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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231420/serum-ferritin-concentration-predicts-hepatic-fibrosis-better-than-hepatic-iron-concentration-in-human-hfe-hemochromatosis
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Marnie J Wood, Darrell H G Crawford, Leesa F Wockner, Lawrie W Powell, Grant A Ramm
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ferritin is purported to have proinflammatory and profibrogenic effects on hepatic stellate cells. Thus, rather than acting as a passive indicator of hepatic iron concentration (HIC) in hemochromatosis, ferritin may directly influence fibrosis. This study evaluated whether serum ferritin is a better predictor of hepatic fibrosis compared to variables previously associated with increased fibrosis risk in hemochromatosis. METHODS: We identified 291 C282Y HFE-homozygous patients who had undergone liver biopsy for histological fibrosis staging and measurement of HIC...
February 23, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231326/expression-of-glyoxalase-i-is-reduced-in-cirrhotic-livers-a-possible-mechanism-in-the-development-of-cirrhosis
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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/28231240/galectin-3-histone-deacetylases-and-hedgehog-signaling-possible-convergent-targets-in-schistosomiasis-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Felipe Leite de Oliveira, Katia Carneiro, José Marques Brito, Mariana Cabanel, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Ligia de Almeida Paiva, Wingkin Syn, Neil C Henderson, Marcia Cury El-Cheikh
Schistosomiasis affects approximately 240 million people in the world. Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the liver induce periportal fibrosis and hepatic failure driven by monocyte recruitment and macrophage activation, resulting in robust Th2 response. Here, we suggested a possible involvement of Galectin-3 (Gal-3), histone deacetylases (HDACs), and Hedgehog (Hh) signaling with macrophage activation during Th1/Th2 immune responses, fibrogranuloma reaction, and tissue repair during schistosomiasis. Gal-3 is highly expressed by liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) around Schistosoma eggs...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229927/alteration-of-n-glycan-expression-profile-and-glycan-pattern-of-glycoproteins-in-human-hepatoma-cells-after-hcv-infection
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Tian Xiang, Ganglong Yang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yidan Zhou, Zhongxiao Fu, Fangfang Lu, Jianguo Gu, Naoyuki Taniguchi, Zengqi Tan, Xi Chen, Yan Xie, Feng Guan, Xiao-Lian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes chronic liver diseases, liver fibrosis and even hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However little is known about any information of N-glycan pattern in human liver cell after HCV infection. METHODS: The altered profile of N-glycans in HCV-infected Huh7.5.1 cell were analyzed by using mass spectrometry. Then, lectin microarray, lectin pull-down assay, reverse transcription-quantitative real time PCR (RT-qPCR) and western-blotting were used to identify the altered N-glycosylated proteins and glycosyltransferases...
February 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228506/low-plasma-zinc-is-associated-with-higher-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-and-faster-liver-fibrosis-development-in-the-miami-adult-studies-in-hiv-cohort
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Sabrina S Martinez, Adriana Campa, Yinghui Li, Christina Fleetwood, Tiffanie Stewart, Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, Marianna K Baum
Background: Oxidative stress and reduced antioxidants may be a trigger for liver fibrogenesis. Reducing oxidative stress through higher antioxidant concentration may be a potential antifibrotic target.Objective: We aimed to investigate longitudinally whether plasma zinc, an antioxidant, is related to mitochondrial oxidative stress and the progression of liver fibrosis in the Miami Adult Studies in HIV (MASH) cohort.Methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in 487 predominantly African American HIV-monoinfected and HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected adults with a mean ± SD age of 47...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227294/early-diagnosis-of-nafld-nash-transition-using-mid-infrared-spectroscopy
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Siouar Bensaid, Amar Kachenoura, Nathalie Costet, Victor De Ledinghen, Julien Vergniol, Fabrice Laine, Bruno Turlin, Hugues Tariel, Lotfi Senhadji, Siouar Bensaid, Amar Kachenoura, Nathalie Costet, Victor De Ledinghen, Julien Vergniol, Fabrice Laine, Bruno Turlin, Hugues Tariel, Lotfi Senhadji, Hugues Tariel, Siouar Bensaid, Victor De Ledinghen, Fabrice Laine, Bruno Turlin, Lotfi Senhadji, Amar Kachenoura, Julien Vergniol, Nathalie Costet
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver in the absence of excessive drinking of alcohol. Initially considered as benign and self-limited, NAFLD may progress to the malignant stage of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) characterized by degenerate hepatocellular ballooning and lobular inflammation. NASH can lead to hepatic fibrosis and ultimately to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Unfortunately, the transition from NAFLD to NASH is difficult to detect so far...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227015/a-comparison-of-multimodal-biomarkers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-assessment-using-recursive-feature-elimination
