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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906435/mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-response-to-chromium-vi-toxicity-in-human-liver-cells
#1
Xiali Zhong, Rita de Cássia da Silveira E Sá, Caigao Zhong
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, which poses a threat to human public health. Recent studies have shown that mitochondrial biogenesis can be activated by inflammatory and oxidative stress. However, whether mitochondrial biogenesis is involved in Cr(VI)-induced hepatotoxicity is unclear. Here, we demonstrated the induction of inflammatory response and oxidative stress, as indicated by upregulation of inflammatory factors and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Subsequently, we demonstrated that mitochondrial biogenesis, comprising the mitochondrial DNA copy number and mitochondrial mass, was significantly increased in HepG2 cells exposed to low concentrations of Cr(VI)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900784/liver-involvement-in-urea-cycle-disorders-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
REVIEW
Adrien Bigot, Michel C Tchan, Benjamin Thoreau, Hélène Blasco, François Maillot
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are inborn errors of metabolism of the nitrogen detoxification pathway and encompass six principal enzymatic deficiencies. The aging of UCD patients leads to a better knowledge of the long-term natural history of the condition and to the reporting of previously unnoticed manifestations. Despite historical evidence of liver involvement in UCDs, little attention has been paid to this organ until recently. Hence, we reviewed the available scientific evidence on acute and chronic liver dysfunction and liver carcinogenesis in UCDs and discuss their pathophysiology...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884605/nanomedicines-a-theranostic-approach-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Afreen Usmani, Anuradha Mishra, Mohd Ahmad
The liver is an imperative organ of tremendous importance concerned with maintenance of metabolic functions and detoxification of exogenous and endogenous challenges like xenobiotics, viral infections and chronic alcoholism. Liver diseases particularly hepatitis B virus infections, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma continue to pose a significant health challenge worldwide due to the lack of therapeutic management options besides liver resection and transplantation. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882453/molecular-cloning-biochemical-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-two-glutathione-s-transferase-paralogs-from-the-big-belly-seahorse-hippocampus-abdominalis
#4
M D Neranjan Tharuka, S D N K Bathige, Jehee Lee
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs, EC 2.5.1.18) are important Phase II detoxifying enzymes that catalyze hydrophobic, electrophilic xenobiotic substance with the conjugation of reduced glutathione (GSH). In this study, GSTμ and GSTρ paralogs of GST in the big belly seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis; HaGSTρ, HaGSTμ) were biochemically, molecularly, functionally characterized to determine their detoxification range and protective capacities upon different pathogenic stresses. HaGSTρ and HaGSTμ are composed of coding sequences of 681bp and 654bp, which encode proteins 225 and 217 amino acids, with predicted molecular masses of 26...
September 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879062/a-modeling-approach-to-evaluate-the-balance-between-bioactivation-and-detoxification-of-meiqx-in-human-hepatocytes
#5
Victorien Delannée, Sophie Langouët, Nathalie Théret, Anne Siegel
BACKGROUND: Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAA) are environmental and food contaminants that are potentially carcinogenic for humans. 2-Amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) is one of the most abundant HAA formed in cooked meat. MeIQx is metabolized by cytochrome P450 1A2 in the human liver into detoxificated and bioactivated products. Once bioactivated, MeIQx metabolites can lead to DNA adduct formation responsible for further genome instability. METHODS: Using a computational approach, we developed a numerical model for MeIQx metabolism in the liver that predicts the MeIQx biotransformation into detoxification or bioactivation pathways according to the concentration of MeIQx...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868965/the-effects-of-udp-sugars-udp-and-mg-2-on-uridine-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase-activity-in-human-liver-microsomes
#6
Gurinder Walia, Alexander D Smith, Zoe Riches, Abby C Collier, Michael W H Coughtrie
1. The UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes are important in the metabolism, elimination and detoxification of many xenobiotics and endogenous compounds. As extrapolation of in vitro kinetics of drug metabolizing enzymes to predict in vivo clearance rates becomes more sophisticated, it is important to ensure proper optimization of enzyme assays. The luminal location of the enzyme active site (i.e. latency), and the complexity of UGT kinetics, results in consistent under-prediction of clearance of drugs metabolized by glucuronidation...
