes (CMs) against hypoxia by regulating expression of HIF-1α, p53, [Ca(2+) ]i , and S1P-Gαi -coupled-receptor...
October 12, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026849/increased-levels-of-vegf-a-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-turkish-children-with-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever
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Murat Sefikogullari, Ali Kaya, Huseyin Aydin, Enver Sancakdar, Veysel Kenan Celik, Gokhan Bagci
BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a disease characterized by serious course, including acute viral fever, ecchymosis, thrombocytopenia, liver dysfunction and high rate of mortality. Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α (HIF-1α) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) play an important role both in the inflammatory process and plasma leakage. The aim of this study was to define HIF-1α and VEGF-A serum levels obtained from CCHF patients and control group and to investigate whether these factors were correlated with the pathogenesis of this disease...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987423/microrna-122-regulated-by-grlh2-protects-livers-of-mice-and%C3%A2-patients-from-ethanol-induced-liver-disease
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Abhishek Satishchandran, Aditya Ambade, Sitara Rao, Ying-Chao Hsueh, Arvin Iracheta-Vellve, David Tornai, Patrick Lowe, Benedek Gyongyosi, Jia Li, Donna Catalano, Li Zhong, Karen Kodys, Jun Xie, Shashi Bala, Guangping Gao, Gyongyi Szabo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic, excessive alcohol consumption leads to alcoholic liver disease (ALD) characterized by steatosis, inflammation, and eventually cirrhosis. The hepatocyte specific microRNA 122 (MIR122) regulates hepatocyte differentiation and metabolism. We investigated whether an alcohol-induced decrease in level of MIR122 contributes to development of ALD. METHODS: We obtained liver samples from 12 patients with ALD and cirrhosis and 9 healthy individuals (controls) and analyzed them by histology and immunohistochemistry...
October 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983709/late-complications-of-biliary-atresia-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-portopulmonary-hypertension
#12
Frederick M Karrer, Bradley J Wallace, Arturo E Estrada
Children with biliary atresia (BA) following Kasai portoenterostomy have a high risk for portal hypertension, however, while variceal and hemorrhagic complications have been more commonly studied, less frequent but no less possibly devastating complications of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) remain less well understood. HPS and PPH both occur in a setting of portal hypertension, however, paradoxically patients with HPS develop pulmonic vasculature dilation leading to shunting and hypoxia, while those with PPH develop an opposite progression of pulmonary vasoconstriction eventually leading to cor pulmonale and decompensation...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962181/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-attenuates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-protects-the-liver-from-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-injury
#13
Yanpeng Hou, Huai'an Yang, Zeshi Cui, Xuhui Tai, Yanling Chu, Xing Guo
Obstructive sleep apnea that characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) has been reported to associate with chronic liver injury. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) exerts liver-protective effects in various liver diseases. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that TUDCA could protect liver against CIH injury. C57BL/6 mice were subjected to intermittent hypoxia for eight weeks and applied with TUDCA by intraperitoneal injection. The effect of TUDCA on liver histological changes, liver function, oxidative stress, inflammatory response, hepatocyte apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress were investigated...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942194/the-2-oxoglutarate-carrier-promotes-liver-cancer-by-sustaining-mitochondrial-gsh-despite-cholesterol-loading
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Anna Baulies, Joan Montero, Nuria Matías, Naroa Insausti, Oihana Terrones, Gorka Basañez, Carmen Vallejo, Laura Conde de La Rosa, Laura Martinez, David Robles, Albert Morales, Joaquin Abian, Montserrat Carrascal, Keigo Machida, Dinesh B U Kumar, Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Neil Kaplowitz, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, José C Fernández-Checa
Cancer cells exhibit mitochondrial cholesterol (mt-cholesterol) accumulation, which contributes to cell death resistance by antagonizing mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM) permeabilization. Hepatocellular mt-cholesterol loading, however, promotes steatohepatitis, an advanced stage of chronic liver disease that precedes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), by depleting mitochondrial GSH (mGSH) due to a cholesterol-mediated impairment in mGSH transport. Whether and how HCC cells overcome the restriction of mGSH transport imposed by mt-cholesterol loading to support mGSH uptake remains unknown...
