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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213090/glycyrrhetinic-acid-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure-in-d-galactosamine-sensitized-mice-by-up-regulating-expression-of-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-m
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Xinru Yin, Gong Xia, Li Zhang, Rong Jiang, Ge Kuang, Bin Wang, Xinyu Chen, Jingyuan Wan
Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), the main active ingredient of licorice, reportedly has anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective properties, but its molecular mechanisms remain be elusive. In the present study, Balb/c mice were pretreated with GA (10, 30, or 100mg/kg) 1h before lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/d-galactosamine (D-GalN) administration. In other in vitro experiment, RAW264.7 macrophages were pretreated with GA before LPS exposure. The mortality, hepatic tissue histology, serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were analyzed...
February 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210203/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-drives-thioacetamide-mediated-heteroprotection-against-acetaminophen-induced-lethal-liver-injury
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Vivekkumar P Dadhania, Bharat Bhushan, Udayan Apte, Harihara M Mehendale
Preplacement of compensatory tissue repair (CTR) by exposure to a nonlethal dose of a toxicant protects animals against a lethal dose of another toxicant. Although CTR is known to heteroprotect, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not completely known. Here, we investigated the mechanisms of heteroprotection using thioacetamide (TA): acetaminophen (APAP) heteroprotection model. Male Swiss Webster mice received a low dose of TA or distilled water (DW) vehicle 24 hours prior to a lethal dose of APAP. Liver injury, tissue repair, and promitogenic signaling were studied over a time course of 24 hours after APAP overdose to the TA- and DW-primed mice (TA + APAP and DW + APAP, respectively)...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209492/reproductive-considerations-in-the-setting-of-chronic-viral-illness
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Brent M Hanson, Jessie A Dorais
Special considerations must be taken when patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C desire to achieve pregnancy. Patients with chronic viral illnesses desire children at rates similar to the general population, and options are available to decrease both vertical transmission and viral transmission between partners. Preconception counseling or consultation with fertility specialists is imperative in patients with HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C so that reproductive goals can be addressed and optimized...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199776/understanding-patient-perceptions-and-risk-for-hepatitis-c-screening
#4
Sheriedan Grannan
OBJECTIVES: The specific aims were to identify specific themes and barriers to HCV testing and to determine if testing rates increased when patients self-identify their risk factors and were offered testing. SETTING: The study was conducted at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in an underserved neighborhood located in the Mountain West. METHODS: This descriptive study used survey and group-level electronic health record (EHR) data...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198566/fish-short-term-reproduction-assay-fstra-with-atrazine-and-the-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes
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Alan J Hosmer, Suzanne Z Schneider, Julie C Anderson, Loren D Knopper, Richard A Brain
Breeding groups of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) were exposed to atrazine at measured concentrations of 0.6, 5.5, and 53 µg/L for 35 d. Evaluated endpoints included survival, fecundity, fertility, growth (weight and length), behavior, secondary sex characteristics (anal fin papillae), gonad histopathology, and hepatic vitellogenin. No statistically significant effects of atrazine exposure on survival and growth of medaka were noted during the test, and mean survival was ≥97.5% in all treatment groups on Day 35...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196636/impact-of-schistosomiasis-on-increase-incidence-of-occult-hepatitis-b-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-egypt
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Hanan H Omar, Samaa A Taha, Wafaa H Hassan, Hamdy H Omar
Co-infection of schistosomiasis, HBV and HCV is common in countries where schistosomiasis is endemic. Occult hepatitis B occurs in patients at high risk for HBV infection (e.g., patients on hemodialysis, patients receiving blood transfusions). Schistosomal infection is a risk factor of HBV infection that can increase the incidence of occult hepatitis B. We aimed to determine the prevalence of occult hepatitis B in chronic hepatitis C patients with and without schistosomiasis and to assess the effect of schistosomal infection on the increased risk of exposure to HBV infection and to occult hepatitis B...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193199/a-population-based-study-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-in-quebec-canada
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Christina Greenaway, Laurent Azoulay, Robert Allard, Joseph Cox, Viet Anh Tran, Claire Nour Abou Chakra, Russ Steele, Marina Klein
BACKGROUND: Immigrants originating from intermediate and high HCV prevalence countries may be at increased risk of exposure to hepatitis C infection (HCV) in their countries of origin, however they are not routinely screened after arrival in most low HCV prevalence host countries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of HCV in immigrants compared to the Canadian born population. METHODS: Using the reportable infectious disease database linked to the landed immigration database and several provincial administrative databases, we assembled a cohort of all reported cases of HCV in Quebec, Canada (1998-2008)...
