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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230250/metformin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-tgf%C3%AE-1-expression-by-targeting-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4%C3%AE
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Ruifei Chen, Yenan Feng, Jimin Wu, Yao Song, Hao Li, Qiang Shen, Dan Li, Jianshu Zhang, Zhizhen Lu, Han Xiao, Youyi Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Metformin, a small molecule antihyperglycaemic agent, is well-known as an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator and protects against cardiac fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) is a key cytokine mediating cardiac fibrosis. Here, we investigated the effects of metformin on TGFβ1 production induced by angiotensin II (AngII) and the underlying mechanisms. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Wild-type and AMPKα2(-/-) C57BL/6 mice were subcutaneously injected with metformin or saline and infused with AngII (3 mg kg(-1) day(-1) ) for 7 days...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230015/screening-of-gene-mutations-associated-with-bone-metastasis-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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Kun Zhang, Min Zhang, Jinlong Zhu, Wang Hong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the gene mutation of advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with bone metastasis using next-generation sequencing (NGS), and screen for the driver genes which are associated with bone metastasis of lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight clinicopathologic samples from advanced NSCLC combined with bone metastasis patients were collected. Exome sequencing was conducted within 483 tumor-associated genes using Hiseq 2000_PE75 NGS platform...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229921/protective-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-from-anoectochilus-roxburghii-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Biyu Zeng, Minghua Su, Qingxi Chen, Qiang Chang, Wei Wang, Huihua Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. is traditionally used for the treatment of various types of chronic and acute hepatitis in China. Considering that Anoectochilus roxburghii polysaccharide (ARPT) is the main constituent of Anoectochilus roxburghii, the present study was designed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of ARPT and its possible mechanism in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hepatoprotective activity of ARPT (150, 300 and 500 mg/kg) were investigated on CCl4-induced acute liver damage in mice...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220125/hgf-secreted-by-activated-kupffer-cells-induces-apoptosis-of-plasmodium-infected-hepatocytes
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Lígia Antunes Gonçalves, Joana Rodo, Lurdes Rodrigues-Duarte, Luciana Vieira de Moraes, Carlos Penha-Gonçalves
Malaria liver stage infection is an obligatory parasite development step and represents a population bottleneck in Plasmodium infections, providing an advantageous target for blocking parasite cycle progression. Parasite development inside hepatocytes implies a gross cellular insult evoking innate host responses to counteract intra-hepatocytic infection. Using primary hepatocyte cultures, we investigated the role of Kupffer cell-derived hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in malaria liver stage infection. We found that Kupffer cells from Plasmodium-infected livers produced high levels of HGF, which trigger apoptosis of infected hepatocytes through a mitochondrial-independent apoptosis pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218289/type-i-neuregulin1%C3%AE-is-a-novel-local-mediator-to-suppress-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-in-mice
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Takatomo Arai, Yumika Ono, Yujiro Arimura, Keimon Sayama, Tomohiro Suzuki, Satoko Shinjo, Mai Kanai, Shin-Ichi Abe, Kentaro Semba, Nobuhito Goda
Neuregulin1 is an epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domain-containing protein that has multiple isoforms and functions as a local mediator in the control of various cellular functions. Here we show that type I isoform of neuregulin1 with an α-type EGF-like domain (Nrg1α) is the major isoform in mouse liver and regulates hepatic glucose production. Forced expression of Nrg1α in mouse liver enhanced systemic glucose disposal and decreased hepatic glucose production with reduced fasting blood glucose levels...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216578/tumor-microenvironment-a-paradigm-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Maryam Tahmasebi Birgani, Vinicio Carloni
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the most lethal and prevalent cancers in the human population. Different etiological factors such as hepatitis B and C virus, alcohol and diabetes cause liver injury followed by inflammation, necrosis and hepatocytes proliferation. Continuous cycles of this destructive-regenerative process culminates in liver cirrhosis which is characterized by regenerating nodules that progress to dysplastic nodules and ultimately HCC. Despite its significance, there is only an elemental understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms, and there are only limited therapeutic options...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215634/isolation-and-expansion-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatic-progenitor-cells-by-growth-factor-defined-serum-free-culture-conditions
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Takayuki Fukuda, Kazuo Takayama, Mitsuhi Hirata, Yu-Jung Liu, Kana Yanagihara, Mika Suga, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Miho K Furue
Limited growth potential, narrow ranges of sources, and difference in variability and functions from batch to batch of primary hepatocytes cause a problem for predicting drug-induced hepatotoxicity during drug development. Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived hepatocyte-like cells in vitro are expected as a tool for predicting drug-induced hepatotoxicity. Several studies have already reported efficient methods for differentiating hPSCs into hepatocyte-like cells, however its differentiation process is time-consuming, labor-intensive, cost-intensive, and unstable...