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Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Yingxia Liu
An effective assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is highly desired because it is important not only for clinical courses prediction, but also for the determination of antiviral therapy schemes. In recent years, various approaches for liver biopsies analysis have been highlighted, such as elastography techniques and serum markers, due to their properties of non-invasiveness. The aim of this study is to determine the best biomarkers or their combination by comparing multimodal biomarkers (ultrasound elastography parameters, biochemical hematologic parameters, and clinical parameters) for fibrosis assessment in chronic hepatitis B using a support vector machine combined with recursive feature elimination (RFE-SVM) approach...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225575/25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-suppresses-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-and-contributes-to-rapid-virological-response-of-treatment-efficacy
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Jee-Fu Huang, Yu-Min Ko, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Chia-Yen Dai, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Ching-I Huang, Hua-Ling Yang, Shu-Chi Wang, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Chern Chen, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
AIM: 25-hydroxy vitamin D (Vit D) plays a role in treatment outcomes in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (CHC). We aimed to clarify HCV replication is inhibited by Vit D in HCV replicon cells. Clinical implication was assessed for rapid virological response (RVR) and sustained virological response (SVR) among those patients receiving anti-viral therapy. METHODS: Cell survival and viral loads were observed in Con1 (genotype-1b) and J6/JFH (genotype-2a) cells treated with different doses of Vit D...
February 22, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225568/liver-histology-and-diffusion-weighted-mri-in-children-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-magnet-study
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Paul Manning, Paul Murphy, Kang Wang, Jonathan Hooker, Tanya Wolfson, Michael S Middleton, Kimberly P Newton, Cynthia Behling, Hannah I Awai, Janis Durelle, Melissa N Paiz, Jorge E Angeles, Diana De La Pena, J Allen McCutchan, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Claude B Sirlin
PURPOSE: To determine potential associations between histologic features of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and estimated quantitative magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional study was performed as part of the Magnetic Resonance Assessment Guiding NAFLD Evaluation and Treatment (MAGNET) ancillary study to the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224456/zinc-toxicosis-in-a-boxer-dog-secondary-to-ingestion-of-holiday-garland
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Karyn Bischoff, Anne Chiapella, Jaime Weisman, Lisa M Crofton, Joseph Hillebrandt
INTRODUCTION: Increased admissions occur in small animal veterinary emergency clinics during some holidays, and some of the increased caseload is due to ingestion of toxic substances. This report documents zinc toxicosis contributing to the death of a dog after ingestion of holiday tinsel garland. CASE STUDY: A mature boxer dog presented with a 4-day history of vomiting and diarrhea. Radiodense foreign material was detected in the stomach and removed via gastrotomy...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223730/magnetic-resonance-elastography-is-accurate-in-detecting-advanced-fibrosis-in-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Jin Wang, Neera Malik, Meng Yin, Thomas C Smyrk, Albert J Czaja, Richard L Ehman, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
AIM: To assess the value of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in detecting advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 36 patients (19 treated and 17 untreated) with histologically confirmed AIH and liver biopsy performed within 3 mo of MRE were identified at a tertiary care referral center. Liver stiffness (LS) with MRE was calculated by a radiologist, and inflammation grade and fibrosis stage in liver biopsy was assessed by a pathologist in a blinded fashion...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223370/the-lim-only-protein-fhl2-is-a-negative-regulator-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression
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Jennifer Dahan, Florence Levillayer, Tian Xia, Yann Nouët, Catherine Werts, Martine Fanton d'Andon, Minou Adib-Conquy, Anne-Marie Cassard-Doulcier, Varun Khanna, Ju Chen, Thierry Tordjmann, Marie-Annick Buendia, Grégory Jouvion, Yu Wei
TGF-β1 is a master cytokine in many biological processes including tissue homeostasis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition and wound repair. Here we report that the four and a half LIM-only protein 2 (FHL2) is a critical regulator of TGF-β1 expression. Devoid of DNA-binding domain, FHL2 is a transcriptional co-factor that plays the role of co-activator or co-repressor depending on the cell and promoter contexts. We detected association of FHL2 with the TGF-β1 promoter, which showed higher activity in Fhl2(-/-) cells than WT cells in a reporter assay...