February 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193102/identification-of-predictors-for-treatment-failure-in-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-treated-with-ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir
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Jeffrey W Jansen, Gillian M Powderly, Travis W Linneman
BACKGROUND: New hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies report cure rates of ~90% but are expensive. Identification of predictors for treatment failure could help decrease health care costs, limit unnecessary drug exposure and adverse events, and prevent drug-drug interactions. Failure to achieve rapid viral response (RVR), defined as detectable viral load at 4 weeks, has previously been identified as a predictor of treatment failure with some previous HCV therapies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate RVR, and other potential variables, as predictors of treatment failure in patients treated with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF)...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192188/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-nk-cell-activation-causes-metzincin-mediated-cd16-cleavage-and-impaired-antibody-dependent-cytotoxicity
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Barbara Oliviero, Stefania Mantovani, Stefania Varchetta, Dalila Mele, Giulia Grossi, Serena Ludovisi, Elisa Nuti, Armando Rossello, Mario U Mondelli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The Fc receptor family for IgG type III (FcγRIII, CD16) is an activating receptor on natural killer (NK) cells and an essential mediator of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). There is only limited information on its role during chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We studied CD16 expression in relation to NK cell functional activity in HCV-infected patients and sought mechanistic insights into virus-induced modulation. METHODS: NK cell CD16 expression and activation status were evaluated ex vivo by flow cytometry in HCV-infected patients and healthy controls (HC) as well as in vitro after co-culture with HCV-infected Huh 7...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186385/activating-nuclear-xenobiotic-receptors-and-triggering-er-stress-and-hepatic-cytochromes-p450-systems-in-quails-coturnix-c-coturnix-during-atrazine-exposure
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Zheng-Hai Du, Lei Qin, Jia Lin, Yan-Chun Sun, Jun Xia, Cong Zhang, Xue-Nan Li, Jin-Long Li
Atrazine (ATR) is one of the most widely detected contaminant in the ecosystem. Nuclear xenobiotic receptors are activated by herbicides and induce the transcription of CYP450 isoforms involved in xenobiotic metabolism and transport. However, little is known about hepatic nuclear xenobiotic receptors in birds are responsible for ATR-induced hepatotoxicity via regulating the cytochrome P450 enzyme systems (CYP450s). The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of ATR hepatotoxicity in quails...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184373/successful-treatment-of-mixed-hepatitis-c-genotypes-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-an-all-oral-interferon-free-regimen
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Ayman Ahmed Sakr, Jasmine M Hanifi, Ming Valerie Lin
Mixed hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype infection is emerging with improved methods of detection. It is commonly seen in hemodialysis patients and intravenous drug users due to repeated HCV exposure and absence of protective immunity, and can contribute to treatment failure. Direct-acting antiviral regimens have been extensively studied in patients with different individual HCV genotypes; however, there are no reported data on their use in patients with mixed HCV genotype. We present a case of mixed HCV genotype 1a and 2 infection in a decompensated cirrhotic patient treated successfully with sofosbuvir, ledipasvir, and ribavirin...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174720/netrin-1-protects-hepatocytes-against-cell-death-through-sustained-translation-during-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Thomas Lahlali, Marie-Laure Plissonnier, Cristina Romero-López, Maud Michelet, Benjamin Ducarouge, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz, Fabien Zoulim, Patrick Mehlen, Romain Parent
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Netrin-1, a multifunctional secreted protein, is up-regulated in cancer and inflammation. Netrin-1 blocks apoptosis induced by the prototypical dependence receptors deleted in colorectal carcinoma and uncoordinated phenotype-5. Although the unfolded protein response (UPR) triggers apoptosis on exposure to stress, it first attempts to restore endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis to foster cell survival. Importantly, UPR is implicated in chronic liver conditions including hepatic oncogenesis...
