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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807057/inhibitory-effects-of-hnf4%C3%AE-on-migration-maltransformation-of-hepatic-progenitors-hnf4%C3%AE-overexpressing-hepatic-progenitors-for-liver-repopulation
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Ping Wang, Min Cong, Tianhui Liu, Hufeng Xu, Lin Wang, Guangyong Sun, Aiting Yang, Dong Zhang, Jian Huang, Yameng Sun, Wenshan Zhao, Hong Ma, Jidong Jia, Hong You
BACKGROUND: Although they are expandable in vitro, hepatic progenitors are immature cells and share many immunomarkers with hepatocellular carcinoma, raising potential concerns regarding maltransformation after transplantation. This study investigated the effects of hepatic nuclear factor (HNF) 4α on the proliferation, migration, and maltransformation of hepatic progenitors and determined the feasibility of using these manipulated cells for transplantation. METHODS: The effects of HNF4α on rat hepatic progenitors (i...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782153/n-acetylcysteine-and-prednisolone-treatment-improved-serum-biochemistries-in-suspected-flupirtine-cases-of-severe-idiosyncratic-liver-injury
#2
Jürgen Borlak, Florian van Bömmel, Thomas Berg
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The analgesic flupirtine has been linked to cases of severe idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (sFILI). We therefore examined whether N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and glucocorticoid therapy is effective in the management of sFILI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study efficacy of NAC-infusion and oral prednisolone treatments on liver-function-tests (LFTs) and clinical outcome of 21 sFILI cases was evaluated by comparing it to an external cohort of 30 sFILI cases not receiving the antidote...
August 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767077/gut-liver-axis-derangement-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#3
REVIEW
Marco Poeta, Luca Pierri, Pietro Vajro
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent type of chronic liver disease in the pediatric age group, paralleling an obesity pandemic. A "multiple-hit" hypothesis has been invoked to explain its pathogenesis. The "first hit" is liver lipid accumulation in obese children with insulin resistance. In the absence of significant lifestyle modifications leading to weight loss and increased physical activity, other factors may act as "second hits" implicated in liver damage progression leading to more severe forms of inflammation and hepatic fibrosis...
August 2, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757167/chemical-cocktails-enable-hepatic-reprogramming-of-mouse-fibroblasts-with-a-single-transcription-factor
#4
Ren Guo, Wei Tang, Qianting Yuan, Lijian Hui, Xin Wang, Xin Xie
Liver or hepatocytes transplantation is limited by the availability of donor organs. Functional hepatocytes independent of the donor sources may have wide applications in regenerative medicine and the drug industry. Recent studies have demonstrated that chemical cocktails may induce reprogramming of fibroblasts into a range of functional somatic cells. Here, we show that mouse fibroblasts can be transdifferentiated into the hepatocyte-like cells (iHeps) using only one transcription factor (TF) (Foxa1, Foxa2, or Foxa3) plus a chemical cocktail...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751152/human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-small-intestinal-submucosa-hydrogel-composite-promotes-combined-radiation-wound-healing-of-mice
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Changsun Lee, Sehwan Shim, Hyosun Jang, Hyunwook Myung, Janet Lee, Chang-Hwan Bae, Jae Kyung Myung, Min-Jung Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Won-Suk Jang, Sun-Joo Lee, Hwi-Yool Kim, Seung-Sook Lee, Sunhoo Park
BACKGROUND AIMS: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a promising agent for treating impaired wound healing, and their therapeutic potential may be enhanced by employing extracellular matrix scaffolds as cell culture scaffolds or transplant cell carriers. Here, we evaluated the effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived (hUCB)-MSCs and a porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS)-derived extracellular matrix scaffold in a combined radiation-wound mouse model of impaired wound healing...
