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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248461/knockout-of-l-histidine-decarboxylase-hdc-prevents-cholangiocyte-damage-and-hepatic-fibrosis-in-mice-subjected-to-high-fat-diet-feeding-via-disrupted-histamine-leptin-signaling
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Lindsey Kennedy, Laura Hargrove, Jennifer Demieville, Jennifer Bailey, Wasim Dar, Kishore Polireddy, Qingzheng Chen, Moises I Nevah Rubin, Amelia Sybenga, Sharon DeMorrow, Fanyin Meng, Lindsey Stockton, Gianfranco Alpini, Heather Francis
Administration of a high-fat diet (HFD) coupled with sugar, mimicking a Western diet, causes fatty liver disease in mice. Histamine induces biliary proliferation and fibrosis, and regulates leptin signaling. Wild-type (WT) and l-histidine decarboxylase (Hdc-/-) mice were fed a control diet or a HFD coupled with a high fructose corn syrup equivalent. H&E and Oil Red O staining were performed to determine steatosis. Intrahepatic biliary mass and cholangiocyte proliferation were evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248458/hepatic-stem-progenitor-cell-activation-differs-between-primary-sclerosing-and-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Guido Carpino, Vincenzo Cardinale, Trine Folseraas, Diletta Overi, Annarosa Floreani, Antonio Franchitto, Paolo Onori, Nora Cazzagon, Pasquale Bartolomeo Berloco, Tom Hemming Karlsen, Domenico Alvaro, Eugenio Gaudio
Primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cholangitis are human primary cholangiopathies; these diseases are characterized by the damage of mature cholangiocytes and by the appearance of ductular reaction as the results of hepatic progenitor cell activation. The aims of this study were to evaluate differences in progenitor cell niche activation between these two human cholangiopathies. Human liver tissue was obtained from normal liver donors (n=5), primary sclerosing (n=20), and primary biliary cholangitis (n=20)...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220096/hepatic-progenitor-cells-in-metastatic-liver-carcinomas
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Ioanna Delladetsima, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Olivier Govaere, Elpida Poulaki, Evangelos Felekouras, Dina Tiniakos
AIMS: Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) are activated in various liver diseases but their role in carcinomatous environment remains unknown. We aimed to identify the possible presence and topography of HPCs in liver metastases. METHODS: We examined 14 liver resection specimens for colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRC) (n=13) and anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (n=1) metastases. Immunohistochemical markers of colonic (keratin 20-K20, CDX2) and squamous cell origin (p63), HPC (K19, CD56) and stem cell (CD44) markers, and the biliary marker K7 which may also highlight HPCs were applied on routinely processed tissue sections...
December 8, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217908/a-novel-method-for-pain-relief-in-chronic-pancreatitis-an-old-drug-in-a-new-pack-a-controlled-study
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Aswini Kumar Pujahari
Most of pain-relieving agents in chronic pancreatitis are nonspecific and unpredictable. Omeprazole induces hypergastrinemia due to reduced gastric acidity. Raised serum gastrin, in turn, modulates to reduce secretin level. Secretin is responsible for secretion of almost 80 % bicarbonate-rich pancreatic juice from the ductular epithelium without affecting enzyme output. It is a prospective randomized study in patients with CT-confirmed chronic pancreatitis. The control group got the standard care and 60 mg of omeprazole twice daily was added to the test group...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205342/phylogenetic-analyses-of-the-hepatic-architecture-in-vertebrates
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Nobuyoshi Shiojiri, Harunobu Kametani, Noriaki Ota, Yusuke Akai, Tomokazu Fukuchi, Tomoka Abo, Sho Tanaka, Junri Sekiguchi, Sachie Matsubara, Hayato Kawakami
The mammalian liver has a structural and functional unit called the liver lobule, in the periphery of which the portal triad consisting of the portal vein, bile duct and hepatic artery is developed. This type of hepatic architecture is detectable in many other vertebrates, including amphibians and birds, whereas intrahepatic bile ducts run independently of portal vein distribution in actinopterygians such as the salmon and tilapia. It remains to be clarified how the hepatic architectures are phylogenetically developed among vertebrates...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198531/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-improves-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-related-liver-damage-in-adolescents-by-reshaping-cellular-interactions-and-hepatic-adipocytokine-production
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Valerio Nobili, Guido Carpino, Francesco De Peppo, Romina Caccamo, Antonella Mosca, Ilaria Romito, Diletta Overi, Antonio Franchitto, Paolo Onori, Anna Alisi, Eugenio Gaudio
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the modulation of local cellular cross-talks and the modification of hepatic adipocytokine expression could mechanistically explain the improvement of liver histopathology after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). STUDY DESIGN: Twenty obese (body mass index of ≥35 kg/m2) adolescents who underwent LSG and with biopsy-proven NAFLD were included. At baseline (T0) and 1 year after treatment, patients underwent clinical evaluation, blood tests, and liver biopsy...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192646/development-of-a-novel-histologic-diagnostic-algorithm-for-hepatic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Ashley E Stueck, Thomas D Schiano, M Isabel Fiel
The histopathologic diagnosis of hepatic graft-versus-host disease post bone marrow and stem cell transplantation can be challenging, but timely and unambiguous diagnosis is essential for appropriate patient management. To address this diagnostic dilemma, we identified histologic features specific for hepatic graft-versus-host disease and developed a diagnostic algorithm. Two hepatopathologists blindly evaluated 40 liver biopsies from patients with clinically and biologically confirmed graft-versus-host disease, as well as 44 controls, for percent bile duct loss, bile duct damage, intraepithelial lymphocytes, ductular reaction, acidophilic bodies/10 high power fields (HPF), cholestasis, portal and lobular inflammation, and endotheliitis...
December 1, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187911/oval-cells-contribute-to-fibrogenesis-of-marginal-liver-grafts-under-stepwise-regulation-of-aldose-reductase-and-notch-signaling
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Xiao-Bing Liu, Chung-Mau Lo, Qiao Cheng, Kevin Tak-Pan Ng, Yan Shao, Chang-Xian Li, Sookja K Chung, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Jun Yu, Kwan Man
Background and Aims: Expanded donor criteria poses increased risk for late phase complications such as fibrosis that lead to graft dysfunction in liver transplantation. There remains a need to elucidate the precise mechanisms of post-transplant liver damage in order to improve the long-term outcomes of marginal liver grafts. In this study, we aimed to examine the role of oval cells in fibrogenic development of marginal liver grafts and explore the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Using an orthotopic rat liver transplantation model and human post-transplant liver biopsy tissues, the dynamics of oval cells in marginal liver grafts was evaluated by the platform integrating immuno-labeling techniques and ultrastructure examination...
2017: Theranostics
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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