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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812426/the-expression-of-etar-in-liver-cirrhosis-and-liver-cancer
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Juhong Deng, Yu Huang, Ran Tao, Xiangxue Fan, Hongyue Zhang, Hongyan Kong, Qiqing Song, Jiaquan Huang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the expression of endothelin receptors in liver diseases and discuss its role in the process of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined the expressions of ETAR, ETBR and α-SMA in tissue samples using western blotting analysis. Furthermore, immunofluorescence was used to locate ETAR expression in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HSECs), we calculated the percentage of positive cells and then analyzed its relation with clinical indexes...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808179/aggf1-attenuates-hepatic-inflammation-and-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-repressing-ccl2-transcription
#2
Wenping Xu, Sheng Zeng, Min Li, Zhiwen Fan, Bisheng Zhou
Liver injury represents a continuum of pathophysiological processes involving a complex interplay between hepatocytes, macrophages, and hepatic stellate cells. The mechanism whereby these intercellular interactions contribute to liver injury and fibrosis is not completely understood. We report here that angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1 (Aggf1) was downregulated in the livers of cirrhotic patients compared to healthy controls and in primary hepatocytes in response to carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) stimulation...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806509/two-photon-probes-for-ph-detection-of-human-colon-cancer-using-two-photon-microscopy
#3
Seung Taek Hong, Tae Hyeong Kim, Ji-Woo Choi, Seong Jun Park, Sungan Kwon, Kyu Cheol Paik, Man So Han, Eun Sun Kim, Hoon Jai Chun, Jung-Nyoung Heo, Bong Rae Cho
We have developed two-photon (TP) pH-sensitive probes (BH-2 and BHEt-1) that exhibit absorption and emission maxima at 370 and 466 nm, and TP absorption cross-section values of 51 and 61 GM (1 GM = 10-50cm4s/photon), respectively, at 750 nm and pH 3.0 in a universal buffer (0.1 M citric acid, 0.1 M KH2PO4, 0.1 M Na2B4O7, 0.1 M Tris, 0.1 M KCl)/1,4-dioxane (7/3) solution. The TPM images of CCD-18co (a normal colon cell line) and HCT116 cells (a colon cancer cell line) labeled with BH-2 were too dim to be distinguished...
August 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804632/the-pattern-of-il-24-mda-7-and-its-cognate-receptors-expression-following-activation-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
#4
Iman Jamhiri, Seyed Younes Hosseini, Davood Mehrabani, Zahra Khodabandeh, Ramin Yaghobi, Razieh Dowran, Saber Zahri
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is the pivotal event during liver fibrosis. Interleukin (IL)-24/melanoma differentiation-associated gene-7 (mda-7) has attracted attention in the pathophysiology of some diseases, while its role in activation/suppression of human HSCs is still unclear. It is important to elucidate whether the expression levels of the IL-24/mda-7 protein and its receptors in HSC cells are changed following activation. LX-2 cells, a human hepatic stellate cell line were activated by a combination of leptin and serum starvation...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803234/rna-sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-implicate-the-regulatory-role-of-a-long-noncoding-rna-mrna-network-in-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation
#5
Can-Jie Guo, Xiao Xiao, Li Sheng, Lili Chen, Wei Zhong, Hai Li, Jing Hua, Xiong Ma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To analyze the long noncoding (lncRNA)-mRNA expression network and potential roles in rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during activation. METHODS: LncRNA expression was analyzed in quiescent and culture-activated HSCs by RNA sequencing, and differentially expressed lncRNAs verified by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were subjected to bioinformatics analysis. In vivo analyses of differential lncRNA-mRNA expression were performed on a rat model of liver fibrosis...
August 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802097/heat-shock-protein-47-effects-on-hepatic-stellate-cell-associated-receptors-in-hepatic-fibrosis-of-schistosoma-japonicum-infected-mice
#6
Yumin Zhao, Zhisheng Dang, Shuo Xu, Shigui Chong
The study aimed to explore the regulation of heat shock protein 47 (HSP47) on expressions of receptors associated with hepatic stellate cell (HSC) in liver fibrosis mouse models induced by Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum). Mouse fibroblasts (NIH/3T3) were transfected with HSP47 shRNA plasmid by lipofectamine transfection, and experimental fibrosis in HSCs was studied in S. japonicum mouse models treated with HSP47 shRNA in vivo. HSP47 expression was assessed using Western blot and real-time PCR. Flow cytometry was adopted to determine the expression of cell membrane receptors...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802065/quercetin-reverses-experimental-cirrhosis-by-immunomodulation-of-the-proinflammatory-and-profibrotic-processes
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Sael Casas-Grajales, Luis F Vázquez-Flores, Erika Ramos-Tovar, Erika Hernández-Aquino, Rosa E Flores-Beltrán, Carlos M Cerda-García-Rojas, Javier Camacho, Mineko Shibayama, Víctor Tsutsumi, Pablo Muriel
The ability of quercetin to reverse an established cirrhosis has not yet been investigated. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of this flavonoid in reversing experimental cirrhosis. Cirrhosis was induced by intraperitoneal administration of TAA (200 mg/kg of body weight) three times per week for 8 weeks or by intraperitoneal petrolatum-CCl4 (400 mg/kg of body weight) administration three times per week for 8 weeks. To determine the capacity of quercetin to prevent liver fibrosis, the flavonoid (50 mg/kg of body weight, p...
