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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434129/phage-displayed-peptides-that-mimic-epitopes-of-hepatitis-e-virus-capsid
#1
Osmany Larralde, Juraj Petrik
Hepatitis E is an emerging zoonotic infection of increasing public health threat for the UK, especially for immunosuppressed individuals. A human recombinant vaccine has been licensed only in China and is not clear whether it protects against hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3, the most prevalent in Europe. The aim of this study was to use phage display technology as a tool to identify peptides that mimic epitopes of HEV capsid (mimotopes). We identified putative linear and conformational mimotopes using sera from Scottish blood donors that have the immunological imprint of past HEV infection...
April 22, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433108/genetic-and-environmental-modifiers-of-wilson-disease
#2
Valentina Medici, Karl-Heinz Weiss
Wilson disease (WD) is characterized by remarkable variety in its phenotypic presentation. Patients with WD can present with hepatic, neurologic, and psychiatric symptoms combined in different and unpredictable ways. Importantly, no convincing phenotype-genotype correlation has ever been identified, opening the possibility that other genes, aside from ATPase copper-transporting beta (ATP7B), are involved in the pathogenesis of this condition. In addition, modifier genes, or genes that can affect the expression of other genes, may be involved...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
#3
Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433099/other-organ-involvement-and-clinical-aspects-of-wilson-disease
#4
Karolina Dzieżyc, Tomasz Litwin, Anna Członkowska
Wilson disease (WD) is a rare disorder of copper metabolism that presents mainly with hepatic and neuropsychiatric features. Copper accumulates not only in the liver and brain, but also in other organs. Liver injury can also be the cause of secondary impairment of other tissues. Therefore, the clinical manifestation of WD may be renal, cardiac, skin, osteoarticular, or endocrinologic and include other organ disturbances. Renal abnormalities include tubular dysfunction (e.g., renal tubular acidosis, aminoaciduria) and nephrolithiasis...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431662/lekperic-s-livshits-i-tabori-n-patel-r-lookstein-r-kim-e-fischman-a-nowakowski-f-patient-radiation-exposure-in-hepatic-chemoembolization-utilizing-cone-beam-ct-comparison-of-transradial-and-transfemoral-approaches-j-vasc-interv-radiol-2017-28-s128-s129
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431584/monitoring-quality-and-coverage-of-harm-reduction-services-for-people-who-use-drugs-a-consensus-study
#6
Lucas Wiessing, Marica Ferri, Vendula Běláčková, Patrizia Carrieri, Samuel R Friedman, Cinta Folch, Kate Dolan, Brian Galvin, Peter Vickerman, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Viktor Mravčík, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Vana Sypsa, Ana Sarasa-Renedo, Anneli Uusküla, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Luis Mendão, Diana Rossi, Nadine van Gelder, Luke Mitcheson, Letizia Paoli, Cristina Diaz Gomez, Maitena Milhet, Nicoleta Dascalu, Jonathan Knight, Gordon Hay, Eleni Kalamara, Roland Simon, Catherine Comiskey, Carla Rossi, Paul Griffiths
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite advances in our knowledge of effective services for people who use drugs over the last decades globally, coverage remains poor in most countries, while quality is often unknown. This paper aims to discuss the historical development of successful epidemiological indicators and to present a framework for extending them with additional indicators of coverage and quality of harm reduction services, for monitoring and evaluation at international, national or subnational levels...
April 22, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431572/hepatitis-c-virus-ns4b-protein-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulation-of-snail
#7
Bicheng Hu, Shenggao Xie, Yuqian Hu, Wen Chen, Xiaofan Chen, Yi Zheng, Xinxing Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key process associated with tumor metastasis and poor prognosis. HCV infection, HCV core and NS5A protein could induce EMT process, but the role of NS4B on EMT remains poorly understood. METHODS: We overexpressed HCV NS4B protein in HepG2 cells or Huh7.5.1 cells infected by HCVcc, the E-cadherin expression, N-cadherin expression and the EMT-associated transcriptional factor Snail were determined...
April 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430763/protective-effect-of-pinitol-against-inflammatory-mediators-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibition-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-non-receptor-type-22-ptpn22
#8
Kewen Zheng, Zhixuan Zhao, Na Lin, Yiyan Wu, Ying Xu, Wanli Zhang
BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to explore the anti-arthritic effect of pinitol via assessing its effect on various inflammatory mediators and its possible mechanism of action. MATERIAL AND METHODS We assessed the anti-arthritic effect of pinitol in a formaldehyde- and CFA-induced arthritic model in Wistar Swiss albino strain rats divided into 6 groups. The rats received different doses of pinitol and indomethacin for 28 days. The arthritic index and body weight were determined at regular intervals, together with hepatic, hematological, and antioxidant parameters...