September 4, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860195/hypothyroidism-induced-by-loss-of-the-manganese-efflux-transporter-slc30a10-may-be-explained-by-reduced-thyroxine-production
#7
Chunyi Liu, Steven Hutchens, Thomas Jursa, William Shawlot, Elena V Polishchuk, Roman S Polishchuk, Beth K Dray, Andrea C Gore, Michael Aschner, Donald R Smith, Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
SLC30A10 and SLC39A14 are manganese efflux and influx transporters, respectively. Loss-of-function mutations in genes encoding either transporter induce hereditary manganese toxicity. Patients have elevated manganese in blood and brain, and develop neurotoxicity. Liver manganese is increased in patients lacking SLC30A10, but not SLC39A14. These organ-specific changes in manganese were recently recapitulated in knockout mice. Surprisingly, Slc30a10 knockouts also had elevated thyroid manganese and developed hypothyroidism...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857514/genomic-insights-of-pannonibacter-phragmitetus-strain-31801-isolated-from-a-patient-with-a-liver-abscess
#8
Yajun Zhou, Tao Jiang, Shaohua Hu, Mingxi Wang, Desong Ming, Shicheng Chen
Pannonibacter phragmitetus is a bioremediation reagent for the detoxification of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs) while it rarely infects healthy populations. However, infection by the opportunistic pathogen P. phragmitetus complicates diagnosis and treatments, and poses a serious threat to immunocompromised patients owing to its multidrug resistance. Unfortunately, genome features, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence potentials in P. phragmitetus have not been reported before. A predominant colony (31801) was isolated from a liver abscess patient, indicating that it accounted for the infection...
August 30, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852237/a-study-of-patterns-of-platelet-counts-in-alcohol-withdrawal
#9
Devavrat G Harshe, Harshal Thadasare, Sagar B Karia, Avinash De Sousa, Rashmin M Cholera, Sanjiv S Kale, Omkar S Mate, Nilesh Shah
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the patterns of platelet counts during the course of alcohol withdrawal and its relationship if any with liver enzymes. METHODOLOGY: Forty consecutive patients, with alcohol dependence according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-fourth edition, Text Revision criteria, willing for a 10-day inpatient detoxification program and presenting within 12 h of the last consumption of alcohol were recruited in the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846974/prediction-of-mercury-bioavailability-to-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l-using-the-diffusive-gradient-in-thin-film-technique
#10
Pavlína Pelcová, Petra Vičarová, Andrea Ridošková, Hana Dočekalová, Radovan Kopp, Jan Mareš, Eva Poštulková
The mercury bioaccumulation by common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) tissues (gills, skin, eyes, scales, muscle, brain, kidneys, liver, and spleen) and the capability of the diffusive gradient in thin film (DGT) technique to predict bioavailability of mercury for individual carp's tissues were evaluated. Carp and DGT units were exposed to increasing concentrations of mercury (Hg(2+): 0 μg L(-1), 0.5 μg L(-1), 1.5 μg L(-1) and 3.0 μg L(-1)) in fish tanks for 14 days. In the uncontaminated fish group, the highest mercury concentration was determined in the muscle tissues and, in fish groups exposed to mercury, the highest mercury concentration was determined in the detoxification (kidneys) and input (gills) organs...
August 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840668/characterization-of-a-low-expression-haplotype-in-canine-glutathione-s-transferase-gstt1-and-its-prevalence-in-golden-retrievers
#11
S Craft, J Ekena, B Mayer, D H Thamm, C Saba, R Chun, L A Trepanier
Glutathione S-transferase-theta (GSTT1) is a carcinogen detoxification enzyme, and low activity variants are associated with lymphoma in humans. We recently found a variant in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of canine GSTT1, *101_102insT, which was predicted to change miRNA binding and was found in 5 of 17 golden retriever (GR) dogs with lymphoma but none of 14 healthy GRs. The aim of this study was to determine whether this variant led to decreased GSTT1 expression and was a discernible risk factor for lymphoma within the GR breed...
August 25, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832650/fructose-diet-alleviates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice
#12
Sungjoon Cho, Ashutosh Tripathi, George Chlipala, Stefan Green, Hyunwoo Lee, Eugene B Chang, Hyunyoung Jeong
Acetaminophen (APAP) is a commonly used analgesic and antipyretic that can cause hepatotoxicity due to production of toxic metabolites via cytochrome P450 (Cyp) 1a2 and Cyp2e1. Previous studies have shown conflicting effects of fructose (the major component in Western diet) on the susceptibility to APAP-induced hepatotoxicity. To evaluate the role of fructose-supplemented diet in modulating the extent of APAP-induced liver injury, male C57BL/6J mice were given 30% (w/v) fructose in water (or regular water) for 8 weeks, followed by oral administration of APAP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822868/preliminary-profiling-of-microrna-in-the-normal-and-regenerating-liver-of-chiloscyllium-plagiosum
#13
Dandan Cheng, Yanna Chen, Conger Lu, Yuezhong Qian, Zhengbing Lv
Liver is a vital organ present in animals for detoxification, protein synthesis, digestion and other functions and its powerful regenerative capacity is well known. C. plagiosum is an abundant fish that is representative of the cartilaginous class in the southeast coastal region of China and its liver accounts for >70% of the fish's visceral weight and contains many bioactive substances. MicroRNAs (microRNAs) play important roles in a wide range of biological processes in eukaryotes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis...
