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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220501/chronic-alcohol-feeding-potentiates-hormone-induced-calcium-signalling-in-hepatocytes
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Paula J Bartlett, Anil Noronha Antony, Amit Agarwal, Mauricette Hilly, Victoria L Prince, Laurent Combettes, Jan B Hoek, Lawrence D Gaspers
"Adaptive" responses of the liver to chronic alcohol consumption may underlie the development of cell and tissue injury. Alcohol administration can perturb multiple signalling pathways including phosphoinositide-dependent cytosolic calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ) increases, which can adversely affect mitochondrial Ca(2+) levels, reactive oxygen species production and energy metabolism. Our data indicate that chronic alcohol feeding induces a leftward shift in the dose-response for Ca(2+) -mobilizing hormones resulting in more sustained and prolonged [Ca(2+) ]i increases in both cultured hepatocytes and hepatocytes within the intact perfused liver...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220319/cfd-assessment-of-the-effect-of-convective-mass-transport-on-the-intracellular-clearance-of-intracellular-triglycerides-in-macrosteatotic-hepatocytes
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Gabriel Yarmush, Lucas Santos, Joshua Yarmush, Srivathsan Koundinyan, Mubasher Saleem, Nir I Nativ, Martin L Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Timothy J Maguire, Chris Guaghan
Donor livers available to transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease are in severe shortage. One possible avenue to expand the donor pool is to recondition livers that would be otherwise discarded due to excessive fat content. Severely steatotic livers (also known as fatty livers) are highly susceptible to ischemia-reperfusion injury and as a result, primary liver non-function post-transplantation. Prior studies in isolated perfused rat livers suggest that "defatting" may be possible in a timeframe of a few hours; thus, it is conceivable that fatty liver grafts could be recovered by machine perfusion to clear stored fat from the organ prior to transplantation...
February 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219921/predictive-value-of-dobutamine-stress-perfusion-echocardiography-in-contemporary-end-stage-liver-disease
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Bipul Baibhav, Chetaj A Mahabir, Feng Xie, Valerie K Shostrom, Timothy M McCashland, Thomas R Porter
BACKGROUND: The assessment of cardiac risk in contemporary liver transplantation (LT) has required more sensitive testing for the detection of occult coronary artery disease as well as microvascular and functional cardiac abnormalities. Because dobutamine stress perfusion echocardiography provides an assessment of both regional systolic and diastolic function as well as microvascular perfusion (MVP), we sought to examine its incremental value in this setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the predictive value of dobutamine stress perfusion echocardiography in 296 adult patients with end-stage liver disease and preserved systolic function who underwent LT between 2008 and 2014...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218196/applications-of-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasound-on-biliary-focal-liver-lesions-and-vascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Jun-Ho Choi, Dong-Wan Seo
Over the last decade, the clinical applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS) have increased steadily. The development of second-generation ultrasound contrast agents has allowed superior visualization of the microvasculature and tissue perfusion of the target lesion. This methodology has proven useful in the differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses and lymph nodes. In addition, the applicability of CH-EUS has expanded to nonpancreas structures such as biliary, focal liver lesions, and vascular disease...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209945/effects-of-static-cold-storage-and-hypothermic-machine-perfusion-on-oxidative-stress-factors-adhesion-molecules-and-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-proteins-before-and-after-liver-transplantation
#5
De-Fang Zhao, Qin Dong, Tong Zhang
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the effects of static cold storage (SCS) and hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) on the oxidative stress factors (OSF), adhesion molecules (AM), and zinc finger transcription factor (Snail) before and after liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Experimental dogs were randomly divided into donor (group A), SCS (group B), and HMP (group C) (n=30) groups. Livers retrieved from group A were transplanted into group B after SCS, and the livers sampled from group B were transplanted into group C after HMP...
February 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205428/systemically-infused-mesenchymal-stem-cells-show-different-homing-profiles-in-healthy-and-tumor-mouse-models
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Chengying Xie, Zhangru Yang, Yuanzhen Suo, Qianqian Chen, Dan Wei, Xiaofu Weng, Zhengqin Gu, Xunbin Wei
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can localize in injured, inflamed, and cancerous tissues after systemic infusion. However, the dynamic homing profile of MSCs in the peripheral blood is not well characterized. Here, using in vivo flow cytometry to noninvasively monitor the dynamics of fluorescence-labeled cells, we found different clearance kinetics of systemically infused MSCs between healthy and tumor mouse models. The circulation times of MSCs in healthy mice and mice with subcutaneous tumors, orthotopically transplanted liver tumors, or metastatic lung tumors were 30, 24, 18, and 12 hours, respectively, suggesting that MSCs actively home to tumor environments...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
#7
S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188296/effect-of-garlic-gingko-and-st-john-s-wort-extracts-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-fexofenadine-a-mechanistic-study
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Jasmina Turkanovic, Jacobus P Gerber, Michael B Ward, Robert W Milne
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of garlic and ginkgo herbal extracts on the pharmacokinetics of the P-glycoprotein (P-gp)/Organic anion transporting polypeptides (Oatps) substrate fexofenadine. Male rats were dosed orally with garlic (120 mg/kg), ginkgo (17 mg/kg), St. John's wort (SJW; 1000 mg/kg; positive control) or milli Q water for 14 days. On day 15, rats were either administered fexofenadine (orally or intravenously), had their livers isolated and perfused with fexofenadine, or the small intestine divided into four segments (SI-SIV) and analysed for P-gp and Oatp1a5...
