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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351639/call-to-action-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-in-africa
#1
Peyton Wilson, Jonathan B Parr, Ravi Jhaveri, Steve R Meshnick
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a significant public health issue that has not been adequately addressed, especially in the high-prevalence region of Africa. Despite the incorporation of HBV vaccines into the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), children continue to be infected with HBV through maternal-to-child transmission (MTCT). The addition of a birth dose of HBV vaccine would be a cost-effective method to reduce MTCT. Birth-dose HBV vaccine policies have been adopted in the Western Pacific region but have yet to be implemented in the African region...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351564/steatosis-in-south-african-women-how-much-and-why
#2
Nitien H Naran, Mark Haagensen, Nigel J Crowther
BACKGROUND: Globally, steatosis is the commonest type of liver pathology and is closely associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Obesity is common in urban African females but no data is available on hepatic fat content in this population group when compared to other ethnic groups. The aim of this study was therefore to compare hepatic fat content in woman from different ethnic groups in South Africa and to characterise the principle determinants of liver fat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A convenience sample of 106 (48 Indian, 29 African and 29 Caucasian) female volunteers aged 20-60 years and having no history of cardiometabolic disorders were recruited...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351487/contribution-of-parasympathetic-muscarinic-augmentation-of-insulin-secretion-to-olanzapine-induced-hyperinsulinemia
#3
Michael R Rickels, Elys M Perez, Amy J Peleckis, Erica Alshehabi, Huong-Lan Nguyen, Darko Stefanovski, Karl Rickels, Karen L Teff
Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been associated with the development of obesity and diabetes. In particular, olanzapine can induce peripheral insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia independent of weight gain or psychiatric disease. To determine if this compensatory increase in insulin is mediated by parasympathetic muscarinic stimulation, we randomized fifteen healthy subjects 2:1 to receive double-blind olanzapine or placebo for 9 days under diet and activity controlled inpatient conditions...
December 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351478/pentose-phosphate-pathway-activity-parallels-lipogenesis-but-not-antioxidant-processes-in-rat-liver
#4
Eunsook S Jin, Min Hee Lee, Rebecca E Murphy, Craig R Malloy
The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is widely assumed to play a key role in both reductive biosynthesis and protection from oxidative stress because it is the major source of NADPH. However, little is known about the activity of the PPP in fatty liver which is characterized by both oxidative stress and lipogenesis. This study was designed to test whether the PPP is active in parallel with lipogenesis and antioxidant processes in the fatty liver of whole animals. Eight- and 16-week old, obese Zucker diabetic fatty rats and their lean littermates received [U-13C3]glycerol, and 13C labeling patterns of glucose and triglycerides were analyzed for the assessment of hepatic PPP activity and the potentially-related processes simultaneously...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351477/mathematical-analysis-of-circadian-disruption-and-metabolic-re-entrainment-of-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-the-intertwining-entraining-roles-of-light-and-feeding
#5
Seul-A Bae, Ioannis P Androulakis
The circadian rhythms influence the metabolic activity from molecular level to tissue, organ, and host level. Disruption of the circadian rhythms manifest to the host's health as metabolic syndromes including obesity, diabetes, and elevated plasma glucose, eventually leading to cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the mechanism behind the relationship between circadian rhythms and metabolism. To start answering this question, we propose a semi-mechanistic mathematical model to study the effect of circadian disruption on hepatic gluconeogenesis in humans...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351395/macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-increases-hepatic-macrophage-content-liver-growth-and-lipid-accumulation-in-neonatal-rats
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Clare Pridans, Kristin A Sauter, Katharine M Irvine, Gemma M Davis, Lucas Lefevre, Anna Raper, Rocio Rojo, Ajit J Nirmal, Philippa Beard, Michael Cheeseman, David A Hume
Signaling via the colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) controls the survival, differentiation and proliferation of macrophages. Mutations in CSF1, or CSF1R in mice and rats have pleiotropic effects on postnatal somatic growth. We tested the possible application of CSF1-Fc as a therapy for low birth weight (LBW) at term, using a model based upon maternal dexamethasone treatment in rats. Neonatal CSF1-Fc treatment did not alter somatic growth, and did not increase the blood monocyte count. Instead, there was a substantial increase in the size of liver in both control and LBW rats, and the treatment greatly exacerbated the lipid droplet accumulation seen in the dexamethasone LBW model...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351394/bile-acid-profiles-within-the-enterohepatic-circulation-in-a-diabetic-rat-model-after-bariatric-surgeries
#7
Meng Wei, Yi Shao, Qiao-Ran Liu, Qun-Zheng Wu, Xiang Zhang, Ming-Wei Zhong, Shao-Zhuang Liu, Guang-Yong Zhang, San-Yuan Hu
Bile acids (BAs), which are synthesized in the liver and cycled in the enterohepatic circulation, have been recognized as signaling molecules by activating their receptors in the intestine and liver. Serum taurine-conjugated BAs have been shown to be elevated after bariatric surgeries, although the postoperative BA profiles within the enterohepatic circulation have not been investigated. Clarification of these profiles could help explain the mechanisms by which bariatric surgery leads to BA profile alterations and subsequent metabolic effects...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351389/proliferation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-mediated-by-yap-and-taz-contributes-to-liver-repair-and-regeneration-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#8