February 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214200/concurrent-met-copy-number-gain-and-kras-mutation-is-a-poor-prognostic-factor-in-pancreatobiliary-subtype-ampullary-cancers
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Mi Jung Kwon, Jeong Won Kim, Jang Yong Jeon, Eun Sook Nam, Seong Jin Cho, Hye-Rim Park, Soo Kee Min, Jinwon Seo, Kyueng-Whan Min, Ji-Young Choe, Hye Kyung Lee
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and MET are candidates of targeted therapies for cancer patients. Although MET and HGF are commonly expressed in biliary tract cancers, their expression and gene copy number status and their association with KRAS mutations have not been investigated in pancreatobiliary-type ampullary adenocarcinomas (A-ACs), one of the aggressive periampullary cancers. MET and HGF expressions and MET copy number status were examined by performing immunohistochemistry (IHC) and silver in situ hybridization (SISH) in 62 surgically resected, paraffin-embedded tumors, respectively...
January 11, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212658/c-met-expression-and-activity-in-urogenital-cancers-novel-aspects-of-signal-transduction-and-medical-implications
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REVIEW
Ralf Hass, Susanne Jennek, Yuanyuan Yang, Karlheinz Friedrich
C-Met is a receptor tyrosine kinase with multiple functions throughout embryonic development, organogenesis and wound healing and is expressed in various epithelia. The ligand of c-Met is Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) which is secreted among others by mesenchymal stroma/stem (MSC) cells.Physiological c-Met functions are centred around processes that underly cellular motility and invasive growth. Aberrant c-Met expression and activity is observed in numerous cancers and makes major contributions to cell malignancy...
February 17, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212548/branched-chain-amino-acids-prevent-hepatic-fibrosis-and-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Kai Takegoshi, Masao Honda, Hikari Okada, Riuta Takabatake, Naoto Matsuzawa-Nagata, Jean S Campbell, Masashi Nishikawa, Tetsuro Shimakami, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Yoshio Sakai, Taro Yamashita, Toshinari Takamura, Takuji Tanaka, Shuichi Kaneko
Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in patients with liver cirrhosis potentially suppresses the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and improves event-free survival. However, the detailed mechanisms of BCAA action have not been fully elucidated. BCAA were administered to atherogenic and high-fat (Ath+HF) diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice. Liver histology, tumor incidence, and gene expression profiles were evaluated. Ath+HF diet mice developed hepatic tumors at a high frequency at 68 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209746/a-phase-ii-randomized-trial-go27827-of-first-line-folfox-plus-bevacizumab-with-or-without-the-met-inhibitor-onartuzumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Johanna C Bendell, Howard Hochster, Lowell L Hart, Irfan Firdaus, Joseph R Mace, Joshua J McFarlane, Mark Kozloff, Daniel Catenacci, Jessie J Hsu, Stephen P Hack, David S Shames, See-Chun Phan, Hartmut Koeppen, Allen L Cohn
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated hepatocyte growth factor/mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) signaling is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We report outcomes from a double-blind, multicenter phase II trial of the MET inhibitor onartuzumab in combination with mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab for mCRC (GO27827; NCT01418222). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive onartuzumab (10 mg/kg intravenously [IV]) or placebo plus mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab (5 mg/kg IV)...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207324/is-serum-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-level-useful-for-determining-necroinflammatory-activity-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Ahmet Tay, Fatih Albayrak, Sevilay Ozmen, Ayse Albayrak, Kemalettin Ozden
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the findings from liver biopsy and the serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) level to determine whether ACE might serve as a potential noninvasive sign of necroinflammatory activity in patients with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) infection. METHODS: A total of 54 CHB patients referred for liver biopsy were enrolled in the study. Serum ACE levels were determined photometrically with a kinetic test...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205383/association-between-leukocyte-telomere-length-and-angiogenic-cytokines-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Thitiya Poonpet, Natthaphon Saetan, Aree Tanavalee, Vajara Wilairatana, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Sittisak Honsawek
AIM: The aims of this study were to compare leukocyte relative telomere length (RTL) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients and healthy controls and to investigate associations between plasma angiogenic cytokine concentrations and leukocyte RTL. METHOD: Eighty knee OA patients and 60 age-matched controls were enrolled. Leukocyte RTL was assessed using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Angiogenic cytokines were measured by a multiplex immunoassay...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196027/mk2461-a-multitargeted-kinase-inhibitor-suppresses-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-disrupting-the-interaction-between-pancreatic-cancer-cells-and-stellate-cells
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Koetsu Inoue, Hideo Ohtsuka, Masanori Tachikawa, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masahiro Shijo, Daisuke Douchi, Shuhei Kawasaki, Kei Kawaguchi, Kunihiro Masuda, Koji Fukase, Takeshi Naitoh, Yu Katayose, Shinichi Egawa, Michiaki Unno, Tetsuya Terasaki
