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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322010/cholesterol-can-modulate-mitochondrial-aquaporin-8-expression-in-human-hepatic-cells
#1
Mauro Danielli, Alejo M Capiglioni, Julieta Marrone, Giuseppe Calamita, Raúl A Marinelli
Hepatocyte mitochondrial aquaporin-8 (mtAQP8) works as a multifunctional membrane channel protein that facilitates the uptake of ammonia for its detoxification to urea as well as the mitochondrial release of hydrogen peroxide. Since early oligonucleotide microarray studies in liver of cholesterol-fed mice showed an AQP8 downregulation, we tested whether alterations of cholesterol content per se modulate mtAQP8 expression in human hepatocyte-derived Huh-7 cells. Cholesterol loading with methyl-β-cyclodextrin (mβCD):cholesterol complexes downregulated the proteolytic activation of cholesterol-responsive sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) transcriptions factors 1 and 2, and the expression of the target gene 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR)...
March 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304107/the-percutaneous-toxicokinetics-of-sulphur-mustard-in-a-damaged-skin-porcine-model-and-the-evaluation-of-woundstat%C3%A2-as-a-topical-decontaminant
#2
Charlotte A Hall, Helen L Lydon, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
This study used a damaged skin, porcine model to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of WoundStat™ for decontamination of superficial (non-haemorrhaging), sulphur mustard-contaminated wounds. The dorsal skin of 12 female pigs was subjected to controlled physical damage and exposed to 10 μL (14) C-radiolabelled sulphur mustard ((14) C-SM). Animals were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group. In the latter, WoundStat™ was applied 30 s post exposure and left in situ for 1 h. Skin lesion progression and decontaminant efficacy were quantified over 6 h using a range of biophysical measurements...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301072/pre-conditions-for-eliminating-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-maintaining-liver-function-after-hepatic-ischaemia-reperfusion
#3
REVIEW
Chenxia Hu, Lanjuan Li
The liver, the largest organ with multiple synthesis and secretion functions in mammals, consists of hepatocytes and Kupffer, stem, endothelial, stellate and other parenchymal cells. Because of early and extensive contact with the external environment, hepatic ischaemia reperfusion (IR) may result in mitochondrial dysfunction, autophagy and apoptosis of cells and tissues under various pathological conditions. Because the liver requires a high oxygen supply to maintain normal detoxification and synthesis functions, it is extremely susceptible to ischaemia and subsequent reperfusion with blood...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300668/protective-effects-of-coffee-against-oxidative-stress-induced-by-the-tobacco-carcinogen-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene
#4
Sandra Kalthoff, Steffen Landerer, Julia Reich, Christian P Strassburg
AIMS: Coffee consumption has been epidemiologically associated with a lower risk for liver cirrhosis and cancer. UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT1A) catalyze the detoxification of reactive metabolites thereby acting as indirect antioxidants. Aim of the study was to examine UGT1A regulation in response to Benzo[α]pyrene (BaP) to elucidate the potentially protective effects of coffee on BaP-induced oxidative stress and toxicity. RESULTS: In cell culture (HepG2, KYSE70 cells) and in htgUGT1A-WT mice, UGT1A transcription was activated by BaP, while it was reduced or absent htgUGT1A-SNP (containing 10 commonly occurring UGT1A-SNPs) mice...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290496/transcriptome-analysis-of-a-wild-bird-reveals-physiological-responses-to-the-urban-environment
#5
Hannah Watson, Elin Videvall, Martin N Andersson, Caroline Isaksson
Identifying the molecular basis of environmentally induced phenotypic variation presents exciting opportunities for furthering our understanding of how ecological processes and the environment can shape the phenotype. Urban and rural environments present free-living organisms with different challenges and opportunities, which have marked consequences for the phenotype, yet little is known about responses at the molecular level. We characterised transcriptomes from an urban and a rural population of great tits Parus major, demonstrating striking differences in gene expression profiles in both blood and liver tissues...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284116/effects-of-pentachlorophenol-on-the-quail-coturnix-japonica-liver-detoxification-pathway
#6
Peng Jiang, Jianshe Wang, Nan Sheng, Dongbing Wei, Jiayin Dai
Pentachlorophenol (PCP), an extensively used pesticide and biocide, is of critical environmental concern due to its toxicity and recalcitrance to degradation. In this study, the effect of PCP on induction of transcription factors, cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genes, and the antioxidative enzyme system were investigated in the quail liver. A total of 60 (4- to 6-week-old) male quails (Coturnix japonica) were administered 0, 0.05, 0.5, and 5 mg/kg/d PCP orally for 42 d. Following exposure, both absolute and relative liver weights were significantly lower than those of the control...
