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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434087/hepatitis-b-during-pregnancy-in-endemic-areas-screening-treatment-and-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission
#1
Naichaya Chamroonkul, Teerha Piratvisuth
The proper management of pregnant women infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is necessary to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and to protect the baby from HBV infection. In the majority of cases, vertical transmission can be prevented with a universal screening program, HBV vaccine immunoprophylaxis, and administration of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) for babies born to mothers with HBV. However, in mothers with a high viral load (>200,000 or >1,000,000 IU/ml, depending on the guideline), the chance of immunoprophylaxis failure remains high...
April 22, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433762/novel-viral-and-host-targets-to-cure-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Chunkyu Ko, Thomas Michler, Ulrike Protzer
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global health threat with 240 million chronic carriers at high risk to develop hepatocellular carcinoma. Current antiviral treatment can efficiently control viral replication and reduce liver inflammation, but is still quite far from achieving a cure. Significant progress has been made in understanding the virus life cycle and virus-host interaction in the past few years. With identification of the HBV receptor, cell-culture infection systems have become available that allow drug screening and establishing a pipeline of potential antivirals targeting either viral or host factors...
April 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433112/wilson-disease-liver-pathology
#3
Maciej Pronicki
The liver in Wilson disease may demonstrate a wide range of damage patterns. Some patients may present almost no detectable microscopic pathology, while others display lesions consistent with fulminant hepatitis or acute liver failure. Most liver biopsy specimens show moderate to severe steatosis, variable degree of portal and/or lobular inflammation, and fibrosis eventually progressing to cirrhosis. Additional findings include liver cell degeneration and ballooning, Mallory hyaline bodies, liver cell necrosis, and glycogenation of periportal hepatocytic nuclei...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428634/lipid-droplets-and-liver-disease-from-basic-biology-to-clinical-implications
#4
REVIEW
Nina L Gluchowski, Michel Becuwe, Tobias C Walther, Robert V Farese
Lipid droplets are dynamic organelles that store neutral lipids during times of energy excess and serve as an energy reservoir during deprivation. Many prevalent metabolic diseases, such as the metabolic syndrome or obesity, often result in abnormal lipid accumulation in lipid droplets in the liver, also called hepatic steatosis. Obesity-related steatosis, or NAFLD in particular, is a major public health concern worldwide and is frequently associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here, we review the latest insights into the biology of lipid droplets and their role in maintaining lipid homeostasis in the liver...
April 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428362/hepatic-lipid-accumulation-cause-and-consequence-of-dysregulated-glucoregulatory-hormones
#5
Caroline E Geisler, Benjamin Jennings Renquist
Fatty liver can be diet, endocrine, genetic, viral, or drug induced. Independent of cause, hepatic lipid accumulation promotes systemic metabolic dysfunction. By acting as peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) ligands, hepatic non-esterified fatty acids upregulate expression of gluconeogenic, beta-oxidative, lipogenic, and ketogenic genes, promoting hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and ketosis. The typical hormonal environment in fatty liver disease consists of hyperinsulinemia, hyperglucagonemia, hypercortisolemia, growth hormone deficiency, and elevated sympathetic tone...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428345/proliferation-of-primary-human-hepatocytes-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-b-virus-reinfection-efficiently-deplete-nuclear-cccdna-in-vivo
#6
Lena Allweiss, Tassilo Volz, Katja Giersch, Janine Kah, Giuseppina Raffa, Joerg Petersen, Ansgar W Lohse, Concetta Beninati, Teresa Pollicino, Stephan Urban, Marc Lütgehetmann, Maura Dandri
OBJECTIVE: The stability of the covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in nuclei of non-dividing hepatocytes represents a key determinant of HBV persistence. Contrarily, studies with animal hepadnaviruses indicated that hepatocyte turnover can reduce cccDNA loads but knowledge on the proliferative capacity of HBV-infected primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) in vivo and the fate of cccDNA in dividing PHHs is still lacking. This study aimed to determine the impact of human hepatocyte division on cccDNA stability in vivo...