OBJECTIVES: Platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ) and hepatocyte growth factor receptor (MET) expressed on pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) are suggested as important components modulating the interactions between pancreatic cancer cells (PCCs) and PSCs. The objective of this study is to clarify the effect of MK2461, a multikinase inhibitor targeting MET and PDGFRβ, on the interaction between PCCs and PSCs. METHODS: In this study, we profiled the expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (including PDGFRβ and MET) in pancreatic cancer with quantitative targeted absolute proteomics using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195307/effect-of-obeticholic-acid-on-liver-regeneration-following-portal-vein-embolization-in-an-experimental-model
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P B Olthof, F Huisman, F G Schaap, K P van Lienden, R J Bennink, R F van Golen, M Heger, J Verheij, P L Jansen, S W Olde Damink, T M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: The bile salt-activated transcription factor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a key mediator of proliferative bile salt signalling, which is assumed to play a role in the early phase of compensatory liver growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a potent FXR agonist (obeticholic acid, OCA) on liver growth following portal vein embolization (PVE). METHODS: Rabbits were allocated to receive daily oral gavage with OCA (10 mg/kg) or vehicle (control group) starting 7 days before PVE (n = 18 per group), and continued until 7 days after PVE...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195192/ng2-glial-cells-regulate-neuroimmunological-responses-to-maintain-neuronal-function-and-survival
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Masayuki Nakano, Yasuhisa Tamura, Masanori Yamato, Satoshi Kume, Asami Eguchi, Kumi Takata, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Yosky Kataoka
NG2-expressing neural progenitor cells (i.e., NG2 glial cells) maintain their proliferative and migratory activities even in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) and produce myelinating oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. Although NG2 glial cells have been observed in close proximity to neuronal cell bodies in order to receive synaptic inputs, substantive non-proliferative roles of NG2 glial cells in the adult CNS remain unclear. In the present study, we generated NG2-HSVtk transgenic rats and selectively ablated NG2 glial cells in the adult CNS...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195035/pre-s2-mutant-induced-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signal-pathways-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chiao-Fang Teng, Han-Chieh Wu, Woei-Cherng Shyu, Long-Bin Jeng, Ih-Jen Su
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Pre-S2 mutant represents an HBV oncoprotein that is accumulated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and manifests as type II ground glass hepatocytes (GGHs). Pre-S2 mutant can induce ER stress and initiate multiple ER stress-dependent or -independent cellular signal pathways, leading to growth advantage of type II GGH. Importantly, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signal pathways are consistently activated throughout the liver tumorigenesis in pre-S2 mutant transgenic mice and in human HCC tissues, leading to hepatocyte proliferation, metabolic disorders, and HCC tumorigenesis...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193226/hair-growth-promoting-effect-of-geranium-sibiricum-extract-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells-and-c57bl-6-mice
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William A Boisvert, Miri Yu, Youngbin Choi, Gi Hee Jeong, Yi-Lin Zhang, Sunghun Cho, Changsun Choi, Sanghyun Lee, Bog-Hieu Lee
BACKGROUND: Geranium sibiricum L. has been used as a medicinal plant to treat diarrhea, bacterial infection, and cancer in Bulgaria, Peru, and Korea. However, its hair growth-promoting effect was not investigated so far. This study examined the effects of Geranium sibiricum L. extract (GSE) on hair growth, using in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS: Antioxidant, proliferation and migration assay of GSE was performed with human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs). Hair-growth promoting effect was measured in animal model...
February 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192881/stem-cell-biomaterials-and-growth-factors-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Soleiman Jaferian, Maryam Soleymaninejad, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an antecedent of liver illnesses, including viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or metabolic disease. Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-b) plays an important role in creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor cell growth via two major mechanisms: an intrinsic activity as an autocrine growth factor and an extrinsic activity by inducing microenvironment changes. Recently stem cell therapy as also been a promising and potential treatment for liver cancer and in addition signaling pathways like GF/GFR systems, SDF-1α/CXC4 ligand receptor interaction and PI3K/Akt signaling, and cytokines has been identified to regulate cell fate decisions, and can be utilized to positively influence cell therapy outcomes...
February 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192876/determination-of-16-serum-angiogenic-factors-in-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-bead-based-multiplex-immunoassay
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Agnieszka Klupczynska, Paweł Dereziński, Jan Matysiak, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz, Mariusz Kasprzyk, Zenon J Kokot
The aim of the study was to identify significant abnormalities in angiogenic factor profiles occurring at early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Contrary to the previous studies, our research included patients with only stage I NSCLC, which allowed for estimating the utility of circulating angiogenic factors in early NSCLC detection. The investigation was performed in serum samples collected from individuals with untreated NSCLC (n=41) and a matched control group of healthy individuals (n=61). All patients had histopathologically-confirmed stage IA or IB NSCLC...
February 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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