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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545169/plasma-cystatin-c-is-a-predictor-of-renal-dysfunction-aclf-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acutely-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis
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Daniel Markwardt, Lesca Holdt, Christian Steib, Andreas Benesic, Flemming Bendtsen, Mauro Bernardi, Richard Moreau, Daniel Teupser, Julia Wendon, Frederik Nevens, Jonel Trebicka, Elisabet Garcia, Marco Pavesi, Vicente Arroyo, Alexander L Gerbes
BACKGROUND: The development of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in patients with liver cirrhosis is associated with high mortality rates. Renal failure is the most significant organ dysfunction that occurs in ACLF. So far there are no biomarkers predicting ACLF. AIM: To investigate whether Cystatin C (CysC) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) can predict development of renal dysfunction (RD), hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), ACLF and mortality, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534962/galectin%C3%A2-9-ameliorates-fulminant-liver-injury
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Tomoko Tadokoro, Asahiro Morishita, Teppei Sakamoto, Shintaro Fujihara, Koji Fujita, Shima Mimura, Kyoko Oura, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Hisakazu Iwama, Takashi Himoto, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
Fulminant hepatitis is a severe liver disease resulting in hepatocyte necrosis. Galectin‑9 (Gal‑9) is a tandem‑repeat‑type galectin that has been evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent for various diseases that regulate the host immune system. Concanavalin A (ConA) injection into mice results in serious, immune‑mediated liver injury similar to human viral, autoimmune and fulminant hepatitis. The present study investigated the effects of Gal‑9 treatment on fulminant hepatitis in vivo and the effect on the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs), in order to identify specific miRNAs associated with the immune effects of Gal‑9...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533941/changes-in-clinical-laboratory-parameters-and-pharmacodynamic-markers-in-response-to-blinatumomab-treatment-of-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-all
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Virginie Nägele, Andrea Kratzer, Gerhard Zugmaier, Chris Holland, Youssef Hijazi, Max S Topp, Nicola Gökbuget, Patrick A Baeuerle, Peter Kufer, Andreas Wolf, Matthias Klinger
BACKGROUND: Blinatumomab has shown a remission rate of 69% in an exploratory single-arm, phase II dose-escalation study in adult patients with relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We evaluated changes in laboratory parameters and immunopharmacodynamic markers in patients who received blinatumomab in the exploratory phase II study. METHODS: Data from 36 adults with relapsed/refractory ALL receiving blinatumomab as 4-week continuous IV infusions in various dose cohorts were analyzed for changes in liver enzymes, first-dose parameters, peripheral blood cell subpopulations, and cytokine/granzyme B release...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533661/macrophage-inflammatory-protein-2-as-mediator-of-inflammation-in-acute-liver-injury
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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/28533327/serum-amyloid-a-an-ozone-induced-circulating-factor-with-potentially-important-functions-in-the-lung-brain-axis
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Michelle A Erickson, Joseph Jude, Hengjiang Zhao, Elizabeth M Rhea, Therese S Salameh, William Jester, Shelley Pu, Jenna Harrowitz, Ngan Nguyen, William A Banks, Reynold A Panettieri, Kelly L Jordan-Sciutto
Accumulating evidence suggests that O3 exposure may contribute to CNS dysfunction. Here, we posit that inflammatory and acute-phase proteins in the circulation increase after O3 exposure and systemically convey signals of O3 exposure to the CNS. To model acute O3 exposure, female Balb/c mice were exposed to 3 ppm O3 or forced air for 2 h and were studied after 6 or 24 h. Of 23 cytokines and chemokines, only KC/CXCL1 was increased in blood 6 h after O3 exposure. The acute-phase protein serum amyloid A (A-SAA) was significantly increased by 24 h, whereas C-reactive protein was unchanged...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529270/pancreatic-abscess-in-a-cat-due-to-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Yuki Nemoto, Tomoya Haraguchi, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Kosuke Kobayashi, Kaori Hama, Yosuke Kurogouchi, Noriyuki Fujiki, Kenji Baba, Masaru Okuda, Takuya Mizuno
A 16-year-old spayed female American Shorthair cat was presented with lethargy, anorexia, and wamble. Physical and blood examination did not reveal any remarkable findings. Abdominal ultrasonography identified the presence of a localized anechoic structure with a thick wall in contact with the small intestine and adjacent to the liver. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the structure revealed fluid containing numerous cocci and neutrophils. Two days after antibiotic treatment, exploratory laparotomy was performed and the content of the structure was removed before multiple lavages...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522898/the-protective-effect-of-cordycepin-on-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-liver-injury
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Jin Li, Liping Zhong, Haibo Zhu, Fengzhong Wang
As the major active ingredient of Cordyceps militaris, cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) has been well documented to alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress both in vitro and in vivo. To explore the potential protective effect of cordycepin in fulminant hepatic failure, mice were pretreated with cordycepin for 3 weeks followed by D-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection. Then we found cordycepin (200 mg/kg) administration elevated survival rate, improved liver function, and suppressed hepatocyte apoptosis and necrosis in mice with severe hepatic damage by GalN/LPS treatment...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522327/measurement-of-bacterial-capture-and-phagosome-maturation-of-kupffer-cells-by-intravital-microscopy
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Bas G J Surewaard, Paul Kubes
It is central to the field of bacterial pathogenesis to define how bacteria are killed by phagocytic cells. During phagocytosis, the microbe is localized to the phagolysosome where crucial defense mechanisms such as acidification and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are initiated. This process has extensively been studied in vitro, however many resident tissue phagocytes will phenotypically change upon isolation from their natural environment. Therefore, interrogation of phagocytosis and phagosomal function of cells in the context of their natural tissue environment enhances our understanding of the biological process in vivo...
