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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778019/phoenix-dactylifera-protects-against-oxidative-stress-and-hepatic-injury-induced-by-paracetamol-intoxication-in-rats
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Gamal A Salem, Ahmed Shaban, Hussain A Diab, Wesam A Elsaghayer, Manal D Mjedib, Aomassad M Hnesh, Ravi P Sahu
The current studies were sought to determine effects of antioxidant potential of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Phoenix dactylifera leaves (PLAE and PLME) against the widely-used analgesic paracetamol (PCM) induced hepatotoxicity. Groups of rats were treated with or without PCM (1500 mg/kg), PLAE and PLME (300 mg/kg) and n-acetylcysteine (NAC, 50 mg/kg) followed by assessments of liver function tests, oxidative stress, antioxidant defenses, and hepatotoxicity. We observed that PCM significantly elevated serum liver markers, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), and bilirubin compared to control (untreated) group...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777921/comparison-of-heavy-metals-parasites-and-histopathology-in-sculpins-myoxocephalus-spp-from-two-sites-at-a-lead-zinc-mine-in-north-east-greenland
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Rasmus Dyrmose Nørregaard, Mai Dang, Lis Bach, Ole Geertz-Hansen, Kim Gustavson, Peter Aastrup, Pall S Leifsson, Jens Søndergaard, Barbara Nowak, Christian Sonne
The former lead-zinc mine at Mestersvig, Greenland, continues to contaminate the surrounding environment despite its operations ceasing over 50 years ago. Elevated concentrations of heavy metals are found in water, sediment and biota in the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. To shed light on the present contamination and its potential effects on local fish we investigated gill and liver histology of sculpins (Myoxocephalus spp.) around the former mining area. Two species of sculpins were caught; shorthorn sculpins (M...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777756/peroxiredoxin-5-regulates-adipogenesis-attenuating-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mouse-models-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
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Mi Hye Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Jung-Hak Kim, Jung Bae Seong, Kyung-Min Kim, Hyun Ae Woo, Dong-Seok Lee
Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a hallmark of obesity. Peroxiredoxin 5 (Prx5), which is a cysteine-dependent peroxidase enzyme, has an intensive ROS scavenging activity because it is located in the cytosol and mitochondria. Therefore, we focused on the role of Prx5 in regulating mitochondrial ROS and adipogenesis. We demonstrated that Prx5 expression was upregulated during adipogenesis and Prx5 overexpression suppressed adipogenesis by regulating cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS generation...
May 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
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REVIEW
Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777706/n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-ameliorate-hepatic-steatosis-via-the-ppar-%C3%AE-cpt-1%C3%AE-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-parenteral-nutrition
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Feng Tian, Jiwei Wang, Haifeng Sun, Jianbo Yang, Peng Wang, Songlin Wan, Xuejin Gao, Li Zhang, Jieshou Li, Xinying Wang
Parenteral nutrition (PN) is one of the basic therapies for patients with intestinal failure; however, hepatic steatosis associated with PN limits the long-term use of PN. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been used to improve clinical outcomes of patients receiving PN; however, the mechanisms by which n-3 PUFAs ameliorate hepatic steatosis remain unclear. In the present study, C57BL/6J mice were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, namely, enteral nutrition (EN), n-3 PUFAs, and n-6 PUFAs...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777263/folate-treatment-of-pregnant-rat-dams-abolishes-metabolic-effects-in-female-offspring-induced-by-a-paternal-pre-conception-unhealthy-diet
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Jian Li, Yong-Ping Lu, Oleg Tsuprykov, Ahmed A Hasan, Christoph Reichetzeder, Mei Tian, Xiao Li Zhang, Qin Zhang, Guo-Ying Sun, Jingli Guo, Mohamed M S Gaballa, Xiao-Ning Peng, Ge Lin, Berthold Hocher
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Paternal high-fat diet prior to mating programmes impaired glucose tolerance in female offspring. We examined whether the metabolic consequences in offspring could be abolished by folate treatment of either the male rats before mating or the corresponding female rats during pregnancy. METHODS: Male F0 rats were fed either control diet or high-fat, high-sucrose and high-salt diet (HFSSD), with or without folate, before mating. Male rats were mated with control-diet-fed dams...
