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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156864/evaluation-of-lipid-profiles-in-patients-treated-with-capecitabine
#1
Nursel Sürmelioğlu, Semra Paydaş, Yusuf Karataş, Gülşah Seydaoğlu
Background/aim: Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil and has shown significant antitumor activity. The main adverse effects are hand-foot syndrome, diarrhea, and dermatitis. In recent years, hypertriglyceridemia has been reported in patients treated with capecitabine. Dyslipidemia is a rare but important side effect of capecitabine. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in lipid levels during capecitabine treatment and to raise awareness of pharmacovigilance. Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, it was aimed to analyze lipid metabolism after capecitabine treatment and is intended to contribute to the formation of a pharmacoepidemiological database...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156808/serum-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-levels-predict-insignificant-fibrosis-and-non-cirrhosis-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-positive-patients-with-normal-or-mildly-elevated-alanine-transaminase-levels
#2
Qiang Li, Weixia Li, Chuan Lu, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) levels for liver fibrosis in hepatitis B e antigen-positive [HBeAg (+)] chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with alanine transaminase (ALT)≤twice upper limit of normal (ULN). METHODS: 505 patients who underwent liver biopsies and HBsAg quantitative detections were included. Liver histology was scored using METAVIR scoring system. The area under the receiver-operator curve (AUROC) was used to determine the diagnostic accuracy...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156683/shycd-induces-ape1-ref-1-subcellular-localization-to-regulate-the-p53-apoptosis-signaling-pathway-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#3
Jianxin Diao, Haiye Li, Wei Huang, Wenxiao Ma, Huan Dai, Yawei Liu, Ming Wang, He Yu Hua, Jinying Ou, Xiaomin Sun, Xuegang Sun, Yungao Yang
Background & Aims: San huang yin chi decoction(SHYCD) is derived from the yin chen hao decoction, a well-known and canonical Chinese medicine formula from the "Treatise on Febrile Diseases". Over the past decade, SHYCD has been used to treat and prevent the liver cirrhosis and liver failure. In the present study, we investigated the effects of SHYCD for acute on chronic liver failure(ACLF) and explored its potential mechanism. an ACLF rat model, which induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) combined with D-galactosamine (D-GalN) and lipopolysaccharide(LPS), was used and confirmed by B-ultrasound analysis...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156323/early-life-exposure-to-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-and-mid-childhood-lipid-and-alanine-aminotransferase-levels
#4
Ana M Mora, Abby F Fleisch, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Jennifer A Woo Baidal, Larissa Pardo, Thomas F Webster, Antonia M Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Emily Oken, Sharon K Sagiv
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) may disrupt lipid homeostasis and liver function, but data in children are limited. OBJECTIVE: We examined the association of prenatal and mid-childhood PFAS exposure with lipids and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels in children. METHODS: We studied 682 mother-child pairs from a Boston-area pre-birth cohort. We quantified PFASs in maternal plasma collected in pregnancy (median 9...
