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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334530/antegrade-arterial-and-portal-flushing-versus-portal-flushing-only-for-right-lobe-live-donor-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-control-trial
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Viniyendra Pamecha, Rommel Sandhyav, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Shridhar Sasturkar
INTRODUCTION: In live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) portal flush only of the graft is done on the bench. There is no data on antegrade arterial flush along with portal flush of the graft. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective right lobe LDLT were block-randomized to receive either portal flush only or both portal and antegrade arterial flush. The primary objectives were safety, rate of early allograft dysfunction (EAD), and impact on vascular and biliary complications RESULTS: After randomization there were 40 patients in each group...
January 12, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333665/clinical-and-metabolic-effects-associated-with-weight-changes-and-obeticholic-acid-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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B Hameed, N A Terrault, R M Gill, R Loomba, N Chalasani, J H Hoofnagle, M L Van Natta
BACKGROUND: In a 72-week, randomised controlled trial of obeticholic acid (OCA) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), OCA was superior to placebo in improving serum ALT levels and liver histology. OCA therapy also reduced weight. AIMS: Because weight loss by itself can improve histology, to perform a post hoc analysis of the effects of weight loss and OCA treatment in improving clinical and metabolic features of NASH. METHODS: The analysis was limited to the 200 patients with baseline and end-of-treatment liver biopsies...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333103/interleukin-35-level-is-elevated-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Sheng-Tao Cheng, Ding Yuan, Yi Liu, Ying Huang, Xiang Chen, Hai-Bo Yu, Lin He, Hui Jiang, Ji-Hua Ren, Juan Chen
Backgrounds: As one of the major public health problems, the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection would activate the immune system. The outcome of HBV infection was affect significantly by the interactions between HBV and host immune response. Interleukins play important role in anti-viral immunity. Here we investigated the role of interleukin-35 (IL-35) in chronic HBV infection patients. Methods/Results: Serum IL-35 in 72 chronic hepatitis B virus infection patients and 41 healthy control subjects were analyzed by ELISA assay...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333048/astaxanthin-ameliorates-hepatic-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-carbon-tetrachloride-administered-rats
#4
Md Ariful Islam, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Md Faruk, Md Tauhid Ul Islam, Md Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, A F M Towheedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam
Background: Astaxanthin is of carotenoids group which possess strong antioxidant properties. The present study was conducted to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of astaxanthin in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated rats. Materials and Methods: Female Long-Evans rats were administered with CCl4 orally (1 ml/kg) twice a week for 2 weeks and were treated with astaxanthin (10 mg/kg) every day for 2 weeks. Blood plasma samples were isolated from each group and were analyzed for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase activities...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333040/pharmacological-screening-of-trachyspermum-ammi-for-antihyperlipidemic-activity-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-rat-model
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Uzma Saleem, Saba Riaz, Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem
Background: Mortality rate is increasing due to cardiovascular problems throughout the world. These cardiac problems are directly associated with dyslipidemia. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic effect of aqueous extract and methanol extract of Trachyspermum ammi at 1 g/kg, 3 g/kg, and 5 g/kg dose levels in rats. Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 45 male albino rats were used and randomly divided into nine equal groups (n = 5)...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331651/activation-of-p62-keap1-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-in-the-early-stage-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Zhenyu Shen, Yu Wang, Zhenhui Su, Ruirui Kou, Keqin Xie, Fuyong Song
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause severe liver failure even death. Nearly half of drug-induced liver injury is attributed to APAP in the US and many European countries. Oxidative stress has been validated as a critical event involved in APAP-induced liver failure. p62/SQSTM1, a selective autophagy adaptor protein, is reported to regulate Nrf2-ARE antioxidant pathway in response to oxidative stress. However, the exact role of p62-keap1-Nrf2 antioxidant pathway in APAP-induced hepatotoxicity remains unknown...
