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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223176/prodromal-fever-indicates-high-risk-of-liver-failure-in-acute-hepatitis-b
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Wen-Jun Du, Li Liu, Chao Sun, Jin-Hong Yu, Di Xiao, Qiang Li
OBJECTIVES: The role of prodromal fever in the clinical course of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still largely unclear. This study was conducted to investigate the factors associated with prodromal fever and its role on the developing of acute liver failure (ALF) in patients with acute hepatitis B (AHB). METHODS: AHB inpatients diagnosed between January 2006 and December 2010 were evaluated and followed. Clinical manifestations, results of laboratory tests, and outcomes were compared between patients with and without prodromal fever...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213967/extracellular-vesicles-from-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improve-survival-from-lethal-hepatic-failure-in-mice
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Hiroaki Haga, Irene K Yan, Kenji Takahashi, Akiko Matsuda, Tushar Patel
Stem cell-based therapies have potential for treatment of liver injury by contributing to regenerative responses, through functional tissue replacement or paracrine effects. The release of extracellular vesicles (EV) from cells has been implicated in intercellular communication, and may contribute to beneficial paracrine effects of stem cell-based therapies. Therapeutic effects of bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and vesicles released by these cells were examined in a lethal murine model of hepatic failure induced by d-galactosamine/tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205428/systemically-infused-mesenchymal-stem-cells-show-different-homing-profiles-in-healthy-and-tumor-mouse-models
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Chengying Xie, Zhangru Yang, Yuanzhen Suo, Qianqian Chen, Dan Wei, Xiaofu Weng, Zhengqin Gu, Xunbin Wei
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can localize in injured, inflamed, and cancerous tissues after systemic infusion. However, the dynamic homing profile of MSCs in the peripheral blood is not well characterized. Here, using in vivo flow cytometry to noninvasively monitor the dynamics of fluorescence-labeled cells, we found different clearance kinetics of systemically infused MSCs between healthy and tumor mouse models. The circulation times of MSCs in healthy mice and mice with subcutaneous tumors, orthotopically transplanted liver tumors, or metastatic lung tumors were 30, 24, 18, and 12 hours, respectively, suggesting that MSCs actively home to tumor environments...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196324/delivery-of-liposomal-quantum-dots-via-monocytes-for-imaging-of-inflamed-tissue
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Gil Aizik, Nir Waiskopf, Majd Agbaria, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Uri Banin, Gershon Golomb
Quantum dots (QDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, are fluorescent nanoparticles of growing interest as an imaging tool of a diseased tissue. However, a major concern is their biocompatibility, cytotoxicity, and fluorescence instability in biological milieu, impeding their use in biomedical applications, in general, and for inflammation imaging, in particular. In addition, for an efficient fluorescent signal at the desired tissue, and avoiding systemic biodistribution and possible toxicity, targeting is desired...
February 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175977/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-curved-biopsy-device-for-ct-guided-biopsy-of-lesions-unreachable-using-standard-straight-needle-trajectories
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Maximilian Franz Schulze-Hagen, Jochen Pfeffer, Markus Zimmermann, Martin Liebl, Saskia Freifrau von Stillfried, Christiane Kuhl, Philipp Bruners, Peter Isfort
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a novel curved CT-guided biopsy needle prototype with shape memory to access otherwise not accessible biopsy targets. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A biopsy needle curved by 90° with specific radius was designed. It was manufactured using nitinol to acquire shape memory, encased in a straight guiding trocar to be driven out for access of otherwise inaccessible targets. Fifty CT-guided punctures were conducted in a biopsy phantom and 10 CT-guided punctures in a swine corpse...
February 7, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168393/enhanced-colorectal-cancer-metastases-in-the-alcohol-injured-liver
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Ashley M Mohr, John J Gould, Jacy L Kubik, Geoffrey A Talmon, Carol A Casey, Peter Thomas, Dean J Tuma, Benita L McVicker
Metastatic liver disease is a major cause of mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Alcohol consumption is a noted risk factor for secondary cancers yet the role of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is not defined. This work evaluated tumor cell colonization in the alcoholic host liver using a novel preclinical model of human CRC liver metastases. Immunocompromised Rag1-deficient mice were fed either ethanol (E) or isocaloric control (C) diets for 4 weeks prior to intrasplenic injection of LS174T human CRC cells...
February 6, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163111/a-compromised-liver-alters-polychlorinated-biphenyl-mediated-toxicity
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Banrida Wahlang, Jordan T Perkins, Michael C Petriello, Jessie B Hoffman, Arnold J Stromberg, Bernhard Hennig
Exposure to environmental toxicants namely polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is correlated with multiple health disorders including liver and cardiovascular diseases. The liver is important for both xenobiotic and endobiotic metabolism. However, the responses of an injured liver to subsequent environmental insults has not been investigated. The current study aims to evaluate the role of a compromised liver in PCB-induced toxicity and define the implications on overall body homeostasis. Male C57Bl/6 mice were fed either an amino acid control diet (CD) or a methionine-choline deficient diet (MCD) during the 12-week study...