May 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173785/hcv-screening-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-homeless-and-marginally-housed-women-in-san-francisco-california
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Kimberly Page, Michelle Yu, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Evans, Martha Shumway, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening has taken on new importance as a result of updated guidelines and new curative therapies. Relatively few studies have assessed HCV infection in homeless populations, and a minority include women. We assessed prevalence and correlates of HCV exposure in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco, and estimated the proportion undiagnosed. METHODS: A probability sample of 246 women were recruited at free meal programs, homeless shelters, and low-cost single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco; women with HIV were oversampled...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171829/prevalence-of-false-positive-hepatitis-c-antibody-results-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-study-nhanes-2007-2012
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Anne C Moorman, Jan Drobenuic, Saleem Kamili
BACKGROUND: Screening large numbers of persons in a population with low prevalence of a disease leads to many false-positives. However, populations with low HCV prevalence may sometimes be recommended for HCV screening, for instance patients or healthcare workers after a possible healthcare-related exposure. OBJECTIVES: We determined the percentage of true vs false-positive HCV antibody (anti-HCV) test results among 2007-2012 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES), a nationally representative study with approximately 1% HCV infection prevalence, much lower than in groups typically recommended for HCV screening...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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/28156076/predictive-factors-for-bile-leakage-after-hepatectomy-for-hepatic-tumors-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-with-631-cases-at-yokohama-clinical-oncology-group-ycog
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Kazuya Nakagawa, Kuniya Tanaka, Kazunori Nojiri, Yu Sawada, Takafumi Kumamoto, Michio Ueda, Yuta Minami, Yasuhisa Mochizuki, Daisuke Morioka, Toru Kubota, Noriyuki Kamiya, Kenichi Yoshida, Naohiro Yonemoto, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND: International Study Group of Liver Surgery (ISGLS) proposed the standardized definition for bile leakage (BL) after hepatectomy (Hx) at 2011 to precisely perceive incidence and predictive factors of this critical condition. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study using the ISGLS definition of BL after Hx. RESULTS: Perioperative data regarding 631 patients undergoing elective Hx for hepatic tumors without biliary reconstruction performed between January 2009 and December 2011 were analyzed...
January 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155600/green-tea-camellia-sinensis-protects-against-arsenic-neurotoxicity-via-antioxidative-mechanism-and-activation-of-superoxide-dismutase-activity
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Smarajit Maiti, Nirmallya Acharyya, Tamal K Ghosh, Sk Sajed Ali, Emili Manna, Aarifa Nazmeen, Nirmalya K Sinha
BACKGROUND: Chronic arsenic-exposure even at a low-dose results in the neural impairment and motor/cognitive dysfunction. However, several preventive approaches are made mainly against hepatic/gastrointestinal damages. Only a few investigations postulate therapeutic strategies for neural anomalies. Here, the protective role of Green tea (Camellia sinensis or CS; 10mg/ml aqueous) has been evaluated against arsenic-induced (0.6ppm/100g bw/28 days) cerebral/cerebellar tissue degeneration, oxidative-threats and neurotransmitter deregulation in female rats...
February 1, 2017: Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152472/exposure-to-phthalates-is-associated-with-lipid-profile-in-peripubertal-mexican-youth
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Wei Perng, Deborah J Watkins, Alejandra Cantoral, Adriana Mercado-García, John D Meeker, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Karen E Peterson
Animal models indicate that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affect circulating lipid concentrations by interfering with hepatic fatty acid oxidation. Little is known of the relationship between EDC exposure and lipid profile in humans. We measured bisphenol A (BPA) and 9 phthalate metabolites in maternal urine collected at up to three time points during pregnancy as a measure of in utero exposure, and in the child's urine at 8-14 years as a measure of concurrent, peripubertal exposure among 248 participants of a Mexico City pre-birth cohort...
January 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146579/selective-expansion-of-high-functional-avidity-memory-cd8-t-cell-clonotypes-during-hepatitis-c-virus-reinfection-and-clearance
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Mohamed S Abdel-Hakeem, Maude Boisvert, Julie Bruneau, Hugo Soudeyns, Naglaa H Shoukry
The dynamics of the memory CD8 T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire upon virus re-exposure and factors governing the selection of TCR clonotypes conferring protective immunity in real life settings are poorly understood. Here, we examined the dynamics and functionality of the virus-specific memory CD8 TCR repertoire before, during and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection in patients who spontaneously resolved two consecutive infections (SR/SR) and patients who resolved a primary but failed to clear a subsequent infection (SR/CI)...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137721/transcriptional-functional-and-mechanistic-comparisons-of-stem-cell-derived-hepatocytes-heparg-cells-and-3d-human-hepatocyte-spheroids-as-predictive-in-vitro-systems-for-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Catherine C Bell, Volker M Lauschke, Sabine U Vorrink, Henrik Palmgren, Roger Duffin, Tommy B Andersson, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg
Reliable and versatile hepatic in vitro systems for the prediction of drug pharmacokinetics and toxicity are essential constituents of preclinical safety assessment pipelines for new medicines. Here, we compared three emerging cell systems, hepatocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS-Hep), HepaRG cells and 3D primary human hepatocyte (PHH) spheroids at transcriptional and functional levels in a multi-center study to evaluate their potential as predictive models for drug-induced hepatotoxicity...
January 30, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
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