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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328449/bioinformatics-analysis-to-screen-key-genes-implicated-in-the-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-hepatocytes
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Rui Lin, Yufeng Wang, Kun Ji, Zhongyan Liu, Shuai Xiao, Dehua Zhou, Quanning Chen, Baomin Shi
Due to the lack of potential organs, hepatocellular transplantation has been considered for treating end-stage liver disease. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are reverted from somatic cells and are able to differentiate into hepatocytes. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanisms underlying iPSC differentiation to hepatocytes. GSE66076 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus; this database includes data from 3 undifferentiated (T0), 3 definitive endoderm (T5), and 3 early hepatocyte (T24) samples across hepatic‑directed differentiation of iPSCs...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323053/roles-of-neural-stem-cells-in-the-repair-of-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Chong Wang, Chang-Feng Lu, Jiang Peng, Cheng-Dong Hu, Yu Wang
Currently, researchers are using neural stem cell transplantation to promote regeneration after peripheral nerve injury, as neural stem cells play an important role in peripheral nerve injury repair. This article reviews recent research progress of the role of neural stem cells in the repair of peripheral nerve injury. Neural stem cells can not only differentiate into neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, but can also differentiate into Schwann-like cells, which promote neurite outgrowth around the injury...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312860/hepatocyte-transplantation-consider-infusion-before-incision
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Ryan D Heath, Furkan Ertem, Bhupinder S Romana, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan
Human hepatocyte transplantation is undergoing study as a bridge, or even alternative, to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This technique has undergone multiple developments over the past thirty years in terms of mode of delivery, source and preparation of cell cultures, monitoring of graft function, and use of immunosuppression. Further refinements and improvements in these techniques will likely allow improved graft survival and function, granting patients higher yield from this technique and potentially significantly delaying need for OLT...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307930/hepatocyte-specific-contrast-agent-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-cholangiography-perioperative-evaluation-of-the-biliary-tree
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Luciana Carmen Zattar-Ramos, Regis Otaviano Franca Bezerra, Luis Tenório de Brito Siqueira, Marcos Roberto Menezes, Claudia da Costa Leite, Giovanni Guido Cerri
A large number of gadolinium chelates have recently been tested in clinical trials. Some of those have already been approved for clinical use in the United States and Europe. Thus, new diagnostic perspectives have been incorporated into magnetic resonance imaging studies. Among such gadolinium chelates are hepatobiliary-specific contrast agents (HSCAs), which, due to their property of being selectively taken up by hepatocytes and excreted by the biliary ducts, have been widely used for the detection and characterization of focal hepatic lesions...
November 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299759/translating-scientific-discovery-the-need-for-preclinical-models-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Abdul M Oseini, Banumathi K Cole, Danny Issa, Ryan E Feaver, Arun J Sanyal
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world, affecting about 1/3 of the US general population and remaining as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The hallmark of the disease is the excessive accumulation of fat within the liver cells (hepatocytes), which eventually paves the way to cellular stress, injury and apoptosis. NAFLD is strongly associated with components of the metabolic syndrome and is fast emerging as a leading cause of liver transplant in the USA...
January 3, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290803/glutathione-peroxidase-3-delivered-by-hipsc-mscs-ameliorated-hepatic-ir-injury-via-inhibition-of-hepatic-senescence
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Xiang Qi, Kevin Tak-Pan Ng, Qizhou Lian, Chang Xian Li, Wei Geng, Chang Chun Ling, Wai Ho Yeung, Yuen Yuen Ma, Xiao Bing Liu, Hui Liu, Jiang Liu, Xin Xiang Yang, Chung Mau Lo, Kwan Man
Background and Aims: Down-regulation of GPx3 accelerated hepatic senescence, which further caused overwhelming inflammation and severe liver graft injury. MSCs derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-MSCs) have been developed as more efficient delivery vehicle with the property of injury tropism. Here, we aimed to explore the suppressive role of GPx3 in hepatic IR injury using novel delivery system of hiPSC-MSCs. Methods: The mice IR injury model with partial hepatectomy was established. The engineered hiPSC-MSCs delivering GPx3 was constructed...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290652/in-vivo-hepatic-differentiation-potential-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-therapeutic-effect-on-liver-fibrosis-cirrhosis
#7
Guo-Zun Zhang, Hui-Cong Sun, Li-Bo Zheng, Jin-Bo Guo, Xiao-Lan Zhang
AIM: To investigate the hepatic differentiation potential of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) and to evaluate their therapeutic effect on liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. METHODS: A CCl4-induced liver fibrotic/cirrhotic rat model was used to assess the effect of hUC-MSCs. Histopathology was assessed by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), Masson trichrome and Sirius red staining. The liver biochemical profile was measured using a Beckman Coulter analyzer...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288124/adult-hepatocytes-direct-liver-organogenesis-through-non-parenchymal-cell-recruitment-in-the-kidney