April 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429814/sulfated-polysaccharides-from-enteromorpha-prolifera-suppress-srebp-2-and-hmg-coa-reductase-expression-and-attenuate-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
#9
Rendong Ren, Junjie Gong, Yanyan Zhao, Xinyun Zhuang, Yin Ye, Wenting Lin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is caused by fat accumulation and is associated with abnormal cholesterol metabolism. Previous work indicates that polysaccharides from alga Enteromorpha prolifera improve glucose metabolism and lower cholesterol in diabetic rats. Thus, we studied the possible protective effects of E. prolifera polysaccharides (EP) in the development of NAFLD and underlying mechanisms. EP (200 mg kg(-1)) significantly reduced the liver weight and significantly lowered hepatic HMG-CoA reductase (HMGCR) mRNA protein expression...
April 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429345/a-peculiar-case-of-diffuse-hemangiomatosis-of-the-left-hepatic-lobe-in-an-asymptomatic-adult-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
A Guerra, A Infante, E Rinninella, I Spinelli, M A Mazziotti, A M De Gaetano, M Pompili, L Bonomo
We report a rare case of diffuse hepatic hemangiomatosis (DHH) of the left hepatic lobe coexistent with giant hepatic hemangioma and without extra-hepatic involvement in an asymptomatic adult patient. Liver hemangiomas are the most common benign liver tumors. However, DHH without extra-hepatic involvement has rarely been reported in adults. Furthermore, giant hepatic hemangioma coexistent with DHH is even uncommon, although an association between hemangiomatosis and giant hepatic hemangiomas may be supposed...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429243/slco1b1-polymorphisms-and-plasma-estrone-conjugates-in-postmenopausal-women-with-er-%C3%A2-breast-cancer-genome-wide-association-studies-of-the-estrone-pathway
#11
Tanda M Dudenkov, James N Ingle, Aman U Buzdar, Mark E Robson, Michiaki Kubo, Irada Ibrahim-Zada, Anthony Batzler, Gregory D Jenkins, Tracy L Pietrzak, Erin E Carlson, Poulami Barman, Matthew P Goetz, Donald W Northfelt, Alvaro Moreno-Aspita, Clark V Williard, Krishna R Kalari, Yusuke Nakamura, Liewei Wang, Richard M Weinshilboum
BACKGROUND: Estrone (E1), the major circulating estrogen in postmenopausal women, promotes estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast tumor growth and proliferation. Two major reactions contribute to E1 plasma concentrations, aromatase (CYP19A1) catalyzed E1 synthesis from androstenedione and steroid sulfatase (STS) catalyzed hydrolysis of estrone conjugates (E1Cs). E1Cs have been associated with breast cancer risk and may contribute to tumor progression since STS is expressed in breast cancer where its activity exceeds that of aromatase...
