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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908781/heme-oxygenase-1-metabolite-biliverdin-not-iron-inhibits-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-replication
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Angke Zhang, Hong Duan, Na Li, Lijuan Zhao, Fengxing Pu, Baicheng Huang, Chunyan Wu, Yuchen Nan, Taofeng Du, Yang Mu, Qin Zhao, Yani Sun, Gaiping Zhang, Julian A Hiscox, En-Min Zhou, Shuqi Xiao
Porcinereproductiveandrespiratorysyndromevirus (PRRSV) causes significant economic losses to the pork industry worldwide. Previously, we demonstrated that heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) interferes with PRRSV replication. To elucidate the mechanisms involved, here we assess whether the HO-1 downstream metabolites biliverdin (BV) and/or iron mediate the HO-1 antiviral effect. We demonstrate a BV concentration-dependent suppression of PRRSV replication and show that virions are not directly inactivated by BV. Additionally, BV or N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) significantly reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in PRRSV-infected MARC-145 cells; however, because NAC did not reduce viral load, the BV antiviral effect is independent of decreased ROS levels...
November 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908259/a-novel-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-estimation-of-bilirubin-glucuronides-and-its-application-to-in-vitro-enzyme-assays
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Siva Prasad Putluru, Murali Krishna Matta, Deepak Ahire, Murali Subramanian, Michael Sinz, Sandhya Mandlekar
Bilirubin is a toxic waste product of metabolism, eliminated mainly through UGT1A1 mediated conjugation to mono- and di-glucuronides. Due to the potentially low Km value of bilirubin glucuronidation, the quantitative sensitivity obtained with most UV/visible light detection methods are not sufficient to accurately calculate UGT1A1 enzyme kinetics and inhibition properties of new chemical entities at low bilirubin concentrations. In addition, bilirubin, as well as its metabolites, are unstable during sample preparation and bioanalysis...
November 24, 2016: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906826/factors-associated-with-short-and-long-term-liver-graft-survival-in-the-united-kingdom-development-of-a-uk-donor-liver-index
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Dave Collett, Peter J Friend, Christopher Je Watson
BACKGROUND: A measure of donor liver quality, the donor liver index, was developed and validated for the UK population of transplant recipients. Unlike previously proposed measures, this index is only based on variables that are available at the point of retrieval, and so does not include cold ischaemic time. METHODS: Indices of liver quality were based on data from the UK Transplant Registry on all 7929 liver transplants between January 2000 and December 2014. RESULTS: The donor liver index (DLI) was based on factors shown to affect graft survival, which included donor age, sex, height, type (donor after brain death or circulatory death), bilirubin, smoking history, and whether the liver was split...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906144/positive-regulation-of-biochemical-parameters-by-tea-polyphenol-encapsulated-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-at-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-conditions
#4
Karikalan Kulandaivelu, Abul Kalam Azad Mandal
Tea polyphenols (TPPs) comprise preventive and therapeutic potentials against cancer, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Chemical instability of TPP which leads to low bioavailability is the major constrain to its use as therapeutic agent. The authors prepared TPP encapsulated solid lipid nanoparticles (TPP-SLNs) to increase its stability and bioefficacy. Comparison of Fourier transformed infrared spectra of unloaded SLN, free TPP and TPP-SLN indicated encapsulation of TPP. Sustained release of TPP from TP-SLN was observed...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906105/pancreatic-metastases-from-ocular-malignant-melanoma-the-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-to-establish-a-definitive-cytologic-diagnosis-a-case-report
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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Ryan Tanigawa, Martin Coronel, Spencer Cheng, Éverson L A Artifon, José Jukemura, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura
BACKGROUND: When encountering solid pancreatic lesions, nonpancreatic primary metastases are rare and differentiating a metastasis from a primary neoplastic lesion is challenging. The clinical presentation and radiologic features can be similar and the possibility of a pancreatic metastasis should be considered when the patient refers to a history of a different primary cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound offers a key anatomical advantage in accessing the pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration has become the gold standard method for diagnosing pancreatic lesions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905522/circulating-cell-free-dna-telomere-length-and-bilirubin-in-the-vienna-active-ageing-study-exploratory-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anela Tosevska, Bernhard Franzke, Marlene Hofmann, Immina Vierheilig, Barbara Schober-Halper, Stefan Oesen, Oliver Neubauer, Barbara Wessner, Karl-Heinz Wagner
