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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739822/stress-responsive-hilpda-is-necessary-for-thermoregulation-during-fasting
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Matthew J VandeKopple, Jinghai Wu, Lisa A Baer, Naresh C Bal, Santosh K Maurya, Anuradha Kalyanasundaram, Muthu Periasamy, Kristin I Stanford, Amato Giaccia, Nicholas Denko, Ioanna Papandreou
Hypoxia-Inducible Lipid-Droplet Associated protein (HILPDA) has been shown to localize to lipid droplets in nutrient responsive cell types such as hepatocytes and adipocytes. However, its role in the control of whole-body homeostasis is not known. We sought to measure cell-intrinsic and systemic stress responses in a mouse strain harboring whole body Hilpda deficiency. We generated a genetically engineered mouse model of whole body HILPDA deficiency by replacing the coding HILPDA exon with Luciferase. We subjected the knockout animals to environmental stresses and measured whole-animal metabolic and behavioral parameters...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739717/potential-implication-of-paxillin-in-cancer-establishment-within-the-bone-environment
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Anna D Sobkowicz, Andrew J Sanders, Malcolm D Mason, Wen G Jiang
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases are a common feature of advanced prostatic malignancies. They are characterised by a unique prevalence of osteoblastic phenotype and a poor prognosis. Paxillin is a 68-kDa signal transduction adaptor and scaffold protein that contains motifs involved in the mediation of protein-protein interactions. The state of paxillin phosphorylation is central to determining a cell's ability to adhere, detach and migrate and hence has been linked to processes such as wound repair and tumour metastasis...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739531/oxidative-and-er-stress-dependent-ask1-activation-in-steatotic-hepatocytes-and-kupffer-cells-sensitizes-mice-fatty-liver-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Chiara Imarisio, Elisa Alchera, Bangalore R Chandrashekar, Guido Valente, Antonia Follenzi, Elena Trisolini, Renzo Boldorini, Rita Carini
Steatosis intensifies hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury increasing hepatocyte damage and hepatic inflammation. This study evaluates if this process is associated to a differential response of steatotic hepatocytes (HP) and Kupffer cells (KC) to I/R injury and investigates the molecular mechanisms involved. Control or steatotic (treated with 50 μmol palmitic acid, PA) mouse HP or KC were exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). C57BL/6 mice fed 9 week with control or High Fat diet underwent to partial hepatic IR...
July 21, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736524/immune-and-metabolic-regulation-mechanism-of-dangguiliuhuang-decoction-against-insulin-resistance-and-hepatic-steatosis
#4
Hui Cao, Lingling Tuo, Yali Tuo, Ziyun Xia, Rong Fu, Yang Liu, Yihong Quan, Jue Liu, Zhihong Yu, Ming Xiang
Dangguiliuhuang decoction (DGLHD) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula, which mainly consists of angelica, radix rehmanniae, radix rehmanniae praeparata, scutellaria baicalensis, coptis chinensis, astragalus membranaceus, and golden cypress, and used for the treatment of diabetes and some autoimmune diseases. In this study, we explored the potential mechanism of DGLHD against insulin resistance and fatty liver in vivo and in vitro. Our data revealed that DGLHD normalized glucose and insulin level, increased the expression of adiponectin, diminished fat accumulation and lipogenesis, and promoted glucose uptake...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733363/lipidomic-profiling-of-patient-specific-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells
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Mostafa Kiamehr, Leena E Viiri, Terhi Vihervaara, Kaisa M Koistinen, Mika Hilvo, Kim Ekroos, Reijo Käkelä, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
Hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer an alternative model for primary human hepatocytes to study lipid aberrations. However, the detailed lipid profile of HLCs is yet unknown. In the current study, functional HLCs were differentiated from iPSCs generated from dermal fibroblasts of three individuals by a 3-step protocol through definitive endoderm (DE) stage. In parallel, detailed lipidomic analyses as well as gene expression profiling of a set of lipid metabolism-related genes were performed during the entire differentiation process from iPSC to HLCs...