November 17, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156308/modulatory-effects-of-green-tea-extract-against-the-hepatotoxic-effects-of-4-nonylphenol-in-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
#5
A H Sayed, Hamdy A M Soliman
The antioxidant role of the green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (GTE) was examined to remedy the toxic effects of (0.2mgl(-1)) 4-nonylphenol(4-NP). Biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzymes, liver lipid peroxidation (LPO), DNA fragmentation, and apoptosis as well as histopathology of liver of African catfish Clarias gariepinus were considered. Catfishes were divided into four groups: first group (control), second group (0.2mgl(-1) of 4-NP), third group (0.2mgl(-1)of 4-NP +100mg GTE l(-1)water), and fourth group (0...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155898/protective-effect-of-malva-sylvestris-l-extract-in-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-and-remote-liver-injury
#6
Houshang Najafi, Zeynab Mohamadi Yarijani, Saeed Changizi-Ashtiyani, Kamran Mansouri, Masoud Modarresi, Seyed Hamid Madani, Bahar Bastani
Mallow (Malva sylvestris L.) has had medicinal and therapeutic uses in addition to its oral consumption. The present study was conducted to examine the protective effect of Malva sylvestris L. extract on ischemia-reperfusion-induced kidney injury and remote organ injuries in the liver. Before ischemia-reperfusion, rats in the different groups received intraperitoneal normal saline or mallow extract at the doses of 200, 400 or 600 mg/kg of body weight. After 30-minutes of bilateral renal ischemia followed by 24-hours of reperfusion, tissue damage in the kidney and liver samples were determined through studying H&E-stained slides under a light microscope...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155313/a-phase-ii-multicenter-single-arm-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
#7
Mehmet Akif Yesilipek, Gulsun Karasu, Zuhre Kaya, Baris B Kuskonmaz, Vedat Uygun, Ilkiz Dag, Onur Ozudogru, Mehmet Ertem
We conducted a prospective, phase II, multicenter, single-arm study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of deferasirox in patients (aged >2 to <18 years) with β-thalassemia major (TM) who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and had evidence of iron overload (serum ferritin >1000 µg/L, cardiac MRI T2* <20 ms, or liver iron concentration [LIC; by MRI R2] ≥5 mg/g). Patients received deferasirox at an initial dose of 10 mg/kg/day, with up-titration to a maximum of 20 mg/kg/day...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155156/allicin-functionalized-locust-bean-gum-nanoparticles-for-improved-therapeutic-efficacy-an-in-silico-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approach
#8
R S Soumya, S Sherin, K G Raghu, Annie Abraham
The field of nanotechnology has overgrown over the past few years and has even ventured into the field of medicine. The aim of the present study is to develop a novel allicin functionalized locust bean gum nanoparticle using the nanoprecipitation technique. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The characterization study revealed the nanoscale structure (∼100nm) of the prepared particles. In silico toxicology analysis were carried out to assess the drug-like properties and virtual toxicity of allicin...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154963/macrophage-scavenger-receptor-1-contributes-to-pathogenesis-of-fulminant-hepatitis-via-neutrophil-mediated-complement-activation
#9
Yuan Tang, Huifang Li, Junru Li, Yunzhi Liu, Yanli Li, Jing Zhou, Jia Zhou, Xiao Lu, Wei Zhao, Jinlin Hou, Xiang-Yang Wang, Zhengliang Chen, Daming Zuo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The macrophage scavenger receptor 1 (Msr1, also called SRA)is a pattern recognition receptor primarily expressed on myeloid cells, playing an important role in the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Since MSR1 expression was up-regulated in the livers of patients with fulminant hepatitis (FH), we investigated the functional mechanism of Msr1 as related to FH pathogenesis. METHODS: Msr1-deficient (Msr1(-/-)) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates were infected with mouse hepatitis virus strain-A59 (MHV-A59) to induce FH, and the levels of tissue damage, serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), inflammatory cytokines and complement C5a were measured and compared...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154413/isoindigo-3-4-difluorothiophene-polymer-acceptors-yield-all-polymer-bhj-solar-cells-with-7-efficiency
#10
Shengjian Liu, Yuliar Firdaus, Simil Thomas, Zhipeng Kan, Federico Cruciani, Sergei Lopatin, Jean-Luc M Bredas, Pierre M Beaujuge
Poly(isoindigo-alt-3,4-difluorothiophene) (PIID[2F]T) analogues used as "polymer acceptors" in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells achieve >7% efficiency when used in conjunction with the polymer donor PBFTAZ (model system). Considering that most efficient polymer acceptor alternatives to fullerenes (e.g. PC61BM or its C71 derivative) are based on perylenediimide (PDI) or naphthalenediimide (NDI) motifs thus far, branched alkyl-substituted PIID[2F]T polymers are remarkably promising nonfullerene candidates for "all-polymer" BHJ solar cells...
November 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152783/comparison-of-sub-versus-suprafascially-raised-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps-with-regard-to-donor-site-morbidity-function-and-aesthetics
#11
Sebastian Fischer, Yannick Diehm, Christoph Hirche, Thomas Kremer, Adrien Daigeler, Ulrich Kneser, J Frederick Hernekamp
BACKGROUND: Although the anterolateral thigh flap (ALT) is one of the most frequently applied free flaps in plastic surgery, it remains controversial if the flap should be raised in a sub- or suprafascial plane. The purpose of this study was to compare both harvest techniques regarding donor-site morbidity and outcomes. METHODS: We included 40 pair-matched patients, of whom 20 received a fasciocutaneous and 20 an adipocutaneous ALT free flap for extremity reconstruction...
