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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301139/designing-hydrogels-for-on-demand-therapy
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Nuria Oliva, João Conde, Kui Wang, Natalie Artzi
Systemic administration of therapeutic agents has been the preferred approach to treat most pathological conditions, in particular for cancer therapy. This treatment modality is associated with side effects, off-target accumulation, toxicity, and rapid renal and hepatic clearance. Multiple efforts have focused on incorporating targeting moieties into systemic therapeutic vehicles to enhance retention and minimize clearance and side effects. However, only a small percentage of the nanoparticles administered systemically accumulate at the tumor site, leading to poor therapeutic efficacy...
March 16, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299331/contribution-of-liver-nonparenchymal-cells-to-hepatic-fibrosis-interactions-with-the-local-microenvironment
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EDITORIAL
Michel Fausther, Michele T Pritchard, Yury V Popov, Kim Bridle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293730/liver-macrophages-in-healthy-and-diseased-liver
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REVIEW
Zeinab Abdullah, Percy A Knolle
Kupffer cells, the largest tissue resident macrophage population, are key for the maintenance of liver integrity and its restoration after injury and infections, as well as the local initiation and resolution of innate and adaptive immunity. These important roles of Kupffer cells were recently identified in healthy and diseased liver revealing diverse functions and phenotypes of hepatic macrophages. High-level phenotypic and genomic analysis revealed that Kupffer cells are not a homogenous population and that the hepatic microenvironment actively shapes both phenotype and function of liver macrophages...
April 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293634/secs-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-liver-microenvironment-and-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Vaishaali Natarajan, Edward N Harris, Srivatsan Kidambi
Liver fibrosis is a wound-healing response to chronic liver injury such as alcoholic/nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis with no FDA-approved treatments. Liver fibrosis results in a continual accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and paves the way for replacement of parenchyma with nonfunctional scar tissue. The fibrotic condition results in drastic changes in the local mechanical, chemical, and biological microenvironment of the tissue. Liver parenchyma is supported by an efficient network of vasculature lined by liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281193/oxidative-stress-indicated-by-elevated-expression-of-nrf2-and-8-ohdg-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
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Chakriwong Ma-On, Anapat Sanpavat, Patcharawalai Whongsiri, Surasit Suwannasin, Nattiya Hirankarn, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Chanchai Boonla
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is excessively generated in tumors creating an oxidative stress in tumor microenvironment. We investigated hepatic expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, and asked if ROS epigenetically upregulated Nrf2 and enhanced aggressiveness in HCC cells. Expression of Nrf2 (n = 100) and 8-OHdG (n = 53) was remarkably increased in HCC tissues compared with the noncancerous hepatic tissues...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279493/effect-of-melanoma-cells-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro
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Theresa Meyer, Andreas Koch, Eva-Vanessa Ebert, Barbara Czech, Martina Mueller, Anja Bosserhoff, Sven Arke Lang, Claus Hellerbrand
Melanoma is a highly aggressive tumor of the skin. The clinical outcome is determined by the presence or absence of metastases, and the liver is a common site of distant metastases. Hepatic metastasis is causing activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC), which form the stroma of hepatic metastases and are increasingly recognized as a crucial component of the pro- metastatic liver microenvironment. Most studies have focused on the effects of HSC on (metastasizing) tumor cells. Here, we aimed to analyze functional in vitro effects of conditioned medium (CM) of twelve different human melanoma cell lines on LX2 cells and HSC(htert) cells, two well established human activated HSC cell lines...
December 26, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267621/targeting-hepatic-macrophages-to-treat-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Frank Tacke
Our view on liver macrophages in the context of health and disease has been reformed by the recognition of a remarkable heterogeneity of phagocytes in the liver. Liver macrophages consist of ontogenically distinct populations termed Kupffer cells and monocyte-derived macrophages. Kupffer cells are self-renewing, resident and principally non-migratory phagocytes, serving as sentinels for liver homeostasis. Liver injury triggers Kupffer cell activation, leading to inflammatory cytokine and chemokine release. This fosters the infiltration of monocytes into liver that give rise to large numbers of inflammatory monocyte-derived macrophages...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260498/treatment-with-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-inhibitors-to-reduce-cardiovascular-inflammation-and-outcomes
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Aldo Bonaventura, Federico Carbone, Alessandra Vecchié, Franco Dallegri, Giovanni G Camici, Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale
Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a serine protease involved in cholesterol homeostasis. After binding to the complex low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-receptor, PCSK9 induces its intracellular degradation, thus reducing serum LDL clearance. PCSK9 is mainly secreted by the liver, but it is also expressed to a lesser extent in other organs. Apart from the well-known activity concerning hepatic LDL receptor-mediated pathway, PCSK9 has been supposed to potentially interfere with vascular inflammation in atherogenesis...