February 2, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162981/caveolin-1-and-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-coregulate-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-in-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells
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Songling Liu, Richard T Premont, Shweta Singh, Don C Rockey
Liver injury leads to a vasculopathy in which post-translational modifications of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) lead to impaired nitric oxide synthesis. We hypothesized that caveolin 1 (CAV1), a well-known eNOS interactor, regulates eNOS activity in sinusoidal endothelial cells (SECs) via its interaction with G-protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 (GRK2) that also post-translationally modifies eNOS. Liver injury with portal hypertension was established using bile duct ligation in rats. CAV1 function was modified using a CAV1 scaffolding domain construct and cDNAs encoding wild-type CAV1, and CAV1 phosphorylation was increased in injured SECs, resulting in increased GRK2-CAV1 interaction and decreased eNOS activity...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144137/plaque-hyaluronidase-responsive-high-density-lipoprotein-mimetic-nanoparticles-for-multistage-intimal-macrophage-targeted-drug-delivery-and-enhanced-anti-atherosclerotic-therapy
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Mengyuan Zhang, Jianhua He, Cuiping Jiang, Wenli Zhang, Yun Yang, Zhiyu Wang, Jianping Liu
Increasing evidence has highlighted the pivotal role that intimal macrophage (iMΦ) plays in the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic plaques, which represents an attractive target for atherosclerosis treatment. In this work, to address the insufficient specificity of conventional reconstituted high-density lipoprotein (rHDL) for iMΦ and its limited cholesterol efflux ability, we designed a hyaluronan (HA)-anchored core-shell rHDL. This nanoparticle achieved efficient iMΦ-targeted drug delivery via a multistage-targeting approach, and excellent cellular cholesterol removal...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137632/generation-6-hydroxyl-pamam-dendrimers-improve-cns-penetration-from-intravenous-administration-in-a-large-animal-brain-injury-model
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Fan Zhang, J Trent Magruder, Yi-An Lin, Todd C Crawford, Joshua C Grimm, Christopher M Sciortino, Mary Ann Wilson, Mary E Blue, Sujatha Kannan, Michael V Johnston, William A Baumgartner, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) provides neuroprotection during cardiac surgery but entails an ischemic period that can lead to excitotoxicity, neuroinflammation, and subsequent neurologic injury. Hydroxyl polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers target activated microglia and damaged neurons in the injured brain, and deliver therapeutics in small and large animal models. We investigated the effect of dendrimer size on brain uptake and explored the pharmacokinetics in a clinically-relevant canine model of HCA-induced brain injury...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120431/central-role-of-the-tir-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing-interferon-%C3%AE-trif-adaptor-protein-in-murine-sterile-liver-injury
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Katherine J Brempelis, Sebastian Y Yuen, Nicole Schwarz, Isaac Mohar, Ian N Crispe
: Multiple pathways drive the sterile injury response in the liver; however, it is unclear how the type of cells injured or the mechanism of injury activates these pathways. Here, we use a model of selective hepatocyte death to investigate sterile liver injury. In this model, the TIR-domain-containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) was a central mediator of the resulting intrahepatic inflammatory response that was independent of both upstream Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 signaling and downstream type I IFN signaling...
January 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115012/exosomes-derived-from-human-menstrual-blood-derived-stem-cells-alleviate-fulminant-hepatic-failure
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Lu Chen, Bingyu Xiang, Xiaojun Wang, Charlie Xiang
BACKGROUND: Human menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) are a novel source of MSCs that provide the advantage of being easy to collect and isolate. Exosomes contain some mRNAs and adhesion molecules that can potentially impact cellular and animal physiology. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of MenSC-derived exosomes (MenSC-Ex) on AML12 cells (in vitro) and D-GalN/LPS-induced FHF mice (in vivo). METHODS: Transmission electron microscopy and Western blot were used to identify MenSC-Ex...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108987/activation-of-sirt1-by-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-exerts-a-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatic-injury-and-inflammation
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Caroline Steinmetz, Anubha Kashyap, Nataliya Zhivkova, Henry Alizor, Isabell Ernst, Daniela Gottfried-Brand, Henning Janssen, Andreas Teufel, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Johannes Lotz, Jürgen Kuball, Matthias Theobald, Michael Heise, Hauke Lang, Peter R Galle, Dennis Strand, Susanne Strand
: The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory liver diseases has increased over the last years but therapeutic options are limited. Pregnancy induces a state of immune tolerance, which can result in spontaneous improvement of clinical symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). We investigated the immune suppressive mechanisms of the human pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the liver. HCG signaling activates SIRT1, which deacetylates FOXO3a, leading to repression of pro-apoptotic gene expression...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105760/aerosol-based-airway-epithelial-cell-delivery-improves-airway-regeneration-and-repair
