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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538834/characteristics-of-liver-fibrosis-with-different-etiologies-using-a-fully-quantitative-fibrosis-assessment-tool
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Q Wu, X Zhao, H You
This study aimed to test the diagnostic performance of a fully quantitative fibrosis assessment tool for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). A total of 117 patients with liver fibrosis were included in this study, including 50 patients with CHB, 49 patients with PBC and 18 patients with NASH. All patients underwent liver biopsy (LB). Fibrosis stages were assessed by two experienced pathologists. Histopathological images of LB slices were processed by second harmonic generation (SHG)/two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) microscopy without staining, a system called qFibrosis (quantitative fibrosis) system...
May 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538268/etiological-factors-of-chronic-hepatitis-in-italy-a-2014-national-survey
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Tommaso Stroffolini, Evangelista Sagnelli, Piero L Almasio, Angelo Andriulli, Antonina Smedile, Mario Pirisi, Caterina Sagnelli, Maurizio Russello, Nicola Coppola, Massimo de Luca, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Floriano Rosina, Giovanni B Gaeta
BACKGROUND: The last Italian prevalence survey on chronic hepatitis (CH) conducted in 2001 showed that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) was the main agent associated with CH. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate epidemiological changes in CH occurring after 13 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Enrollment of 1392 CH consecutive patients referred to 16 Italian liver units in 2014 scattered all over the country (four in the North, four in the Center, four in the South, and four in the Islands) was performed...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534956/effects-of-octreotide-on-hepatic-glycogenesis-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet%C3%A2-induced-obesity
#3
Xiao-Xia Wang, Ting Ye, Mao Li, Xian Li, Ou Qiang, Cheng-Wei Tang, Rui Liu
Reduced hepatic glycogenesis is one of the most important causes of metabolic abnormalities in non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been demonstrated to promote weight loss and improve metabolic disorders in mice with high fat diet (HFD)‑induced obesity. However, whether octreotide affects hepatic glycogenesis is unknown. The aim of the present study was to verify the effects of octreotide on hepatic glycogenesis in rats with HFD‑induced obesity. Male Sprague‑Dawley rats were fed a standard diet or a HFD for 24 weeks...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533742/depression-and-chronic-liver-diseases-are-there-shared-underlying-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Huang, Xiaoyun Liu, Yongqiang Yu
The occurrence of depression is higher in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) than that in the general population. The mechanism described in previous studies mainly focused on inflammation and stress, which not only exists in CLD, but also emerges in common chronic diseases, leaving the specific mechanism unknown. This review was to summarize the prevalence and risk factors of depression in CLD including chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and to point out the possible underlying mechanism of this potential link...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533673/cost-effectiveness-of-enhanced-liver-fibrosis-test-to-assess-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-and-alcoholic-liver-disease-patients
#5
Marcelo Soto, Laura Sampietro-Colom, Luis Lasalvia, Aurea Mira, Wladimiro Jiménez, Miquel Navasa
AIM: To assess liver fibrosis (LF) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD), estimate health outcomes and costs of new noninvasive testing strategies. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to simulate LF progression in HCV and ALD for a cohort of 40-year-old men with abnormal levels of transaminases. Three different testing alternatives were studied: a single liver biopsy; annual Enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF™) followed by liver stiffness measurement (LSM) imaging as a confirmation test if the ELF test is positive; and annual ELF test without LSM...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533672/effect-of-a-counseling-supported-treatment-with-the-mediterranean-diet-and-physical-activity-on-the-severity-of-the-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Chiara Gelli, Mirko Tarocchi, Ludovico Abenavoli, Laura Di Renzo, Andrea Galli, Antonino De Lorenzo
AIM: To determine the clinical effectiveness of nutritional counseling on reduction of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity, weight loss, metabolic and anthropometric indexes and liver enzymes. METHODS: Forty-six adults with NAFLD received a 6-mo clinical and a dietary intervention (based on Mediterranean diet) carried out respectively by a gastroenterologist and a nutritionist with counseling license. The counseling process consisted of monthly meeting (about 45 min each)...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533661/macrophage-inflammatory-protein-2-as-mediator-of-inflammation-in-acute-liver-injury
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REVIEW
Chao-Chao Qin, Yan-Ning Liu, Ying Hu, Ying Yang, Zhi Chen
Macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 is one of the CXC chemokines and is also known as chemokine CXC ligand (CXCL2). MIP-2 affects neutrophil recruitment and activation through the p38 mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent signaling pathway, by binding to its specific receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2. MIP-2 is produced by a variety of cell types, such as macrophages, monocytes, epithelial cells, and hepatocytes, in response to infection or injury. In liver injury, activated Kupffer cells are known as the major source of MIP-2...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533304/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota-impacts-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-potential-role-for-bile-acids
