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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789951/hepatoprotective-activities-of-rosmarinic-acid-against-extrahepatic-cholestasis-in-rats
#1
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/28777941/cholangiocytes-no-longer-cinderellas-to-the-hepatic-regenerative-response
#2
Malcolm R Alison
Biliary ductal cells proliferate from the portal areas of chronically damaged livers, but their significance to regeneration has been controversial. A recent article in Nature by Raven et al. (2017) now shows that blocking hepatocyte replication is essential for the hepatic differentiation of ductular cells after liver damage.
August 3, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714273/%C3%AE-catenin-regulation-of-farnesoid-x-receptor-signaling-and-bile-acid-metabolism-during-murine-cholestasis
#4
Michael D Thompson, Akshata Moghe, Pamela Cornuet, Rebecca Marino, Jianmin Tian, Pengcheng Wang, Xiaochao Ma, Marc Abrams, Joseph Locker, Satdarshan P S Monga, Kari Nejak-Bowen
Cholestatic liver diseases result from impaired bile flow and are characterized by inflammation, atypical ductular proliferation (ADP), and fibrosis. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays a role in bile duct development, yet its role in cholestatic injury remains indeterminate. Liver-specific β-catenin knockout (KO) mice and wild-type (WT) littermates were subjected to cholestatic injury via bile duct ligation or short-term exposure to 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine (DDC) diet. Intriguingly, KO exhibit a dramatic protection from liver injury, fibrosis, and ADP, which coincided with significantly decreased total hepatic bile acids (BA)...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709963/animal-models-of-biliary-injury-and-altered-bile-acid-metabolism
#5
REVIEW
Valeria Mariotti, Mario Strazzabosco, Luca Fabris, Diego F Calvisi
In the last 25years, a number of animal models, mainly rodents, have been generated with the goal to mimic cholestatic liver injuries and, thus, to provide in vivo tools to investigate the mechanisms of biliary repair and, eventually, to test the efficacy of innovative treatments. Despite fundamental limitations applying to these models, such as the distinct immune system and the different metabolism regulating liver homeostasis in rodents when compared to humans, multiple approaches, such as surgery (bile duct ligation), chemical-induced (3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine, DDC, α-naphthylisothiocyanate, ANIT), viral infections (Rhesus rotavirustype A, RRV-A), and genetic manipulation (Mdr2, Cftr, Pkd1, Pkd2, Prkcsh, Sec63, Pkhd1) have been developed...
July 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700576/cholangiocytes-act-as-facultative-liver-stem-cells-during-impaired-hepatocyte-regeneration
#6
Alexander Raven, Wei-Yu Lu, Tak Yung Man, Sofia Ferreira-Gonzalez, Eoghan O'Duibhir, Benjamin J Dwyer, John P Thomson, Richard R Meehan, Roman Bogorad, Victor Koteliansky, Yuri Kotelevtsev, Charles Ffrench-Constant, Luke Boulter, Stuart J Forbes
After liver injury, regeneration occurs through self-replication of hepatocytes. In severe liver injury, hepatocyte proliferation is impaired-a feature of human chronic liver disease. It is unclear whether other liver cell types can regenerate hepatocytes. Here we use two independent systems to impair hepatocyte proliferation during liver injury to evaluate the contribution of non-hepatocytes to parenchymal regeneration. First, loss of β1-integrin in hepatocytes with liver injury triggered a ductular reaction of cholangiocyte origin, with approximately 25% of hepatocytes being derived from a non-hepatocyte origin...
July 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688656/notch-signaling-promotes-ductular-reactions-in-biliary-atresia
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Jessica A Zagory, William Dietz, Alex Park, Michael Fenlon, Jiabo Xu, Sarah Utley, Nirmala Mavila, Kasper S Wang
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia (BA) is a congenital, progressive, fibro-obliterative disease of the extrahepatic biliary tree and the most common cause of end-stage liver disease in children. BA is characterized by extensive intrahepatic proliferating ductular reactions that may contribute to biliary fibrosis. Lineage tracing during experimental cholestasis indicates that cells within ductular reactions derive from PROM1-expressing hepatic progenitor cells. Given the role of Notch signaling in normal biliary development, we hypothesize that activated Notch signaling promotes the formation of ductular reactions in BA...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687948/role-of-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-and-preoperative-liver-biopsy-for-exclusion-of-biliary-atresia-in-neonatal-cholestasis-syndrome
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Ankur Mandelia, Richa Lal, Nijagal Mutt
All diagnostic algorithms for Neonatal Cholestasis Syndrome (NCS) focus on differentiating numerous medical causes from Biliary Atresia (BA). No preoperative diagnostic algorithm has 100% diagnostic accuracy for BA and yet, timely diagnosis is crucial to optimize surgical outcome. Markers for high index of clinical suspicion for BA are: a "usually" well thriving infant with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, raised gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, persistently "acholic" stools, firm hepatomegaly with dysmorphic, hypoplastic gall bladder...