July 21, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729654/cryopreservation-protocol-for-human-biliary-tree-stem-progenitors-hepatic-and-pancreatic-precursors
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Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale, Guido Carpino, Daniele Costantini, Sabina Di Matteo, Alfredo Cantafora, Fabio Melandro, Roberto Brunelli, Carlo Bastianelli, Camilla Aliberti, Marco Monti, Daniela Bosco, Pasquale Bartolomeo Berloco, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Lola Reid, Eugenio Gaudio, Domenico Alvaro
Human biliary tree stem/progenitor cells (hBTSCs) are being used for cell therapies of patients with liver cirrhosis. A cryopreservation method was established to optimize sourcing of hBTSCs for these clinical programs and that comprises serum-free Kubota's Medium (KM) supplemented with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 15% human serum albumin (HSA) and 0.1% hyaluronans. Cryopreserved versus freshly isolated hBTSCs were similar in vitro with respect to self-replication, stemness traits, and multipotency. They were able to differentiate to functional hepatocytes,cholangiocytes or pancreatic islets, yielding similar levels of secretion of albumin or of glucose-inducible levels of insulin...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726775/oroxylin-a-activates-pkm1-hnf4-alpha-to-induce-hepatoma-differentiation-and-block-cancer-progression
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Libin Wei, Yuanyuan Dai, Yuxin Zhou, Zihao He, Jingyue Yao, Li Zhao, Qinglong Guo, Lin Yang
Liver cancer is the second cause of death from cancer worldwide, without effective treatment. Traditional chemotherapy for liver cancer has big side effects for patients, whereas targeted drugs, such as sorafenib, commonly have drug resistance. Oroxylin A (OA) is the main bioactive flavonoids of Scutellariae radix, which has strong anti-hepatoma effect but low toxicity to normal tissue. To date, no differentiation-inducing agents have been reported to exert a curative effect on solid tumors. Here our results demonstrated that OA restrained the proliferation and induced differentiation of hepatoma both in vitro and in vivo, via inducing a high PKM1 (pyruvate kinase M1)/PKM2 (pyruvate kinase M2) ratio...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716722/dynamics-of-proliferative-and-quiescent-stem-cells-in-liver-homeostasis-and-injury
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Wanlu Cao, Kan Chen, Michiel Bolkestein, Yuebang Yin, Monique M A Verstegen, Marcel J C Bijvelds, Wenshi Wang, Nesrin Tuysuz, Derk Ten Berge, Dave Sprengers, Herold J Metselaar, Luc J W van der Laan, Jaap Kwekkeboom, Ron Smits, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Adult liver stem cells are usually maintained in a quiescent/slow cycling state. However, a proliferative population, marked by leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (LGR5), was recently identified as an important liver stem cell population. We aimed to investigate the dynamics and functions of proliferative and quiescent stem cells in healthy and injured livers. METHODS: We studied LGR5-positive stem cells using diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) knock-in mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716720/met-signaling-mediates-intestinal-crypt-villus-development-regeneration-and-adenoma-formation-and-is-promoted-by-stem-cell-cd44-isoforms
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Sander P J Joosten, Jurrit Zeilstra, Harmen van Andel, R Clinton Mijnals, Joost Zaunbrecher, Annet A M Duivenvoorden, Marc van de Wetering, Hans Clevers, Marcel Spaargaren, Steven T Pals
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Resistance of metastatic human colorectal cancer cells to drugs that block epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling could be caused by aberrant activity of other receptor tyrosine kinases, activating overlapping signaling pathways. One of these receptor tyrosine kinases could be MET, the receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). We investigated how MET signaling, and its interaction with CD44 (a putative MET co-receptor regulated by Wnt signaling and highly expressed by intestinal stem cells [ISCs] and adenomas) affects intestinal homeostasis, regeneration, and adenoma formation in mini-gut organoids and mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708602/development-of-hepatoma-derived-bidirectional-oval-like-cells-as-a-model-to-study-host-interactions-with-hepatitis-c-virus-during-differentiation
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Masahiko Ito, Suofeng Sun, Takasuke Fukuhara, Ryosuke Suzuki, Miho Tamai, Toyohiko Yamauchi, Kenji Nakashima, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Takaji Wakita, Tetsuro Suzuki
Directed differentiation of human stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells into hepatic cells potentially leads to acquired susceptibility to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, cellular determinants that change their expression during cell reprogramming or hepatic differentiation and are pivotal for supporting the HCV life cycle remain unclear. In this study, by introducing a set of reprogramming factors, we established HuH-7-derived oval-like cell lines, Hdo-17 and -23, which possess features of bipotential liver precursors...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706416/implication-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giuseppe Viscardi, Federica Papaccio, Giovanna Esposito, Giulia Martini, Davide Ciardiello, Erika Martinelli, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
