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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155473/relationship-between-hepatic-progenitor-cells-and-stellate-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4
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Thanaa El Sayed Ahmed Helal, Nermine Ahmed Ehsan, Nehal Ahmed Radwan, Eman Abdelsameea
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major health problem in many areas of the world, especially Egypt. Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) have been implicated in fibrosis progression in chronic HCV. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of HPCs and HSCs in chronic HCV infection and the relationship between both cell types. This retrospective study was conducted on 100 chronic HCV patients. Immunohistochemistry was performed on liver tissue sections for cytokeratin 19 (progenitor cell markers), smooth muscle actin (stellate cell markers), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß)...
November 20, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152084/the-stromal-morphological-changes-for-differential-diagnosis-of-uninodular-high-grade-dysplastic-nodule-and-well-differentiated-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Long-Hai Feng, Han Wang, Hui Dong, Yu-Yao Zhu, Wen-Ming Cong
Aim: The stromal invasion has been regarded as the most valuable clue to distinguish high-grade dysplastic nodules (HGDNs) and well-differentiated small hepatocellular carcinomas (WD-SHCCs). The purposes of this study are to explore the stromal morphological changes for the differential diagnosis of these two equivocal lesions. Results: Based on the systemic studies of histological characteristics of HGDNs and WD-SHCCs, the stromal morphological changes, including sinusoid capillarization, ductular reaction and solitary artery, were performed to make a differential diagnosis between them...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150621/pnpla3-variant-and-portal-periportal-histological-pattern-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress
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Guido Carpino, Daniele Pastori, Francesco Baratta, Diletta Overi, Giancarlo Labbadia, Licia Polimeni, Alessia Di Costanzo, Gaetano Pannitteri, Roberto Carnevale, Maria Del Ben, Marcello Arca, Francesco Violi, Francesco Angelico, Eugenio Gaudio
Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is influenced by predisposing genetic variations, dysmetabolism, systemic oxidative stress, and local cellular and molecular cross-talks. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) gene I148M variant is a known determinant of NAFLD. Aims were to evaluate whether PNPLA3 I148M variant was associated with a specific histological pattern, hepatic stem/progenitor cell (HpSC) niche activation and serum oxidative stress markers. Liver biopsies were obtained from 54 NAFLD patients...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140985/notch-signaling-and-progenitor-ductular-reaction-in-steatohepatitis
#4
Carola M Morell, Romina Fiorotto, Marica Meroni, Aileen Raizner, Barbara Torsello, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Gaia Spagnuolo, Eleanna Kaffe, Salvatore Sutti, Emanuele Albano, Mario Strazzabosco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Persistent hepatic progenitor cells (HPC) activation resulting in ductular reaction (DR) is responsible for pathologic liver repair in cholangiopathies. Also, HPC/DR expansion correlates with fibrosis in several chronic liver diseases, including steatohepatitis. Increasing evidence indicates Notch signaling as a key regulator of HPC/DR response in biliary and more in general liver injuries. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the role of Notch during HPC/DR activation in a mouse model of steatohepatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127141/copper-deposition-in-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-and-inflammatory-hepatocellular-adenoma
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Vishal S Chandan, Sejal S Shah, Taofic Mounajjed, Michael S Torbenson, Tsung-Teh Wu
AIMS: To examine copper deposition in focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and inflammatory hepatocellular adenoma (IHA) and to determine if it can play a role in their differentiation. METHODS: 28 FNHs and 19 IHAs from surgical resections showing typical morphological and immunohistochemical features were stained with rhodanine to evaluate for copper deposition. Histological features such as nodularity, fibrous bands, ductular proliferation, steatosis, ballooned hepatocytes and lymphocytic inflammation were also scored...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105277/effect-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-on-pro-fibrogenic-resident-hepatic-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-fibrosis
