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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078954/nanovesicle-delivery-to-the-liver-via-retinol-binding-protein-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptors-how-targeting-ligands-affect-biodistribution
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Ching-Yun Hsu, Chun-Han Chen, Ibrahim A Aljuffali, You-Shan Dai, Jia-You Fang
AIM: Nanovesicles (NVs) conjugating ligands can deliver to the specific nidus. We designed a nanosystem targeting the injectable niosomes to liver for examining biodistribution. METHODOLOGY: Vitamin A and antiplatelet-derived growth factor receptor antibody were employed as the ligands to be taken by hepatic stellate cells. The biodistribution in rats was visualized by bioimaging. RESULTS: A significant liver accumulation was detected for antibody-embedded NVs at 2 h after dosing...
January 12, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077652/exosome-mediated-intercellular-communication-between-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-hepatocytes-and-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Pradip B Devhare, Reina Sasaki, Shubham Shrivastava, Adrian M Di Bisceglie, Ranjit Ray, Ratna B Ray
: Fibrogenic pathways in the liver are principally regulated by activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC). Fibrosis is associated with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, although the mechanism is poorly understood. HSC comprise the major population of the non-parenchymal cells in the liver. Since HCV does not replicate in HSC, we hypothesized that exosomes secreted from HCV-infected hepatocytes activate HSC. Primary or immortalized human hepatic stellate cells (LX2) were exposed to exosomes derived from HCV-infected hepatocytes (HCV-exo) and the expression of fibrosis related genes was examined...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073161/the-pnpla3-i148m-variant-modulates-the-fibrogenic-phenotype-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Francesca Virginia Bruschi, Thierry Claudel, Matteo Tardelli, Alessandra Caligiuri, Thomas M Stulnig, Fabio Marra, Michael Trauner
: The genetic polymorphism I148M of PNPLA3 is robustly associated with hepatic steatosis and its progression to steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cancer. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are key players in the development of liver fibrosis, but the role of PNPLA3 and its variant I148M in this process is poorly understood. Here we analyzed the expression of PNPLA3 during human HSC activation and thereby explored how a PNPLA3 variant impacts on hepatic fibrogenesis. We show that PNPLA3 gene and protein expression increase during the early phases of activation and remain elevated in fully activated HSCs (p<0...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068223/hepatocyte-taz-wwtr1-promotes-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Xiaobo Wang, Ze Zheng, Jorge Matias Caviglia, Kathleen E Corey, Tina M Herfel, Bishuang Cai, Ricard Masia, Raymond T Chung, Jay H Lefkowitch, Robert F Schwabe, Ira Tabas
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a leading cause of liver disease worldwide. However, the molecular basis of how benign steatosis progresses to NASH is incompletely understood, which has limited the identification of therapeutic targets. Here we show that the transcription regulator TAZ (WWTR1) is markedly higher in hepatocytes in human and murine NASH liver than in normal or steatotic liver. Most importantly, silencing of hepatocyte TAZ in murine models of NASH prevented or reversed hepatic inflammation, hepatocyte death, and fibrosis, but not steatosis...
December 13, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068221/devilish-effects-of-taz-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#5
Scott L Friedman, Youngmin A Lee
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis leads to cirrhosis and cancer in a rising number of patients with metabolic syndrome. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Wang et al. (2016) identify the transcriptional co-activator Taz as a driver of inflammation and fibrosis through the induction of Indian hedgehog in hepatocytes, which stimulates fibrogenesis by hepatic stellate cells.
December 13, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067822/pinnisterols-d-j-new-11-acetoxy-9-11-secosterols-with-a-1-4-quinone-moiety-from-formosan-gorgonian-coral-pinnigorgia-sp-gorgoniidae
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Yu-Chia Chang, Tsong-Long Hwang, Liang-Mou Kuo, Ping-Jyun Sung
Seven new marine 11-acetoxy-9,11-secosterols, pinnisterols D-J (1-7), with a 1,4-quinone moiety, were discovered from the gorgonian coral Pinnigorgia sp. In this study, the structures of secosterols 1-7 were revealed by spectroscopic analysis. Bioactivity study showed that secosterol 1 treatment inhibited cell viability in a hepatic stellate cell line, HSC-T6, with an IC50 value of 3.93 μM; and secosterols 2, 5, and 7 reduced elastase enzyme release, and 3, 5, and 7 decreased the production of superoxide anions from human neutrophils...