August 12, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801610/creb3l2-mediated-expression-of-sec23a-sec24d-is-involved-in-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-er-golgi-transport
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Shotaro Tomoishi, Shinichi Fukushima, Kentaro Shinohara, Toshiaki Katada, Kota Saito
Hepatic fibrosis is caused by exaggerated wound healing response to chronic injury, which eventually leads to hepatic cirrhosis. Differentiation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) to myofibroblast-like cells by inflammatory cytokines is the critical step in fibrosis. This step is accompanied by enlargement of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi apparatus, suggesting that protein synthesis and secretion are augmented in the activated HSCs. However, the process of rearrangement of secretory organelles and their functions remain to be fully elucidated...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798388/angiotensin-ii-induces-connective-tissue-growth-factor-expression-in-human-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-a-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-independent-mechanism
#9
Ao Li, Jingyao Zhang, Xiaoxun Zhang, Jun Wang, Songsong Wang, Xiao Xiao, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
Angiotensin II (Ang II) promotes hepatic fibrosis by increasing extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis and emerges as downstream of the profibrogenic cytokine transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). We aimed to investigate the molecular events that lead from the Ang II receptor to CTGF upregulation in human hepatic stellate cells, a principal fibrogenic cell type. Ang II produced an early, AT1 receptor-dependent stimulation of CTGF expression and induced a rapid activation of PKC and its downstream p38 MAPK, thereby activating a nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and Smad2/3 cross-talk pathway...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797105/regulation-of-hepatic-stellate-cell-proliferation-and-activation-by-glutamine-metabolism
#10
Jiang Li, Mohammed Ghazwani, Ke Liu, Yixian Huang, Na Chang, Jie Fan, Fengtian He, Liying Li, Shizhong Bu, Wen Xie, Xiaochao Ma, Song Li
Liver fibrosis is the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins, which is mainly caused by accumulation of activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). The mechanisms of activation and proliferation of HSCs, two key events after liver damage, have been studied for many years. Here we report a novel pathway to control HSCs by regulating glutamine metabolism. We demonstrated that the proliferation of HSCs is critically dependent on glutamine that is used to generate α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and non-essential amino acid (NEAA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794616/schisandrin-b-attenuates-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-by-regulation-of-nrf2-are-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
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Qingshan Chen, Hai Zhang, Yan Cao, Ying Li, Sen Sun, Junping Zhang, Guoqing Zhang
Liver fibrosis is a major pathological feature of chronic liver diseases and there is no effective therapy program at present. Schisandrin B (Sch B) is the major bioactive ingredient of Schisandra chinensis, with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and hepatoprotective properties. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect and related molecular mechanism of Sch B against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. The in vivo therapeutic effect of Sch B on liver fibrosis induced by CCl4 was examined in rats...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791396/oxidored-nitro-domain-containing-protein-1-promotes-liver-fibrosis-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Tianxin Xiang, Shouhua Zhang, Na Cheng, Shanfei Ge, Jiangxiong Wen, Juhua Xiao, Xiaoping Wu
Hepatic fibrosis is a characteristic of various types of chronic liver diseases, and may further develop into liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Oxidored‑nitro domain‑containing protein 1 (NOR1) expression levels are greater in hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma samples compared with from normal liver samples. However, the importance of NOR1 in liver fibrosis remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of NOR1 on the proliferation and matrix expression of human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791356/construction-of-a-recombinant-pires2-egfp-arts-plasmid-and-its-effect-on-lx-2-cells
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Feifan Xu, Yuanlong Han, Dandan Zhu, Hua Tian, Huiming Zhu, Jingjing Ren, Delin Gu, Yinong Duan
The inhibition of the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and the induction of their apoptosis have been investigated as potential strategies to counteract the development and progression of liver fibrosis. Previous research has suggested that apoptosis‑related protein in the transforming growth factor‑β signaling pathway (ARTS) may serve a significant role in numerous cell types; however, little is known regarding its roles in HSCs. Total RNA was extracted from LX‑2 cells, and the human full‑length ARTS gene was obtained by reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction and inserted into the pIRES2‑EGFP cloning vector...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789951/hepatoprotective-activities-of-rosmarinic-acid-against-extrahepatic-cholestasis-in-rats
#14
Shih-Yi Lin, Ya-Yu Wang, Wen-Ying Chen, Su-Lan Liao, Su-Tze Chou, Ching-Ping Yang, Chun-Jung Chen
Though rosmarinic acid possesses nutritional, pharmaceutical, and toxic properties and shows therapeutic potential on liver diseases, its therapeutic effects against cholestatic liver diseases have not been proven. Using an extrahepatic cholestasis rat model by bile-duct ligation (BDL), daily oral administration of rosmarinic acid showed improvement effects on liver histology, serum biochemicals, ductular reaction, oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis. Rosmarinic acid alleviated BDL-induced transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) production and hepatic collagen deposition, and the anti-fibrotic effects were accompanied by reductions in matrix-producing cells and Smad2/3...