Telomere length (TL) in blood cells is widely used in human studies as a molecular marker of ageing. Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as well as unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) are dynamic blood constituents whose involvement in age-associated diseases is largely unexplored. To our knowledge, there are no published studies integrating all three parameters, especially in individuals of advanced age. Here we present a secondary analysis from the Vienna Active Aging Study (VAAS), a randomized controlled intervention trial in institutionalized elderly individuals (n = 101)...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904243/a-systematic-approach-to-patients-with-jaundice
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Bilal Gondal, Andrew Aronsohn
Jaundice is a clinical manifestation of disorders of underlying bilirubin metabolism, hepatocellular dysfunction, or biliary obstruction. As clinical presentations of yellowing of eyes or skin can be somewhat nonspecific for the underlying etiology of disease, a stepwise approach to evaluation is necessary for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. In this review, we discuss underlying mechanisms of cholestasis and jaundice as well as laboratory and imaging modalities needed to evaluate a patient presenting with hyperbilirubinemia...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903424/inhibition-of-key-digestive-enzymes-related-to-hyperlipidemia-and-protection-of-liver-kidney-functions-by-cystoseira-crinita-sulphated-polysaccharide-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Amel Ben Gara, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Rim Chaaben, Nadia Hammami, Majed Kammoun, Francesco Paolo Patti, Abdelfattah El Feki, Lotfi Fki, Hafedh Belghith, Karima Belghith
The objective of this current study was to investigate the possible hyperlipidemic and antioxidative effects of Cystoseira crinita sulfated polysaccharide (CCSP) in rats fed with a high-fat diet, exhibited an inhibitory activity on pancreatic lipase in vitro. In vivo administration of this extract to HFD-rats lowered body weight and potentially inhibited key enzymes of lipid metabolism and absorption as lipase activity in both plasma and small intestine, which led to a notable decrease of blood LDL- cholesterol (LDL-Ch) and triglycerides (TG) levels, and an increase in HDL-cholesterol (HDL-Ch) levels in HFD-rats...
November 27, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898288/prospective-validation-of-objective-prognostic-score-for-advanced-cancer-inpatients-in-south-korea-a-multicenter-study
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Seok Joon Yoon, Sang-Yeon Suh, Yong Joo Lee, Jeanno Park, Sunwook Hwang, Sanghee Shiny Lee, Hong Yup Ahn, Su-Jin Koh, Keon Uk Park
BACKGROUND: Objective Prognostic Score (OPS) was developed as an easy and simple prognosticating tool in South Korea. It has been validated retrospectively in a single center in South Korea. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to validate the OPS prospectively for advanced cancer inpatients in South Korea using a multicenter study. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. SETTING/SUBJECTS: We enrolled 243 advanced cancer patients admitted in five palliative care units in South Korea from May 2013 till March 2015...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895407/assessment-of-scoring-systems-for-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-at-predicting-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Tae Yeob Kim, Do Seon Song, Dong Hyun Sinn, Eileen L Yoon, Young Kul Jung, Ki Tae Suk, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Hyeong Lee, Tae Hun Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Hyung Joon Yim, Sung Eun Kim, Soon Koo Baik, Byung Seok Lee, Jae Young Jang, Young Seok Kim, Sang Gyune Kim, Jin Mo Yang, Joo Hyun Sohn, Heon Ju Lee, Seung Ha Park, Eun Hee Choi, Dong Joon Kim
AIM: To assess the performance of proposed scores specific for acute-on-chronic liver failure in predicting short-term mortality among patients with alcoholic hepatitis. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 264 patients with clinically diagnosed alcoholic hepatitis from January to December 2013 at 21 academic hospitals in Korea. The performance for predicting short-term mortality was calculated for Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA), CLIF Consortium Organ Failure score (CLIF-C OFs), Maddrey's discriminant function (DF), age, bilirubin, international normalized ratio and creatinine score (ABIC), Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score (GAHS), model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), and MELD-Na...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895355/prediction-of-asialoglycoprotein-receptors-by-correlated-liver-function-parameters-before-hepatectomy
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Wen Jing, Jiang Li, Li Qin Tao, Jia Zhe, Li Bao Liang, Zhang Ke