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Aafke Wf Janssen, Tom Houben, Saeed Katiraei, Wieneke Dijk, Lily Boutens, Nieke van der Bolt, Zeneng Wang, J Mark Brown, Stanley L Hazen, Stéphane Mandard, Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov, Folkert Kuipers, Ko Willems van Dijk, Jacques Vervoort, Rinke Stienstra, Guido Jej Hooiveld, Sander Kersten
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming the most common liver disease worldwide, yet the pathogenesis of NAFLD is only partially understood. Here, we investigated the role of the gut bacteria in NAFLD by stimulating the gut bacteria via feeding mice the fermentable dietary fiber guar gum and suppressing the gut bacteria via chronic oral administration of antibiotics. Guar gum feeding profoundly altered the gut microbiota composition, in parallel with reduced diet-induced obesity and improved glucose tolerance...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533225/multi-functional-effects-of-a-small-molecule-stat3-inhibitor-on-nash-and-hcc-in-mice
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Kwang Hwa Jung, Wonbeak Yoo, Heather L Stevenson, Dipti Deshpande, Hong Shen, Mihai Gagea, Suk-Young Yoo, Jing Wang, Thomas Kris Eckols, Uddalak Bharadwaj, David J Tweardy, Laura Beretta
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing in the United States and liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is becoming an important risk for HCC and most patients with HCC have underlying liver cirrhosis and compromised liver function, which limit treatment options. Thus, novel therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat HCC in the context of NASH and cirrhosis are urgently needed. <br /><br />Experimental Design: Constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is frequently detected in HCC tumors...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533219/obesity-linked-phosphorylation-of-sirt1-by-ck2-inhibits-its-nuclear-localization-and-promotes-fatty-liver
#10
Sung E Choi, Sanghoon Kwon, Sunmi Seok, Zhen Xiao, Kwan-Woo Lee, Yup Kang, Xiaoling Li, Kosaku Shinoda, Shingo Kajimura, Byron Kemper, Jongsook Kim Kemper
Sirtuin1 (SIRT1) deacetylase delays and improves many obesity-related diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes, and has received great attention as a drug target. SIRT1 function is aberrantly low in obesity, so understanding the underlying mechanisms is important for drug development. Here, we show that obesity-linked phosphorylation of SIRT1 inhibits its function and promotes pathological symptoms of NAFLD. In proteomic analysis, Ser-164 was identified as a major serine phosphorylation site in SIRT1 in obese, but not lean, mice, and this phosphorylation was catalyzed by casein kinase-2 (CK2), the levels of which were dramatically elevated in obesity...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531578/improvement-in-liver-function-after-an-intervention-based-on-the-mediterranean-diet-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Christina N Katsagoni, Aggeliki Egkomiti, Mariviki Papageorgiou, Panagiota Ioannidou, Elizabeth Fragopoulou, George Papatheodoridis, Meropi Kontogianni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530644/intestinal-fungi-contribute-to-development-of-alcoholic-liver-disease
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An-Ming Yang, Tatsuo Inamine, Katrin Hochrath, Peng Chen, Lirui Wang, Cristina Llorente, Sena Bluemel, Phillipp Hartmann, Jun Xu, Yukinori Koyama, Tatiana Kisseleva, Manolito G Torralba, Kelvin Moncera, Karen Beeri, Chien-Sheng Chen, Kim Freese, Claus Hellerbrand, Serene Ml Lee, Hal M Hoffman, Wajahat Z Mehal, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Ece A Mutlu, Ali Keshavarzian, Gordon D Brown, Samuel B Ho, Ramon Bataller, Peter Stärkel, Derrick E Fouts, Bernd Schnabl
Chronic liver disease with cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and alcoholic liver disease accounts for approximately half of all cirrhosis deaths. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal bacterial dysbiosis, yet we understand little about the contribution of intestinal fungi, or mycobiota, to alcoholic liver disease. Here we have demonstrated that chronic alcohol administration increases mycobiota populations and translocation of fungal β-glucan into systemic circulation in mice...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529733/metabolic-effects-of-crocus-sativus-and-protective-action-against-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-diabetic-rats
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Panagiotis Konstantopoulos, Ilias P Doulamis, Aspasia Tzani, Maria-Laskarina Korou, Emmanouil Agapitos, Ioannis S Vlachos, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Christos Verikokos, George Mastorakos, Nicholas L Katsilambros, Despina N Perrea
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the result of the accumulation of adipose tissue deposits in the liver and it is associated with type 2 diabetes. Crocus sativus (saffron) is known for its antioxidant and its potential hypoglycemic effects. We investigated the role of saffron on NAFLD in diabetic rats. Thirty adult male rats were allocated into three groups; control (n=10), which received normal diet; streptozotocin (STZ) group (n=10), which received normal chow diet, 10% fructose in their drinking water and STZ (40 mg/kg body weight; STZ-saffron group (n=10), which followed the same dietary and pharmacological pattern as STZ group and were additionally supplemented with saffron (100 mg/kg/day)...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529649/sak-hv-triggered-a-short-period-lipid-lowering-biotherapy-based-on-the-energy-model-of-liver-proliferation-via-a-novel-pathway
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Chao Zhang, Zhiguang Huang, Haoran Jing, Wenliang Fu, Min Yuan, Wenrong Xia, Ling Cai, Xiangdong Gan, Yao Chen, Minji Zou, Minhui Long, Jiaxi Wang, Min Wang, Donggang Xu
