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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088184/anti-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-response-of-imiquimod-based-toll-like-receptor-7-ligand-in-hbv-positive-human-hepatocelluar-carcinoma-cell-line
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Dipanwita Das, Isha Sengupta, Neelakshi Sarkar, Ananya Pal, Debraj Saha, Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Chandrima Das, Jimmy Narayan, Shivaram Prasad Singh, Sekhar Chakrabarti, Runu Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: Toll like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in innate immunity and various studies suggest that TLRs play a crucial role in pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The present study aims in looking into the status of crucial host and viral gene expression on inciting TLR7. METHODS: The transcription of TLR7 pathway signaling molecules and HBV DNA viral load were quantified by Real Time-PCR after stimulation of TLR7 with its imiquimod based ligand, R837...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081591/new-perspectives-of-biomarkers-for-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Chih-Lin Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
With recent advances in molecular and genomic investigations, the impact of hepatitis B viral and host factors on the progression of chronic HBV infection has been explored. For viral factors, hepatitis B viral load is a strong predictor for liver disease progression. Hepatitis B viral kinetics appear to be important for successful anti-viral therapy. Serum HBsAg level serves as a complementary marker to viral load for the prediction of HBV-related adverse outcomes in patients with low viral load. In those with low viral load, high serum HBsAg level is associated with higher risks of cirrhosis and HCC...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081328/cytomegalovirus-hepatitis-in-49-pediatric-patients-with-normal-immunity
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Hasan Tezer, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Belgin Gülhan, Aslı Nur Özkaya Parlakay, Ceyda Tuna Kırsaçlıoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) hepatitis is generally asymptomatic or rarely can lead to severe complications in immunocompetent hosts. This study aims to evaluate CMV hepatitis in immunocompetent young children, which is discussed relatively rarely in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 49 pediatric patients with CMV hepatitis from January 2005 to December 2010 was performed. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 5...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078860/effects-of-two-different-anesthetic-methods-on-cellular-immunity-of-patients-after-liver-cancer-resection
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Y Xu, Y Sun, H Chen, Y Wang, G N Wang
This study aims to investigate the effects of epidural block in combination with general anesthesia and general anesthesia alone on the immune function of patients undergoing primary liver cancer resection. Twenty-four patients with liver cancer who received treatment in the Third Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang, China, were enrolled and randomly allocated into group A and group B, with 12 in each group. The data on the T lymphocyte subpopulation, pro-inflammatory cytokines and antiinflammatory cytokines were recorded before, immediately after and 24 h after liver cancer resection to compare differences and changes...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077589/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-prophylaxis-during-live-malaria-sporozoite-immunization-induces-long-lived-homologous-and-heterologous-protective-immunity-against-sporozoite-challenge
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Charlotte V Hobbs, Charles Anderson, Jillian Neal, Tejram Sahu, Solomon Conteh, Tatiana Voza, Jean Langhorne, William Borkowsky, Patrick E Duffy
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is widely used in malaria-endemic areas in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children and HIV-uninfected, HIV-exposed children as opportunistic infection prophylaxis. Despite the known effects that TMP-SMX has in reducing clinical malaria, its impact on development of malaria-specific immunity in these children remains poorly understood. Using rodent malaria models, we previously showed that TMP-SMX, at prophylactic doses, can arrest liver stage development of malaria parasites and speculated that TMP-SMX prophylaxis during repeated malaria exposures would induce protective long-lived sterile immunity targeting pre-erythrocytic stage parasites in mice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077585/humanized-mice-reproduce-acute-and-persistent-human-adenovirus-infection
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Estefanía Rodríguez, Wing Hang Ip, Viktoria Kolbe, Kristin Hartmann, Gundula Pilnitz-Stolze, Nilgün Tekin, Sergio Gómez-Medina, César Muñoz-Fontela, Susanne Krasemann, Thomas Dobner
Severe human adenovirus (HAdV) infections are an increasing threat for immunosuppressed individuals, particularly those who have received stem cell transplants. It has been previously hypothesized that severe infections might be due to reactivation of a persistent infection, but this hypothesis has been difficult to test owing to the lack of a permissive in vivo model of HAdV infection. Here we established a humanized mouse model that reproduces features of acute and persistent HAdV infection. In this model, acute infection correlated with high mortality, weight loss, liver pathology, and expression of viral proteins in several organs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077574/platelet-activating-factor-mediates-endotoxin-tolerance-by-regulating-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-dependent-expression-of-the-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3