July 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652608/high-resolution-3d-visualization-of-ductular-proliferation-of-bile-duct-ligation-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-using-x-ray-phase-contrast-computed-tomography
#9
Lili Qin, Xinyan Zhao, Jianbo Jian, Yuqing Zhao, Mengyu Sun, Chunhong Hu
X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography (PCCT) can provide excellent image contrast for soft tissues with small density differences, and it is particularly appropriate for three-dimensional (3D) visualization of accurate microstructures inside biological samples. In this study, the morphological structures of proliferative bile ductules (BDs) were visualized without contrast agents via PCCT with liver fibrosis samples induced by bile duct ligation (BDL) in rats. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham operation group, 2-week and 6-week post-BDL groups...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637362/spindle-cell-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-with-crtc1-maml2-fusion-transcript-report-of-a-rare-case-in-a-17-year-old-boy-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#10
Giap Hean Goh, Chwee Ming Lim, Tomas Vanacek, Michal Michal, Fredrik Petersson
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) with a predominant spindle cell composition occurring in the palatine tonsil is exceedingly rare. We present a case of a 17-year-old boy with an uncommon spindle cell variant of MEC arising in the palatine tonsil. Histologically, the tumor showed a solid, noncystic architecture and was composed of a predominant population of bland spindle to fusiform cells arranged in organoid nests with interspersed goblet cells and focal areas of ductular structures. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) revealed the presence of a t(11;19) CRTC1-MAML2 gene fusion in this rare variant of MEC...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637102/-the-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Moon Young Kim
Understanding the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and its fibrosis progression is still evolving. Nonetheless, current evidence suggests that mechanisms involved are very complex parallel processes with multiple metabolic factors. Lipotoxicity related with excess saturated free fatty acids, obesity, and insulin resistance acts as the central driver of cellular injury via oxidative stress. Hepatocyte apoptosis and/or senescence are also contribute to the activation of inflammasome via various intra- and inter-cellular signaling mechanisms that lead to fibrosis...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627210/lactobacillus-rhamnosusgg-reduces-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-model-of-chronic-liver-disease-in-rats
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Thais Ortiz Hammes, Renata Leke, Thayssa Dalla Costa Escobar, Laisa Beduschi Fracasso, Fabiola Schons Meyer, Michael Éverton Andrades, Themis Reverbel da Silveira
BACKGROUND: The intestinal dysbiosis is common in chronic liver disease and can induce to inflammatory responses and mediate the collagen deposition in the liver. AIM: To evaluate the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) for the treatment of liver fibrosis in a model of chronic cholestatic liver disease in rats. METHODS: Male adult Wistar rats (n = 29) were submitted to common bile duct ligation (BDL groups) or manipulation of common bile duct without ligation (Ctrl groups)...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614208/il-8-expression-in-granulocytic-epithelial-lesions-of-idiopathic-duct-centric-pancreatitis-type-2-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Yuna Ku, Seung-Mo Hong, Kohei Fujikura, Sung Joo Kim, Masayuki Akita, Shiho Abe-Suzuki, Hideyuki Shiomi, Atsuhiro Masuda, Tomoo Itoh, Takeshi Azuma, Myung-Hwan Kim, Yoh Zen
Type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis (type 2 AIP) develops in isolation or sometimes in association with ulcerative colitis. Its diagnosis requires the histologic confirmation of granulocytic epithelial lesions (GELs) with no diagnostic biomarker currently available. This study aimed to elucidate the tissue expression of cytokines and their diagnostic value in this condition. In quantitative polymerase chain reaction for multiple cytokines using tissue-derived mRNA, the expression level of interleukin (IL)-8 was markedly higher in type 2 AIP than in type 1 AIP (P<0...
August 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572084/ductular-and-proliferative-response-of-esophageal-submucosal-glands-in-a-porcine-model-of-esophageal-injury-and-repair
#14
Leandi Krüger, Liara M Gonzalez, Tiffany A Pridgen, Shannon J McCall, Richard von Furstenberg, Ivan Harnden, Gwendolyn E Carnighan, Abigail M Cox, Anthony T Blikslager, Katherine Schuver Garman
Esophageal injury is a risk factor for diseases such as Barrett's Esophagus (BE) and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. In order to improve understanding of signaling pathways associated with both normal and abnormal repair, animal models are needed. Traditional rodent models of esophageal repair are limited by the absence of esophageal submucosal glands (ESMGs), which are present in human esophagus. Previously, we identified acinar ductal metaplasia in human ESMGs in association with both esophageal injury and cancer...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562206/lipopolysaccharide-induces-the-differentiation-of-hepatic-progenitor-cells-into-myofibroblasts-via-activation-of-the-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
#15
Xiao-Rong Pan, Ying-Ying Jing, Wen-Ting Liu, Zhi-Peng Han, Rong Li, Yang Yang, Jing-Ni Zhu, Xiao-Yong Li, Pei-Pei Li, Li-Xin Wei
Normally, hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) are activated and differentiate into hepatocytes or bile ductular cells to repair liver damage during liver injury. However, it remains controversial whether the abnormal differentiation of HPCs occurs under abnormal conditions. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a component of the microenvironment, promotes liver fibrosis. In the present study, HPCs promoted liver fibrosis in rats following carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) treatment. Meanwhile, the LPS level in the portal vein was elevated and played a primary role in the fate of HPCs...
