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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341496/association-of-genetic-variants-in-the-interleukin-18-gene-promoter-with-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-metastasis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#1
Noha M Bakr, Ashraf Awad, Emad A Moustafa
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver, characterized by high vascularization and rapid tumor progression. The current case-control study aimed to analyze the influence of -607C/A and -137G/C polymorphisms in the interleukin-18 (IL-18) promoter on the risk of HCC occurrence and metastasis in Egyptian patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Both genetic variations were genotyped in 279 subjects including HCV patients with and without HCC and unrelated healthy subjects, using the allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (AS-PCR) method...
January 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341392/cannabis-use-is-associated-with-reduced-prevalence-of-progressive-stages-of-alcoholic-liver-disease
#2
Adeyinka Charles Adejumo, Tokunbo Opeyemi Ajayi, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Kelechi Lauretta Adejumo, Samson Alliu, Akintunde Micheal Akinjero, Nnaemeka Egbuna Onyeakusi, Ogooluwa Ojelabi, Terence Ndonyi Bukong
BACKGROUND: Abusive alcohol use has well-established health risks including causing liver disease (ALD) characterized by alcoholic steatosis (AS), steatohepatitis (AH), fibrosis, cirrhosis (AC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Strikingly, a significant number of individuals who abuse alcohol also use Cannabis, which has seen increased legalization globally. While cannabis has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, its combined use with alcohol and the development of liver disease remains unclear...
January 17, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341040/risk-factors-for-allograft-failure-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#3
Anna Huesing-Kabar, Christina Zu Dohna, Hauke Heinzow, Vito Rosario Cicinnati, Susanne Beckebaum, Martina Schmidt, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Christian Wilms, Daniel Palmes, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Iyad Kabar
BACKGROUND:  With regard to quality of life and organ shortage, follow-up after liver transplantation (LT) should consider risk factors for allograft failure in order to avoid the need for re-LT and to improve the long-term outcome of recipients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore potential risk factors for allograft failure after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  A total of 489 consecutive LT recipients who received follow-up care at the University Hospital of Muenster were included in this study...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340728/indocyanine-green-retention-rates-at-15%C3%A2-min-predicted-hepatic-decompensation-in-a-western-population
#4
Bertrand Le Roy, Emilie Grégoire, Cyril Cossé, Badr Serji, Nicolas Golse, René Adam, Daniel Cherqui, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Yves-Patrice Le Treut, Eric Vibert
BACKGROUND: ICGR15 is widely used in Asia to evaluate the liver reserve before hepatectomy, but not in Western countries where patients are selected using the MELD score and/or platelet count. Postoperative liver failure is rare nowadays, but hepatic decompensation (HD), defined by 3-month postoperative ascites, impairs quality of life and survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of indocyanine green retention rate at 15 min (ICGR15) before liver resection in Western countries, in order to predict HD...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340726/prognostic-prediction-models-for-resection-of-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-korean-multicenter-study
#5
Shin Hwang, Jae-Won Joh, Hee Jung Wang, Dong Goo Kim, Kyung Sik Kim, Kyung-Suk Suh, Seong Hoon Kim, Hee Chul Yu, Chol Kyoon Cho, Young-Joo Lee, Ki-Hun Kim, Jong Man Kim, Bong-Wan Kim, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND: We developed a prognostic prediction model (PPM) using 4 factors for hepatic resection (HR) of large hepatic cellular carcinoma (HCC). Multiplication of α-fetoprotein (AFP), des-γ-carboxy prothrombin, and tumor volume (TV) (ADV score) is a surrogate marker for post-resection prognosis. This study intended to validate the predictive power of 4-factor PPM and to develop new ADV score-based PPM. METHODS: A total of 526 patients who underwent HR for solitary HCC ≥ 8 cm were selected from 9 Korean institutions between 2008 and 2014...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340101/igf-1-induces-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-stat5-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Chuanzong Zhao, Qian Wang, Ben Wang, Qi Sun, Zhaobin He, Jianguo Hong, Florian Kuehn, Enyu Liu, Zongli Zhang
It has been reported that the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the relationship between the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and EMT of HCC was not fully elucidated. In the present work, we found that the expression of N-cadherin, Vimentin, Snail1, Snail2, and Twist1 was positively associated with IGF-1R expression, while E-cadherin expression was negatively associated with IGF-1 expression in human HCC samples. Furthermore, we observed that IGF-1 up-regulated the expression of N-cadherin, Vimentin, Snail1, Snail2 and Twist1, and down-regulated the expression of E-cadherin...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340079/high-expression-of-angiogenic-factor-aggf1-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Jianfei Tu, Xihui Ying, Dengke Zhang, Qiaoyou Weng, Weibo Mao, Li Chen, Xulu Wu, Chaoyong Tu, Jiansong Ji, Yuan Huang