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Anna Cargnoni, Serafina Farigu, Ester Cotti Piccinelli, Patrizia Bonassi Signoroni, Pietro Romele, Graziella Vanosi, Ivan Toschi, Valentina Cesari, Luciana Barros Sant'Anna, Marta Magatti, Antonietta R Silini, Ornella Parolini
Myofibroblasts are key fibrogenic cells responsible for excessive extracellular matrix synthesis characterizing the fibrotic lesion. In liver fibrosis, myofibroblasts derive either from activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC) and portal fibroblasts (PF), or from the activation of fibroblasts that originate from ductular epithelial cells undergoing epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Ductular cells can also indirectly promote myofibroblast generation by activating TGF-β, the main fibrogenic growth factor, through αvβ6 integrin...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089709/co-existence-of-diffuse-serous-cystadenoma-and-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Mallika Tewari, Shashikant Patne, Richa Katiyar, Dipanjan Biswas, H S Shukla
Diffuse serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) associated with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) is a rare finding reported previously in only three patients to the best of our knowledge. We herein present one such interesting report of a diffuse serous cystic adenoma (SCA) and co-existent PNET in a 25-year old lady who presented with abdominal pain for past 6 months. A triple-phase pancreatic protocol computed tomography (CT) scan revealed multiple cysts involving the entire pancreas. The cysts were thin walled, ranging from 2 to 8 cm in width, with no calcification or central scar that was confirmed at laparotomy...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079853/imaging-monitoring-of-kupffer-cell-function-and-hepatic-oxygen-saturation-in-preneoplastic-changes-during-cholangiocarcinogenesis
#8
Seunghyun Lee, Jung Hoon Kim, Jeong Hwa Lee, Yoh Zen, Joon Koo Han
We investigated serial changes of the Kupffer cell (KC) function and hepatic oxygen saturation (sO2) using contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) and photoacoustic imaging (PAI) in preneoplastic changes during cholangiocarcinogenesis induced by obstructive cholangitis and N-nitrosodimethylamine in a mouse model. The CEUS and PAI were performed to assess Sonazoid contrast agent uptake by KC and changes in the sO2 of liver parenchyma. An extensive bile ductular reaction, cystic dilatation, and epithelial hyperplasia with dysplastic changes were noted in the experimental group...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067928/multi-organ-igg4-related-disease-demystifying-the-diagnostic-enigma
#9
S Bhardwaj, S Goyal, A K Yadav, A Goyal
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a multisystemic mass forming immune-mediated disease entity, commonly creating confusion and diagnostic challenges. We present a case of a 25-year-old female who presented with bilateral orbital masses, lymphadenopathy, paraspinal and renal masses, which clinicoradiologically simulated lymphoma. The lymph node biopsy revealed interfollicular sheets of plasma cells creating confusion with Castleman's disease and marginal zone lymphoma. The orbital biopsy revealed ductular destruction, periductular plasma cells, and fibrosis, mimicking Sjogren's syndrome and Castleman's disease...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050073/-clinicopathologic-features-of-three-cases-of-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-with-liver-involvement
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J Shi, X Q Li, Z H Lu
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic features of the erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) with liver involvement. Methods: The clinical findings and hepatic biopsy of 3 cases of EPP diagnosed between July, 2011 to August, 2014 with liver involvement were reviewed, with relevant literature review. Results: All patients presented with persistent and refractory abdominal pain, with obvious jaundice and deranged liver function. Imaging showed homogeneous hepatomegaly in all patients. Histologically, the hepatocytes were edematous, and contained numerous cytoplasmic globular brown pigments and bile pigments, which were also found in Kupffer cells, in the bile canaliculi and in some of dilated sinusoid...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046057/bile-duct-ligature-in-young-rats-a-revisited-animal-model-for-biliary-atresia