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E Kardia, E S Ch'ng, B H Yahaya
Aerosol-based cell therapy has emerged as a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating lung diseases. The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of aerosol-based airway epithelial cell (AEC) delivery in the setting of acute lung injury induced by tracheal brushing in rabbit. 24 hours following injury, exogenous rabbit AECs were labelled with BrdU and aerosolized using the MicroSprayer® Aerosolizer into the injured airway. Histopathological assessments of the injury in the trachea and lungs were quantitatively scored (1 and 5 d after cell delivery)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103993/-effects-of-hypertonic-sodium-saline-resuscitation-on-the-liver-damage-of-rats-at-early-stage-of-severe-scald
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J P Zhou, Z Gao, Y X Sun, X L Chen, X S Wu, F Wang
Objective: To explore the effects of hypertonic sodium saline (HSS) resuscitation on the liver damage of rats at early stage of severe scald. Methods: Fifty-six SD rats were divided into sham injury group (SI, n=8), lactated Ringer's solution group (LRS, n=24), and group HSS (n=24) according to the random number table. Rats in group SI were sham injured without resuscitation, while rats in the other two groups were reproduced deep partial-thickness to full-thickness scald model with 30% total body surface area on the back...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095789/mirna-338-3p-cdk4-signaling-pathway-suppressed-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-proliferation
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Bensong Duan, Jiangfeng Hu, Tongyangzi Zhang, Xu Luo, Yi Zhou, Shun Liu, Liang Zhu, Cheng Wu, Wenxiang Liu, Chao Chen, Hengjun Gao
BACKGROUND: Activated hepatic stellate cell (HSC) is the main fibrogenic cell type in the injured liver. miRNA plays an important role in activation and proliferation of HSC. METHODS: Our previous study examined the expression profiles of microRNAs in quiescent and activated HSC. Real-time PCR and western blot were used to detect the expression of Collagen type I (Col 1) and Alpha-Smooth Muscle Actin (α-SMA). CCK-8 and Edu assay was used to measure the proliferation rate of HSC...
January 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074588/care-under-the-influence
#17
Joseph J Fins, Samantha F Knowlton
A forty-year-old man is brought to the emergency room by his wife at five in the morning, two hours after he fell down the stairs at home, hitting his head and injuring his arm. He tells the ER physician that he got up to get a drink of water and tripped in the dark. His speech is slurred, and he smells strongly of alcohol. Lab results reveal elevated liver enzymes, and his blood alcohol level is 0.1. His medical history is unremarkable. When asked about his alcohol consumption, he says he usually has one or two drinks a night with dinner but that he drinks more on holidays and special occasions...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062179/effects-of-non-focused-microbubble-enhanced-and-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-on-hemostasis-in-a-rabbit-model-of-liver-trauma
#18
Da-Wei Zhao, Meng Tian, Jian-Zhong Zou, Yuan-Yi Zheng, Tao Li
Uncontrolled hemorrhage after trauma to the liver can lead to death. The present study compared the effects of non-focused microbubble-enhanced ultrasound and high-intensity focused ultrasound on hepatic hemostasis in the injured liver. Blood perfusion level, serum liver enzyme levels and the aspartate transaminase/alanine transaminase ratio differed between the two types of treatment (all p values < 0.05). Hepatic cells in the microbubble-enhanced ultrasound group exhibited edema and compressed the hepatic sinus and blood vessels in the portal area...
January 3, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059863/spatiotemporal-expression-of-ski-after-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Kaisheng Zhou, Wei Nan, Dongliang Feng, Zhigang Yi, Yandong Zhu, Zaiyun Long, Sen Li, Haihong Zhang, Yamin Wu
Ski is an evolutionarily conserved protein and widely participates in the regulation of various pathological and physiological processes such as wound healing, liver regeneration, development of the embryonic nervous system, muscle differentiation, and progression of many kinds of tumors. However, the distribution and function of Ski in central nervous system lesion and disease remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the spatiotemporal expression of Ski in a spinal cord injury (SCI) model in adult rats...
February 8, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051157/progressive-induction-of-hepatocyte-progenitor-cells-in-chronically-injured-liver
#20
Naoki Tanimizu, Norihisa Ichinohe, Masahiro Yamamoto, Haruhiko Akiyama, Yuji Nishikawa, Toshihiro Mitaka
Differentiated epithelial cells show substantial lineage plasticity upon severe tissue injuries. In chronically injured mouse livers, part of hepatocytes become Sry-HMG box containing 9 (Sox9) (+) epithelial cell adhesion molecule (-) hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 α (+) biphenotypic hepatocytes. However, it is not clear whether all Sox9(+) hepatocytes uniformly possess cellular properties as hepatocyte progenitors. Here, we examined the microarray data comparing Sox9(+) hepatocytes with mature hepatocytes and identified CD24 as a novel marker for biphenotypic hepatocytes...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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