July 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538887/ductal-eccrine-carcinoma-of-the-axilla-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#16
Maria Helena Toda Sanches de Brito, Cecília Silva Nunes de Moura Dionísio, Joana Cintia Monteiro Ferreira, Maria Joaninha Madalena de Palma Mendonça da Costa Rosa, Fernando Petrucci Bernardo E Cunha, Maria Manuela Antunes Pecegueiro da Silva Garcia
Ductal eccrine carcinoma (DEC) is a rare sweat gland carcinoma with ductular differentiation. Clinically, it is characterized by a slowly growing, hardened plaque or nodule predominantly located on the head and neck. Histologically, DEC shares similar features to invasive breast carcinoma, thus causing great diagnostic challenges. We report a 69-year-old woman who presented with a hardened plaque on the axilla. A skin biopsy was performed and metastatic invasive breast carcinoma could not be ruled out. Complete excision and further workup were subsequently conducted, leading to the diagnosis of estrogen receptor positive DEC with associated axillary lymph node metastases...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533225/multi-functional-effects-of-a-small-molecule-stat3-inhibitor-on-nash-and-hcc-in-mice
#17
Kwang Hwa Jung, Wonbeak Yoo, Heather L Stevenson, Dipti Deshpande, Hong Shen, Mihai Gagea, Suk-Young Yoo, Jing Wang, Thomas Kris Eckols, Uddalak Bharadwaj, David J Tweardy, Laura Beretta
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing in the United States and liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is becoming an important risk for HCC and most patients with HCC have underlying liver cirrhosis and compromised liver function, which limit treatment options. Thus, novel therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat HCC in the context of NASH and cirrhosis are urgently needed. <br /><br />Experimental Design: Constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is frequently detected in HCC tumors...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526690/emerging-concepts-in-biliary-repair-and-fibrosis
#18
REVIEW
Luca Fabris, Carlo Spirli, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Romina Fiorotto, Mario Strazzabosco
Chronic diseases of the biliary tree (cholangiopathies) represent one of the major unmet needs in clinical hepatology and a significant knowledge gap in liver pathophysiology. The common theme in cholangiopathies is that the target of the disease is the biliary tree. After damage to the biliary epithelium, inflammatory changes stimulate a reparative response with proliferation of cholangiocytes and restoration of the biliary architecture, owing to the reactivation of a variety of morphogenetic signals. Chronic damage and inflammation will ultimately result in pathological repair with generation of biliary fibrosis and clinical progression of the disease...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445529/ductular-reaction-correlates-with-fibrogenesis-but-does-not-contribute-to-liver-regeneration-in-experimental-fibrosis-models
#19
András Rókusz, Dániel Veres, Armanda Szücs, Edina Bugyik, Miklós Mózes, Sándor Paku, Péter Nagy, Katalin Dezső
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ductular reaction is a standard component of fibrotic liver tissue but its function is largely unknown. It is supposed to interact with the matrix producing myofibroblasts and compensate the declining regenerative capacity of hepatocytes. The relationship between the extent of fibrosis-ductular reaction, proliferative activity of hepatocytes and ductular reaction were studied sequentially in experimental hepatic fibrosis models. METHODS: Liver fibrosis/cirrhosis was induced in wild type and TGFβ overproducing transgenic mice by carbon tetrachloride and thioacetamide administration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416441/glechoma-hederacea-extracts-attenuate-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-a-bile-duct-ligated-rat-model
#20
Ya-Yu Wang, Shih-Yi Lin, Wen-Ying Chen, Su-Lan Liao, Chih-Cheng Wu, Pin-Ho Pan, Su-Tze Chou, Chun-Jung Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In traditional Chinese medicine, Glechoma hederacea is frequently prescribed to patients with cholelithiasis, dropsy, abscess, diabetes, inflammation, and jaundice. Polyphenolic compounds are main bioactive components of Glechoma hederacea. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective potential of hot water extract of Glechoma hederacea against cholestatic liver injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cholestatic liver injury was produced by ligating common bile ducts in Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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