Flow cytometric analysis of asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) levels on the surface of hepatocytes, which were obtained from the liver specimens of patients that received hepatectomy, were used as predictors of liver dysfunction after major hepatectomy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Chinese patients, based on our previous study which confirmed the value of ASGPR levels on the surface of hepatocytes in evaluating the liver reserve function. The current study was planned to establish a conversion formula for the value of ASGPR with correlated liver function parameters...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894795/histological-parameters-and-alcohol-abstinence-determine-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Carolin Lackner, Walter Spindelboeck, Johannes Haybaeck, Philipp Douschan, Florian Rainer, Luigi Terracciano, Josef Haas, Andrea Berghold, Ramon Bataller, Rudolf E Stauber
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few data exist on predictors of long-term prognosis in patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Most studies have only assessed short-term prognosis in patients with advanced ALD. We aimed to assess the prognostic impact of clinical, biochemical and histological parameters on long-term prognosis in patients with early/compensated and decompensated ALD. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n=192) with biopsy-proven liver disease due to alcohol abuse were analyzed retrospectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894061/direct-bilirubin-a-new-risk-factor-of-adverse-outcome-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Xi-Qi Xu, Zi-Chao Lv, Qian-Qian Liu, Qin-Hua Zhao, Yan Wu, Kai Sun, Xin Jiang, Lan Wang, Fu-Hua Peng, Zhi-Cheng Jing
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that elevated total bilirubin was associated with advanced heart failure, yet no study has ascertained the predictive value of direct serum bilirubin (DBIL) in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of both baseline and follow-up DBIL in patients with IPAH. METHODS: Serum DBIL was measured in 404 IPAH patients at enrollment. Almost 92% patients received specific drugs after diagnosis confirmed...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893675/a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tudca-and-udca-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Hong Ma, Minde Zeng, Ying Han, Huiping Yan, Hong Tang, Jifang Sheng, Heping Hu, Liufang Cheng, Qing Xie, Youfu Zhu, Guofeng Chen, Zhiliang Gao, Wen Xie, Jiyao Wang, Shanming Wu, Guiqiang Wang, Xiaohui Miao, Xiaoqing Fu, Liping Duan, Jie Xu, Lai Wei, Guangfeng Shi, Chengwei Chen, Minhu Chen, Qin Ning, Chen Yao, Jidong Jia
AIM: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is a taurine conjugated form of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) with higher hydrophility. To further evaluate the efficacy and safety of TUDCA for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), we performed this study on Chinese patients. METHODS: 199 PBC patients were randomly assigned to either 250 mg TUDCA plus UDCA placebo or 250 mg UDCA plus TUDCA placebo, 3 times per day for 24 weeks. The primary endpoint was defined as percentage of patients achieving serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) reduction of more than 25% from baseline...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892440/urinary-tract-infection-in-asymptomatic-newborns-with-prolonged-unconjugated-hyperbilirubunemia-a-hospital-based-observational-study-from-western-region-of-nepal
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T Malla, B Sathian, K Karmacharya Malla, S Adhikari
Background Urine culture is usually not a part of work-up for neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia; hence its prevalence remains unknown. Objective This study was done to determine the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in asymptomatic newborns with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and to evaluate which other laboratory parameters are associated with UTIs. Method A prospective observational study where jaundiced newborns otherwise clinically well, were evaluated for UTI. The study was carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara from June 2012 -April 2013...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891749/chlorophyll-derived-yellow-phyllobilins-of-higher-plants-as-medium-responsive-chiral-photoswitches
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Chengjie Li, Klaus Wurst, Steffen Jockusch, Karl Gruber, Maren Podewitz, Klaus R Liedl, Bernhard Kräutler
The fall colors are signs of chlorophyll breakdown, the biological process in plants that generates phyllobilins. Most of the abundant natural phyllobilins are colorless, but yellow phyllobilins (phylloxanthobilins) also occur in fall leaves. As shown here, phylloxanthobilins are unique four-stage photoswitches. Which switching mode is turned on is controlled by the molecular environment. In polar media, phylloxanthobilins are monomeric and undergo photoreversible Z/E isomerization, similar to that observed for bilirubin...