November 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152762/optimizing-lonafarnib-treatment-for-the-management-of-chronic-delta-hepatitis-the-lowr-hdv-1-study
#12
Cihan Yurdaydin, Onur Keskin, Çağdaş Kalkan, Fatih Karakaya, Aysun Çalişkan, Ersin Karatayli, Senem Karatayli, A Mithat Bozdayi, Christopher Koh, Theo Heller, Ramazan Idilman, Jeffrey S Glenn
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: In a proof-of-concept (POC) study, the oral prenylation inhibitor lonafarnib (LNF) decreased HDV RNA during 4 weeks of treatment. Here we explored optimal LNF regimens. METHODS: 15 patients (5 groups; 3 per group) completed dosing as follows: 1) LNF 200 mg BID (12 weeks); 2) LNF 300 mg BID (12 weeks); 3) LNF 100 mg TID (5 weeks); 4) LNF 100 mg BID + pegylated interferon alfa (PEG-IFNα) 180 mcg QW (8 weeks); and 5) LNF 100 mg BID + ritonavir (RTV) 100 mg QD (8 weeks)...
November 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152605/hepatic-natural-killer-t-cell-and-cd8-t-cell-signatures-in-mice-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#13
Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Michelle Kirby, Samir Softic, Lili Miles, Rosa-Maria Salazar-Gonzalez, Pranav Shivakumar, Rohit Kohli
Hepatic inflammation is a key pathological feature of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Natural Killer T-cells (NKT) and CD8+ T-cells are known to play an important role in obesity related adipose tissue inflammation. We hypothesized that these same inflammatory phenotypes would be present in progressive NASH. We used a previously established high fat high carbohydrate (HFHC) murine obesogenic diet model of progressive NASH to investigate the role of NKT cells and CD8+ T-cells in C57Bl6/J mice. Further, to better understand the impact of these cell populations; CD1d-deficient and CD8+ T-cell depleted mice were subjected to HFHC diet for 16 weeks...
June 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152604/crosstalk-of-lkb1-and-pten-regulated-signals-in-liver-morphogenesis-and-tumor-development
#14
Chengyou Jia, Vivian Medina, Chenchang Liu, Lina He, Daohai Qian, Tu Taojian, Curtis T Okamoto, Bangyan L Stiles
Liver kinase B 1 (LKB1 or STK11) and PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10) are two tumor suppressors that regulate the mTOR signaling pathway. Deletion studies show that loss of either Lkb1 (Lkb(+/-) ) or Pten (Pten(loxP/loxP); Alb-Cre(+) ) leads to liver injury and development of hepatocarcinoma. In this study, we investigated the crosstalk of LKB1 and PTEN loss during tumorigenesis and liver development. We show here that haplo-insufficiency of Lkb1 in the liver leads to advanced tumor development in the Pten null mice (Pten(loxP/loxP); Lkb(loxP/+); Alb-Cre(+) )...