March 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272778/the-activity-of-the-carbamoyl-phosphate-synthase-1-promoter-in-human-liver-derived-cells-is-dependent-on-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-3-beta
#7
Zhanfei Chen, Nanhong Tang, Xiaoqian Wang, Yanling Chen
Carbamoyl phosphate synthase 1 (CPS1) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the first step of the urea cycle and an indispensable enzyme in the metabolism of human liver. However, CPS1 epigenetic regulation involves promoter analysis and the role of liver-enriched transcription factors (LETFs), which is not fully elucidated. In this work, the promoter region of hCPS1 gene was cloned, and its activity was investigated. An LETF, hepatocyte nuclear factor 3-beta (HNF3β), was found to promote the transcriptional expression of CPS1 in liver-derived cell lines...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259580/hepatotoxicity-of-benzotriazole-and-its-effect-on-the-cadmium-induced-toxicity-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#8
Zhenghua Duan, Yanshuai Xing, Zhitong Feng, Huiyuan Zhang, Caixia Li, Zhiyuan Gong, Lei Wang, Hongwen Sun
As an emerging contaminant, 1-H-benzotriazole (1H-BTR) has been detected in the engineered and natural aquatic environments, which usually coexists with heavy metals and causes combined pollution. In the present study, wild-type and transgenic zebrafish Danio rerio were used to explore the acute toxicity as well as the single and joint hepatotoxicity of cadmium (Cd) and 1H-BTR. Although the acute toxicity of 1H-BTR to zebrafish was low, increased expression of liver-specific fatty acid binding protein was observed in transgenic zebrafish when the embryos were exposed to 5...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258670/the-role-of-metallothionein-in-oncogenesis-and-cancer-treatment
#9
Anna Bizoń, Kinga Jędryczko, Halina Milnerowicz
Metallothionein is cysteine-rich low molecular mass protein. The involvement of MT in many physiological and pathophysiological processes such as apoptosis, proliferation, angiogenesis, and the detoxification of heavy metals suggested participation of this protein in carcinogenesis and tumor therapy. Depending on the type of tissue and classification of carcinoma various it was observed relation between MT expression and tumor type, stage, grade, poor prognosis and body resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
February 14, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255555/procalcitonin-impairs-liver-cell-viability-and-function-in-vitro-a-potential-new-mechanism-of-liver-dysfunction-and-failure-during-sepsis
#10
Martin Sauer, Sandra Doß, Johannes Ehler, Thomas Mencke, Nana-Maria Wagner
Purpose. Liver dysfunction and failure are severe complications of sepsis and result in poor outcome and increased mortality. The underlying pathologic mechanisms of hepatocyte dysfunction and necrosis during sepsis are only incompletely understood. Here, we investigated whether procalcitonin, a biomarker of sepsis, modulates liver cell function and viability. Materials and Methods. Employing a previously characterized and patented biosensor system evaluating hepatocyte toxicity in vitro, human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2/C3A) were exposed to 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251312/-pumping-iron-how-macrophages-handle-iron-at-the-systemic-microenvironmental-and-cellular-levels
#11
REVIEW
Manfred Nairz, Igor Theurl, Filip K Swirski, Guenter Weiss
Macrophages reside in virtually every organ. First arising during embryogenesis, macrophages replenish themselves in the adult through a combination of self-renewal and influx of bone marrow-derived monocytes. As large phagocytic cells, macrophages participate in innate immunity while contributing to tissue-specific homeostatic functions. Among the key metabolic tasks are senescent red blood cell recycling, free heme detoxification, and provision of iron for de novo hemoglobin synthesis. While this systemic mechanism involves the shuttling of iron between spleen, liver, and bone marrow through the concerted function of defined macrophage populations, similar circuits appear to exist within the microenvironment of other organs...