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Kyung Tae Noh, In Duk Jung, Gil Sun Cha, Myung-Kwan Han, Yeong-Min Park
Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) mediates immune tolerance, and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates the JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway. We previously determined plateletactivating factor (PAF) protects mice against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxic shock, but its detailed mechanism of action was unknown. We performed survival experiments in IDO+/+ and IDO-/- mice using an LPSinduced endotoxemia model and rated organ injury (neutrophil infiltration, and liver function)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077418/a-novel-humanized-mouse-model-with-significant-improvement-of-class-switched-antigen-specific-antibody-production
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Hua Yu, Chiara Borsotti, Jean-Nicolas Schickel, Shu Zhu, Till Strowig, Elizabeth E Eynon, Davor Frleta, Cagan Gurer, Andrew J Murphy, George D Yancopoulos, Eric Meffre, Markus G Manz, Richard A Flavell
Humanized mice are a powerful tool for the study of human hematopoiesis and immune function in vivo. However, the existing models cannot support robust adaptive immune responses, especially the generation of class-switched, antigen-specific antibody responses. Here we describe a new mouse strain, in which human IL6 gene encoding the cytokine that is important for B and T cell differentiation was knocked into its respective mouse locus. The provision of human IL6 not only enhanced thymopoiesis and periphery T-cell engraftment, but also significantly increased class switched memory B cells and serum IgG...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077318/alcohol-microbiome-life-style-influence-alcohol-and-non-alcoholic-organ-damage
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REVIEW
Manuela G Neuman, Samuel W French, Samir Zakhari, Stefen Malnick, Helmut K Seitz, Lawrence B Cohen, Mikko Salaspuro, Andreea Voinea Griffin, Andrei Barasch, Irina A Kirpich, Paul G Thomes, Laura W Schrum, Terrence M Donohue, Kusum Kharbanda, Marcus Cruz, Mihai Opris
This paper is based upon the "8th Charles Lieber's Satellite Symposium" organized by Manuela G. Neuman at the Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting, onJune 25, 2016 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The integrative symposium investigated different aspects of alcohol-induced liver disease (ALD) as well as non-alcohol-induced liver disease (NAFLD) and possible repair. We revealedthe basic aspects of alcohol metabolism that may be responsible for the development of liver diseaseas well as the factors that determine the amount, frequency and which type of alcohol misuse leads to liver and gastrointestinal diseases...
January 7, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077274/the-role-and-regulation-of-the-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-in-human-liver
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REVIEW
Sander Kersten, Rinke Stienstra
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is abundantly expressed in liver. PPARα is activated by fatty acids and various other lipid species, as well as by a class of chemicals referred to as peroxisome proliferators. Studies in mice have shown that PPARα serves as the master regulator of hepatic lipid metabolism during fasting. In addition, PPARα suppresses inflammation and the acute phase response. Comparatively little is known about PPARα in human liver...
January 7, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076416/the-ccr2-inhibitor-propagermanium-attenuates-diet-induced-insulin-resistance-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Petra Mulder, Anita M van den Hoek, Robert Kleemann
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Obese patients with chronic inflammation in white adipose tissue (WAT) have an increased risk of developing non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The C-C chemokine receptor-2 (CCR2) has a crucial role in the recruitment of immune cells to WAT and liver, thereby promoting the inflammatory component of the disease. Herein, we examined whether intervention with propagermanium, an inhibitor of CCR2, would attenuate tissue inflammation and NASH development. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice received a high-fat diet (HFD) for 0, 6, 12 and 24 weeks to characterize the development of early disease symptoms of NASH, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075526/cetuximab-strongly-enhances-immune-cell-infiltration-into-liver-metastatic-sites-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yuka Inoue, Shoichi Hazama, Nobuaki Suzuki, Yukio Tokumitsu, Shinsuke Kanekiyo, Shinobu Tomochika, Ryouichi Tsunedomi, Yoshihiro Tokuhisa, Michihisa Iida, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Shigeru Takeda, Tomio Ueno, Shigefumi Yoshino, Hiroaki Nagano
Cetuximab has activity against colorectal cancers. Recent studies demonstrated that cetuximab induces antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity via immune cells, and a new immune-related mechanism of inducing immunogenic cell death. This study aimed to evaluate the immune responses induced by cetuximab in tumor microenvironments at liver metastasis sites of metastatic colorectal cancer patients. We assessed immune cell infiltration in the liver metastatic sites of 53 colorectal cancer patients. These patients were divided into three groups according to the treatment before operation: chemotherapy with cetuximab, chemotherapy without cetuximab, and no chemotherapy...