July 24, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750687/extracellular-vesicles-from-human-liver-stem-cells-restore-argininosuccinate-synthase-deficiency
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Maria Beatriz Herrera Sanchez, Sara Previdi, Stefania Bruno, Valentina Fonsato, Maria Chiara Deregibus, Sharad Kholia, Sara Petrillo, Emanuela Tolosano, Rossana Critelli, Marco Spada, Renato Romagnoli, Mauro Salizzoni, Ciro Tetta, Giovanni Camussi
BACKGROUND: Argininosuccinate synthase (ASS)1 is a urea cycle enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of citrulline and aspartate to argininosuccinate. Mutations in the ASS1 gene cause citrullinemia type I, a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by neonatal hyperammonemia, elevated citrulline levels, and early neonatal death. Treatment for this disease is currently restricted to liver transplantation; however, due to limited organ availability, substitute therapies are required...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750366/prophylactic-treatment-with-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-attenuate-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#7
Nandini D P K Manne, Ravikumar Arvapalli, Vincent A Graffeo, Venkata V K Bandarupalli, Tolou Shokuhfar, Sweetu Patel, Kevin M Rice, Gautam Kumar Ginjupalli, Eric R Blough
BACKGROUND: Hepatic ischemia reperfusion is one the main causes for graft failure following transplantation. Although, the molecular events that lead to hepatic failure following ischemia reperfusion (IR) are diverse and complex, previous studies have shown that excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are responsible for hepatic IR injury. Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles have been previously shown to act as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Here, we evaluated the protective effects of CeO2 nanoparticles on hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury...
July 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750044/hcv-replication-in-gastrointestinal-mucosa-potential-extra-hepatic-viral-reservoir-and-possible-role-in-hcv-infection-recurrence-after-liver-transplantation
#8
Giovanna Russelli, Paola Pizzillo, Gioacchin Iannolo, Floriana Barbera, Fabio Tuzzolino, Rosa Liotta, Mario Traina, Giovanni Vizzini, Bruno Gridelli, Ester Badami, Pier Giulio Conaldi
PURPOSE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) predominantly infects hepatocytes, although it is known that receptors for viral entry are distributed on a wide array of target cells. Chronic HCV infection is indeed characterized by multiple non-liver manifestations, suggesting a more complex HCV tropism extended to extrahepatic tissues and remains to be fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated the gastrointestinal mucosa (GIM) as a potential extrahepatic viral replication site and its contribution to HCV recurrence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749819/engraftment-and-repopulation-potential-of-late-gestation-fetal-rat-hepatocytes
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Joan M Boylan, Heather Francois-Vaughan, Philip A Gruppuso, Jennifer A Sanders
BACKGROUND: The limited availability of donor organs has led to a search for alternatives to liver transplantation to restore liver function and bridge patients to transplantation. We have shown that the proliferation of late gestation (embryonic day 19; ED19) fetal rat hepatocytes is mitogen-independent, and that mechanisms regulating of mRNA translation, cell cycle progression and gene expression differ from those of adult rat hepatocytes. In the present study, we investigated whether E19 fetal hepatocytes can engraft and repopulate an injured adult liver...
July 27, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749008/propofol-post-conditioning-alleviates-hepatic-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-via-brg1-mediated-nrf2-ho-1-transcriptional-activation-in-human-and-mice
#10
Mian Ge, Huixin Chen, Qianqian Zhu, Jun Cai, Chaojin Chen, Dongdong Yuan, Yi Jin, Weifeng Yao, Ziqing Hei
To explore the effects of propofol post-conditioning (PPC) on hepatic ischaemia/reperfusion injury (HIRI) and the potential mechanisms that might be involved in the interaction of Brahma-related gene1(BRG1) and Nuclear-related factor 2(Nrf2). Patients were randomized into PPC(n = 16) and non-PPC(NPC)( n = 21) groups. Propofol(2 mg/kg) was infused within 10 min. of the onset of liver reperfusion during liver transplantation in the PPC group. Liver function tests, as well as Brg1, Nrf2, Heme oxygenase-1(HO-1) and NADPH:quinone oxidoreductase1(NQO1) expression levels were evaluated...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746468/ischemic-preconditioning-vs-adenosine-vs-prostaglandin-e1-for-protection-against-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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M Radojkovic, M Stojanovic, G Stanojevic, D Radojkovic, J Gligorijevic, I Ilic, N Stojanovic