April 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#7
Pietro Lampertico, Kosh Agarwal, Thomas Berg, Maria Buti, Harry L A Janssen, George Papatheodoridis, Fabien Zoulim, Frank Tacke
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426876/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-during-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-related-multistage-hepatocarcinogenesis-comparison-with-hepatitis-virus-related-carcinogenesis
#8
Junko Kuramoto, Eri Arai, Ying Tian, Nobuaki Funahashi, Masaki Hiramoto, Takao Nammo, Yuichi Nozaki, Yoriko Takahashi, Nanako Ito, Ayako Shibuya, Hidenori Ojima, Aoi Sukeda, Yosuke Seki, Kazunori Kasama, Kazuki Yasuda, Yae Kanai
The aim of this study was to clarify the significance of DNA methylation alterations during non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related hepatocarcinogenesis. Single-CpG-resolution genome-wide DNA methylation analysis was performed on 264 liver tissue samples using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip. After Bonferroni correction, 3331 probes showed significant DNA methylation alterations in 113 samples of non-cancerous liver tissue showing NASH (NASH-N) as compared with 55 samples of normal liver tissue (NLT)...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426815/using-controlled-attenuation-parameter-combined-with-ultrasound-to-survey-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Yi-Hao Yen, Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Jung-Fu Chen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a non-invasive method for measuring hepatic steatosis (HS). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD in hemodialysis patients. METHOD: We prospectively enrolled patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, as well as patients with normal renal function who served as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426101/cancer-risk-among-21st-century-blood-transfusion-recipients
#10
T O Yang, B J Cairns, G K Reeves, J Green, V Beral
Background: Some carcinogenic viruses are known to be transmissible by blood transfusion. Intensive viral screening of transfused blood now exists in most countries. In the UK, high-sensitivity nucleic acid amplification tests for hepatitis C virus were introduced in 1999 and it was thought that this would reduce, and possibly eliminate, transfusion-related liver cancer. We aimed to investigate cancer risk in recipients of blood transfusion in 2000 or after. Methods: A total of 1...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425927/hepatitis-e-virus-genotypes-and-evolution-emergence-of-camel-hepatitis-e-variants
#11
REVIEW
Siddharth Sridhar, Jade L L Teng, Tsz-Ho Chiu, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of viral hepatitis globally. Zoonotic HEV is an important cause of chronic hepatitis in immunocompromised patients. The rapid identification of novel HEV variants and accumulating sequence information has prompted significant changes in taxonomy of the family Hepeviridae. This family includes two genera: Orthohepevirus, which infects terrestrial vertebrates, and Piscihepevirus, which infects fish. Within Orthohepevirus, there are four species, A-D, with widely differing host range...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425411/risk-factors-for-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-resection-in-patients-with-low-hepatitis-b-viral-load
#12
Li-Shuai Qu, Jin-Xia Liu, Jing Zhu, Cui-Hua Lu
BACKGROUND: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to investigate the effect of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) level on prognosis in low viral load (< 2000 IU/mL) patients with hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 192 patients with low viral load who had received curative resection of pathologically confirmed HCC were analyzed to determine the factors affecting prognosis. The risk factors for survival, early and late recurrence (2 years as a cut-off) were studied...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425257/role-of-hygienic-factors-in-the-etiology-of-allergic-disorders-in-children
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Şule Yeşil, Ahmet Kan, Olkar Abdulmajed, Arzu Bakirtaş, Nedim Sultan, Sadık M Demirsoy
BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the role of body flora and chronic inflammatory infections in the etiology of allergic disorders in Turkish children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty pediatric asthma patients with positive skin prick tests and 40 age-matched healthy subjects with negative skin prick tests were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Serum H. pylori IgG, viral hepatitis serology, IL-10, and TGF-beta levels were measured. Stool and throat cultures were taken and tested for occurrence of microorganisms...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422376/spontaneous-remission-of-hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-during-direct-acting-antiviral-agent-based-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
#14
Ken Sato, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yuichi Yamazaki, Satoshi Takakusagi, Norio Horiguchi, Satoru Kakizaki, Motoyasu Kusano, Masanobu Yamada
The administration of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been reported to cause hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation. However, the actual conditions of HBV reactivation and the ideal timing of medical intervention have not been fully evaluated. We reported the cases of two female patients dually infected with HBV and HCV. Both patients were inactive HBV carriers. Although the serum HCV RNA levels promptly decreased after the initiation of DAA-based therapy, the serum HBV DNA levels gradually increased during DAA-based therapy, with the peak serum HBV DNA levels observed at 16 weeks after the initiation of DAA-based therapy in both cases...