February 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184942/radiological-biomarkers-for-assessing-response-to-locoregional-therapies-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-from-morphological-to-functional-imaging-review
#9
Xiao-Dan Ye, Zuguo Yuan, Jian Zhang, Zheng Yuan
Many hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients do not qualify for curative surgical intervention and are instead treated with locoregional therapies (LRTs) including ablative and endovascular therapies. Assessment of imaging response is essential in the management of HCC for determining efficacy of therapy and as a surrogate marker for improved survival. The established morphological image biomarkers for tumor burden measurement continue to be applied, as size measurement can easily be used in clinical practice...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181172/discrepant-imaging-findings-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-with-dynamic-computed-tomography-and-computed-tomography-during-arterial-portography-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-possible-cause-leading-to-inappropriate-treatment-selection
#10
Hidenori Toyoda, Takashi Kumada, Toshifumi Tada, Kazuyuki Mizuno, Natsuko Kobayashi, Yosuke Inukai, Akira Takeda, Yasuhiro Sone
We encountered a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma who had discrepant imaging findings on portal vein thrombosis with portal phase dynamic computed tomography (CT) and CT during arterial portography (CTAP). CTAP, via the superior mesenteric artery and via the splenic artery, both showed a portal perfusion defect in the right hepatic lobe, indicating portal vein thrombosis in the main trunk of the right portal vein. Portal phase dynamic CT clearly depicted portal perfusion of the same hepatic area. Transarterial chemoembolization was successfully performed, but it was associated with severe liver injury...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178721/chemosaturation-with-percutaneous-hepatic-perfusion-in-unresectable-hepatic-metastases
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REVIEW
Evan S Glazer, Jonathan S Zager
BACKGROUND: In patients with hepatic metastases from solid-organ malignancies, surgical resection may be a potentially curative option, but it is not possible in most cases. Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion was developed for the management of unresectable metastases to the liver. METHODS: Relevant medical literature was summarized with regard to the outcomes and limitations of chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion. RESULTS: Six articles were identified that contained data on 91 individuals who received chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176881/functional-coupling-of-human-microphysiology-systems-intestine-liver-kidney-proximal-tubule-blood-brain-barrier-and-skeletal-muscle
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Lawrence Vernetti, Albert Gough, Nicholas Baetz, Sarah Blutt, James R Broughman, Jacquelyn A Brown, Jennifer Foulke-Abel, Nesrin Hasan, Julie In, Edward Kelly, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Jonathan Repper, Nina Senutovitch, Janet Stabb, Catherine Yeung, Nick C Zachos, Mark Donowitz, Mary Estes, Jonathan Himmelfarb, George Truskey, John P Wikswo, D Lansing Taylor
Organ interactions resulting from drug, metabolite or xenobiotic transport between organs are key components of human metabolism that impact therapeutic action and toxic side effects. Preclinical animal testing often fails to predict adverse outcomes arising from sequential, multi-organ metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics. Human microphysiological systems (MPS) can model these interactions and are predicted to dramatically improve the efficiency of the drug development process. In this study, five human MPS models were evaluated for functional coupling, defined as the determination of organ interactions via an in vivo-like sequential, organ-to-organ transfer of media...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169509/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-measures-of-early-brain-health-in-middle-aged-adults-the-cardia-study
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Lisa B VanWagner, James G Terry, Lisa S Chow, Amy C Alman, Hakmook Kang, Katherine H Ingram, Christina Shay, Cora E Lewis, R Nick Bryan, Lenore J Launer, J Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and measures of brain health in a population-based sample of adults. METHODS: Participants from the CARDIA study (Y25 exam; age 43-55 years) with concurrent computed tomography quantification of liver fat, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and brain magnetic resonance (MR) images were included (n = 505). NAFLD was identified after exclusion of other causes of liver fat. Total tissue volume (TTV) and gray matter cerebral blood flow (GM-CBF) were estimated using 3T brain MR images...