September 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887166/dusp14-protects-against-hepatic-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-via-tak1-suppression
#15
Xiaozhan Wang, Wenzhe Mao, Chun Fang, Song Tian, Xueyong Zhu, Ling Yang, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatic ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is characterised by severe inflammation and extensive cell death. Multiple signalling pathways, including NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK), have important roles in this process. Identifying the unknown critical regulators of these signalling pathways could provide potential targets for therapeutic application. Dual-specificity phosphatase 14 (DUSP14) acts as a negative regulator of NF-κB signalling...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882901/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-impairs-insulin-sensitivity-but-improves-whole-body-glucose-tolerance-by-activating-skeletal-muscle-ampk
#16
Amandine Thomas, Elise Belaidi, Sophie Moulin, Sandrine Horman, Gerard C van der Zon, Benoit Viollet, Patrick Levy, Luc Bertrand, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot, Bruno Guigas
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a highly prevalent disease resulting in transient respiratory arrest and chronic intermittent hypoxia (cIH). cIH is associated with insulin resistance and impaired metabolic homeostasis in both rodents and humans but the exact underlying mechanism(s) remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the effects of two weeks of cIH (1min cycle, FiO2 21-5%, 8h/day) on whole-body insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in lean mice. Although food intake and body weight were reduced when compared to normoxia, cIH induced systemic insulin resistance in a hypoxia-inducible factor-1α-independent manner and impaired insulin signaling in liver, white adipose tissue and skeletal muscle...
September 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841570/diagnosis-biomarkers-in-acute-intestinal-ischemic-injury-so-close-yet-so-far
#17
REVIEW
Katell Peoc'h, Alexandre Nuzzo, Kevin Guedj, Catherine Paugam, Olivier Corcos
Acute intestinal ischemic injury (i3) is a life-threatening condition with disastrous prognosis, which is currently difficult to diagnose at the early stages of the disease; a rapid diagnosis is mandatory to avoid irreversible ischemia, extensive bowel resection, sepsis and death. The overlapping protein expression of liver and gut related to the complex physiopathology of the disease, the heterogeneity of the disease and its relative rarity could explain the lack of a useful early biochemical marker of i3...
August 25, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838464/clearance-of-hepatitis-c-virus-prior-to-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
#18
A E Shafii, D D Harris, M Baz
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) continues to be considered a relative contraindication to lung transplantation due to concerns of progression of liver disease with the introduction of immunosuppression. Since the recent introduction of effective antiviral therapy for HCV, new approaches in the management of the HCV-positive recipient are being utilized in liver transplantation to clear HCV pre- and post-transplant. Herein, we report use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for HCV clearance prior to lung transplantation in a patient with usual interstitial pneumonia...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836926/platypnoea-orthodeoxia-syndrome-in-the-elderly-a-difficult-to-make-diagnosis-of-intracardiac-right-to-left-shunt
#19
Enrico M Zardi, Silvia Spoto, Luciana Locorriere, Giulio Cacioli, Silvia Mazzaroppi, Bruno B Zobel, Germano Di Sciascio, Sebastiano Costantino
Introduction Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a combination of positional dyspnoea and hypoxemia; it is caused by several cardiac, pulmonary and hepatic diseases. Case presentation In this study, we describe a 77-year-old female affected by unexplained dizziness and hypoxia that exacerbated in upright position. After diagnosing platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and excluding all possible causes (liver cirrhosis, acute and chronic pulmonary diseases and arteriovenous malformations), the origin of the syndrome was individuated in the presence of a patent foramen ovale with right-to-left shunt...
August 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825576/-autophagy-a-strategy-for-cell-survival
#20
Mónica A Costas, María F Rubio
Autophagy is a process of recycling parts of the cell. As described in this review, it occurs naturally in order to preserve cells from the accumulation of toxins, damaged molecules and organelles, and to allow processes of tissue development and differentiation. In the course of autophagy, the processing of the substrates to be recycled generates ATP, thus providing an alternative source of energy in stress situations. In this sense, under hostile conditions such as hypoxia or lack of nutrients, the autophagy process can be exacerbated leading to cell death...
2017: Medicina
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