March 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218627/gata4-dependent-organ-specific-endothelial-differentiation-controls-liver-development-and-embryonic-hematopoiesis
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Cyrill Géraud, Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Johanna Zierow, Kay Klapproth, Katrin Busch, Victor Olsavszky, Thomas Leibing, Alexandra Demory, Friederike Ulbrich, Miriam Diett, Sandhya Singh, Carsten Sticht, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Karsten Richter, Sanna-Maria Karppinen, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Bernd Arnold, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Hellmut G Augustin, Kai Schledzewski, Sergij Goerdt
Microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) are increasingly recognized as organ-specific gatekeepers of their microenvironment. Microvascular ECs instruct neighboring cells in their organ-specific vascular niches through angiocrine factors, which include secreted growth factors (angiokines), extracellular matrix molecules, and transmembrane proteins. However, the molecular regulators that drive organ-specific microvascular transcriptional programs and thereby regulate angiodiversity are largely elusive. In contrast to other ECs, which form a continuous cell layer, liver sinusoidal ECs (LSECs) constitute discontinuous, permeable microvessels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216578/tumor-microenvironment-a-paradigm-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Maryam Tahmasebi Birgani, Vinicio Carloni
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the most lethal and prevalent cancers in the human population. Different etiological factors such as hepatitis B and C virus, alcohol and diabetes cause liver injury followed by inflammation, necrosis and hepatocytes proliferation. Continuous cycles of this destructive-regenerative process culminates in liver cirrhosis which is characterized by regenerating nodules that progress to dysplastic nodules and ultimately HCC. Despite its significance, there is only an elemental understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms, and there are only limited therapeutic options...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202625/gut-microbiota-promotes-obesity-associated-liver-cancer-through-pge2-mediated-suppression-of-antitumor-immunity
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Tze Mun Loo, Fumitaka Kamachi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shin Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Kanda, Yuriko Arai, Yaeko Nakajima-Takagi, Atsushi Iwama, Tomoaki Koga, Yukihiko Sugimoto, Takayuki Ozawa, Masaru Nakamura, Miho Kumagai, Koichi Watashi, Makoto M Taketo, Tomohiro Aoki, Shuh Narumiya, Masanobu Oshima, Makoto Arita, Eiji Hara, Naoko Ohtani
Obesity increases the risk of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). However, the precise molecular mechanisms through which obesity promotes HCC development are still unclear. Recent studies have shown that gut microbiota may influence liver diseases by transferring its metabolites and components. Here, we show that the hepatic translocation of obesity-induced lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a Gram positive gut microbial component, promotes HCC development by creating a tumor-promoting microenvironment...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192881/stem-cell-biomaterials-and-growth-factors-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Soleiman Jaferian, Maryam Soleymaninejad, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an antecedent of liver illnesses, including viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or metabolic disease. Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-b) plays an important role in creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor cell growth via two major mechanisms: an intrinsic activity as an autocrine growth factor and an extrinsic activity by inducing microenvironment changes. Recently stem cell therapy as also been a promising and potential treatment for liver cancer and in addition signaling pathways like GF/GFR systems, SDF-1α/CXC4 ligand receptor interaction and PI3K/Akt signaling, and cytokines has been identified to regulate cell fate decisions, and can be utilized to positively influence cell therapy outcomes...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182873/biomechanically-primed-liver-microtumor-array-as-a-high-throughput-mechanopharmacological-screening-platform-for-stroma-reprogrammed-combinatorial-therapy
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Lu Zhu, Xingliang Fan, Bingjie Wang, Longwei Liu, Xiaojun Yan, Lyu Zhou, Yang Zeng, Mark C Poznansky, Lili Wang, Huabiao Chen, Yanan Du
Recent breakthrough in stroma-reprogrammed combinatorial therapy (SRCT) for pancreatic tumor opens a new route for improving conventional chemotherapeutic efficacy, which utilizes VDR ligand to reprogram activated stromal cells in stiffened microenvironment, leading to reduced 'barrier effects' and increased tissue-infiltration of the chemotherapy drug. As a novel therapeutic strategy and mechanism of action, the progress of SRCT relies on tailored in vitro drug assessment platforms to further optimize its efficacy and extend to applications in other tumor types...