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Matias Garrido, Camila Escobar, Constanza Zamora, Carolina Rejas, Juan Varas, Mario Párraga, Sebastian San Martin, Sandra Montedónico
Biliary atresia leads to cirrhosis in the vast majority of patients and constitutes the first cause of paediatric liver transplantation. Animal models allow us to understand the molecular basis and natural history of diseases. The aim of this study is to describe a surgically created animal model of biliary atresia with emphasis in long-term liver function. Forty-two 3-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: bile duct ligature (BDL) and control. The animals were sacrificed on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th postoperative weeks...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023813/dual-catenin-loss-in-murine-liver-causes-tight-junctional-deregulation-and-progressive-intrahepatic-cholestasis
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Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Lili Zhou, Ravi Vats, An Jiang, Laura Molina, Sucha Singh, Minakshi Poddar, Jacquelyn M Russell, Donna B Stolz, Michael Oertel, Udayan Apte, Simon Watkins, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Kari N Nejak-Bowen, Prithu Sundd, Satdarshan P Monga
β-Catenin, the downstream effector of the Wnt signaling, plays important roles in hepatic development, regeneration and tumorigenesis. However, its role at hepatocyte adherens junctions (AJ) is relatively poorly understood, chiefly due to spontaneous compensation by γ-catenin. Here, we simultaneously ablate β- and γ-catenin expression in mouse liver by interbreeding β-catenin-γ-catenin double-floxed mice and albumin-cre transgenic mice. Double knockout mice (DKO) show failure to thrive, impaired hepatocyte differentiation, cholemia, ductular reaction, progressive cholestasis, inflammation, fibrosis and tumorigenesis, which was associated with deregulation of tight junctions (TJ) and bile acid transporters, leading to early morbidity and mortality, a phenotype reminiscent of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988798/differential-carbonylation-of-proteins-in-end-stage-human-fatty-and-nonfatty-nash
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Colin T Shearn, Laura M Saba, James R Roede, David J Orlicky, Alisabeth H Shearn, Dennis R Petersen
OBJECTIVE: In the liver, a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is oxidative stress leading to the accumulation of highly reactive electrophilic α/β unsaturated aldehydes. The objective of this study was to determine if significant differences were evident when evaluating carbonylation in human end-stage fatty nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (fNASH) compared to end-stage nonfatty NASH (nfNASH). METHODS: Using hepatic tissue obtained from healthy humans and patients diagnosed with end stage nfNASH or fNASH, overall carbonylation was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and LC-MS/MS followed by bioinformatics...
October 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984672/cholangitis-lenta-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-28-cases
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Vanda F Torous, A Laura De La Cruz, Bita V Naini, Hanlin L Wang
Cholangitis lenta, also known as ductular cholestasis, cholangiolar cholestasis, or subacute nonsuppurative cholangitis, is an uncommon type of cholangitis characterized by ductular reaction with inspissated bile in dilated ductules. The literature on this unique entity has been limited to only a few studies based on a very limited number of cases, which importantly suggest an association with sepsis and/or intra-abdominal infection. The clinical, laboratory, and histologic features of 28 cases of cholangitis lenta are herein investigated...
December 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940454/choledochal-cyst-with-17q12-chromosomal-duplication
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Radana Kotalova, Petra Dusatkova, Jana Drabova, Lenka Elblova, Tomas Dedic, Ondrej Cinek, Jan Lebl, Stepanka Pruhova
The 17q12 chromosomal region carries the HNF1B gene, mutations of which cause various conditions. When searching for HNF1B/17q12 rearrangements among children with biliary atresia and/or choledochal cysts, we identified a male proband carrying a 17q12 duplication spanning 1698 kb that included 24 genes from TBC1D3C to HNF1B. The boy presented with cholestatic jaundice at the age of 2 weeks due to a choledochal cyst sized 15 ×12 mm (type Ia according to the Todani classification). He underwent a shunt surgery consisting of a hepaticojejunostomy using Roux-en-Y loop at the age of 2 months, which led to a permanent relief of cholestasis...