Background: Angiogenesis plays a critical role in tumor growth and metastasis. Angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1 (AGGF1) has been recently identified as a novel initiator of angiogenesis. However, the function and the prognostic values of AGGF1 in hepatocellular carcinoma remain poorly understood. Our aim is to provide more information to assist design the angiogenesis therapy that targets AGGF1 in HCC. Results: AGGF1-positive frequency in HCC tissues was significantly higher than in peritumor tissues...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339953/overview-of-the-updated-aasld-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hcc
#8
Julie K Heimbach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339926/using-a-chronic-hepatitis-b-registry-to-support-population-level-liver-cancer-prevention-in-sydney-australia
#9
Monica C Robotin, Ximena Masgoret, Mamta Porwal, David Goldsbury, Chee Khoo, Jacob George
Background: Approximately 1% of Australians have chronic hepatitis B (CHB), which disproportionately affects people born in hepatitis B-endemic countries. Currently, approximately half of the people affected remain undiagnosed and antiviral treatment uptake is suboptimal (~5%). This increases the likelihood of developing end-stage disease complications, particularly hepatocellular cancer (HCC), and largely accounts for the significant increases in HCC incidence and mortality in Australia over the last decades...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339752/prognostic-performance-of-ten-liver-function-models-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-radiofrequency-ablation
#10
Shu-Yein Ho, Po-Hong Liu, Chia-Yang Hsu, Yi-You Chiou, Chien-Wei Su, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ming-Chih Hou, Teh-Ia Huo
Liver functional capacity is a crucial survival determinant for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Noninvasive models were proposed to assess hepatic reserve, but their performance in outcome prediction is unclear. We aimed to investigate 10 currently used liver function models in HCC patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA). A total 499 HCC patients were prospectively identified. Homogeneity and corrected Akaike information criteria (AICc) were compared. Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify independent survival predictors...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339014/development-of-gpc3-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-natural-killer-cells-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Min Yu, Hong Luo, Mingliang Fan, Xiuqi Wu, Bizhi Shi, Shengmeng Di, Ying Liu, Zeyan Pan, Hua Jiang, Zonghai Li
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified natural killer (NK) cells represent a promising immunotherapeutic modality for cancer treatment. However, their potential utilities have not been explored in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Glypian-3 (GPC3) is a rational immunotherapeutic target for HCC. In this study, we developed GPC3-specific NK cells and explored their potential in the treatment of HCC. The NK-92/9.28.z cell line was established by engineering NK-92, a highly cytotoxic NK cell line with second-generation GPC3-specific CAR...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338742/m2-polarized-tumor-associated-macrophages-facilitated-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-hcc-cells-via-the-tlr4-stat3-signaling-pathway
#12
Rong-Rong Yao, Jing-Huan Li, Rui Zhang, Rong-Xin Chen, Yan-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: M2-polarized macrophages are tumor-associated-macrophages (TAMs), which are important contents of tumor-infiltrating immune cells. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a molecular biomarker of tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have important roles in the immune system and M2-polarized macrophages. However, the effects of TLR4 on M2-polarized macrophages in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown. Here, TLR4 expressed on HCC cells mediates the pro-tumor effects and mechanisms of M2-polarized macrophages...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335868/added-value-of-ancillary-imaging-features-for-differentiating-scirrhous-hepatocellular-carcinoma-from-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mr-imaging
#13
Seo-Youn Choi, Young Kon Kim, Ji Hye Min, Tae Wook Kang, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Soohyun Ahn, Hojeong Won
OBJECTIVES: To determine ancillary features that help distinguish between scirrhous hepatocellular carcinoma (S-HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and investigate added value of ancillary features to enhancement pattern-based diagnosis on gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI. METHODS: This retrospective study included 96 patients with S-HCCs and 120 patients with ICCs who underwent gadoxetic acid MRI before surgical resection. Two observers reviewed MRIs of the tumours...