Takanori Konishi, Rebecca M Schuster, Alex B Lentsch
Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) are key regulators of cell proliferation and organ size, however, their physiological contribution after liver injury has not been fully understood. In this study, we sought to determine the role of YAP and TAZ during liver recovery after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). A murine model of partial (70%) I/R was used to induce liver injury and study the reparative and regenerative response. After liver injury, there was marked activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351317/hafts-are-novel-lncrna-transcripts-from-aflatoxin-exposure
#9
B Alex Merrick, Justin S Chang, Dhiral P Phadke, Meredith A Bostrom, Ruchir R Shah, Xinguo Wang, Oksana Gordon, Garron M Wright
The transcriptome can reveal insights into precancer biology. We recently conducted RNA-Seq analysis on liver RNA from male rats exposed to the carcinogen, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), for 90 days prior to liver tumor onset. Among >1,000 differentially expressed transcripts, several novel, unannotated Cufflinks-assembled transcripts, or HAfTs (Hepatic Aflatoxin Transcripts) were found. We hypothesized PCR-cloning and RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends) could further HAfT identification. Sanger data was obtained for 6 transcripts by PCR and 16 transcripts by 5'- and 3'-RACE...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351246/addition-of-berberine-to-preservation-solution-in-an-animal-model-of-ex-vivo-liver-transplant-preserves-mitochondrial-function-and-bioenergetics-from-the-damage-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion
#10
Rui Miguel Martins, Anabela Pinto Rolo, João Soeiro Teodoro, Emanuel Furtado, Rui Caetano Oliveira, José Guilherme Tralhão, Carlos Marques Palmeira
Liver transplantation is a therapeutic regimen to treat patients with non-malignant end-stage liver diseases and malignant tumors of hepatic origin. The ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in liver transplantation is associated with disruption of mitochondrial function in the hepatic parenchyma. Several studies have been conducted in animal models to identify pharmacological therapeutic strategies to minimize the injury induced by the cold/warm I/R in liver transplantation. Most of these studies were conducted in unrealistic conditions without the potential to be translated to clinical usage...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350831/randomized-trial-on-extended-versus-modified-right-lobe-grafts-in-live-donor-liver-transplantation
#11
Christi Titus Varghese, Viju Kumar Bharathan, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Ramachandran N Menon, Othiyil Vayoth Sudheer, Puneet Dhar, Sudhindran Surendran
Despite advances in the practice of live donor liver transplantation (LDLT), the optimum surgical approach with respect to the middle hepatic vein (MHV) in right lobe LDLT remains undefined. We designed a randomized trial to compare the early postoperative outcomes in recipients and donors between extended right lobe grafts (ERG: transection plane was maintained to the left of MHV, and division of MHV performed beyond the segment VIII vein) and modified right lobe grafts (MRG: transection plane was maintained to the right of MHV, the segment V and VIII drainage was reconstructed using a conduit of recipient portal vein)...
January 19, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350774/hepatitis-b-virus-surface-gene-pre-s2-mutant-as-a-high-risk-serum-marker-for-hepatoma-recurrence-after-curative-hepatic-resection
#12
Chia-Jui Yen, Yu-Lin Ai, Hung-Wen Tsai, Shih-Huang Chan, Chia-Sheng Yen, Kuang-Hsiung Cheng, Yun-Ping Lee, Chia-Wei Kao, Yu-Chun Wang, Yi-Lin Chen, Cheng-Han Lin, Tsunglin Liu, Huey-Pin Tsai, Jen-Ren Wang, Ih-Jen Su, Wenya Huang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The pre-S2 mutant large HBV surface antigen (LHBS) is highly associated with HCC. This study aimed to analyze the expression of the large form of surface protein in tumors and to evaluate the LHBS with mutations within the pre-S2 region as a high-risk recurrence marker in HCC patients after curative hepatic resection. By the analyses of immunohistochemical staining (N = 12) and Western Blotting (N = 22), the HBV surface protein, which is mainly comprised of the major form of HBS, was greatly diminished in the tumors...
January 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350773/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-glucose-homeostasis-after-oral-administration
#13
Zhangjian Chen, Yun Wang, Xiang Wang, Lin Zhuo, Shi Chen, Shichuan Tang, Lin Zhao, Xianguo Luan, Guang Jia
As food additives, titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been widely used in various products that are usually simultaneously consumed with a high content of sugar, thus necessitating research on the effect of TiO2 NPs on glucose homeostasis. We conducted an animal study to explore the effect of orally administrated TiO2 NPs on glucose absorption and metabolism in rats at 0, 2, 10 and 50 mg kg-1 body weight day-1 for 30 and 90 days. The results showed that oral exposure to TiO2 NPs caused a slight and temporary hypoglycemic effect in rats at 30 days post-exposure but recovered at 90 days post-exposure...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350771/recombinant-relaxin-protects-liver-transplants-from-ischemia-damage-via-hepatocyte-glucocorticoid-receptor-from-bench-to-bedside
#14
Shoichi Kageyama, Kojiro Nakamura, Takehiro Fujii, Bibo Ke, Rebecca A Sosa, Elaine F Reed, Nakul Datta, Ali Zarrinpar, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) represents a major risk factor of early graft dysfunction and acute/chronic rejection as well as a key obstacle to expanding the donor pool in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Although glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling may enhance cytoprotective programs, clinical use of glucocorticoid is limited due to adverse effects, while clinical relevance of GR-facilitated cytoprotection in OLT remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate the significance of hepatic GR in clinical OLT and verify the impact of recombinant human relaxin (rhRLX), which may function as GR agonist in tissue/disease-specific manner...