February 7, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162155/-three-dimensional-circulation-perfusion-culture-of-hepatocytes-in-the-liver-decellularizedscaffold
#14
L Wang, P C Zhou, S S Zhu, Y Wang, X J Fan, M Y Zhu, Z W Wang, H X Qian
Objective: The intact rat liver decellularized scaffolds were preparedand repopulated hepatocytes by continuous perfusion technology.Toprovideexperimental support for the application of decellularized liver scaffolds in liver engineering. Method: Decellularized liver scaffolds were obtained by perfusing method. The composition and structure was examined by HE, Masson, Sirius red stain and immunofluorescence. The ultrastructure was examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM). DNA content was used to confirm the effect of decellularization...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159217/macro-and-microelements-in-the-rat-liver-kidneys-and-brain-tissues-sex-differences-and-effect-of-blood-removal-by-perfusion-in-vivo
#15
Tatjana Orct, Jasna Jurasović, Vedran Micek, Dean Karaica, Ivan Sabolić
Concentrations of macro- and microelements in animal organs indicate the animal health status and represent reference data for animal experiments. Their levels in blood and tissues could be different between sexes, and could be different with and without blood in tissues. To test these hypotheses, in adult female and male rats the concentrations of various elements were measured in whole blood, blood plasma, and tissues from blood-containing (nonperfused) and blood-free liver, kidneys, and brain (perfused in vivo with an elements-free buffer)...
March 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155130/rapid-isolation-of-murine-primary-hepatocytes-for-chromosomal-analysis
#16
Kentaro Ariyoshi, Yohei Fujishima, Tomisato Miura, Yi Shang, Shizuko Kakinuma, Shimada Yoshiya, Kosuke Kasai, Akifumi Nakata, Akira Tachibana, Mitsuaki A Yoshida
Primary hepatocyte culture is a crucial tool for investigations of liver function and for evaluating the toxic effects of drugs. In addition, chromosomal analysis of hepatocytes could also prove useful for understanding the mechanisms of hepatocarcinogenesis. However, cultivation of primary hepatocytes for chromosome analysis has been hampered by the specific equipment and skill required to perform the in situ perfusion step necessary for isolation of primary hepatocytes. In the present study, we aimed to establish a simple and efficient method of isolating hepatocytes suitable for chromosome analysis...
February 2, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153346/usefulness-for-predicting-cardiac-events-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-and-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-preoperatively
#17
David Snipelisky, Jordan Ray, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Gautam Matcha, Samuel Squier, Jacob Lewis, Rex Holliday, Niti Aggarwal, J Wells Askew, Brian Shapiro, Nandan Anavekar
Patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation have high rates of cardiac morbidity and mortality. Although guidelines recommend noninvasive stress testing as part of the preoperative evaluation, little data have evaluated clinical outcomes following orthotopic liver transplantation. A retrospective study at 2 high-volume liver transplantation centers was performed. All patients undergoing noninvasive stress testing (myocardial perfusion imaging [MPI] or dobutamine stress echocardiography [DSE]) over a 5-year period were included...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141909/improving-the-outcomes-of-organs-obtained-from-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-donors-using-abdominal-normothermic-regional-perfusion
#18
Eduardo Miñambres, Borja Suberviola, Beatriz Dominguez-Gil, Emilio Rodrigo, Juan Carlos Ruiz-San Millan, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-San Juan, Maria Angeles Ballesteros
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) has experienced a significant expansion over the last decade. However, warm ischemia results in a greater risk for transplantation. Indeed, controlled DCD (cDCD) was associated with inferior outcomes compared to donation after brain death. The use of abdominal normothermic regional perfusion (nRP) to restore blood flow prior to organ recovery in cDCD has been proposed as a better alternative than rapid recovery to reverse the effect of ischemia and improve recipients' outcome...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141797/a-combination-of-low-dose-bevacizumab-and-imatinib-enhances-vascular-normalisation-without-inducing-extracellular-matrix-deposition
#19
L M Schiffmann, M Brunold, M Liwschitz, V Goede, S Loges, M Wroblewski, A Quaas, H Alakus, D Stippel, C J Bruns, M Hallek, H Kashkar, U T Hacker, O Coutelle
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeting drugs normalise the tumour vasculature and improve access for chemotherapy. However, excessive VEGF inhibition fails to improve clinical outcome, and successive treatment cycles lead to incremental extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, which limits perfusion and drug delivery. We show here, that low-dose VEGF inhibition augmented with PDGF-R inhibition leads to superior vascular normalisation without incremental ECM deposition thus maintaining access for therapy...
January 31, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130836/optimized-performance-of-the-integrated-hepatic-cell-loaded-cryogel-based-bioreactor-with-intermittent-perfusion-of-acute-liver-failure-plasma
#20
Apeksha Damania, Anupam Kumar, Shiv K Sarin, Ashok Kumar
Acute liver failure (ALF) plasma has cytotoxic effects on the cell-loaded bioreactor in bioartificial liver support systems due to the presence of innumerable hepatotoxic compounds that adversely affect the morphology and functionality of the cells. We have designed a hybrid bioreactor that integrates a hepatic cell-loaded cryogel disc and an activated carbon cloth in one compact unit, with potential application as a bioartificial liver support. In this article, we assess the performance of this integrated hybrid cryogel-based bioreactor in a perfusion-based culture system and analyze its functionality and longevity in the presence of intermittent exposure to ALF plasma...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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