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Rie Utoh, Junji Komori, Hiroyuki Kuge, Kohei Tatsumi, Masumi Yamada, Shinji Hirohashi, Masahiro Tsutsumi, Toshihiro Amanuma, Akira Yoshioka, Yoshiyuki Nakajima, Kenjiro Wake, Teruo Okano, Eric Lagasse, Kazuo Ohashi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Since the first account of the myth of Prometheus, the amazing regenerative capacity of the liver has fascinated researchers due to its enormous medical potential. Liver regeneration is promoted by multiple types of liver cells, including hepatocytes and liver non-parenchymal cells (NPCs), through the complex intercellular signaling. However, the liver organogenetic mechanism, especially the role of adult hepatocytes at ectopic sites, remains unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that hepatocytes alone spurred liver organogenesis to form an organ-sized complex 3D liver that exhibited native liver architecture and functions in the kidneys of mice...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284646/a-drug-regimen-for-progressive-familial-cholestasis-type-2
#9
J Jeffrey Malatack, Daniel Doyle
Progressive familial cholestasis type 2 is caused by a genetically determined absence or reduction in the activity of the bile salt export pump (BSEP). Reduction or absence of BSEP activity causes a failure of bile salt excretion, leading to accumulation of bile salts in hepatocytes and subsequent hepatic damage. Clinically, patients are jaundiced, suffer from severe intractable pruritus, and evidence progressive liver dysfunction. A low level of serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, when associated with the described signs and symptoms, is often an early identifier of this condition...
December 28, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261712/mouse-decellularised-liver-scaffold-improves-human-embryonic-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-differentiation-into-hepatocyte-like-cells
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Maëlle Lorvellec, Federico Scottoni, Claire Crowley, Rebeca Fiadeiro, Panagiotis Maghsoudlou, Alessandro Filippo Pellegata, Francesca Mazzacuva, Asllan Gjinovci, Anne-Marie Lyne, Justine Zulini, Daniel Little, Olukunbi Mosaku, Deirdre Kelly, Paolo De Coppi, Paul Gissen
Liver transplantation is the definitive treatment of liver failure but donor organ shortage limits its availability. Stem cells are highly expandable and have the potential to differentiate into any specialist cell. Use of patient-derived induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) has the additional advantage for organ regeneration therapies by removing the need for immunosuppression. We compared hepatocyte differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and hiPSCs in a mouse decellularised liver scaffold (3D) with standard in vitro protocol (2D)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259704/effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-on-oval-cell-response-in-2-aaf-ccl4-liver-injury-model-experimental-immunohistochemical-study
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Hussein Abdellatif, Gamal Shiha, Dalia M Saleh, Huda Eltahry, Kamal G Botros
Background: Oval cells, specific liver progenitors, are activated in response to injury. The human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) is a possible source of transplantable hepatic progenitors and can be used in cases of severe liver injury. We detected the effect of hUCB stem cell transplantation on natural response of oval cells to injury. Methods: Twenty-four female albino rats were randomly divided into three groups: (A) control, (B) liver injury with hepatocyte block, and (C) hUCB transplanted group...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259373/mesenchymal-stem-cells-rescue-acute-hepatic-failure-by-polarizing-m2-macrophages
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Yan-Wei Li, Chong Zhang, Qiu-Ju Sheng, Han Bai, Yang Ding, Xiao-Guang Dou
AIM: To investigate whether M1 or M2 polarization contributes to the therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in acute hepatic failure (AHF). METHODS: MSCs were transfused into rats with AHF induced by D-galactosamine (DGalN). The therapeutic effects of MSCs were evaluated based on survival rate and hepatocyte proliferation and apoptosis. Hepatocyte regeneration capacity was evaluated by the expression of the hepatic progenitor surface marker epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM)...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249127/liver-transplantation-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#13
Giacomo Germani, Chiara Becchetti
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome (MS) [1], and it is defined by the presence of steatosis in >5% of hepatocytes, according to histological analysis or detected by specific proton density fat fraction obtained MRI. The term NAFLD covers two pathologically distinct conditions: non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can have similar clinical presentation, but with different prognosis. Both conditions can lastly lead to the development of cirrhosis...
December 15, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237808/human-fetal-liver-cultures-support-multiple-cell-lineages-that-can-engraft-immunodeficient-mice
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Marina E Fomin, Ashley I Beyer, Marcus O Muench
During prenatal development the liver is composed of multiple cell types with unique properties compared to their adult counterparts. We aimed to establish multilineage cultures of human fetal liver cells that could maintain stem cell and progenitor populations found in the developing liver. An aim of this study was to test if maturation of fetal hepatocytes in short-term cultures supported by epidermal growth factor and oncostatin M can improve their ability to engraft immunodeficient mice. Fetal liver cultures supported a mixture of albumin+ cytokertin-19+ hepatoblasts, hepatocytes, cholangiocytes, CD14++CD32+ liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and CD34+CD133+ haematopoietic stem cells...