May 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521471/preoperative-peripheral-blood-neutrophil-count-predicts-long-term-outcomes-following-hepatic-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Koichiro Haruki, Hiroaki Shiba, Yuki Fujiwara, Kenei Furukawa, Tomonori Iida, Masahisa Ohkuma, Masaichi Ogawa, Yuichi Ishida, Takeyuki Misawa, Katsuhiko Yanaga
Preoperative systemic inflammatory response is associated with a poor long-term prognosis following resection surgery for malignant tumors. Several markers of systemic inflammation have been reported to be associated with the outcome; however, they have not currently been fully investigated. Therefore, the association between preoperative peripheral blood neutrophil count and oncological outcome following hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) was retrospectively investigated. The present study comprised 89 patients who had undergone hepatic resection for CRLM between January 2000 and March 2010...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521244/cholecystokinin-protects-mouse-liver-against-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
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Ying Zhang, Jiali Zhu, Long Guo, Yun Zou, Fang Wang, Han Shao, Jinbao Li, Xiaoming Deng
BACKGROUND: Cholecystokinin (CCK), as a gastrointestinal hormone, has an important protective role against sepsis or LPS-induced endotoxic shock. We aim to address the role of CCK in hepatic ischemia followed by reperfusion (I/R) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A murine model of 60min partial hepatic ischemia followed by 6h of reperfusion was used in this study. CCK and CCKAR Levels in blood and liver were detected at 3h, 6h, 12h and 24h after reperfusion. Then the mice were treated with CCK or proglumide, a nonspecific CCK-receptor (CCK-R) antagonist...
May 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515228/nk1-1-cells-promote-sustained-tissue-injury-and-inflammation-after-trauma-with-hemorrhagic-shock
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Shuhua Chen, Rosemary A Hoffman, Melanie Scott, Joanna Manson, Patricia Loughran, Mostafa Ramadan, Anthony J Demetris, Timothy R Billiar
Various cell populations expressing NK1.1 contribute to innate host defense and systemic inflammatory responses, but their role in hemorrhagic shock and trauma remains uncertain. NK1.1(+) cells were depleted by i.p. administration of anti-NK1.1 (or isotype control) on two consecutive days, followed by hemorrhagic shock with resuscitation and peripheral tissue trauma (HS/T). The plasma levels of IL-6, MCP-1, alanine transaminase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were measured at 6 and 24 h. Histology in liver and gut were examined at 6 and 24 h...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508972/development-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-the-short-term-clinical-course-of-a-patient-with-microscopic-polyangiitis-without-neurological-symptoms-at-diagnosis-an-autopsy-case
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Yoshia Miyawaki, Takayuki Katsuyama, Ken-Ei Sada, Kohei Taniguchi, Yuki Kakio, Jun Wada
A 77-year-old man with high-grade fever, progressive renal dysfunction, high serum level of C-reactive protein and positive serum myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) was diagnosed with microscopic polyangiitis with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, and remission induction treatment with glucocorticoids and intravenous cyclophosphamide was initiated. Although his general condition improved in a short time, intracerebral hemorrhage occurred 12 days after the initiation of treatment and emergent hematoma evacuation was performed...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508193/neutrophil-depletion-improves-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
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Rongying Ou, Jia Liu, Mingfen Lv, Jingying Wang, Jinmeng Wang, Li Zhu, Liang Zhao, Yunsheng Xu
PURPOSE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is highly associated with morbidity and mortality in population. Although studies have already demonstrated that the immune response plays a pivotal role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the comprehensive regulation is unclear. Therefore, present study was carried out to investigate the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease development under neutrophil depletion. METHODS: To achieve the aim of the study, C57BL/6 J mice were fed with high fat diet for 6 weeks before treated with neutrophil deplete antibody 1A8 or isotype control (200 μg/ mouse every week) for another 4 weeks...