May 18, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777164/mrna-treatment-produces-sustained-expression-of-enzymatically-active-human-adamts13-in-mice
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Susan Liu-Chen, Brendan Connolly, Lei Cheng, Romesh R Subramanian, Zhaozhong Han
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is primarily caused by deficiency of ADAMTS13 within the blood stream due to either genetic defects or presence of inhibitory autoantibodies. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human ADAMTS13 protein (rhADAMTS13) is effective and safe in treatment of TTP. However, frequent dosing would be required due to the relatively short half-life of rhADAMTS13 in circulation as well as the presence of inhibitory autoantibodies that collectively result in the poor pharmacological profile of rhADAMTS13...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777018/managing-the-sugar-factory-a-new-feather-in-the-cap-for-nuclear-factor-y
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Sabyasachi Sen, Chandrima Das
Gluconeogenesis in the liver converts lipids and several other noncarbohydrate precursors into glucose, ensuring that blood sugar levels are maintained at healthy levels, especially during fasting. Effective regulation of gluconeogenesis is therefore critical for maintaining systemic metabolic homeostasis. Zhang and colleagues have discovered that the ubiquitous transcriptional regulator nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) confers cAMP responsiveness to key gluconeogenic genes and up-regulates hepatic glucose production...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776838/hot-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-lasianthera-africana-icacinaceae-attenuates-rifampicin-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Lucky Legbosi Nwidu, Raphael Ellis Teme
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of Lasianthera africana (Icacinaceae) against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The hepatoprotective effects of hot aqueous L. africana (HALA) leaf extract (0.1-1 g/kg) and silymarin (50 mg/kg) were assessed in a model of oxidative liver damage induced by RIF and INH (100 mg/kg each) in Wistar rats for 28 days. Biochemical markers of hepatic damage such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were assessed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776636/molecular-diagnostics-in-the-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-liver-gallbladder-and-extrahepatic-biliary-tract-2018-update
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REVIEW
Lei Zhang, Martin H Bluth, Amarpreet Bhalla
Pancreatic neoplasms, including ductal adenocarcinoma, solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, and pancreatoblastoma, are associated with different genetic abnormalities. Hepatic adenomas with beta-catenin exon 3 mutation are associated with a high risk of malignancy. Hepatic adenoma with arginosuccinate synthetase 1 expression or sonic hedgehog mutations are associated with a risk of bleeding. Hepatocellular carcinoma and choangiocarcinoma display heterogeneity at both morphologic and molecular levels Cholangiocellular carcinoma is most commonly associated with IDH 1/2 mutations...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776595/clinicopathologic-significance-of-lair-1-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xiaojie Wu, Leyan Zhang, Jiadi Zhou, Luying Liu, Qiang Fu, Aili Fu, Xiaoying Feng, Rui Xin, Hongrui Liu, Yong Gao, Jiangnan Xue
AIM: Leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) is an immune inhibitory receptor which is expressed within most types of hematopoietic cells and negatively regulates immune responses. Recently, we found LAIR-1 expression to be present within tumors of nonhematopoietic lineages. However, the roles of LAIR-1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of LAIR-1 in HCC tissue and assess its clinical significance at this site...