January 11, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074870/microrna-155-is-upregulated-in-ascites-in-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Philipp Lutz, Mohamed M Haimid, Alessandra Pohlmann, Jennifer Lehmann, Christian Jansen, Robert Schierwagen, Sabine Klein, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler, Jonel Trebicka
MircoRNA's (miR) have been recognised as important modulators of gene expression and potential biomarkers. However, they have been rarely investigated in bio fluids apart from blood. We investigated the association of miR-125b and miR-155 with complications of cirrhosis. Ascites was prospectively collected from patients with cirrhosis undergoing paracentesis at our department. miR's were determined in the supernatant using qPCR and normalized by SV-40. Clinical parameters were assessed at paracentesis and during follow-up...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074124/involvement-of-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-the-infertility-age-associated-diseases-and-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Antonin Bukovsky
Blood mononuclear cells consist of T cells and monocyte derived cells. Beside immunity, the blood mononuclear cells belong to the complex tissue control system (TCS), where they exhibit morphostatic function by stimulating proliferation of tissue stem cells followed by cellular differentiation, that is stopped after attaining the proper functional stage, which differs among various tissue types. Therefore, the term immune and morphostatic system (IMS) should be implied. The TCS-mediated morphostasis also consists of vascular pericytes controlled by autonomic innervation, which is regulating the quantity of distinct tissues in vivo...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073424/-nacht-lrr-pyd-containing-proteins-3-inflammasome-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
X J Gao, S Lin, Y Y Zhu
NACHT-LRR-PYD-containing proteins 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome regulates the maturation and secretion of proinflammatory cytokines including interleukin-1β and interleukin-18, as well as immune and inflammatory response, through the activation of cysteine aspartate specific protease-1. Inflammatory response caused by the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome may participate in the development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, exploration of the role of NLRP3 inflammasome in NAFLD is important for the understanding of the pathogenesis of NAFLD and discovery of new therapeutic targets...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073411/-effect-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-on-immune-function-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-decompensated-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis
#17
X Q Fang, J F Zhang, H Y Song, Z L Chen, J Dong, X Chen, J J Pan, B Liu, C X Chen
Objective: To investigate the effect of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) on the immune function and prognosis of patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis. Methods: A total of 65 patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis were divided into observation group and control group. The patients in the observation group were given intervention (via the proper hepatic artery or the portal vein) and intravenous infusion of 4×10(8) hUCMSCs in two doses, as well as the same basic treatment as in the control group...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073409/-a-study-of-immune-response-to-hbsag-mediated-by-cd4-memory-t-lymphocytes-in-immunized-hbv-transgenic-mice
#18
Y Li, J H Chen, X G Shu, J H Chen, Q H Xia, W Z Yuan, L Wu, Q Tang, G B Wang
Objective: To investigate the mechanism of immune response to HBsAg mediated by CD4+ memory T lymphocytes in immunized HBV transgenic (Tg) mice. Methods: Peripheral CD4+ memory T lymphocytes were isolated and collected by magnetic bead sorting from C57BL/6 mice successfully immunized by hepatitis B vaccine. Adoptive immunization was performed for Tg mice by caudal vein injection, and the peripheral blood was collected at 4 and 8 weeks after adoptive immunization. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to measure the levels of HBsAg, anti-HBs, interferon-γ (IFNγ), and interleukin-2 (IL-2), and immunohistochemistry was used to measure the level of HBsAg in the liver...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073408/-establishment-of-a-cell-co-culture-system-in-accordance-with-the-immunological-characteristics-of-chronic-hbv-infection
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H J Li, X Y Yang, F B Kang, F X Liu, D X Sun
Objective: To investigate whether the co-culture of Huh7.93 cells and peripheral blood mononucleated cells from chronic hepatitis B patients (cPBMCs) can simulate the replication features of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and immune function in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, and to provide an in vitro cell co-culture system for the research on immune clearance in chronic HBV infection. Methods: Huh7.93 cells were cultured alone or co-cultured with peripheral blood mononucleated cells from healthy people who underwent physical examination (nPBMCs) or cPBMCs for 7 days...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073161/the-pnpla3-i148m-variant-modulates-the-fibrogenic-phenotype-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Francesca Virginia Bruschi, Thierry Claudel, Matteo Tardelli, Alessandra Caligiuri, Thomas M Stulnig, Fabio Marra, Michael Trauner
: The genetic polymorphism I148M of PNPLA3 is robustly associated with hepatic steatosis and its progression to steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cancer. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are key players in the development of liver fibrosis, but the role of PNPLA3 and its variant I148M in this process is poorly understood. Here we analyzed the expression of PNPLA3 during human HSC activation and thereby explored how a PNPLA3 variant impacts on hepatic fibrogenesis. We show that PNPLA3 gene and protein expression increase during the early phases of activation and remain elevated in fully activated HSCs (p<0...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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