January 6, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063004/tubulin-alpha-8-is-expressed-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-is-induced-in-transformed-hepatocytes
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Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Rebekka Pohl, Elisabeth M Haberl, Sebastian Zimny, Maximilian Neumann, Kristina Eisinger, Thomas S Weiss, Sabrina Krautbauer, Christa Buechler
Tubulin alpha 8 (TUBA8) is highly abundant in murine liver tumors suggesting a role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a risk factor for HCC. In mice that are fed with a methionine-choline deficient diet for two weeks to induce advanced murine NASH, we do see increased hepatic levels of TUBA8 protein. In animals given a high-fat diet for 14 weeks or an atherogenic diet for 12 weeks, hepatic TUBA8 is unchanged. TUBA8 is highly expressed in human hepatic stellate cells (HSC) and co-localizes with the HSC marker desmin in the murine liver...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061766/chemotherapy-induced-sinusoidal-injury-csi-score-a-novel-histologic-assessment-of-chemotherapy-related-hepatic-sinusoidal-injury-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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Heather L Stevenson, Mariana M Prats, Eizaburo Sasatomi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative neoadjuvant therapy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is increasing in use and can lead to chemotherapy-induced damage to sinusoidal integrity, namely sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). SOS has been associated with an increased need for intraoperative blood transfusions, increased length of hospitalization post-surgery, decreased tumor response, and a shorter overall survival after resection due to liver insufficiency. It is critical for clinicians and pathologists to be aware of this type of liver injury, and for pathologists to include the status of the background, non-neoplastic liver parenchyma in their pathology reports...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061416/purinergic-p2x7-receptor-mediates-acetaldehyde-induced-hepatic-stellate-cells-activation-via-pkc-dependent-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Xiaojuan Wu, Yuhui Wang, Sheng Wang, Rixiang Xu, Xiongwen Lv
The activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is an essential part in the development of alcoholic liver fibrosis (ALF). In this study, stimulated HSCs with 200μM acetaldehyde for 48h was used to imitate alcoholic liver fibrosis in vitro. The western blot and qRT-PCR results showed that P2X7R expression was significantly increased in the activation of HSCs after acetaldehyde treatment. Interestingly, activation of P2X7R by stimulating with P2X7R agonist BzATP significantly promoted acetaldehyde-induced CyclinD1 expression, cell proportion in S phase, inflammatory response, and the protein and mRNA levels of α-SMA, collagen I...
January 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052321/canonical-hedgehog-signaling-regulates-hepatic-stellate-cell-mediated-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis
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Feng Zhang, Meng Hao, Huanhuan Jin, Zhen Yao, Naqi Lian, Li Wu, Jiangjuan Shao, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are liver-specific pericytes regulating angiogenesis during liver fibrosis. We aimed to elucidate the mechanisms by which hedgehog signaling regulated HSC angiogenic properties and to validate the therapeutic implications. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Rats and mice were intoxicated with carbon tetrachloride for in vivo evaluation of hepatic angiogenesis and fibrotic injury. Diversified molecular approaches including real-time PCR, Western blot, luciferase reporter assay, chromatin immunoprecipitation, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, and co-immunoprecipitation were used to investigate the underlying mechanisms in vitro...
January 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051792/-u-u-%C3%A2-management-strategies-for-liver-fibrosis
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Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera, Beatriz Barranco-Fragoso, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
 Liver fibrosis resulting from chronic liver injury are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among causes of hepatic fibrosis, viral infection is most common (hepatitis B and C). In addition, obesity rates worldwide have accelerated the risk of liver injury due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Also liver fibrosis is associated with the consumption of alcohol, or autoimmune hepatitis and chronic cholangiophaties. The response of hepatocytes to inflammation plays a decisive role in the physiopathology of hepatic fibrosis, which involves the recruitment of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cells such as monocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050580/microarray-data-and-pathway-analyses-for-primary-human-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-compared-to-hepg2-human-hepatoma-cells
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Alexandra M Hetherington, Cynthia G Sawyez, Nica M Borradaile
As nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progresses to end-stage diseases, including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, fibrotic activated hepatic stellate cells and cancerous epithelial cells can become abundant, changing the cellular composition of this organ. Despite potentially residing within the same diseased tissue, direct comparisons of global gene expression between activated hepatic stellate cells and hepatocellular carcinoma cells are lacking. Here we provide data collected using Affymetrix GeneChip microarrays to identify differential gene expression in cultured primary human activated hepatic stellate cells compared to HepG2 human hepatoma cells...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045404/liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis
#13
Yukinori Koyama, David A Brenner
Chronic liver inflammation leads to fibrosis and cirrhosis, which is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Hepatocyte steatosis is a component of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Hepatic steatosis may be benign or progress to hepatocyte injury and the initiation of inflammation, which activates immune cells. While Kupffer cells are the resident macrophage in the liver, inflammatory cells such as infiltrating macrophages, T lymphocytes, neutrophils, and DCs all contribute to liver inflammation...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039913/the-unfolded-protein-response-mediates-fibrogenesis-and-collagen-i-secretion-through-regulating-tango1-in-mice