January 15, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335551/tumor-derived-exosomal-mir-1247-3p-induces-cancer-associated-fibroblast-activation-to-foster-lung-metastasis-of-liver-cancer
#14
Tian Fang, Hongwei Lv, Guishuai Lv, Ting Li, Changzheng Wang, Qin Han, Lexing Yu, Bo Su, Linna Guo, Shanna Huang, Dan Cao, Liang Tang, Shanhua Tang, Mengchao Wu, Wen Yang, Hongyang Wang
The communication between tumor-derived elements and stroma in the metastatic niche has a critical role in facilitating cancer metastasis. Yet, the mechanisms tumor cells use to control metastatic niche formation are not fully understood. Here we report that in the lung metastatic niche, high-metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells exhibit a greater capacity to convert normal fibroblasts to cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) than low-metastatic HCC cells. We show high-metastatic HCC cells secrete exosomal miR-1247-3p that directly targets B4GALT3, leading to activation of β1-integrin-NF-κB signaling in fibroblasts...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335523/mir-139-5p-inhibits-aerobic-glycolysis-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-a-reciprocal-regulatory-interaction-with-ets1
#15
Shengni Hua, Ling Lei, Ling Deng, Xie Weng, Chengdong Liu, Xiaolong Qi, Shuang Wang, Dongyan Zhang, Xuejing Zou, Chuanhui Cao, Li Liu, Dehua Wu
Cancer cells have metabolic features that allow them to preferentially metabolize glucose through aerobic glycolysis, providing them with a progression advantage. However, microRNA (miRNA) regulation of aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells has not been extensively investigated. We addressed this in the present study by examining the regulation of miR-139-5p on aerobic glycolysis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using clinical specimens, HCC cells, and a mouse xenograft model. We found that overexpressing miR-139-5p restrained aerobic glycolysis, suppressing proliferation, migration, and invasion in HCC cells...
January 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335519/metabolic-reprogramming-by-pck1-promotes-tca-cataplerosis-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-liver-cancer-cells-and-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Meng-Xi Liu, Lei Jin, Si-Jia Sun, Peng Liu, Xu Feng, Zhou-Li Cheng, Wei-Ren Liu, Kun-Liang Guan, Ying-Hong Shi, Hai-Xin Yuan, Yue Xiong
Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK or PCK) catalyzes the first rate-limiting step in hepatic gluconeogenesis pathway to maintain blood glucose levels. Mammalian cells express two PCK genes, encoding for a cytoplasmic (PCPEK-C or PCK1) and a mitochondrial (PEPCK-M or PCK2) isoforms, respectively. Increased expressions of both PCK genes are found in cancer of several organs, including colon, lung, and skin, and linked to increased anabolic metabolism and cell proliferation. Here, we report that the expressions of both PCK1 and PCK2 genes are downregulated in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and low PCK expression was associated with poor prognosis in patients with HCC...
January 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334999/the-plant-alkaloid-tetrandrine-inhibits-metastasis-via-autophagy-dependent-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-metastatic-tumor-antigen-1-signaling-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
#17
Zhenxing Zhang, Ting Liu, Man Yu, Kangdi Li, Wenhua Li
BACKGROUND: Tetrandrine is a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Stephania tetrandra S. Moore. We previously demonstrated that tetrandrine exhibits potent antitumor effects in many types of cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the effects of tetrandrine on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastasis. METHODS: The invasion and migration effects were evaluated via wound healing and transwell assays. Immunofluorescence and western blotting analyses were used to investigate the levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related protein...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334777/endovascular-implantation-of-125i-seed-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Houbin Sun, Minghui Zhang, Ruibao Liu, Yan Liu, Yingwen Hou, Changjun Wu
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the endovascular implantation of 125I seed under ultrasound and x-ray guidance combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). PATIENTS & METHODS: The study included 134 pathologically proven or clinically confirmed primary HCC patients with PVTT in our hospital from January 2013 to June 2015...
January 16, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334232/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-imaging-evaluation-post-treatment
#19
Trenton Kellock, Teresa Liang, Alison Harris, Devin Schellenberg, Roy Ma, Stephen Ho, Wan Wan Yap
Surgical resection, when feasible, is the standard of care for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, many tumors are not resectable at the time of diagnosis. Recently, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as a non-invasive local therapy for both non-resectable primary hepatic malignancies as well as hepatic metastases. Knowledge of the expected hepatic parenchymal appearance post treatment, as well as potential pitfalls and complications, is essential for accurate evaluation of treatment response...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333942/six1-and-dach1-influence-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-regulating-p53
#20
Qi Cheng, Deng Ning, Jin Chen, Xue Li, Xiaoping Chen, Li Jiang
ABSTRACTS This research aimed to explore effects of SIX1 and DACH1 on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle. Fifty paired hepatocellular carcinoma tissues were screened for differentially expressed genes. SIX1 and DACH1 expressions were subjected to qRT-PCR and western blot in tumor tissues and cells. The knockdown efficiency of siRNAs and transfection efficiency of cDNAs and siRNAs were validated by qRT-PCR and western blot as well. Then colony formation assay and flow cytometry were applied to observe cell proliferation, cell apoptosis and cell cycle changes...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
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