March 1, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231326/expression-of-glyoxalase-i-is-reduced-in-cirrhotic-livers-a-possible-mechanism-in-the-development-of-cirrhosis
#12
Marcus Hollenbach, Antje Thonig, Sabine Pohl, Cristina Ripoll, Maurice Michel, Alexander Zipprich
BACKGROUND: High concentrations of methylglyoxal (MGO) cause cytotoxiticy via formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and inflammation. MGO is detoxificated enzymatically by glyoxalase-I (Glo-I). The aim of this study was to analyze the role of Glo-I during the development of cirrhosis. METHODS: In primary hepatocytes, hepatic stellate cells (pHSC) and sinusoidal endothelial cells (pLSEC) from rats with early (CCl4 8wk) and advanced cirrhosis (CCl4 12wk) expression and activity of Glo-I were determined and compared to control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224023/evaluation-of-liver-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-protein-protein-interaction-networks
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Mohammad Javad Ehsani Ardakani, Akram Safaei, Afsaneh Arefi Oskouie, Hesam Haghparast, Mehrdad Haghazali, Hamid Mohaghegh Shalmani, Hassan Peyvandi, Nosratollah Naderi, Mohammad Reza Zali
AIM: In the current study, we analysised only the articles that investigate serum proteome profile of cirrhosis patients or HCC patients versus healthy controls. BACKGROUND: Increased understanding of cancer biology has enabled identification of molecular events that lead to the discovery of numerous potential biomarkers in diseases. Protein-protein interaction networks is one of aspect that could elevate the understanding level of molecular events and protein connections that lead to the identification of genes and proteins associated with diseases...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196290/curcumin-protects-against-intestinal-origin-endotoxemia-in-rat-liver-cirrhosis-by-targeting-pcsk9
#14
Yu Cai, Di Lu, Yanting Zou, Chaohui Zhou, Hongchun Liu, Chuantao Tu, Feng Li, Lili Liu, Shuncai Zhang
Intestinal origin endotoxemia always occurs in severe liver injury. The aim of the current study was to test antiendotoxemia effect of curcumin on tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced liver cirrhosis rats, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism. Rat cirrhosis models were constructed with CCl4 subcutaneous injections with curcumin (200 mg/kg/d) administered via gavages for 12 wk until the rats were sacrificed. We found that the administration of curcumin improved the physiological condition pertaining to activity index and temperature, and ameliorated the liver injury in CCl4 -induced cirrhosis rats...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187366/a-combination-of-dietary-n-3-fatty-acids-and-a-cyclooxygenase-1-inhibitor-attenuates-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
#15
Viswanathan Saraswathi, Curtis Perriotte-Olson, Murali Ganesan, Cyrus V Desouza, Yazen Alnouti, Michael J Duryee, Geoffrey M Thiele, Tara M Nordgren, Dahn L Clemens
We sought to determine whether a combination of purified n-3 fatty acids (n-3) and SC-560 (SC), a cyclooxygenase-1-specific inhibitor, is effective in ameliorating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obesity. Female wild-type mice were fed a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet (HF) supplemented with n-3 in the presence or absence of SC. Mice treated with SC alone exhibited no change in liver lipids, whereas n-3-fed mice tended to have lower hepatic lipids. Mice given n-3+SC had significantly lower liver lipids compared with HF controls indicating enhanced lipid clearance...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171849/dose-responsive-efficacy-of-umbelliferone-on-lipid-peroxidation-anti-oxidant-and-xenobiotic-metabolism-in-dmba-induced-oral-carcinogenesis
#16
Annamalai Vijayalakshmi, Ganapathy Sindhu