August 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782260/mmp-13-deletion-decreases-profibrogenic-molecules-and-attenuates-n-nitrosodimethylamine-induced-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-in-mice
#15
Joseph George, Mikihiro Tsutsumi, Mutsumi Tsuchishima
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is involved in inflammation, pathogenesis and progression of liver fibrosis. Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) cleaves CTGF and releases several fragments, which are more potent than the parent molecule to induce fibrosis. The current study was aimed to elucidate the significance of MMP-13 and CTGF and their downstream effects in liver injury and fibrosis. Hepatic fibrosis was induced using intraperitoneal injections of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in doses of 10 μg/g body weight on three consecutive days of each week over a period of 4 weeks in both wild-type (WT) and MMP-13 knockout mice...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780305/activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-directly-induce-pathogenic-th17-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#16
Yun Liu, Lei Li, Jiang Liu, Wei-Min She, Jie-Min Shi, Jing Li, Ji-Yao Wang, Wei Jiang
Th17 cells are involved in liver fibrosis by activating hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). We aimed to investigate whether HSCs are able to regulate the function of Th17 cells and to determine the relevant mechanism. Sixty-five patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) were enrolled in this study. To determine the effect of HSCs on T cells, naïve CD4(+)T cells and Th17 cells were sorted from CHB patients and cultured with or without activated-HSCs, and cytokine expression and gene transcription were analyzed...
August 2, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776905/expression-of-cytokine-and-extracellular-matrix-mrnas-in-fetal-hepatic-stellate-cells
#17
Keai Sinn Tan, Kasem Kulkeaw, Yoichi Nakanishi, Daisuke Sugiyama
In mouse fetal liver, hepatoblasts, sinusoidal endothelial cells and macrophages (or erythroblastic islands) promote differentiation and proliferation of hematopoietic cells through cell-cell interactions and secretion of cytokines and extracellular matrix factors. Until now, we have had little knowledge of the hematopoietic cytokines or extracellular matrix mRNAs expressed in hepatic stellate cells. Using p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) to mark this cell population, we sorted 12.5, 14.5 and 16.5 dpc hepatic stellate cells and analyzed expression of cytokines and extracellular matrix mRNAs...
August 4, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774960/endoplasmic-reticulum-oxidase-1%C3%AE-is-critical-for-collagen-secretion-from-and-membrane-type-1-matrix-metalloproteinase-levels-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
#18
Mizuki Fujii, Akihiro Yoneda, Norio Takei, Kaori Sakai-Sawada, Marina Kosaka, Kenjiro Minomi, Atsuro Yokoyama, Yasuaki Tamura
Upon liver injury, excessive deposition of collagen from activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a leading cause of liver fibrosis. An understanding of the mechanism by which collagen biosynthesis is regulated in HSCs will provide important clues for practical anti-fibrotic therapy. Endoplasmic reticulum oxidase 1α (ERO1α) functions as an oxidative enzyme of protein disulfide isomerase, which forms intra-molecular disulfide bonds of membrane and secreted proteins. However, the role of ERO1α in HSCs remains unclear...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774651/microarray-profiling-of-circular-rnas-and-the-potential-regulatory-role-of-hsa_circ_0071410-in-the-activated-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-induced-by-irradiation
#19
Yuhan Chen, Baoying Yuan, Zhifeng Wu, Yinying Dong, Li Zhang, Zhaochong Zeng
Radiation-induced liver fibrosis (RILF) is considered as a major complication of radiation therapy for liver cancer. Circular RNA (circRNA) has been recently identified as a functional noncoding RNA involving in various biological processes. However, the expression pattern and regulatory capacity of circRNA in the irradiated hepatic stellate cell (HSC), the main fibrogenic cell type, still remain unclear. A circRNA microarray was used to identify circRNA expression profiles in irradiated and normal HSC. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to confirm the dysregulated circRNAs...
July 31, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769978/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-rat-hepatic-oval-cells-and-their-intercellular-contacts-in-the-model-of-biliary-fibrosis-new-insights-into-experimental-liver-fibrogenesis
#20
Joanna Maria Lotowska, Maria Elzbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn, Urszula Daniluk, Piotr Sobaniec, Krzysztof Sendrowski, Jaroslaw Daniluk, Joanna Reszec, Wojciech Debek
PURPOSE: Recently, it has been emphasized that hepatic progenitor/oval cells (HPCs) are significantly involved in liver fibrogenesis. We evaluated the multipotential population of HPCs by transmission electron microscope (TEM), including relations with adherent hepatic nonparenchymal cells (NPCs) in rats with biliary fibrosis induced by bile duct ligation (BDL). METHODS: The study used 6-week-old Wistar Crl: WI(Han) rats after BDL for 1, 6, and 8 weeks. RESULTS: Current ultrastructural analysis showed considerable proliferation of HPCs in experimental intensive biliary fibrosis...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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