April 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507626/follow-up-of-value-of-the-intrarenal-resistivity-indices-and-different-renal-biomarkers-for-early-identification-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-type-1-diabetic-patients
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Soha Abd El Dayem, Abo El Magd El Bohy, Mona Hamed, Solaf Ahmed
AIM: To evaluate intrarenal resistivity index (RI) and different biomarkers of diabetic nephropathy (DN) with clinical signs of DN and its progression over time as early detection of DN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This longitudinal study included 48 type 1 diabetic patients who were studied at baseline and after three years. A blood sample was taken for assessment of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1), lipid profile and a urine sample was taken for assessment of albumin/creatinine ratio, Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), liver-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) and kidney injury molecule-1 (Kim-1) at baseline and after three years...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507072/recruitment-of-neutrophils-mediated-by-v%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-deteriorate-liver-fibrosis-induced-by-schistosoma-japonicum-infection-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Li Zheng, Yuan Hu, Yanjuan Wang, Xibao Huang, Yuxin Xu, Yujuan Shen, Jianping Cao
Conventional adaptive T cell responses contribute to the pathogenesis of Schistosoma japonicum infection, leading to liver fibrosis. However, the role of gamma-delta (γδ) T cells in this disease is less clear. γδ T cells are known to secrete IL-17 in response to infection, exerting either protective or pathogenic functions. In the present study, mice infected with S. japonicum are used as a method to characterize the role of γδ T cells. Combined with the infection of S. japonicum, an extremely significant increase in the percentage of neutrophils in the CD45(+) cells was detected (from approximately 2...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506129/kidney-injury-in-infants-and-children-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-before-and-after-iron-treatment
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Rasha H Hassan, Shaimaa M Kandil, Mayada S Zeid, Maysaa E Zaki, Ashraf E Fouda
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to investigate the effects of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) on renal tubular functions before and after iron treatment for infants and children with IDA. We measured urinary levels of two kidney injury markers: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six infants and children with IDA and 20 matched healthy controls were included. We assessed different laboratory parameters, estimated glomerular filtration rate, urinary levels of NGAL, and L-FABP...
May 16, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504654/sugar-makes-neutrophils-rage-linking-diabetes-associated-hyperglycemia-to-thrombocytosis-and-platelet-reactivity
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Robert H Lee, Wolfgang Bergmeier
Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but the link between hyperglycemia and atherothrombotic disease is not completely understood. Patients with diabetes often show hyporesponsiveness to antiplatelet therapies, and it has been suggested that hyperreactive reticulated platelets underlie this altered therapeutic response. In this issue of the JCI, Kraakman et al. uncover a previously unknown link between hyperglycemia and enhanced platelet production and reactivity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504245/macrophage-derived-il-1%C3%AE-promotes-sterile-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-acetaminophen-hepatotoxicity
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Chao Zhang, Jin Feng, Jun Du, Zhiyong Zhuo, Shuo Yang, Weihong Zhang, Weihong Wang, Shengyuan Zhang, Yoichiro Iwakura, Guangxun Meng, Yang-Xin Fu, Baidong Hou, Hong Tang
The metabolic intermediate of acetaminophen (APAP) can cause severe hepatocyte necrosis, which triggers aberrant immune activation of liver non-parenchymal cells (NPC). Overzealous hepatic inflammation determines the morbidity and mortality of APAP-induced liver injury (AILI). Interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) signaling has been shown to play a critical role in various inflammatory conditions, but its precise role and underlying mechanism in AILI remain debatable. Herein, we show that NLRP3 inflammasome activation of IL-1β is dispensable to AILI, whereas IL-1α, the other ligand of IL-1R1, accounts for hepatic injury by a lethal dose of APAP...
May 15, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502130/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-ascitic-fluid-of-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502073/early-impact-of-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-on-liver-kidney-and-lung-damage-in-a-rodent-model
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Ricardo Lima, Pedro L Silva, Vera L Capelozzi, Mariana G Oliveira, Maria Cristina E Santana, Fernanda F Cruz, Paolo Pelosi, Alberto Schanaider, Manu L N G Malbrain, Patricia R M Rocco
BACKGROUND: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) sometimes occurs in critically ill patients following damage control surgery. The purpose of the present study was to develop a model of ACS and to evaluate its pathologic impact on liver, kidney, and lung morphology. METHODS: Twenty Wistar rats (mass 300-350 g) were randomly divided into four groups: 1) intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH): a laparotomy was performed and the abdomen packed with cotton until an intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) of 15 mm Hg was reached; 2) hypovolemia (HYPO): blood was withdrawn until a mean arterial pressure ~60 mm Hg was reached; 3) IAH + HYPO (to resemble clinical ACS); and 4) sham surgery...
May 14, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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