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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145306/dynamic-noninvasive-markers-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-without-sustained-virological-response-after-interferon-based-therapy-prioritize-who-needs-urgent-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
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Chao-Min Huang, Tsung-Hui Hu, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chien-Hung Chen, Jing-Houng Wang, Chuan-Mo Lee, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Yi-Hao Yen, Chao-Hung Hung, Chung-Lung Cho, Cheng-Kun Wu
Some patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections who fail to achieve sustained virological responses (SVRs) after interferon (IFN) therapy do not develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Risk stratification of these patients may help identify those who would benefit most from treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).A total of 552 HCV-infected patients with non-SVR status were enrolled. Laboratory data before and after IFN treatment were analyzed to determine the relationship of changes in serum markers with development of HCC during the 7-year study period...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140601/pilot-study-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-with-hcc-exceeding-milan-criteria-bclc-extended-criteria
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Josep M Llovet, Mihai Pavel, Jordi Rimola, Maria Alba Diaz, Jordi Colmenero, David Saavedra, Constantino Fondevila, Carmen Ayuso, Josep Fuster, Pere Ginès, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos Garcia Valdecasas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond Milan criteria might obtain acceptable survival outcomes after liver transplantation. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged as a feasible alternative to overcome the paucity of donors. METHODS: In 2001 we started a protocol for LDLT in Child A-B patients with HCC fulfilling a set of criteria - the BCLC expanded criteria- that expanded the conventional indications of transplantation: 1 tumor ≤ 7cm, 5 tumors ≤ 3cm, 3 tumors ≤ 5cm without macrovascular invasion or down-staging to Milan after loco-regional therapies...
November 15, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138811/high-expression-of-mage-a9-contributes-to-stemness-and-malignancy-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Youping Wei, Yanqin Wang, Jing Gong, Lihua Rao, Zhiwei Wu, Teng Nie, Dongling Shi, Liming Zhang
MAGE-A9, a well-characterized cancer testis antigen (CTA), belongs to a member of melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family. In human malignancies, aberrant expression of MAGE genes correlated with poor clinical prognosis, increased tumor growth, metastases, and enrichment in stem cell populations of certain cancers. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to contribute to the major malignant phenotypes of liver cancer, including recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance. However, expression and potential role of MAGE-A9 in liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) still remain unclear...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137985/the-effect-of-surface-charge-on-the-thermal-stability-and-ice-recrystallization-inhibition-activity-of-antifreeze-protein-iii-afp-iii
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R C Deller, B M Carter, I Zampetakis, F Scarpa, A W Perriman
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of chemical cationization on the structure and function of antifreeze protein III (AFP III) over an extreme temperature range (-40 °C to +90 °C) using far-UV synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD) and ice recrystallization inhibition (IRI) assays. Chemical cationization was able to produce a modified AFP III with a net cationic charge at physiological pH that had enhanced resistance to denaturation at elevated temperatures, with no immediate negative impact on protein structure at subzero temperatures...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137357/akr7a3-suppresses-tumorigenicity-and-chemoresistance-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-attenuation-of-erk-c-jun-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Raymond Kwok Kei Chow, Sarah Tsz-Kwan Sin, Ming Liu, Yan Li, Tim Hon Man Chan, Yangyang Song, Leilei Chen, Dora Lai-Wan Kwong, Xin-Yuan Guan
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which accounts for 85-90% of primary liver cancer, is now the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Here we reported that Aldo-Keto Reductase family 7A isoform 3 (AKR7A3) is frequently down-regulated in HCC, associating with poor overall survival rate, elevated serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) and poor differentiation of HCC. The promoter region of AKR7A3 was detected to be hypermethylated. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was also detected in AKR7A3. Functional assays on both AKR7A3 overexpressed and knockdown cells, including foci formation, colony formation in soft agar, migration, invasion and tumor formation in nude mice, demonstrated the strong tumor suppressive functions of AKR7A3...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137237/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137101/analysis-of-islet-beta-cell-functions-and-their-correlations-with-liver-dysfunction-in-patients-with-neonatal-intrahepatic-cholestasis-caused-by-citrin-deficiency-niccd
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Chun-Ting Lu, Jing Yang, Si-Min Huang, Lie Feng, Ze-Jian Li
Neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency (NICCD) primarily manifests in neonates or infants with hepatomegaly, liver dysfunction, and hypoglycemia. This study investigated the functions of islet beta cells and their correlations with liver dysfunction in NICCD patients.We retrospectively analyzed clinical data on liver function and islet beta cell functions for 36 patients diagnosed with NICCD and 50 subjects as the control group. The NICCD group had significantly higher total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate amino transferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and albumin/globulin ratio (A/G) (P < ...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137099/chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-fed-by-right-internal-thoracic-artery