September 22, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935574/taurocholate-induces-biliary-differentiation-of-liver-progenitor-cells-causing-hepatic-stellate-cell-chemotaxis-in-the-ductular-reaction-role-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease
#16
Katarzyna N Pozniak, Michael A Pearen, Tamara N Pereira, Cynthia S M Kramer, Priyakshi Kalita-De Croft, Sujeevi K Nawaratna, Manuel A Fernandez-Rojo, Geoffrey N Gobert, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker, John K Olynyk, Ross W Shepherd, Peter J Lewindon, Grant A Ramm
Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) in children causes progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis; however, its cause(s) and early pathogenesis are unclear. We hypothesized that a bile acid-induced ductular reaction (DR) drives fibrogenesis. The DR was evaluated by cytokeratin-7 immunohistochemistry in liver biopsies, staged for fibrosis, from 60 children with CFLD, and it demonstrated that the DR was significantly correlated with hepatic fibrosis stage and biliary taurocholate levels. To examine the mechanisms involved in DR induction, liver progenitor cells (LPCs) were treated with taurocholate, and key events in DR evolution were assessed: LPC proliferation, LPC biliary differentiation, and hepatic stellate cell (HSC) chemotaxis...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919113/hepatic-tmem30a-deficiency-causes-intrahepatic-cholestasis-by-impairing-expression-and-localization-of-bile-salt-transporters
#17
Leiming Liu, Lingling Zhang, Lin Zhang, Fan Yang, Xudong Zhu, Zhongjie Lu, Yeming Yang, Haiqi Lu, Lifeng Feng, Zhuo Wang, Hui Chen, Sheng Yan, Lin Wang, Zhenyu Ju, Hongchuan Jin, Xianjun Zhu
Mutations in ATP8B1 or ATP11C (members of P4-type ATPases) cause progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1 in human or intrahepatic cholestasis in mice. Transmembrane protein 30A (TMEM30A), as a β-subunit, is essential for the function of P4-type ATPases, including ATP8B1 and ATP11C; however, its role in the cause of cholestasis remains poorly understood. To investigate the function of TMEM30A in bile salt (BS) homeostasis, we developed Tmem30a liver-specific knockout (LKO) mice. Tmem30a LKO mice experienced hyperbilirubinemia, hypercholanemia, inflammatory infiltration, ductular proliferation, and liver fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889961/analysis-of-the-reversibility-of-biliary-cirrhosis-in-young-rats-submitted-to-biliary-obstruction
#18
Maria Julia de Aro Braz, Leonardo Ervolino Corbi, Ana Cristina Aoun Tannuri, Maria Cecília Mendonça Coelho, Josiane Oliveira Gonçalves, Suellen Serafini, Uenis Tannuri
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Biliary atresia and other liver biliary obstructions are relevant conditions in pediatric surgery due to their progression to biliary cirrhosis and indication for liver transplantation. It is known that the period during which biliary obstruction persists determines the development of cirrhosis and its reversibility after a biliary drainage procedure. However, no time or histological markers of biliary cirrhosis reversibility have been established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine young Wistar rats underwent surgery for ligation of the common bile duct and were maintained until 8weeks...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888832/ageing-sensitized-by-ipla2%C3%AE-deficiency-induces-liver-fibrosis-and-intestinal-atrophy-involving-suppression-of-homeostatic-genes-and-alteration-of-intestinal-lipids-and-bile-acids
#19
Li Jiao, Hongying Gan-Schreier, Xingya Zhu, Wang Wei, Sabine Tuma-Kellner, Gerhard Liebisch, Wolfgang Stremmel, Walee Chamulitrat
Ageing is a major risk factor for various forms of liver and gastrointestinal (GI) disease and genetic background may contribute to the pathogenesis of these diseases. Group VIA phospholipase A2 or iPLA2β is a homeostatic PLA2 by playing a role in phospholipid metabolism and remodeling. Global iPLA2β(-/-) mice exhibit aged-dependent phenotypes with body weight loss and abnormalities in the bone and brain. We have previously reported the abnormalities in these mutant mice showing susceptibility for chemical-induced liver injury and colitis...
December 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887231/therapeutic-activity-of-superoxide-dismutase-containing-enzymosomes-on-rat-liver-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-followed-by-magnetic-resonance-microscopy
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Paulo Marcelino, H Susana Marinho, Maria Celeste Campos, Ana Rita Neves, Carla Real, Filipa S Fontes, Alexandra Carvalho, Gabriel Feio, M Bárbara F Martins, M Luísa Corvo
Liver ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) may occur during hepatic surgery and is unavoidable in liver transplantation. Superoxide dismutase enzymosomes (SOD-enzymosomes), liposomes where SOD is at the liposomal surface expressing enzymatic activity in intact form without the need of liposomal disruption, were developed with the aim of having a better insight into its antioxidant therapeutic outcome in IRI. We also aimed at validating magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) at 7T as a tool to follow IRI. SOD-enzymosomes were characterized and tested in a rat ischaemia-reperfusion model and the therapeutic outcome was compared with conventional long circulating SOD liposomes and free SOD using biochemical liver injury biomarkers, histology and MRM...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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