April 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152463/acute-oral-toxicity-evaluation-of-aqueous-ethanolic-extract-of-saccharum-munja-roxb-roots-in-albino-mice-as-per-oecd-425-tg
#15
Uzma Saleem, Sadia Amin, Bashir Ahmad, Haroon Azeem, Fareeha Anwar, Sunita Mary
Background: S. munja roots have been used in ethno medicines for the treatment of different ailments. Despite its beneficial uses no studies on its toxicity potential have been reported. Objective: The study was designed to evaluate acute toxic potential of aqueous ethanolic extract of S. munja roots according to OECD TG No. 425. Material and methods: Female mice were divided into two groups (n = 5). One group served as control while the other as treated group that received 2000 mg/kg b...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152460/bisphenol-s-impairs-blood-functions-and-induces-cardiovascular-risks-in-rats
#16
Sanghamitra Pal, Kaushik Sarkar, Partha Pratim Nath, Mukti Mondal, Ashma Khatun, Goutam Paul
Bisphenol S (BPS) is an industrial chemical which is recently used to replace the potentially toxic Bisphenol A (BPA) in making polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins and thermal receipt papers. The probable toxic effects of BPS on the functions of haemopoietic and cardiovascular systems have not been reported till to date. We report here that BPS depresses haematological functions and induces cardiovascular risks in rat. Adult male albino rats of Sprague-Dawley strain were given BPS at a dose level of 30, 60 and 120 mg/kg BW/day respectively for 30 days...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152129/protective-effect-of-dehydroandrographolide-on-obstructive-cholestasis-in-bile-duct-ligated-mice
#17
Zhiyong Weng, Xuefeng Liu, Jiehua Hu, Jingzhou Mu, Jing Xie, Chenjuan Yao, Lihua Li
Background: Dehydroandrographolide (DA) is the main contributor to the therapeutic properties of the medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata (AP). However, it is unknown whether DA has a hepatoprotective effect on obstructive cholestasis in mice and humans. Methods: We administered DA to mice for 5 days prior to bile duct ligation (BDL) and for the 7 days. Liver function markers, liver histology and necrosis, compensatory responses of hepatocytes, liver fibrosis and the expression of hepatic fibrogenesis markers were evaluated in BDL mice and/or human LX-2 cells...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151700/tenofovir-vs-lamivudine-plus-adefovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-tenosimp-b-study
#18
Manuel Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Pascasio, Enrique Fraga, Javier Fuentes, Martín Prieto, Gloria Sánchez-Antolín, José Luis Calleja, Esther Molina, María Luisa García-Buey, María Ángeles Blanco, Javier Salmerón, María Lucía Bonet, José Antonio Pons, José Manuel González, Miguel Ángel Casado, Francisco Jorquera, The Tenosimp-B Research Group
AIM: To demonstrate the non-inferiority (15% non-inferiority limit) of monotherapy with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) vs the combination of lamivudine (LAM) plus adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) in the maintenance of virologic response in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and prior failure with LAM. METHODS: This study was a Phase IV prospective, randomized, open, controlled study with 2 parallel groups (TDF and LAM+ADV) of adult patients with hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative CHB, prior failure with LAM, on treatment with LAM+ADV for at least 6 mo, without prior resistance to ADV and with an undetectable viral load at the start of the study, in 14 Spanish hospitals...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151696/value-of-gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-in-diagnosis-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#19
Yan-Chao Hu, Hao Liu, Xiao-Yan Liu, Li-Na Ma, Yu-Hua Guan, Xia Luo, Xiang-Chun Ding
AIM: To investigate the value of the gamma-glutamyltraspeptidase (GGT)-to-platelet (PLT) ratio (GPR) in the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: We included 390 untreated CHB patients in this study. The GPR, aspartate aminotransferase (AST)-to-PLT ratio index (APRI), and fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) of all patients were analysed to determine if these parameter were correlated with age, gender, medical history, liver function [total bilirubin (TBil), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and AST], GGT, PLT count, or hepatic fibrosis stage...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151617/poly-arylene-ethynylene-alt-arylene-vinylene-s-based-on-anthanthrone-and-its-derivatives-synthesis-and-photophysical-electrochemical-electroluminescent-and-photovoltaic-properties
#20
Suru Vivian John, Věra Cimrová, Christoph Ulbricht, Veronika Pokorná, Aleš Růžička, Jean-Benoit Giguère, Antoine Lafleur-Lambert, Jean-François Morin, Emmanuel Iwuoha, Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe
Anthanthrone and its derivatives are large polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) that pose a number of challenges for incorporation into the structure of soluble conjugated polymers. For the first time, this group of PACs was employed as the building blocks for the synthesis of copolymers (P1-P5) based on poly[(arylene ethynylene)-alt-(arylene vinylene)]s backbone (-Ph-C≡C-Anth-C≡C-Ph-CH=CH-Ph-CH=CH-) n . During the synthesis of P1-P5, different alkyloxy side chains were incorporated in order to tune the properties of the polymers...
November 14, 2017: Macromolecules
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