April 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429115/comparison-of-the-tolerability-of-newly-introduced-childhood-vaccines-in-the-netherlands
#12
Jeanet M Kemmeren, Nicoline At van der Maas, Hester E de Melker
In 2011, the 7-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was replaced by the 10-valent vaccine (PCV10) and universal hepatitis B vaccination has been introduced in the Netherlands. A questionnaire study was conducted to assess the tolerability of DTaP-IPV-Hib + PCV7 (PCV7-cohort), DTaP-IPV-Hib + PCV10 (PCV10-cohort), and DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB + PCV10 (HepB-cohort). Parents were asked to report in questionnaires local reactions and systemic adverse events (AEs) before and after vaccination of their infant at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428719/safety-and-efficacy-of-tenofovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-related-decompensated-cirrhosis
#13
Soon Kyu Lee, Myeong Jun Song, Seok Hyun Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Young Woo Kang, Suk Bae Kim, Il Han Song, Hee Bok Chae, Soon Young Ko, Jae Dong Lee
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as a first-line therapy in decompensated liver disease. METHODS: We enrolled 174 chronic hepatitis B-related liver cirrhosis patients treated with 300 mg/d TDF at six Korean centers. Of the 174 cirrhosis patients, 57 were assigned to the decompensated cirrhosis group and 117 were assigned to the compensated cirrhosis group. We followed the patients for 12 mo and evaluated clinical outcomes, including biochemical, virological, and serological responses...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428362/hepatic-lipid-accumulation-cause-and-consequence-of-dysregulated-glucoregulatory-hormones
#14
Caroline E Geisler, Benjamin Jennings Renquist
Fatty liver can be diet, endocrine, genetic, viral, or drug induced. Independent of cause, hepatic lipid accumulation promotes systemic metabolic dysfunction. By acting as peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) ligands, hepatic non-esterified fatty acids upregulate expression of gluconeogenic, beta-oxidative, lipogenic, and ketogenic genes, promoting hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and ketosis. The typical hormonal environment in fatty liver disease consists of hyperinsulinemia, hyperglucagonemia, hypercortisolemia, growth hormone deficiency, and elevated sympathetic tone...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#15
Pietro Lampertico, Kosh Agarwal, Thomas Berg, Maria Buti, Harry L A Janssen, George Papatheodoridis, Fabien Zoulim, Frank Tacke
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427398/euphorbia-dracunculoides-l-abrogates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-and-dna-damage-in-rats
#16
Riffat Batool, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Muhammad Majid
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of Euphorbia dracunculoides of family Euphorbiaceae during previous studies had established the in vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. The plant is used by the local communities of Pakistan for various disorders including rheumatism and edema. In this investigation we have evaluated the hepatoprotective effects against CCl4 induced toxicity in rat. METHODS: Dry powder of the aerial parts of E. dracunculoides was extracted with 95% methanol to get the extract (EDME)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426720/a-new-model-mimicking-persistent-hbv-e-antigen-negative-infection-using-covalently-closed-circular-dna-in-immunocompetent-mice
#17
Lei Wang, Min Cao, Qing Lu Wei, Zhong Hua Zhao, Qin Xiang, Hui Juan Wang, Hua Tang Zhang, Guo Qi Lai
Despite the availability of an effective vaccine, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a major health problem. HBV e antigen (HBeAg)-negative strains have become prevalent. Previously, no animal model mimicked the clinical course of HBeAg-negative HBV infection. To establish an HBeAg-negative HBV infection model, the 3.2-kb full-length genome of HBeAg-negative HBV was cloned from a clinical sample and then circularized to form covalently closed circular (cccDNA). The resulting cccDNA was introduced into the liver of C57BL/6J mice through hydrodynamic injection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426700/southern-tunisia-a-still-high-endemicity-area-for-hepatitis-a
#18
Houcine Neffatti, Patricia Lebraud, Corinne Hottelet, Jawher Gharbi, Taieb Challouf, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis A (HAV) and E (HEV) viruses are responsible for enterically transmitted hepatitis. Tunisia is reported to be of intermediate endemicity for HAV and of low seroprevalence for HEV; however, data from rural areas of South Tunisia are lacking. METHODS: Sera from 216 asymptomatic pregnant women and from 92 patients with acute hepatitis were collected between October 2014 and November 2015. Total and IgM anti-HAV immunoglobulins and anti-HEV IgG and IgM were investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426374/perioperative-hepatic-arterial-infusion-pump-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-longer-survival-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-propensity-score-analysis
#19
Bas Groot Koerkamp, Eran Sadot, Nancy E Kemeny, Mithat Gönen, Julie N Leal, Peter J Allen, Andrea Cercek, Ronald P DeMatteo, T Peter Kingham, William R Jarnagin, Michael I D'Angelica
Purpose To investigate whether perioperative hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy (HAI) was associated with overall survival (OS) in patients who had a complete resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLM). Methods Patients who underwent a complete resection of CLM between 1992 and 2012 were included from a single-center prospectively maintained database. All patients who received HAI also received perioperative systemic chemotherapy. Propensity score analysis was used to match patients for seven known prognostic factors...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426114/infectious-diseases-and-migrant-worker-health-in-singapore-a-receiving-country-s-perspective
#20
Sapna P Sadarangani, Poh Lian Lim, Shawn Vasoo
Background.: Approximately 1.4 million migrant workers reside in Singapore, presenting unique infectious disease challenges to both migrants and Singapore. Methods.: A Pubmed, MEDLINE (Ovid), EBSCO Host (Global Health) and Google Scholar search was performed for both peer, non-peer reviewed articles and reports relevant to migrant health in Singapore, published between 1 January 1989 and 1 September 2016. Additional studies were identified from citations within searched articles...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
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