January 27, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178856/chemotherapeutic-delivery-using-ph-responsive-affinity-based-release
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Erika L Cyphert, Andrew S Fu, Horst A von Recum
Doxorubicin is a chemotherapeutic drug typically administered systemically which frequently leads to cardiac and hepatic toxicities. Local delivery to a tumor has a chance to mitigate some of these toxicities and can further be mitigated by including a means of tumor-specific drug release. Our laboratory has explored the use of molecular interactions to control the rate of drug release beyond that capable of diffusion alone. To this system, we added an additional affinity group (adamantane) to doxorubicin through a pH-sensitive hydrazone bond...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176332/low-dose-interleukin-2-promotes-stat5-phosphorylation-treg-survival-and-ctla-4-dependent-function-in-autoimmune-liver-diseases
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Hannah C Jeffery, Louisa E Jeffery, Philipp Lutz, Margaret Corrigan, Gwilym J Webb, Gideon M Hirschfield, David H Adams, Ye Htun Oo
CD4(+) CD25(high) CD127(low) FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg) are essential for the maintenance of peripheral tolerance. Impaired Treg function and an imbalance between effector and regulatory T cells contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. We recently reported that the hepatic microenvironment is deficient in IL-2, a cytokine essential for Treg survival and function. Consequently, few liver-infiltrating Treg demonstrate STAT5 phosphorylation. To establish the potential of IL-2 to enhance Treg therapy, we investigated the effects of very low dose Proleukin (VLDP) on the phosphorylation of STAT5 and the subsequent survival and function of Treg and T effector cells from the blood and livers of patients with autoimmune liver diseases...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167218/tumor-regulation-of-the-tissue-environment-in-the-liver
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REVIEW
Tobias Eggert, Tim F Greten
The tumor microenvironment (TME) in the liver plays an important role in primary and metastatic liver tumor formation and tumor growth promotion. Cellular and non-cellular components of the TME significantly influence tumor development, growth, metastatic spread, anti-tumor immunity and response to tumor therapy. The cellular components of the TME in the liver not only consist of infiltrating immune cells, but also of liver-resident cells such as liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSEC) and hepatic stellate cells (HSC), which promote tumor growth by negatively regulating tumor-associated immune responses...
February 3, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159899/cross-presentation-of-soluble-and-cell-associated-antigen-by-murine-hepatocytes-is-enhanced-by-collectrin-expression
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Joseph S Dolina, Sylvia Cechova, Christine K Rudy, Sun-Sang J Sung, William W Tang, Joey Lee, Young S Hahn, Thu H Le
Cross-presentation is a modular series of intracellular events dictating the internalization and subsequent MHC class I (MHC I) display of extracellular Ags. This process has been defined in dendritic cells and plays a fundamental role in the induction of CD8(+) T cell immunity during viral, intracellular bacterial, and antitumor responses. Herein, acute viral infection of murine liver with adenovirus, a model for intrahepatic cross-presentation, confirms hepatocytes directly contribute to cross-presentation of Ags and priming the pool of naive CD8(+) T cells within the liver microenvironment...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135758/the-diversity-and-plasticity-of-adult-hepatic-progenitor-cells-and-their-niche
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REVIEW
Jiamei Chen, Long Chen, Mark A Zern, Neil D Theise, Ann Mae Diehl, Ping Liu, Yuyou Duan
The liver is a unique organ for homoeostasis with regenerative capacities. Hepatocytes possess a remarkable capacity to proliferate upon injury; however, in more severe scenarios liver regeneration is believed to arise from at least one, if not several facultative hepatic progenitor cell compartments. Newly identified pericentral stem/progenitor cells residing around the central vein is responsible for maintaining hepatocyte homoeostasis in the uninjured liver. In addition, hepatic progenitor cells have been reported to contribute to liver fibrosis and cancers...
January 30, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133764/neutrophils-promote-hepatic-metastasis-growth-through-fibroblast-growth-factor-fgf-2-dependent-angiogenesis
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Alex N Gordon-Weeks, Su Y Lim, Arseniy E Yuzhalin, Keaton Jones, Bostjan Markelc, Jon N Buzelli, Emmanouil Fokas, Yunhong Cao, Sean Smart, Ruth Muschel
Hepatic metastases are amenable to ablation, however many patients are not suitable candidates for such therapy and recurrence is common. The tumor microenvironment is known to be essential for metastatic growth, yet identification of plausible targets for cancer therapy in the microenvironment has proven elusive. We found that human colorectal cancer liver metastases and murine gastrointestinal experimental liver metastases are infiltrated by neutrophils. Plasticity in neutrophils has recently been shown to lead to both pro- and anti- tumor effects...
January 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125949/preparation-and-characterization-of-a-chitosan-galactosylated-hyaluronic-acid-heparin-scaffold-for-hepatic-tissue-engineering
#20
Jinyong Fan, Jun Yang
Cell culture microenvironment and hepatocyte-specific three-dimensional tissue-engineering scaffold play important roles for bioartificial liver devices. In the present study, highly porous sponge scaffolds composed of chitosan (CS) and galactosylated hyaluronic acid (GHA, galactose moieties were covalently coupled with hyaluronic acid through ethylenediamine), were prepared by freezing-drying technique. Because the growth factors specifically bind to heparin with a high affinity and biological stability of the growth factors are modulated by heparin...
April 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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