April 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422178/enhancing-protective-immunity-to-malaria-with-a-highly-immunogenic-virus-like-particle-vaccine
#15
Katharine A Collins, Rebecca Snaith, Matthew G Cottingham, Sarah C Gilbert, Adrian V S Hill
The leading malaria vaccine in development is the circumsporozoite protein (CSP)-based particle vaccine, RTS,S, which targets the pre-erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium falciparum infection. It induces modest levels of protective efficacy, thought to be mediated primarily by CSP-specific antibodies. We aimed to enhance vaccine efficacy by generating a more immunogenic CSP-based particle vaccine and therefore developed a next-generation RTS,S-like vaccine, called R21. The major improvement is that in contrast to RTS,S, R21 particles are formed from a single CSP-hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) fusion protein, and this leads to a vaccine composed of a much higher proportion of CSP than in RTS,S...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422043/real-world-efficacy-and-safety-of-ritonavir-boosted-paritaprevir-ombitasvir-dasabuvir-%C3%A2-ribavirin-for-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-final-results-of-the-rev1tal-study
#16
John Lubel, Simone Strasser, Katherine A Stuart, Gregory Dore, Alexander Thompson, Stephen Pianko, Steven Bollipo, Joanne L Mitchell, Vincenzo Fragomeli, Tracey Jones, Sarah Chivers, Paul Gow, David Iser, Miriam Levy, Edmund Tse, Alessia Gazzola, Wendy Cheng, Saroj Nazareth, Sam Galhenage, Amanda Wade, Martin Weltman, Alan Wigg, Gerry MacQuillan, Joe Sasadeusz, Jacob George, Amany Zekry, Stuart K Roberts
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the outcomes of ritonavir-boosted paritaprevir with ombitasvir and dasabuvir (PrOD) ± ribavirin in a real-world setting. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of PrOD-based therapy in hepatitis C genotype 1 patients with and without cirrhosis, and to explore pre-treatment factors predictive of sustained viral response (SVR) and serious adverse events (SAEs) on treatment. METHODS: 451 patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 treated in 20 centres across Australia were included...
April 19, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421367/ns3-protease-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-liver-tissue-and-plasma-samples-from-patients-infected-by-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1a-or-1b
#17
Giulia Morsica, Andrea Andolina, Marco Merli, Emanuela Messina, Hamid Hasson, Adriano Lazzarin, Caterina Uberti-Foppa, Sabrina Bagaglio
The presence of naturally occurring resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) in the HCV-protease domain has been poorly investigated in the liver, the main site of HCV replication. We evaluated the natural resistance of the virus to NS3 protease inhibitors in liver tissue and plasma samples taken from HCV-infected patients. RASs were investigated by means of viral population sequencing in liver tissue samples from 18 HCV-infected patients harbouring genotype 1a or genotype 1b; plasma samples from 12 of these patients were also available for virological investigation...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420359/saikosaponins-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-via-lipid-metabolism-dysregulation-and-oxidative-stress-a-proteomic-study
#18
Xiaoyu Li, Xiaojiaoyang Li, Junxian Lu, Youyi Huang, Lili Lv, Yongfu Luan, Runping Liu, Rong Sun
BACKGROUND: Radix Bupleuri (RB) has been popularly used for treating many liver diseases such as chronic hepatic inflammation and viral Hepatitis in China. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence indicates the potential hepatotoxicity of RB or prescriptions containing RB. Recently, Saikosaponins (SS) have been identified as major bioactive compounds isolated from RB, which may be also responsible for RB-induced liver injury. METHODS: Serum AST, ALT and LDH levels were determined to evaluate SS-induced liver injury in mice...
April 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419665/lettuce-produced-hepatitis-c-virus-e1e2-heterodimer-triggers-immune-responses-in-mice-and-antibody-production-after-oral-vaccination
#19
Jihong Liu Clarke, Lisa Paruch, Mihaela-Olivia Dobrica, Iuliana Caras, Catalin Tucureanu, Adrian Onu, Sonya Ciulean, Crina Stavaru, Andre Eerde, Yanliang Wang, Hege Steen, Sissel Haugslien, Catalina Petrareanu, Catalin Lazar, Ioan Popescu, Ralph Bock, Jean Dubuisson, Norica Branza-Nichita
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major etiologic agent for severe liver diseases (e.g., cirrhosis, fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma). Approximately 140 million people have chronic HCV infections and about 500,000 die yearly from HCV-related liver pathologies. To date, there is no licenced vaccine available to prevent HCV infection and production of an HCV vaccine remains a major challenge. Here we report the successful production of the HCV E1E2 heterodimer, an important vaccine candidate, in an edible crop (lettuce, Lactuca sativa) using Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression technology...
April 17, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419653/hcv-viremia-associates-with-nk-cell-activation-and-dysfunction-in-anti-retroviral-hiv-hcv-co-infected-subjects
#20
E Papasavvas, L Azzoni, X Yin, Q Liu, J Joseph, A Mackiewicz, B Ross, K M Lynn, J M Jacobson, K Mounzer, J R Kostman, L J Montaner
The impact of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on immune status in chronically HCV mono-infected when compared to HIV/HCV co-infected on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains poorly understood. A total of 78 African American subjects HCV viremic/naïve to HCV treatment (33 HCV genotype 1 mono-infected, 45 HCV genotype 1/HIV co-infected on ART) were studied. Clinical and liver enzymes measurements were performed. Whole blood was analyzed for immune subset changes by flow-cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were used for same-day constitutive and in vitro Interferon (IFN)-α-induced Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) phosphorylation, K562 target cell lysis and K562 target cell recognition-mediated IFN-γ production...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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