January 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350768/diet-affects-gut-microbiota-and-modulates-hospitalization-risk-differentially-in-an-international-cirrhosis-cohort
#15
Jasmohan S Bajaj, Ramazan Idilman, Leila Mabudian, Matthew Hood, Andrew Fagan, Dilara Turan, Melanie B White, Fatih Karakaya, Jessica Wang, Rengül Atalay, Phillip B Hylemon, Edith A Gavis, Robert Brown, Leroy R Thacker, Chathur Acharya, Douglas M Heuman, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Patrick M Gillevet
The relative ranking of cirrhosis-related deaths differs between high/middle-income countries. Gut microbiome is affected in cirrhosis and related to diet. Our aim was to determine the effect of differing dietary habits on gut microbiota and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Outpatient compensated/decompensated cirrhotics and controls from Turkey and USA underwent dietary and stool microbiota analysis. Cirrhotics were followed till 90-day hospitalizations. Shannon diversity and multi-variable determinants (Cox and binary logistic) of microbial diversity and hospitalizations were studied within/between groups...
January 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350757/hepatoprotective-effects-of-sophoricoside-against-fructose-induced-liver-injury-via-regulating-lipid-metabolism-oxidation-and-inflammation-in-mice
#16
Wenfeng Li, Yalong Lu
The dried fruit of Sophora japonica L. is a traditional Chinese herb tea rich in sophoricoside that is an isoflavone glycoside. The aim of current study was to investigate the hepatic protective effect of sophoricoside in high fructose (HF) diet fed mice. Healthy male mice were fed 30% fructose water and treated 80 and 160 mg/kg·bw sophoricoside continuously for 8 wk. Our data showed that administration of sophoricoside at 80 and 160 mg/kg·bw observably decreased the body weight and liver weight in HF-fed mice...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350750/the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-selenium-enriched-yeast-and-gum-arabic-combination-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-chronic-liver-injury-in-rats
#17
Mohammed Hamid, Yassin Abdulrahim, Dandan Liu, Gang Qian, Alamzeb Khan, Kehe Huang
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of selenium-enriched yeast (SY) and Gum Arabic (GA) have been reported. This study aimed to determine the hepatoprotective effect of SY and GA combination on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced chronic liver injury in rats and to explore their synergistic mechanisms of action. Forty adult male Wistar rats randomly allotted to 5 groups: (A) worked as control, (B) was administered CCl4 , (C-E) were fed daily by GA, SY, and GA+SY respectively after mixing with basal diet, following CCl4 -intoxication...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350698/identification-and-management-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-veno-occlusive-disease-eelated-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation%C3%A2
#18
Mairéad Ní Chonghaile, Karen Wolownik
BACKGROUND: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), also called hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that affects about 1 in 7 patients undergoing this procedure. SOS/VOD is caused by the conditioning regimens administered prior to HSCT; in some cases, SOS/VOD results from chemotherapy alone. SOS/VOD usually develops within three weeks following HSCT; however, it can have later onset. 
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February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350678/pik3r3-regulates-ppar%C3%AE-expression-to-stimulate-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-and-decrease-hepatosteatosis
#19
Xi Yang, Yinjia Fu, Fuqing Hu, Xuelai Luo, Junbo Hu, Guihua Wang
Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling plays an important role in the regulation of cellular lipid metabolism and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, little is known about the role of the regulatory subunits of PI3K in lipid metabolism and NAFLD. In this study, we characterized the functional role of PIK3R3 in fasting-induced hepatic lipid metabolism. In this study, we showed that the overexpression of PIK3R3 promoted hepatic fatty acid oxidation via PIK3R3-induced expression of PPARα, thus improving the fatty liver phenotype in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced mice...
January 19, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350547/regulation-of-autophagy-by-hepatitis-c-virus-for-its-replication
#20
Linya Wang, Jing-Hsiung James Ou
Macroautophagy, hereafter autophagy, is a catabolic process that is important for maintaining cellular homeostasis. It can also be used by cells to remove intracellular microbial pathogens. However, the studies on hepatitis C virus (HCV) in recent years indicated that this virus could regulate this cellular pathway and use it to enhance its replication. HCV could temporally control the autophagic flux and use the autophagic membranes for the assembly of its RNA replication complex. In this report, we will discuss the biogenesis of autophagosomes induced by HCV and how HCV uses this autophagic pathway for its RNA replication...
January 19, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
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