Ischemia/reperfusion injury is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality during liver surgery and transplantation. A variety of surgical and pharmacological therapeutic strategies have been investigated to minimize the effects of ischemia/reperfusion. The aim of our study was to analyze and compare preventive influences of ischemic preconditioning, adenosine and prostaglandin E1 in the experimental model of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Adult chinchilla rabbits were divided into four groups: 10 rabbits subjected to liver ischemic preconditioning (3-min period of inflow occlusion followed by a 5-min period of reperfusion) followed by 45 min of Pringle maneuver; 10 rabbits subjected to pre-treatment with intraportal injection of adenosine followed by 45 min of Pringle maneuver; 10 rabbits subjected to pre-treatment with intraportal injection of prostaglandin E1 followed by 45 min of Pringle maneuver; and control group of 10 rabbits subjected to 45 min of inflow liver ischemia without any preconditioning...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735385/preparation-of-decellularized-liver-scaffolds-and-recellularized-liver-grafts
#12
Yibin Chen, Sharon Geerts, Maria Jaramillo, Basak E Uygun
Severe liver disease is the 12th leading cause of death in the USA, with organ transplantation often being the only viable option for treatment. However, due to the shortage of viable donor livers, it is estimated that over 1200 patients died in 2015 while waiting for liver transplantation. This highlights the need for alternative sources of viable organs. In this study, we describe a method that provides the groundwork for the development of functional liver grafts. The approach described here is for removal of cells from intact livers and subsequently repopulating them with functional liver cells...
July 23, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735098/cholangiocytes-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Lorenzo Ridola, Maria Consiglia Bragazzi, Vincenzo Cardinale, Guido Carpino, Eugenio Gaudio, Domenico Alvaro
BACKGROUND: Due to significant limitations to the access to orthotropic liver transplantation, cell therapies for liver diseases have gained large interest worldwide. SCOPE OF REVIEW: To revise current literature dealing with cell therapy for liver diseases. We discussed the advantages and pitfalls of the different cell sources tested so far in clinical trials and the rationale underlying the potential benefits of transplantation of human biliary tree stem cells (hBTSCs)...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729907/current-status-of-pediatric-transplantation-in-japan
#14
REVIEW
Nao Nishimura, Mureo Kasahara, Kenji Ishikura, Satoshi Nakagawa
Brain-dead donor organ transplantation has been available to children in Japan since the 2010 revision of the Organ Transplant Law. Of the 50-60 brain-dead donor organ transplants performed annually in Japan, however, very few (0-4 per year) are performed in children. Again, while those receiving liver, heart, and kidney transplants are reported to fare better than their counterparts in the rest of the world, organ shortage is becoming a matter of great concern. Very few organs become available from brain-dead donors or are transplanted to adults if made available at all, with some children dying while on the brain-dead organ waiting list...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727981/engaging-cold-to-upregulate-cell-proliferation-in-alginate-encapsulated-liver-spheroids
#15
Peter Kilbride, Krishnaa T Mahbubani, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, George John Morris
For many years, the impact of hyper- and hypothermia on mammalian cells has been examined. With the exception of short, low temperature storage, which has uses in areas such as preservation for transplantation or regenerative medicine, advantages for the use of low temperature treatment in hepatocytes have not been previously reported. We have observed that alginate-encapsulated HepG2 liver spheroids that are cryopreserved or experience a cold reduction in temperature (≤10°C) for periods between 1 and 90 min display an enhanced cell proliferation during culture 7-16 days post-treatment compared with untreated samples...