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Tao Shen, Zhongzhi Jia, Yuanquan Huang, Shaoqin Li, Guomin Jiang, Lihua Cheng
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the value of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) via right internal thoracic artery (RITA) for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).From January 2000 to June 2016, a retrospective study was conducted of all patients with unresectable HCC who underwent TACE via RITA across 3 medical centers. The technical success, serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level changes, major complications, disease control rate, and survival were evaluated and analyzed.During the study peroid, in all, 21 patients (men 21; mean age 57...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136911/one-step-detection-for-two-serological-biomarker-species-to-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tao Gao, Jun Zhi, Chaoli Mu, Shiyu Gu, Jing Xiao, Jie Yang, Zhaoxia Wang, Yang Xiang
At present, the accuracy of clinical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosis needs to be further improved. In this work, two kinds of serological biomarker species, microRNA and protein biomarker, have been detected simultaneously to identify HCC. Herein, a dual-aptamer hairpin DNA oligonucleotide is designed as the electrochemical sensing probe (ESP) to achieve this goal. The hairpin-structured DNA probe consists microRNA-16 (miR-16) complementary sequence and alpha fetoprotein (AFP) aptamer sequence, so it can both capture miR-16 and AFP...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133753/transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-combined-with-simultaneous-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-large-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Tai-Yang Zuo, Feng-Yong Liu, Mao-Qiang Wang, Xian-Xian Chen
BACKGROUND: Currently, the treatment of large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still a challenging problem. Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the main treatment for intermediate end-stage HCC, while it is only a palliative and not a curative treatment due to the existence of residual tumors, and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has limitations in complete ablation of large HCC. We hypothesized that TACE combined with simultaneous RFA (herein referred to as TACE + RFA) could improve the efficacy and survival of large HCC...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133031/chloroquine-upregulates-trail-trailr2-expression-and-potentiates-doxorubicin-anti-tumor-activity-in-thioacetamide-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model
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Sahar A Helmy, Mohamed El-Mesery, Amro El-Karef, Laila A Eissa, Amal M El Gayar
Impaired apoptosis and systemic toxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs make cancer treatment suboptimal. Thus, there is urgency for drug repurposing which facilitates discovery of safe and effective combination therapy. This study aimed to evaluate chloroquine's (CQ) ability to trigger TRAIL/TRAILR2 apoptotic pathway in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) either alone or in combination with doxorubicin (DOX). Moreover, its ability to attenuate DOX-induced cardiotoxicity was investigated. TAA was injected in male Sprague Dawely rats (200 mg/kg; ip; 2 times/week) for 16 weeks...
November 10, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130980/circulating-lncrnas-serve-as-diagnostic-markers-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Weidong Yuan, Yong Sun, Ling Liu, Bing Zhou, Shuming Wang, Dianhua Gu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Circulating (serous or plasmic) long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) as biomarkers for predicting the diagnosis or prognosis of human disease have been well documented. Due to the sensibility or specificity limitation of Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP), a cluster lncRNAs were revealed as fingerprints for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we enrolled all the reported circulating lncRNAs in HCC as candidate targets and examined in an independent cohort. METHODS: The candidate lncRNAs were determined by qRT-PCR divided into training and validation sets...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129627/serum-reference-interval-of-architect-alpha-fetoprotein-in-healthy-chinese-han-adults-sub-analysis-of-a-prospective-multi-center-study
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Cunling Yan, Jia Yang, Lianhua Wei, Jian Hu, Jiaqi Song, Xiaoqin Wang, Ruilin Han, Ying Huang, Wei Zhang, Andrew Soh, Agim Beshiri, Zhuping Fan, Yijie Zheng, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVES: Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) has been widely used in clinical practice for decades. However, large-scale survey of serum reference interval for ARCHITECT AFP is still absent in Chinese population. This study aimed to measure serum AFP levels in healthy Chinese Han subjects, which is a sub-analysis of an ongoing prospective, cross-sectional, multi-center study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03047603). METHODS: This analysis included a total of 530 participants (41...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128083/evolution-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-epidemiology-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Judith Didi-Kouko Coulibaly, Mireille Yeboua, Alphonsine Kouassi Mbengue, Emile Allah Kouadio, Henriette Anzouan-Kacou Kissi, Allah Yves-Omer Binan, Marie-Jeanne Lohoues Kouacou, Alain Attia, Dominique Yao N'Drin, Toussaint Toutou, Innocent Adoubi, Pascal Pineau
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a major concern for Public health in West Africa. In Côte d'Ivoire, the bulk of our knowledge stems from studies conducted decades ago. Our aim was, thus, to assess whether the epidemiological features of this tumor changed recently. METHODS: Records from 863 patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2014 were analyzed. RESULTS: We observed major drifts concerning hepatocellular carcinoma with regards to the 1970-1980 period...