April 30, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776439/concurrence-of-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-and-venous-limb-gangrene-following-polytrauma-a-case-report
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Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim, Theodore E Warkentin
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk factors include hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute ischemic hepatitis ("shock liver"). In contrast, venous limb gangrene is characterized by acral ischemic injury occurring in a limb with deep vein thrombosis. Both symmetrical peripheral gangrene and venous limb gangrene present as acral limb ischemic necrosis despite presence of arterial pulses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776350/increased-systemic-zonula-occludens-1-associated-with-inflammation-and-independent-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Amit Kumar Ram, Biju Pottakat, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent type of primary liver cancer, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Indeed, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Previous studies have shown evidence that tight junction (TJ) components were correlated with carcinogenesis and tumor development. Our aims were to determine the serum levels of tight junction protein Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and an inflammatory marker such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in HCC patients compared to healthy volunteers and also to identify the association between ZO-1 and inflammation in HCC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775936/from-hit-to-lead-structure-based-discovery-of-naphthalene-1-sulfonamide-derivatives-as-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4
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Ding-Ding Gao, Hui-Xia Dou, Hai-Xia Su, Ming-Ming Zhang, Ting Wang, Qiu-Feng Liu, Hai-Yan Cai, Hai-Peng Ding, Zhuo Yang, Wei-Liang Zhu, Ye-Chun Xu, He-Yao Wang, Ying-Xia Li
Fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) plays a critical role in metabolism and inflammatory processes and therefore is a potential therapeutic target for immunometabolic diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. Herein, we reported the identification of naphthalene-1-sulfonamide derivatives as novel, potent and selective FABP4 inhibitors by applying a structure-based design strategy. The binding affinities of compounds 16dk, 16do and 16du to FABP4, at the molecular level, are equivalent to or even better than that of BMS309403...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775791/an-imaging-biomarker-for-assessing-hepatic-function-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Jennifer Schulze, Henrike Lenzen, Jan B Hinrichs, Burckhardt Ringe, Michael P Manns, Frank Wacker, Kristina I Ringe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the potential of hepatobiliary phase magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as parameter for assessment of hepatocellular function in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: We collected data from 111 patients (83 male, 28 female; median, 44 years old), from March 2012 through March 2016, with a confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent MRI evaluation before and after injection (hepatobiliary phase) of a hepatocyte-specific contrast agent (gadoxetate disodium)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775726/pathological-effects-of-concurrent-administration-of-aflatoxin-b-1-and-fowl-adenovirus-4-in-broiler-chicks
#17
Muhammad Noman Naseem, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Ahrar Khan, Aisha Khatoon, Shafia Tehseen Gul, Farzana Rizvi, Ijaz Ahmad, Ahad Fayyaz
The current study was designed to investigate pathological effects fowl adenovirus in broilers exposed to aflatoxin B1 . Fowl Adenovirus-4 (FAdV-4) infection is remerging in all types of poultry birds in Pakistan. Poultry feed contamination with mycotoxin (aflatoxin) is another important global issue. A total of 125 a-day old broiler birds were divided into six equal groups. Group A served as control. B and C groups were administered with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) 100 and 200 μg/kg feed. Group D was infected with FAdV-4 while groups E and F administered with both AFB1 (100 & 200 μg/kg) along with FAdV-4...
May 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775725/anti-hepatitis-c-virus-activity-and-synergistic-effect-of-nymphaea-alba-extracts-and-bioactive-constituents-in-liver-infected-cells
#18
Sidra Rehman, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Bushra Ijaz, Sheikh Riazuddin
BACKGROUND: Without an effective vaccine, hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a global threat, inflicting 170-300 million carriers worldwide at risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Though various direct acting antivirals have been redeemed the hepatitis C treatment, a few restraints persist including possible side effects, viral resistance emergence, excessive cost which restricts its availability to a common person. HYPOTHESIS: There is no preventive HCV vaccine available today so the discovery of potent antiviral natural flora and their bioactive constituents may help to develop preventive cures against HCV infection...
May 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775111/tamoxifen-prevents-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-murine-acute-hepatic-failure-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-mmd-2-upregulation
#19
Xiaoxue Gong, Peng Cao, Liping Liu, Yan Lin, Qing Yang, Linyu Zhou, Tianen Wu, Mansheng Luo
Oxidative stress is considered one of the major mechanisms underlying lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute liver failure (ALF). Tamoxifen has been reported to ameliorate LPS-induced ALF via the induction of monocyte to macrophage differentiation-associated 2 (Mmd-2). Whether antioxidant effects are involved remains unknown. Mice were given tamoxifen (TAM) once a day for 3 days. Twelve hours later, d-galactosamine (GaIN) and LPS were injected intraperitoneally to induce ALF. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) was administered immediately after ALF induction as a positive control...
May 18, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774767/the-role-of-hepatic-antioxidant-capacity-and-hepatobiliary-transporter-in-liver-injury-induced-by-isopsoralen-in-zebrafish-larvae
#20
Y Zhang, Y Zhang, J Li, Y Chen, L Han, Q He, J Chu, K Liu
Isopsoralen is the main component of the Chinese medicine psoralen, which has antitumour activity and can be used for the treatment of osteoporosis. However, the mechanism behind its hepatotoxicity has not yet been elucidated. In this study, the hepatotoxicity of isopsoralen was investigated using zebrafish. Isopsoralen treatment groups of 25, 50 and 100 μM were established. The mortality, liver morphology changes, levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), liver histopathology and mRNA levels of liver injury-related genes in zebrafish larvae were measured...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
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