The prognosis for patients who are diagnosed with advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poor because there are few treatment options. Recent research has focused on the identification of novel molecular entities that can be targeted to inhibit oncogenic signals that are involved in the carcinogenesis, proliferation and progression of HCC. Among all of the pathways that are involved in the development of HCC, Hedgehog (HH) signalling has demonstrated a substantial role in hepatocarcinogenesis and HCC progression...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702667/microengineered-cultures-containing-human-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-hepatocytes-for-drug-development
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Matthew D Davidson, David A Kukla, Salman R Khetani
In non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), hepatic stellate cells (HSC) differentiate into myofibroblast-like cells that cause fibrosis, which predisposes patients to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Thus, modeling interactions between activated HSCs and hepatocytes in vitro can aid in the development of anti-NASH/fibrosis therapeutics and lead to a better understanding of disease progression. Species-specific differences in drug metabolism and disease pathways now necessitate the supplementation of animal studies with data acquired using human liver models; however, current models do not adequately model the negative effects of primary human activated HSCs on the phenotype of otherwise well-differentiated primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) as in vivo...
July 12, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698986/novelties-in-the-pathophysiology-and-management-of-portal-hypertension-new-treatments-on-the-horizon
#13
REVIEW
Seong Hee Kang, Moon Young Kim, Soon Koo Baik
Portal hypertension (PH) is responsible for the most severe complications of cirrhosis and leading cause of death and liver transplantation. The standard pharmacological treatment available for PH currently consists of the use of a non-selective beta-blocker. However, a significant proportion of patients do not respond to pharmacological treatment. This has led to the development of identifiable targets for the discovery of new horizons in PH treatment. Recently, there has been significant progress in understanding the mechanism behind PH, which is a product of increased hepatic vascular resistance including structural changes and functional change due to endothelial dysfunction...
July 11, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698227/comparative-transcriptomics-of-hepatic-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-adult-human-liver-tissue
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Nidal Ghosheh, Barbara Küppers-Munther, Annika Asplund, Josefina Edsbagge, Benjamin Ulfenborg, Tommy B Andersson, Petter Björquist, Christian X Andersson, Helena Carén, Stina Simonsson, Peter Sartipy, Jane Synnergren
Hepatocyte derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC-HEP) have the potential to replace presently used hepatocyte sources applied in liver disease treatment and models of drug discovery and development. Established hepatocyte differentiation protocols are effective and generate hepatocytes, which recapitulate some key features of their in vivo counterparts. However, generating mature hPSC-HEP remains a challenge. In this study, we applied transcriptomics to investigate the progress of in vitro hepatic differentiation of hPSCs at the developmental stages, definitive endoderm (DE), hepatoblasts, early hPSC-HEP, and mature hPSC-HEP, to identify functional targets that enhance efficient hepatocyte differentiation...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696214/epigenetic-regulation-by-agonist-specific-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-recruitment-of-metastatic-associated-protein-2-selectively-induces-stanniocalcin-2-expression
#15
Aditya D Joshi, Ekram Hossain, Cornelis J Elferink
The Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates a plethora of target genes. Historically, the AhR has been studied as a regulator of xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme genes, notably cytochrome P4501A1 encoded by CYP1A1, in response to the exogenous prototypical ligand 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). AhR activity depends on binding to the xenobiotic response element (XRE) in partnership with the AhR nuclear translocator (Arnt). Recent studies identified stanniocalcin 2 (Stc2) as a novel AhR target gene responsive to the endogenous AhR agonist, cinnabarinic acid (CA)...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695746/improvement-of-hepatogenic-differentiation-of-ips-cells-on-an-aligned-polyethersulfone-compared-to-random-nanofibers
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Maryam Mahmoodinia Maymand, Hamid Reza Soleimanpour-Lichaei, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Masoud Soleimani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Shahrzad Nojehdehi, Farkhondeh Behjati, Maryam Kabir Salmani
The application of stem cells holds great promises in cell and tissue transplants. This study was designed to compare the hepatogenic differentiation of iPSCs on aligned PES/COL versus random. Aligned and random PES/COL nanofibrus scaffolds were fabricated by electrospining and their surface modified through plasma treatment and collagen coating. The scaffolds were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ATR-FTIR. Morphology and biochemical activities of the differentiated hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) were examined after 5 and 20 days of differentiation...