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Jessica L Maiers, Enis Kostallari, Malek Mushref, Thiago M deAssuncao, Haiyang Li, Nidhi Jalan-Sakrikar, Robert C Huebert, Sheng Cao, Harmeet Malhi, Vijay H Shah
: Fibrogenesis encompasses the deposition of matrix proteins, such as collagen I, by hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) that culminates in cirrhosis. Fibrogenic signals drive transcription of procollagen I, which enters the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is trafficked through the secretory pathway, and released to generate extracellular matrix. Alternatively, disruption of procollagen I ER export could activate the unfolded protein response (UPR) and drive HSC apoptosis. Using a small interfering RNA screen, we identified Transport and Golgi organization 1 (TANGO1) as a potential participant in collagen I secretion...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039485/antagonism-of-interleukin-17a-ameliorates-experimental-hepatic-fibrosis-by-restoring-the-il-10-stat3-suppressed-autophagy-in-hepatocytes
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Xiao-Wei Zhang, Su Mi, Zhe Li, Ji-Chao Zhou, Jing Xie, Fang Hua, Ke Li, Bing Cui, Xiao-Xi Lv, Jiao-Jiao Yu, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Interleukin-17A has been identified as a driver of hepatic stellate cell activation and plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis. However, the underlining fibrosis-promoting mechanism of IL-17A is far from understood. Here we aimed to define whether hepatocytes directly respond to IL-17A stimulation and are associated with the development of hepatic fibrosis. The functional significance of IL-17A was evaluated in bile duct ligation (BDL) or thioacetamide (TAA) injection-induced mouse models of hepatic fibrosis...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038427/autophagy-regulates-turnover-of-lipid-droplets-via-ros-dependent-rab25-activation-in-hepatic-stellate-cell
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Zili Zhang, Shifeng Zhao, Zhen Yao, Ling Wang, Jiangjuan Shao, Anping Chen, Feng Zhang, Shizhong Zheng
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a pivotal event in liver fibrosis, characterized by dramatic disappearance of lipid droplets (LDs). Although LD disappearance has long been considered one of the hallmarks of HSC activation, the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, we sought to investigate the role of autophagy in the process of LD disappearance, and to further examine the underlying mechanisms in this molecular context. We found that LD disappearance during HSC activation was associated with a coordinate increase in autophagy...
December 21, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036393/soluble-egg-antigens-of-schistosoma-japonicum-induce-senescence-of-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-activation-of-the-foxo3a-skp2-p27-pathway
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Yinong Duan, Jing Pan, Jinling Chen, Dandan Zhu, Jianxin Wang, Xiaolei Sun, Liuting Chen, Liting Wu
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis was viewed as a reversible process. The activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a key event in the process of liver fibrosis. The induction of senescence of HSCs would accelerate the clearance of the activated HSCs. Previously, we demonstrated that soluble egg antigens (SEA) of Schistosoma japonicum promoted the senescence of HSCs via STAT3/P53/P21 pathway. In this paper, our study was aimed to explore whether there are other signaling pathways in the process of SEA-induced HSCs aging and the underlying effect of SKP2/P27 signal on senescent HSCs...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035772/deregulated-neddylation-in-liver-fibrosis
#18
Imanol Zubiete-Franco, Pablo Fernández-Tussy, Lucía Barbier-Torres, Jorge Simon, David Fernández-Ramos, Fernando Lopitz-Otsoa, Virginia Gutiérrez-de Juan, Sergio López de Davalillo, Antonio Martín Duce, Paula Iruzubieta, Daniel Taibo, Javier Crespo, Juan Caballeria, Erica Villa, Igor Aurrekoetxea, Patricia Aspichueta, Marta Varela-Rey, Shelly C Lu, José M Mato, Naiara Beraza, Teresa C Delgado, María L Martínez-Chantar
: Hepatic fibrosis is a global health problem currently without effective therapeutic approaches. Even though the ubiquitin-like posttranslational modification of neddylation, that conjugates Nedd8 (neural precursor cell expressed developmentally downregulated) to specific targets, is aberrant in many pathologies, its relevance in liver fibrosis (LF) remained unexplored. Our results show deregulated neddylation in clinical fibrosis and both in mouse bileductligation- and CCl4 -induced fibrosis...
November 7, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032440/magnolol-attenuates-concanavalin-a-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-inhibits-cd4-t-helper-17-th17-cell-differentiation-and-suppresses-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-blockade-of-smad3-smad4-signalling
#19
Hongjun Zhang, Baoling Ju, Xiaoli Zhang, Yanfei Zhu, Ying Nie, Yuanhong Xu, Qiuxia Lei
Magnolol is a pharmacological biphenolic compound extracted from Chinese herb Magnolia officinalis, which displays anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This study was aimed at exploring the potential effect of magnolol on immune-related liver fibrosis. Herein, BALB/c mice were injected with concanavalin A (ConA, 8 mg/kg/week) up to 6 weeks to establish hepatic fibrosis, and magnolol (10, 20, 30 mg/kg/day) was given to these mice orally throughout the whole experiment. We found that magnolol preserved liver function and attenuated liver fibrotic injury in vivo...
December 29, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031115/-knockdown-of-raf-kinase-inhibitor-protein-promotes-the-proliferation-of-lx-2-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
#20
Jinlan Nie, Facheng Bai, Quanfang Huang, Shimei Tan, Xing Lin
Objective To investigate the role of Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) in the proliferation of LX-2 human hepatic stellate cells. Methods The recombinant plasmid siRNA-RKIP was transfected into LX-2 cells. Five days later, the stably transfected cells were screened and cultured. MTT assay was used to detect cell proliferation after RKIP was silenced. Cell apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were evaluated by flow cytometry. The expressions of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and collagen type 1 (Col1) mRNA were detected by quantitative real-time PCR...
January 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
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