December 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222839/decellularized-human-liver-extracellular-matrix-hdlm-mediated-hepatic-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-hipsc
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Maria Jaramillo, Heidi Yeh, Martin L Yarmush, Basak E Uygun
Liver tissue engineering has emerged as a promising approach in organ transplantation, but has been hampered by the lack of a reliable and readily available cell source. Induced pluripotent cells (hiPSC) have been highlighted a desirable source, due to their differentiation potential, ability to self-renew and the possibility of making patient specific cells. We developed a decellularization protocol that efficiently removes cellular material, while retaining extracellular matrix components. Subsequently, hiPSC were differentiated on the decellularized human liver matrix (hDLM) scaffolds using an established hepatic differentiation protocol...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217822/hepatocyte-toll-like-receptor-4-mediates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepcidin-expression
#16
Yong-Soo Lee, Yong-Hoon Kim, Yoon Seok Jung, Ki-Sun Kim, Don-Kyu Kim, Soon-Young Na, Ji-Min Lee, Chul-Ho Lee, Hueng-Sik Choi
Hepcidin expression is induced by inflammatory molecules such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) via a macrophage-mediated pathway. Although hepatocytes directly respond to LPS, the molecular mechanism underlying toll-like receptor (TLR)-dependent hepcidin expression by hepatocytes is mostly unknown. Here we show that LPS can directly induce the mRNA expression and secretion of hepcidin by hepatocytes via TLR4 activation. Using hepatocytes deficient in TLR4, myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and TIR domain-containing adaptor inducing interferon-β (TRIF), we demonstrated that LPS-induced hepcidin expression by hepatocytes is regulated by its specific receptor, TLR4, via a MyD88-dependent signaling pathway...
December 8, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217749/hepatitis-delta-virus-persists-during-liver-regeneration-and-is-amplified-through-cell-division-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Katja Giersch, Oliver D Bhadra, Tassilo Volz, Lena Allweiss, Kristoffer Riecken, Boris Fehse, Ansgar W Lohse, Joerg Petersen, Camille Sureau, Stephan Urban, Maura Dandri, Marc Lütgehetmann
OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) was shown to persist for weeks in the absence of HBV and for months after liver transplantation, demonstrating the ability of HDV to persevere in quiescent hepatocytes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of cell proliferation on HDV persistence in vitro and in vivo. DESIGN: Genetically labelled human sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (hNTCP)-transduced human hepatoma(HepG2) cells were infected with HBV/HDV and passaged every 7 days for 100 days in the presence of the entry inhibitor Myrcludex-B...
December 7, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216213/a-multi-scale-spatial-model-of-hepatitis-b-viral-dynamics
#18
Quentin Cangelosi, Shawn A Means, Harvey Ho
Chronic hepatitis B viral infection (HBV) afflicts around 250 million individuals globally and few options for treatment exist. Once infected, the virus entrenches itself in the liver with a notoriously resilient colonisation of viral DNA (covalently-closed circular DNA, cccDNA). The majority of infections are cleared, yet we do not understand why 5% of adult immune responses fail leading to the chronic state with its collateral morbid effects such as cirrhosis and eventual hepatic carcinoma. The liver environment exhibits particularly complex spatial structures for metabolic processing and corresponding distributions of nutrients and transporters that may influence successful HBV entrenchment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211918/decellularized-human-placenta-supports-hepatic-tissue-and-allows-rescue-in-acute-liver-failure
#19
Zurab Kakabadze, Anne Kakabadze, David Chakhunashvili, Lika Karalashvili, Ekaterine Berishvili, Yogeshwar Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta
Tissue engineering with scaffolds to form transplantable organs is of wide interest. Decellularized tissues have been tested for this purpose, although supplies of healthy donor tissues, vascular recellularization for perfusion and tissue homeostasis in engineered organs pose challenges. We hypothesized decellularized human placenta will be suitable for tissue engineering. The universal availability and unique structures of placenta for accommodating tissue, including presence of embedded vessels, were major attractions...
December 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204185/bioengineering-considerations-in-liver-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Ogechi Ogoke, Janet Oluwole, Natesh Parashurama
Background: Liver disease contributes significantly to global disease burden and is associated with rising incidence and escalating costs. It is likely that innovative approaches, arising from the emerging field of liver regenerative medicine, will counter these trends. Main body: Liver regenerative medicine is a rapidly expanding field based on a rich history of basic investigations into the nature of liver structure, physiology, development, regeneration, and function...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
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