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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149510/transferrin-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-cirrhosis
#1
André Viveiros, Armin Finkenstedt, Benedikt Schaefer, Mattias Mandorfer, Bernhard Scheiner, Konrad Lehner, Moritz Tobiasch, Thomas Reiberger, Herbert Tilg, Michael Edlinger, Heinz Zoller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with cirrhosis frequently present with high serum ferritin and low transferrin concentrations, reflecting impaired liver function and inflammation. Recent studies have shown that transferrin and its saturation with iron are MELD-independent predictors of mortality in patients with acute on chronic liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of serum iron parameters in relation to markers of liver function and immune activation...
November 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149457/hmgb1-controls-liver-cancer-initiation-through-yap-dependent-aerobic-glycolysis
#2
Ruochan Chen, Shan Zhu, Xue-Gong Fan, Haichao Wang, Michael T Lotze, Herbert J Zeh, Timothy R Billiar, Rui Kang, Daolin Tang
Emerging studies have suggested that the Hippo pathway is involved in the tumorigenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the key regulator of the Hippo pathway in liver tumor metabolic reprogramming remains elusive. Here, we provide evidence to support that high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a chromosomal protein, plays a role in the regulation of the Hippo pathway during liver tumorigenesis. Cre/loxP recombination-mediated HMGB1 depletion in hepatocytes blocks diethylnitrosamine-induced liver cancer initiation in mice, whereas shRNA-mediated gene silencing of HMGB1 inhibits HCC cell proliferation...
November 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149346/novel-pathways-of-endocrine-disruption-through-pesticides-interference-with-human-mineralocorticoid-receptors
#3
Jianyun Zhang, Xin Huang, Hongling Liu, Weiping Liu, Jing Liu
Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is one member of the steroid receptor family. In addition to its important role in Na+/K+ homeostasis, MR is reported as a tumor-suppressor in carcinogenesis. So far, little was known about the ability of pesticides to interfere with MR. In this study, a total of 43 pesticides and/or metabolites were investigated for their potential effects on human MR. None of the tested pesticides exhibited MR agonistic potency, while 16 compounds showed antagonistic activities. Further investigations indicated that these 16 chemicals individually antagonized aldosterone-induced alkaline phosphatase expression in vascular smooth muscle cells and aldosterone-inhibited hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation at higher concentrations, and the mixture of these 16 pesticides at environmentally relevant concentrations significantly disrupted MR activity...
November 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149205/kir-content-genotypes-associate-with-carriage-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-e-antigen-and-hbv-viral-load-in-gambians
#4
Louis-Marie Yindom, Maimuna Mendy, Christopher Bodimeade, Caroline Chambion, Peter Aka, Hilton C Whittle, Sarah L Rowland-Jones, Robert Walton
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes over 800,000 deaths worldwide annually, mainly in low income countries, and incidence is rising rapidly in the developed world with the spread of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses. Natural Killer (NK) cells protect against viral infections and tumours by killing abnormal cells recognised by Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR). Thus genes and haplotypes encoding these receptors may be important in determining both outcome of initial hepatitis infection and subsequent chronic liver disease and tumour formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148232/disulfiram-combined-with-copper-inhibits-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways
#5
Yi Li, Li-Hui Wang, Hao-Tian Zhang, Ya-Ting Wang, Shuai Liu, Wen-Long Zhou, Xiang-Zhong Yuan, Tian-Yang Li, Chun-Fu Wu, Jing-Yu Yang
Late-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually has a low survival rate because of the high risk of metastases and the lack of an effective cure. Disulfiram (DSF) has copper (Cu)-dependent anticancer properties in vitro and in vivo. The present work aims to explore the anti-metastasis effects and molecular mechanisms of DSF/Cu on HCC cells both in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that DSF inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion of HCC cells. Cu improved the anti-metastatic activity of DSF, while Cu alone had no effect...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147766/pictorial-essay-imaging-findings-following-y90-radiation-segmentectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Ronald A Mora, Rehan Ali, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Ali Al Asadi, Joseph Ralph Kallini, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Samdeep Mouli, Bartley Thornburg, Kush Desai, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
Transarterial radioembolization is a novel therapy that has gained rapid clinical acceptance for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Segmental radioembolization [also termed radiation segmentectomy (RS)] is a technique that can deliver high doses (> 190 Gy) of radiation selectively to the hepatic segment(s) containing the tumor. The aim of this comprehensive review is to provide an illustrative summary of the most relevant imaging findings encountered after radiation segmentectomy. A 62-patient cohort of Child-Pugh A patients with solitary HCC < 5 cm in size was identified...