January 10, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330290/dual-inhibition-of-cdk4-and-cdk2-via-targeting-p27-tyrosine-phosphorylation-induces-a-potent-and-durable-response-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Priyank Patel, Vladislav Tsiperson, Susan R S Gottesman, Jonathan Somma, Stacy W Blain
Cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) specific inhibitors, such as Palbociclib, have shown clinical efficacy, but primary or secondary resistance has emerged as a problem. To develop more effective therapeutic approaches, investigation is needed into the mechanisms of resistance or adaption. Here, it is demonstrated that CDK2 compensates for loss of CDK4 activity to rescue Palbociclib-arrested breast cancer cells, suggesting that inhibition of both kinases is required to achieve durable response. In addition, a novel strategy is described to inhibit tyrosine phosphorylation of p27Kip1 (CDKN1B) and simultaneously inhibit both CDK2 and CDK4...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328967/mycotoxin-production-of-alternaria-strains-isolated-from-korean-barley-grains-determined-by-lc-ms-ms
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Thuong T T Nguyen, Jueun Kim, Sun Jeong Jeon, Chul Won Lee, Naresh Magan, Hyang Burm Lee
Twenty-four Alternaria strains were isolated from barley grain samples. These strains were screened for the production of mycotoxins on rice medium using thin layer chromatography. All 24 strains produced at least one of the five mycotoxins (ALT, AOH, ATX-I, AME, and TeA). Three representative strains, namely EML-BLDF1-4, EML-BLDF1-14, and EML-BLDF1-18, were further analyzed using a new LC-MS/MS-based mycotoxin quantification method. This method was used to detect and quantify Alternaria mycotoxins. We used positive ion electrospray mass spectrometry with multiple reaction mode (MRM) for the simultaneous quantification of various Alternaria mycotoxins produced by these strains...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328881/factors-affecting-the-virological-response-among-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-in-yemen
#9
Zaid Mutahar Mohammed Alezzi, Ayman Yosry Abd El Rehim, Waleed Fouad Fathallah, Mansour Ali Alamrani, Fouad Hezam Othman
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasingly seen as a major public health problem, threat, and concern worldwide. In Yemen about 1.7% of the population is infected with chronic hepatitis C. This study aimed to detect the predictors for response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin (Peg-IFN/RBV) in chronic HCV Yemeni patients. The study was conducted on 100 patients with chronic HCV who received Peg-IFN/RBV in the 48th Military Hospital in Sana'a Yemen, from 2011 to 2013. All patients were subjected to complete history taking, thorough clinical examinations, routine laboratory investigation, and abdominal ultrasonography...
January 2018: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328470/cobalt-protoporphyrin-enhances-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-and-attenuates-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
#10
Jing Li, Bin Wu, Dahong Teng, Xiaoye Sun, Junjie Li, Jiang Li, Guoliang Zhang, Jinzhen Cai
The aim of the present study was to investigate the preconditioning effect and underlying mechanisms of cobalt-protoporphyrin (CoPP) in a mouse model of liver ischemia‑reperfusion (I/R) injury. Mice were divided into five groups: Sham‑operated (control), I/R, I/R + CoPP, I/R + CoPP and zinc‑protoporphyrin (ZnPP) and I/R + ZnPP. Serum levels of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were detected using commercial kits. The expression of the pro‑apoptotic protein caspase‑3 was detected by immunohistochemistry and the expression levels of the anti‑apoptotic protein B‑cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl‑2) and heme oxygenase 1 (HO‑1) were analyzed by western blotting...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327822/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-entecavir-therapy-in-a-european-population
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Alessandro Collo, Paola Belci, Sharmila Fagoonee, Lucia Loreti, Valeria Gariglio, Ramona Parise, Paola Magistroni, Marilena Durazzo
BACKGROUND: Therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients aims at improving their survival by preventing disease progression to cirrhosis and its complications. Entecavir (ETV) is currently a first line therapeutic agent recommended for the treatment of CHB. Our aim was to evaluate the long term outcome of a cohort of CHB patients treated with ETV. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated with ETV for at least 6 months were included in this study. The virologic response was determined by the dosage of serum HBV-DNA, HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBe antibodies...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327633/biochemical-basis-for-the-age-related-sensitivity-of-broilers-to-aflatoxin-b1
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He Wang, Wei Li, Ishfaq Muhammad, Xiaoqi Sun, Xiaoxu Cui, Ping Cheng, Qayum Abdul, Xiuying Zhang
In this study, we investigated the mechanism underlying age-related susceptibility in broilers to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The results showed that AFB1 induced significant changes in serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) activity & liver superoxide dismutase (SOD), malonaldehyde (MDA), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity at day 7, 21 and 42 relative to control group. However, AFB1-induced changes in serum biochemical parameters and liver antioxidant activities becomes less severe with increasing age of broilers...
January 12, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325749/sustained-improvement-of-psoriasis-associated-with-hcv-after-virologic-response-to-sofosbuvir-ribavirin
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Asem Ahmed Elfert
An 18 year old boy attended a dermatology clinic outside our hospital and diagnosed with psoriasis. His skin lesions over both ankles (Fig. 1) did not improve at all with potent local steroids twice for 3 months, then 3 times daily for another 3 months. His dermatologist talked to him about using methotrexate and asked for liver function tests before starting the systemic therapy. His ALT and AST were doubled. The patient came to our Hepatology clinic worried about his elevated liver enzymes. We asked for viral markers...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325287/-the-diagnostic-value-and-limits-of-diagnostic-parameters-for-wilson-s-disease
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X Yang
Wilson disease (WD) is a rare and treatable genetic disorder. This paper describes the new advances and author's long-term experiences in the diagnosis of WD. The characteristics in clinical and routine tests are: the age of presentation can be quite broad, the WD could not be excluded based on age only; the patients usually have mild digestive symptoms but obvious chronic liver disease signs; liver function tests may reveal normal or a mild elevation in bilirubin, ALT and AST, but quite abnormal in serum albumin and prothrombin time in most patients; Coombs-negative hemolytic anemia, normal or markedly subnormal serum alkaline phosphatase (typically < 40 IU/L) are useful for the diagnosis of fulminant WD...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325212/enhancing-molecular-n-type-doping-of-donor-acceptor-copolymers-by-tailoring-side-chains
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Jian Liu, Li Qiu, Riccardo Alessandri, Xinkai Qiu, Giuseppe Portale, JingJin Dong, Wytse Talsma, Gang Ye, Aprizal Akbar Sengrian, Paulo C T Souza, Maria Antonietta Loi, Ryan C Chiechi, Siewert J Marrink, Jan C Hummelen, L Jan Anton Koster
In this contribution, for the first time, the molecular n-doping of a donor-acceptor (D-A) copolymer achieving 200-fold enhancement of electrical conductivity by rationally tailoring the side chains without changing its D-A backbone is successfully improved. Instead of the traditional alkyl side chains for poly{[N,N'-bis(2-octyldodecyl)-naphthalene-1,4,5,8-bis(dicarboximide)-2,6-diyl](NDI)-alt-5,5'-(2,2'-bithiophene)} (N2200), polar triethylene glycol type side chains is utilized and a high electrical conductivity of 0...