This study evaluated the chemopreventive potential of umbelliferone (UMB) on 7,12- dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis. The mechanistic pathway for chemopreventive potential of UMB was evaluated by measuring the status of tumour incidence, tumour volume, and tumour burden as well as by analyzing the status of phase I, phase II detoxification agents, lipid peroxidation, antioxidants, histopathological changes and also expression patterns of cell proliferation (PCNA, Cyclin D1) and apoptotic (p53) markers using immunohistochemistry in DMBA induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170202/autologous-neohep-derived-from-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-patients-blood-monocytes-by-upregulation-of-c-met-signaling
#17
Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Barun Das, Disha Sharma, Preeti Sahay, Kshama Jain, Alaknanda Mishra, Srikanth Iyer, Puja Nagpal, Vinod Scaria, Perumal Nagarajan, Prakash Khanduri, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Pramod Upadhyay
In view of the escalating need for autologous cell-based therapy for treatment of liver diseases, a novel candidate has been explored in the present study. The monocytes isolated from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) nucleic acid test (NAT)-positive (HNP) blood were differentiated to hepatocyte-like cells (NeoHep) in vitro by a two-step culture procedure. The excess neutrophils present in HNP blood were removed before setting up the culture. In the first step of culture, apoptotic cells were depleted and genes involved in hypoxia were induced, which was followed by the upregulation of genes involved in the c-MET signaling pathway in the second step...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170108/caspase-cleaved-k18-fragments-increase-during-alcohol-withdrawal-and-predict-liver-related-death-in-patients-with-ald
#18
S Mueller, P Nahon, V Rausch, T Peccerella, I Silva, E Yagmur, B K Straub, C Lackner, H K Seitz, P Rufat, A Sutton, H Bantel, T Longerich
Non-invasive assessment of disease activity in patients with non-alcoholic (NALFD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is still unsettled but essential for the evaluation of disease progression. We here studied the association of total (M65) and caspase-cleaved (M30) serum keratin-18 fragments (n=204) with histological parameters (n=106) in heavy drinkers primarily admitted for alcohol withdrawal before and after alcohol detoxification. An age, gender and fibrosis-stage matched NAFLD cohort (n=30) was used for comparison...
February 7, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167773/intestinal-ncor1-a-regulator-of-epithelial-cell-maturation-controls-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
#19
Shujuan Chen, Wenqi Lu, Mei-Fei Yueh, Eva Rettenmeier, Miao Liu, Johan Auwerx, Ruth T Yu, Ronald M Evans, Kepeng Wang, Michael Karin, Robert H Tukey
Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (SNH) and the onset of bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus result in part from delayed expression of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) and the inability to metabolize bilirubin. Although there is a good understanding of the early events after birth that lead to the rapid increase in serum bilirubin, the events that control delayed expression of UGT1A1 during development remain a mystery. Humanized UGT1 (hUGT1) mice develop SNH spontaneously, which is linked to repression of both liver and intestinal UGT1A1...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166653/oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-liver-responses-and-adaptations-to-acute-and-regular-exercise
#20
Rômulo Pillon Barcelos, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes, Javier Gonzalez-Gallego, Guilherme Bresciani
The liver is remarkably important during exercise outcomes due to its contribution to detoxification, synthesis, and release of biomolecules, and energy supply to the exercising muscles. Recently, liver has been also shown to play an important role in redox status and inflammatory modulation during exercise. However, while several studies have described the adaptations of skeletal muscles to acute and chronic exercise, hepatic changes are still scarcely investigated. Indeed, acute intense exercise challenges the liver with increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammation onset, whereas regular training induces hepatic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory improvements...
February 2017: Free Radical Research
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