July 11, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693249/hepatocyte-selection-medium-enriched-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-are-positive-for-%C3%AE-fetoprotein-and-cd44
#17
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Tissues surrounding hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) lack glucose. Hepatocyte selection medium (HSM) is deficient in glucose and is supplemented with galactose. HCC cells were cultured in HSM to investigate the stem cell markers α-fetoprotein (AFP) and cluster of differentiation 44 (CD44). HCC cells (HLF and PLC/PRF/5 cells) were cultured in HSM. Viable cell numbers were determined on days 0 and 7 following culture in HSM. RNA was isolated and subjected to reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) to analyze the mRNA expression levels of AFP and CD44...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684878/hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1beta-enhances-the-stemness-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-activation-of-the-notch-pathway
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Jing-Ni Zhu, Lu Jiang, Jing-Hua Jiang, Xue Yang, Xiao-Yong Li, Jian-Xin Zeng, Rong-Yu Shi, Yang Shi, Xiao-Rong Pan, Zhi-Peng Han, Li-Xin Wei
Hepatocyte nuclear factor-1beta plays an important role in the development and progression of liver cancer. In recent years, the expression of HNF-1β has been reported to be associated with risk for a variety of cancers. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the expression of HNF-1β promotes the malignancy of HCC and its mechanism. We retrospectively investigated the expression of HNF-1β in 90 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and found that the high expression of HNF-1β indicated poor prognosis...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683826/identification-and-characterization-of-a-foxa2-regulated-transcriptional-enhancer-at-a-type-2-diabetes-intronic-locus-that-controls-gckr-expression-in-liver-cells
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Maykel López Rodríguez, Dorota Kaminska, Kati Lappalainen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Minna U Kaikkonen, Markku Laakso
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the underlying biological mechanisms for many of these associations remain unknown. GWAS signals close to the glucokinase regulatory protein gene (GCKR) have been reported for lipid and glucose metabolism traits and the risk of T2D. We investigated the regulatory function of an intronic locus at GCKR represented by the lead single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs780094...
July 6, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681484/a-single-cell-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-precise-pathways-and-regulatory-mechanisms-underlying-hepatoblast-differentiation
#20
Li Yang, Wei-Hua Wang, Wei-Lin Qiu, Zhen Guo, Erfei Bi, Cheng-Ran Xu
How the bi-potential hepatoblasts differentiate into hepatocytes and cholangiocytes remains unclear. Here, using single-cell transcriptomic analysis of hepatoblasts, hepatocytes, and cholangiocytes sorted from E10.5 to E17.5 mouse embryos, we found that hepatoblast-to-hepatocyte differentiation occurred gradually followed a linear default pathway. As more cells became fully differentiated hepatocytes, the number of proliferating cells decreased. Surprisingly, the proliferating and quiescent hepatoblasts exhibited homogeneous differentiation states at a given developmental stage...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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