August 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726547/three-dimensional-bio-printing-of-hepatic-structures-with-direct-converted-hepatocyte-like-cells
#16
Kyojin Kang, Yohan Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Ji Sook Kim, Sua Park, Wan-Doo Kim, Heung-Mo Yang, Sung-Joo Kim, Jaemin Jeong, Dongho Choi
Three-dimensional (3D) bio-printing technology is a promising new technology in the field of bio-artificial organ generation with regard to overcoming the limitations of organ supply. The cell source for bio-printing is very important. Here, we generated 3D hepatic scaffold with mouse induced hepatocyte-like cells (miHeps), and investigated whether their function was improved after transplantation in vivo. To generate miHeps, mouse embryonic fibroblasts were transformed with pMX retroviruses individually expressing hepatic transcription factors Hnf4a and Foxa3...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725306/histology-and-glutamine-synthetase-immunoreactivity-in-liver-biopsies-from-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
#17
Bela Horvath, Lei Zhu, Daniela Allende, Hao Xie, John Guirguis, Michael Cruise, Deepa T Patil, Robert O'Shea, John Rivas, Reyna Yordanka, Nan Lan, Xiuli Liu
BACKGROUND: Long-standing congestive heart failure can induce a constellation of histopathology changes in the liver that can range from mild sinusoidal dilation to advanced fibrosis and loss of normal perivenular expression of glutamine synthetase (GS). Liver biopsies might be performed to assess the perioperative risk of these patients or to determine the need of synchronous liver transplant. We aimed to assess interobserver agreement in recognizing these liver histologic features in patients undergoing evaluation for heart transplantation and to examine whether immunohistochemistry of GS will aid the diagnosis of cardiac hepatopathy (CH)...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721018/salidroside-pretreatment-attenuates-apoptosis-and-autophagy-during-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-mice
#18
Jiao Feng, Qinghui Zhang, Wenhui Mo, Liwei Wu, Sainan Li, Jingjing Li, Tong Liu, Shizan Xu, Xiaoming Fan, Chuanyong Guo
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) contributes to liver damage in many clinical situations, such as liver resection and liver transplantation. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer agent salidroside (Sal) on hepatic IRI in mice. The mice were randomly divided into six groups: normal control, Sham, Sal (20 mg/kg), IRI, IRI + Sal (10 mg/kg), and IRI + Sal (20 mg/kg). We measured liver enzymes, proinflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and interleukin-6, and apoptosis- and autophagy-related marker proteins at 2, 8, and 24 hours after reperfusion...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717194/rapid-production-of-human-liver-scaffolds-for-functional-tissue-engineering-by-high-shear-stress-oscillation-decellularization
#19
Giuseppe Mazza, Walid Al-Akkad, Andrea Telese, Lisa Longato, Luca Urbani, Benjamin Robinson, Andrew Hall, Kenny Kong, Luca Frenguelli, Giusi Marrone, Oliver Willacy, Mohsen Shaeri, Alan Burns, Massimo Malago, Janet Gilbertson, Nigel Rendell, Kevin Moore, David Hughes, Ioan Notingher, Gavin Jell, Armando Del Rio Hernandez, Paolo De Coppi, Krista Rombouts, Massimo Pinzani
The development of human liver scaffolds retaining their 3-dimensional structure and extra-cellular matrix (ECM) composition is essential for the advancement of liver tissue engineering. We report the design and validation of a new methodology for the rapid and accurate production of human acellular liver tissue cubes (ALTCs) using normal liver tissue unsuitable for transplantation. The application of high shear stress is a key methodological determinant accelerating the process of tissue decellularization while maintaining ECM protein composition, 3D-architecture and physico-chemical properties of the native tissue...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713641/higher-serum-alanine-transaminase-levels-in-male-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-transgenic-mice-are-associated-with-improved-engraftment-of-hepatocytes-but-not-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells
#20
Marina E Fomin, Ashley I Beyer, Jean Publicover, Kai Lu, Sonia Bakkour, Graham Simmons, Marcus O Muench
The effects of sex on the degree of liver damage and human cell engraftment were investigated in immunodeficient urokinase-type plasminogen activator-transgenic (uPA-NOG) mice. Liver damage, measured by serum alanine transaminase (ALT) levels, was compared in male and female uPA-NOG mice of different ages. Male mice had significantly higher ALT levels than females with a median of 334 versus 158 U/L in transgenic homozygous mice, respectively. Mice were transplanted with human adult hepatocytes or fetal liver cells and analyzed for any correlation of engraftment of hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), and hematopoietic cells with the degree of liver damage...
2017: Cell Medicine
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