November 28, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891331/association-of-diabetic-nephropathy-and-liver-disorders
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Usha Sachidananda Adiga, B N Malawadi
INTRODUCTION: Liver disorder is known to be a risk factor for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and diabetic patients are at risk of developing liver disorders. Association of liver and renal disease is less explored in the field of research; hence, we conducted a retrospective study on this. AIM: To compare the renal and liver profiles of type II DM patients compared to healthy controls and find the association between the two profiles in diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The renal and liver profiles of 68 type II DM patients and 58 controls were compared...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890773/primary-photosensitization-caused-by-ingestion-of-froelichia-humboldtiana-by-dairy-goats
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Danielle S Santos, Caio C B Silva, Valber O Araújo, Maria de Fátima Souza, Patrícia B Lacerda-Lucena, Sara V D Simões, Franklin Riet-Correa, Ricardo B Lucena
This study aimed to describe the first report of an outbreak of primary photosensitization in dairy goats caused by Froelichia humboldtiana. The disease occurred from March to May 2014, in a mixed flock of 15 Saanen, Alpine, and crossbred lactating goats. The entire flock was affected; however, the Saanen and cross-bred goats developed more severe lesions, and their milk production decreased by as much as 75%. Lesions were progressive and consisted of skin hyperemia, edema, and necrosis, especially in depigmented areas...
November 24, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890655/silver-nanoparticle-treatment-ameliorates-biliary-atresia-syndrome-in-rhesus-rotavirus-inoculated-mice
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Ruizhong Zhang, Zefeng Lin, Vincent Ch Lui, Kenneth Ky Wong, Paul Kh Tam, Puiyan Lee, Chun Nam Lok, Jonathan R Lamb, Yan Chen, Huimin Xia
Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal biliary system disease closely associated with viral infection and bile duct inflammation. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) have previously revealed antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we have investigated the effects of AgNps in the treatment of the Rhesus rotavirus inoculation induced BA in mice. The morphology, liver histopathology, clinical biochemistry examination, and inflammatory cells were analyzed in BA mice. Results indicated that AgNps could significantly increase the survival rate of BA mice, and reduce jaundice and weight lost and the liver enzymes and bilirubin metabolism clinical parameters were close to the normal levels...
November 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890630/arteriovenous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-end-stage-left-sided-heart-failure-patients-has-detrimental-effect-on-patients-with-impaired-right-ventricular-function
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Evangelos Repasos, Elisabeth Kaldara, Christos Pantsios, Chris Kapelios, Emmeleia Nana, Spiridon Vernadakis, Christina Melexopoulou, Konstantinos Malliaras, John Boletis, John N Nanas
INTRODUCTION: Chronic intermittent renal replacement therapy(RRT) is an alternate method of decongestion for patients presenting with diuretic-resistant, end-stage heart failure(HF) and cardiorenal syndrome. The optimal method of vascular access has not been confirmed. This study compared the 6-month outcomes of patients with end-stage HF after the creation of arteriovenous communications (AVC) versus other means of RRT. METHODS: We treated 40 patients with chronic, intermittent, ambulatory RRT, of whom 15 (37...
November 23, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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