January 11, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324774/activated-carbon-n-acetylcysteine-microcapsule-protects-against-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-young-rats-via-activating-telomerase-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Tingting Shi, Xingxin Yang, Hongping Zhou, Jianjun Xi, Jingjing Sun, Yunling Ke, Jiankang Zhang, Yidan Shao, Xiaojie Jiang, Xuwang Pan, Shourong Liu, Rangxiao Zhuang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming one of the world's most common chronic liver diseases in childhood, yet no therapy is available that has been approved by the food and drug administration (FDA). Previous studies have reported that telomere and telomerase are involved the development and progression of NAFLD. This study was designed to investigate the potential beneficial effects of activated carbon N-acetylcysteine (ACNAC) microcapsules on the development of NAFLD in young rats as well as the underlying mechanism(s) involved...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322486/dapagliflozin-and-empagliflozin-ameliorate-hepatic-dysfunction-among-chinese-subjects-with-diabetes-in-part-through-glycemic-improvement-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Paul Chi Ho Lee, Yunjuan Gu, Man Yi Yeung, Carol Ho Yi Fong, Yu Cho Woo, Wing Sun Chow, Kathryn Tan, Karen Siu Ling Lam
INTRODUCTION: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) improve hepatic dysfunction, although studies focusing on their underlying mechanisms are lacking, especially ones on dapagliflozin and empagliflozin. Here, we investigated the relationship between amelioration of hepatic dysfunction and improvement in various metabolic parameters among Chinese subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, observational study that involved 115 Chinese participants with T2DM treated with either dapagliflozin or empagliflozin for at least 6 months between July 2016 and February 2017...
January 10, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322007/co-administration-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-turnip-leaf-and-metformin-in-diabetic-rats
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Moammadmehdi Hassanzadeh-Taheri, Mohammad Hassanpour-Fard, Mohammadreza Doostabadi, Hesam Moodi, Khadijeh Vazifeshenas-Darmiyan, Mehran Hosseini
Background: There is a variety of experimentally proven medicinal plants having antidiabetic properties but data on herb-drug interaction are very limited. Earlier studies indicated that aqueous extract of turnip leaf (AETL) has hypoglycemic potential in diabetic animals. The present study was conducted to evaluate co-administration effects of AETL and metformin, a commonly used antidiabetic drug, in diabetic rats. Methods: Metformin at the two different doses (50,100 mg/kg) and AETL at the dose of 400 mg/kg (separately or concurrent with metformin) were orally given to streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats for 4 weeks daily...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322005/self-microemulsifying-formulation-of-lagerstroemia-speciosa-against-chemically-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Gupta Amresh, Vipin Kumar Agarwal, Chandana Venkateswara Rao
Self microemulsifying formulation is an approach used for enhancing the bioavailability of poorly soluble molecules due to their lipidic nature and small particle size. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of poorly soluble hydroxy- and polyhydroxy-organic phytomolecules rich Lagerstroemia speciosa leaves extract in modern formulation i.e. "Self microemulsifying System". Different doses of SME (Self microemulsifying) formulation of L. speciosa leaves extract were evaluated for the hepatoprotective activity against carbon tetrachloride induced liver toxicity in rats...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321988/hypolipidemic-effects-of-s-linalool-and-essential-oil-from-cinnamomum-osmophloeum-ct-linalool-leaves-in-mice
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Bing-Ho Cheng, Lee-Yan Sheen, Shang-Tzen Chang
Cinnamomum osmophloeum ( tǔ ròu guì) ct. linalool is one of the chemotypes of the indigenous cinnamon in Taiwan. S-(+)-linalool is the major constituent of leaf essential oil (LEO) of C. osmophloeum ct. linalool. This study aimed to investigate its physiological effects including body weight changes, blood biochemical values, and histopathological changes in mice. The mice were treated with LEO, S-(+)-linalool, and R-(-)-linalool. Results demonstrated similar physiological changes in mice treated with LEO and S-(+)-linalool, but significantly different effects in the body weight, TG, TC and blood glucose of R-(-)-linalool group...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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