November 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147078/long-noncoding-rnas-as-a-key-player-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
REVIEW
Mrigaya Mehra, Ranjit Chauhan
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignancy in the liver and has emerged as one of the main cancers in the world with a high mortality rate. However, the molecular mechanisms of HCC are still poorly understood. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently come to the forefront as functional non-protein-coding RNAs that are involved in a variety of cellular processes ranging from maintaining the structural integrity of chromosomes to gene expression regulation in a spatiotemporal manner. Many recent studies have reported the involvement of lncRNAs in HCC which has led to a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms operating in HCC...
2017: Biomarkers in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146496/euterpe-oleracea-pulp-extract-chemical-analyses-antibiofilm-activity-against-staphylococcus-aureus-cytotoxicity-and-interference-on-the-activity-of-antimicrobial-drugs
#8
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza, Renan Martins Dos Santos, Isabela Penna Cerávolo, Gustavo Cosenza, Pedro Henrique Ferreira Marçal, Flávio Jr Barbosa Figueiredo
Euterpe oleracea (Açaí) fruit are widely consumed at the Brazil Amazon region, and biological potentials such as immunomodulatory and antioxidant have been described for its extracts. However, its antimicrobial effect remains poorly investigated. In this study, the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of the methanolic extract of an artisanally-manufactured açaí pulp (MEAP) were evaluated against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Besides, MEAP interference on the activity of antimicrobial drugs of clinical relevance was explored, and its cytotoxicity against hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) was investigated...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146062/three-cases-of-adrenocortical-tumors-mistaken-for-hepatocellular-carcinomas-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-differential-diagnosis
#9
Won Young Park, Hyung Il Seo, Kyung Un Choi, Ahrong Kim, Young Keum Kim, So Jeong Lee, Chang Hun Lee, Gi Yeong Huh, Do Youn Park
Adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas in other parenchyma are extremely rare, with few cases reported and because of the rarity of these tumors, they occasionally cause problems during diagnosis. Adrenal cortical neoplasms in liver parenchyma can be present in 3 forms, including direct invasion or adhesion to liver parenchyma, tumors arising in adrenohepatic fusion tissue or in ectopic adrenal gland tissue. We report 3 cases of adrenal cortical tumors that were misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma in the preoperative state...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145632/clinical-significance-of-cd13-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-markers-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Chihiro Yamanaka, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Hisanori Hatano, Kunihito Gotoh, Takehiro Noda, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Koichi Kawamoto, Hiroaki Nagano, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
Background & Aims: To improve prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the molecular mechanisms of tumor thrombus formation and metastasis must be clarified. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cells (CSCs) play crucial roles in tumor invasion and metastasis. This study aimed to reveal the clinical significance of the expression of the functional CSC marker, CD13, and investigate the correlation between CD13 expression and two EMT markers, E-cadherin and vimentin...
November 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145320/scapular-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-presenting-as-acute-bleeding-and-hematoma-a-case-report-of-safe-and-effective-treatment
#11
Ki-Hyun Kim, Hyung-Hoon Oh, Dong-Jun Son, Ji-Yoon Hong, Young-Hoon Jeong, Jin-Seong Jung, Hyeong-Min Yu, Dae-Seong Myung, Sung-Bum Cho, Wan-Sik Lee, Jin-Woong Kim, Young-Eun Joo
RATIONALE: The occurrence of bleeding and hematoma from bone metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of scapular metastasis of HCC in a 69-year-old man who presented with acute bleeding and hematoma. DIAGNOSES: Chest computed tomography showed a large hematoma within the right pectoral muscle of the right upper chest and an exophytic metastatic mass in the right scapula with bony destruction, which caused the intramuscular hematoma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145315/iodine-125-seed-implantation-for-synchronous-pancreatic-metastases-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Junjie Xiong, Selina Kwong Chian, Jiao Li, Xubao Liu
RATIONALE: The image-guided iodine-125 seed implantation has been widely used for a variety of tumors, including prostatic cancer, pulmonary cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancer. However, the clinical value of iodine-125 seed implantation for the treatment of pancreatic metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma has not been reported. We presented the first case with ultrasound-guided iodine-125 seed implantation for this disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented the case of a 48-year-old man patient with primary hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic metastasis who was managed with ultrasound-guided iodine-125 seeds implantation...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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
#13
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/29145293/y-configuration-stent-combined-with-iodine-125-seeds-strand-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-tumor-thrombosis-in-portal-vein-branches-a-case-report
#14
Tan Tan, Yudong Xiao, Shunke Zhou, Cong Ma, Zishu Zhang
RATIONALE: Currently, the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is a challenge. Percutaneous puncture endovascular placement of iodine-125 (I) seeds strand and stent is reported to treat HCC with tumor thrombus effectively. However, it is proved to be only suitable for the main portal vein (MPV) thrombus. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old male patient was referred to our institution after experiencing right upper abdominal distention without abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting for 2 weeks...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145165/long-non-coding-rna-dlx6-as1-aggravates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-carcinogenesis-by-modulating-mir-203a-mmp-2-pathway
#15
Lei Zhang, Xiaowei He, Ting Jin, Li Gang, Zhenlin Jin
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been wildly verified to modulate multiple tumorigenesis, especially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In present study, our team aims to investigate the role of lncRNA DLX6-AS1 in the HCC carcinogenesis. Results of early-stage experiments found that DLX6-AS1 expression level was up-regulated in 60 cases of HCC tissue samples compared with adjacent normal tissue. Moreover, the aberrant overexpression of DLX6-AS1 indicated the poor prognosis of HCC patients. Loss-of-function experiments revealed that DLX6-AS1 knockdown inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion of HCC cells in vitro, and decreased the tumor growth in vivo...