November 8, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127606/wls-expression-correlates-with-tumor-differentiation-and-tnm-stage-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chao Zhou, Yuejun Sun, Shuwei Guo, Xiao Chen, Genchong Bao, Jiandong Wang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. Effective biomarkers are necessary to predict the clinical course and outcome of patients with HCC. Wntless (Wls) is a key modulator of Wnt protein secretion and is overexpressed in various human cancers. However, the mechanism and alteration of Wls expression in HCC have not been clarified. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate expression level of Wls in HCC and its clinical significance...
November 10, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127364/comparing-ataxias-with-oculomotor-apraxia-a-multimodal-study-of-aoa1-aoa2-and-at-focusing-on-video-oculography-and-alpha-fetoprotein
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L L Mariani, S Rivaud-Péchoux, P Charles, C Ewenczyk, A Meneret, B B Monga, M-C Fleury, E Hainque, T Maisonobe, B Degos, A Echaniz-Laguna, M Renaud, T Wirth, D Grabli, A Brice, M Vidailhet, D Stoppa-Lyonnet, C Dubois-d'Enghien, I Le Ber, M Koenig, E Roze, C Tranchant, A Durr, B Gaymard, M Anheim
Whether the recessive ataxias, Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 1 (AOA1) and 2 (AOA2) and Ataxia telangiectasia (AT), can be distinguished by video-oculography and alpha-fetoprotein level remains unknown. We compared 40 patients with AOA1, AOA2 and AT, consecutively referred between 2008 and 2015 with 17 healthy subjects. Video-oculography revealed constant impairments in patients such as cerebellar signs, altered fixation, impaired pursuit, hypometric saccades and abnormal antisaccades. Horizontal saccade latencies could be highly increased reflecting oculomotor apraxia in one third of patients...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127003/recombinant-alpha-fetoprotein-receptor-binding-domain-co-expression-with-polyglutamate-tags-facilitates-in-vivo-folding-in-e-coli
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Murad Mollaev, Neonila Gorokhovets, Elena Nikolskaya, Maria Faustova, Arthur Zabolotsky, Maria Sokol, Oksana Tereshenko, Olga Zhunina, Vitaliy Shvets, Evgeniy Severin, Nikita Yabbarov
A wide range of methods are known to increase the prokaryotic intracellular recombinant proteins solubility, for instance, growth at low temperature, supplementation of culture media with "chemical chaperones" (proline, glycine-betaine, and trehalose), co-expression with chaperones or highly soluble fusion partners. As an alternative, we have introduced the polyglutamate tag, which, as it has been shown, increased the protein solubility and facilitated folding. In this study we evaluated the minimal quantity of high density negatively charged EEEEVE amino acid repeats (pGlu) necessary to switch the recombinant receptor-binding domain of human alpha-fetoprotein (rbdAFP) expression almost entirely from the inclusion bodies to the soluble cytoplasmic fraction in E...
November 7, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121872/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-cea-ca19-9-afp-and-ca125-for-early-gastric-cancer
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Fan Feng, Yangzi Tian, Guanghui Xu, Zhen Liu, Shushang Liu, Gaozan Zheng, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Daiming Fan, Hongwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic and prognostic significance of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate associated antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and cancer antigen 125 (CA125) in early gastric cancer have not been investigated yet. Thus, the present study aimed to explore the diagnostic and prognostic significance of the four tumor markers for early gastric cancer. METHODS: From September 2008 to March 2015, 587 early gastric cancer patients were given radical gastrectomy in our center...
November 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119530/predictors-of-futile-liver-resection-for-patients-with-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-b-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chuan Li, Jun-Yi Shen, Xiao-Yun Zhang, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Jia-Yin Yang, Lu-Nan Yan
BACKGROUND: There is little information concerning futile liver resection for patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B/C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to establish a predictive model of futile liver resection for patients with BCLC stage B/C HCC. METHODS: The outcomes of 484 patients with BCLC stage B/C HCC who underwent liver resection at our centre between 2010 and 2016 were reviewed. Patients were randomised and divided 2:1 into training and validation sets...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118312/dynamics-of-liver-enzymes-in-rabbits-experimentally-infected-with-fasciola-sp-intermediate-form-from-japan
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Wipaporn Jarujareet, Kensuke Taira, Hong Kean Ooi
Dynamics of serum liver enzymes in rabbits experimentally infected with metacercariae of Fasciola sp. (intermediate form between Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica) were monitored. Gradual increase of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were observed from 3 weeks post-inoculation (WPI) and peaked at 6 WPI, which corresponded well to the period of migration and development of juvenile fluke in the liver parenchyma and the time when the young adult flukes migrated to the bile duct...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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