The accumulations of excess lipids within liver and serum are defined as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hyperlipemia respectively. Both of them are components of metabolic syndrome that greatly threaten human health. Here, a recombinant fusion protein (SAK-HV) effectively treated NAFLD and hyperlipemia in high-fat-fed ApoE(-/-) mice, quails and rats within just 14 days. Its triglyceride and cholesterol-lowering effects were significantly better than that of atorvastatin during the observation period...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529199/can-fetuin-a-be-a-marker-for-insulin-resistance-and-poor-glycemic-control-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Ülkü Gül Sıraz, Murat Doğan, Nihal Hatipoğlu, Sabahttin Muhtaroğlu, Selim Kurtoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Backgroud Metabolic impairment in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) with poor glycemic control causes insulin resistance, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis; thus, increased Carotid-intima media thickness (CIMT). The Fetuin-A has protective effect in cardiovascular disorders, which is increased in hepatosteatosis. We aimed to investigate reliability of Fetuin-A levels in early detection of diabetic complications in children with T1DM and to identify a cut-off value that may show poor metabolic control...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527877/esculetin-ameliorates-hepatic-fibrosis-in-high-fat-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-regulation-of-foxo1-mediated-pathway
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Anuradha Pandey, Priyank Raj, Santosh Kumar Goru, Almesh Kadakol, Vajir Malek, Nisha Sharma, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic metabolic disorder is associated with oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrotic cascades. In this study, we aimed to examine the effects of Esculetin, a well-known anti-oxidant on TGF-β1 mediated liver fibrosis and FoxO1 activity. METHODS: A non-genetic murine model for NAFLD was developed by chronic high fat diet (HFD) (58% calories from fats) feeding in Wistar rats. The plasma biochemical parameters, liver function tests, oxidative stress, and histopathological alterations were assessed...
February 4, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527616/catalase-increases-ethanol-oxidation-through-the-purine-catabolism-in-rat-liver
#17
Daniel Villalobos-García, Rolando Hernández-Muñoz
Hepatic ethanoloxidationincreases according to its concentration and is raised to near-saturation levels of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH); therefore, re-oxidation of NADH becomes rate limiting in ethanol metabolism by the liver. Adenosine is able to increase liver ethanol oxidation in both in vivo and in vitro conditions; the enhancement being related with the capacity of the nucleoside to accelerate the transport of cytoplasmic reducing equivalents to mitochondria, by modifying the subcellular distribution of the malate-aspartate shuttle components...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527304/additive-effect-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-the-development-of-diabetes-in-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome
#18
Ji Cheol Bae, Soo Kyoung Kim, Ji Min Han, Sam Kwon, Da Young Lee, Jihyun Kim, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Won-Young Lee, Ki-Won Oh, Sung-Woo Park, Eun Jung Rhee
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), with insulin resistance as the common pathophysiology. In a current longitudinal cohort study, we evaluated the separate and combined effects of MetS and NAFLD on incident diabetes risk. METHODS: Participants were categorized into four groups on the basis of the presence of NAFLD and MetS at baseline (i.e., with NAFLD, with MetS, with both, or without either)...
May 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526925/polyphenolic-extract-attenuates-fatty-acid-induced-steatosis-and-oxidative-stress-in-hepatic-and-endothelial-cells
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Laura Vergani, Giulia Vecchione, Francesca Baldini, Elena Grasselli, Adriana Voci, Piero Portincasa, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Bahar Aliakbarian, Alessandro A Casazza, Patrizia Perego
PURPOSE: Phenolic compounds (PC) of virgin olive oil exert several biochemical and pharmacological beneficial effects. Some dietary PC seem to prevent/improve obesity and metabolic-related disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We investigated the possible effects of PC extracted from olive pomace (PEOP) and of the main single molecules present in the extract (tyrosol, apigenin, oleuropein, p-coumaric and caffeic acid) in protecting hepatocytes and endothelial cells against triglyceride accumulation and oxidative stress...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526812/soluble-axl-is-an-accurate-biomarker-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-results-from-a-large-scale-multicenter-analysis
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Mirko Dengler, Katharina Staufer, Heidemarie Huber, Rudolf Stauber, Heike Bantel, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick Starlinger, Hannelore Pock, Petra Klöters-Plachky, Daniel N Gotthardt, Peter Rauch, Carolin Lackner, Judith Stift, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Thomas S Weiss, Michael Trauner, Wolfgang Mikulits
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Current diagnostic tools for HCC detection include imaging techniques and serum biomarkers such as α-fetoprotein (AFP). Yet, these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity to accurately detect early HCC. Here we focused on the potential of soluble Axl (sAxl) as a biomarker in CLD patients by analyzing serum samples of 1067 patients and healthy controls from centers in Europe and Asia. We show that serum concentrations of sAxl were significantly increased at early (82...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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