October 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145036/liver-immunotolerance-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patho-physiological-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Gaël S Roth, Thomas Decaens
At the moment of the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 70% of patients have only access to palliative treatments, with very few therapeutic options. Liver immunology is very specific, and liver immunotolerance is particularly developed because of the constant and massive influx of antigens. Deregulation of hepatic immunotolerance is implicated in chronic liver diseases development and particularly in liver carcinogenesis. For these reasons, HCC may be an excellent candidate for anticancer immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting CTLA-4 and PD-L1/PD-1...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144743/diselaginellin-b-an-unusual-dimeric-molecule-from-selaginella-pulvinata-inhibited-metastasis-and-induced-apoptosis-of-smmc-7721-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#17
Yuan Cao, Ming Zhao, Yue Zhu, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Lukas Oberer, Jin-Ao Duan
Two new unusual dimeric selaginellins, diselaginellins A and B (1 and 2), along with two known derivatives, selaginellin (3) and selaginellin B (4), were isolated from Selaginella pulvinata. Their structures were elucidated by extensive NMR and high-resolution ESIMS data analysis. Compound 2 displayed apoptosis-inducing and antimetastatic activities against the human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line SMMC-7721. A microarray analysis revealed that genes related to metabolism, angiogenesis, and metastasis were altered by 2...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144590/metabolic-profiling-of-normal-hepatocyte-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#18
Yang Chen, Zhong Chen, Jiang-Hua Feng, Yun-Bin Chen, Nai-Shun Liao, Ying Su, Chang-Yan Zou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes death mainly by disseminated metastasis progression from the organ being confined. Different metastatic stages are closely related to cellular metabolic profiles. Normal hepatocyte and HepG2 cell line from low metastatic HCC were studied by NMR-based metabolomic techniques. Multivariate and univariate statistical analyses were utilized to identify characteristic metabolites from cells and cultured media. Elevated levels of acetate, creatine, isoleucine, leucine, and phenylalanine were observed in HepG2 cells, suggesting more active in gathering nutrient components along with altered amino acid metabolisms and enhanced lipid metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144509/circular-rna-expression-is-suppressed-by-androgen-receptor-ar-regulated-adenosine-deaminase-that-acts-on-rna-adar1-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Liang Shi, Peijian Yan, Yuelong Liang, Yin Sun, Jiliang Shen, Senjun Zhou, Hui Lin, Xiao Liang, Xiujun Cai
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a heterogeneous malignancy as a result of complex genetic and epigenetic alterations. HCC is characterized by a clear gender disparity for which there is lack of a clear mechanistic understanding. Androgen receptor (AR) is thought to be critical for such bias. Meanwhile, the potential function of circular RNA (circRNA), regulated by RNA editing enzyme, remained largely unknown in malignancy till now. By utilizing circRNA microarray survey coupled with in vitro analysis, we analyzed the influence of AR on circRNA expression in HCC...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144460/inflammation-induced-iga-cells-dismantle-anti-liver-cancer-immunity
#20
Shabnam Shalapour, Xue-Jia Lin, Ingmar N Bastian, John Brain, Alastair D Burt, Alexander A Aksenov, Alison F Vrbanac, Weihua Li, Andres Perkins, Takaji Matsutani, Zhenyu Zhong, Debanjan Dhar, Jose A Navas-Molina, Jun Xu, Rohit Loomba, Michael Downes, Ruth T Yu, Ronald M Evans, Pieter C Dorrestein, Rob Knight, Christopher Benner, Quentin M Anstee, Michael Karin
The role of adaptive immunity in early cancer development is controversial. Here we show that chronic inflammation and fibrosis in humans and mice with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is accompanied by accumulation of liver-resident immunoglobulin-A-producing (IgA(+)) cells. These cells also express programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and interleukin-10, and directly suppress liver cytotoxic CD8(+) T lymphocytes, which prevent emergence of hepatocellular carcinoma and express a limited repertoire of T-cell receptors against tumour-associated antigens...
November 16, 2017: Nature
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