July 27, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803208/n-glucuronidation-catalyzed-by-ugt1a4-and-ugt2b10-in-human-liver-microsomes-assay-optimization-and-substrate-identification
#14
Danyi Lu, Qian Xie, Baojian Wu
N-glucuronidation is an important pathway for metabolism and disposition of tertiary amines in humans. This reaction is mainly catalyzed by the enzymes UGT1A4 and UGT2B10. However, the metabolic patterns of UGT1A4- and UGT2B10-mediated N-glucuronidation are not fully clear. In this study, we first optimized in vitro reaction conditions for N-glucuronidation by using specific substrates (i.e., trifluoperazine for UGT1A4, cotinine and amitriptyline for UGT2B10). Furthermore, we found that hepatic N-glucuronidation showed significant species differences...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801714/parthenolide-attenuates-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-hamster-buccal-pouch-carcinogenesis
#15
Nagarethinam Baskaran, Govindan Sadasivam Selvam, Subramani Yuvaraj, Albert Abhishek
Over the decades, the survival rates for oral cancer have not improved despite development in novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Therefore, the present study is aimed at investigating the chemopreventive potential of parthenolide in DMBA-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis. The hamsters were divided into 4 groups (n = 6/group). Group I was treated as control. Groups II and III were painted with a solution of 0.5% DMBA three times per week for 14 weeks on the left buccal pouches. In addition, group III were orally administrated with parthenolide 2 mg/kg b...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800471/microplastic-ingestion-by-mullus-surmuletus-linnaeus-1758-fish-and-its-potential-for-causing-oxidative-stress
#16
C Alomar, A Sureda, X Capó, B Guijarro, S Tejada, S Deudero
A total of 417 striped red mullet, Mullus surmuletus, were analyzed to study microplastic ingestion and livers of fish were assessed to study effects of microplastics. Nearly one third (27.30%) of the individuals were quantified to ingest microplastics although there was no evidence of oxidative stress or cellular damage in the liver of fish which had ingested microplastics. A small increase in the activity of glutathione S-transferase (GST) of M. surmuletus was detected which could be suggesting an induction of the detoxification systems but these findings should be tested in laboratory conditions under a controlled diet and known concentration of microplastics...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789631/efficacy-of-glutathione-for-the-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-open-label-single-arm-multicenter-pilot-study
#17
Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Yoshio Sumida, Takashi Kobayashi, Takayuki Kato, Yuji Ogawa, Wataru Tomeno, Kento Imajo, Koji Fujita, Masato Yoneda, Koshi Kataoka, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Yuya Seko, Saiyu Tanaka, Satoru Saito, Masafumi Ono, Satoshi Oeda, Yuichiro Eguchi, Wataru Aoi, Kenji Sato, Yoshito Itoh, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects of oral administration of glutathione in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: The study was an open label, single arm, multicenter, pilot trial. Thirty-four NAFLD patients diagnosed using ultrasonography were prospectively evaluated...
August 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780474/protective-effect-of-p-coumaric-acid-against-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colonic-preneoplastic-lesions-in-experimental-rats
#18
Sharada H Sharma, David Raj Chellappan, Prabu Chinnaswamy, Sangeetha Nagarajan
Oxidative stress and gut microbial enzymes are intricately linked to the onset of colon carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals that modulate these two factors hold promise for the development of such agents as anticancer drugs. The present study evaluates the chemopreventive potential of p-coumaric acid (p-CA) - a phenolic acid in rats challenged with the colon specific procarcinogen DMH (1,2 di-methyl hydrazine). Rats were randomized into six groups (n=7/group). Group 1 (control); Group 2 (p-CA 200mg/kg b.w.); Group 3 (DMH 40mg/kg b...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771929/comparative-itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-pelteobagrus-vachelli-liver-against-acute-hypoxia-implications-in-metabolic-responses
#19
Guosong Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Xin Wen, Cheng Zhao, Hongye Zhang, Xinru Li, Shaowu Yin
More and more frequently these days, aquatic ecosystems are being stressed by nutrient enrichment, pollutants, and global warming, leading to a serious depletion in oxygen concentrations. Although a sudden, significant lack of oxygen will result in mortality, fishes can have an acute behaviour (e.g., an increase in breathing rate, reduction in swimming frequency) and physiology responses (e.g., increase in oxygen delivery, and reduction in oxygen consumption) to hypoxia, which allows them to maintain normal physical activity...
August 3, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760433/branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-in-treatment-of-liver-cirrhosis-updated-views-on-how-to-attenuate-their-harmful-effects-on-cataplerosis-and-ammonia-formation
#20
REVIEW
Milan Holeček
Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine, and isoleucine) supplementation is common for patients with liver cirrhosis due to decreased levels of BCAA in the blood plasma of these patients, which plays a role in pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy and cachexia. The unique pharmacologic properties of BCAA also are a factor for use as supplementation in this population. In the present article, BCAA is shown to provide nitrogen to alpha-ketoglutarate (α-KG) for synthesis of glutamate, which is a substrate for ammonia detoxification to glutamine (GLN) in the brain and muscles...
September 2017: Nutrition
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