February 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223291/ctrp7-deletion-attenuates-obesity-linked-glucose-intolerance-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-hepatic-stress
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Pia S Petersen, Xia Lei, Risa M Wolf, Susana Rodriguez, Stefanie Y Tan, Hannah C Little, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, Kimberley E Steele, G William Wong
Chronic low-grade inflammation and cellular stress are important contributors to obesity-linked metabolic dysfunction. Here, we uncover an immune-metabolic role for C1q/TNF-related protein 7 (CTRP7), a secretory protein of the C1q family with previously unknown function. In obese humans, circulating CTRP7 levels were markedly elevated and positively correlated with BMI, glucose, insulin, insulin resistance index, hemoglobin A1c, and triglyceride levels. Expression of CTRP7 in liver was also significantly upregulated in obese humans and positively correlated with gluconeogenic genes...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222857/liver-fibrosis-assessed-with-transient-elastography-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-ischemic-stroke
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Seung Up Kim, Dongbeom Song, Ji Hoe Heo, Joonsang Yoo, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang Joon Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Young Dae Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The relationship between liver fibrosis and the occurrence of ischemic stroke is unknown. We investigated the correlation between liver fibrosis assessed with transient elastography (TE) and the risk of ischemic stroke. METHODS: Between April 2013 and August 2014, patients with acute ischemic stroke and subjects who underwent a health check-up were included in the study. Liver fibrotic burden was assessed with TE in all participants. The degree of liver fibrosis was compared between groups by using various multiple logistic regression models and propensity-score matched analyses...
February 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222681/the-need-for-treatment-scale-up-to-impact-hcv-transmission-in-people-who-inject-drugs-in-montr%C3%A3-al-canada-a-modelling-study
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Anthony Cousien, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Julie Bruneau, Élise Roy, Viet Chi Tran, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Joseph Cox
BACKGROUND: HCV transmission remains high in people who inject drugs (PWID) in Montréal. New direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), highly effective and more tolerable than previous regimens, make a "Treatment as Prevention" (TasP) strategy more feasible. This study assesses how improvements in the cascade of care could impact hepatitis C burden among PWID in Montréal. METHODS: We used a dynamic model to simulate HCV incidence and prevalence after 10 years, and cirrhosis complications after 10 and 40 years...
February 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222401/combination-of-sitagliptin-and-silymarin-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-rats
#16
Samia Salem Sokar, Magda El-Sayed El-Sayad, Mai El-Sayed Ghoneim, Abdelhadi Mohamed Shebl
Liver fibrosis is a common pathological condition that occurs in most conditions associated with chronic liver injury. Silymarin is a herbal product widely used for its hepatoprotective effect. Sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4-I), is clinically used as an oral antidiabetic agent. This study was designed to investigate the effects of Sitagliptin, Silymarin, and their combination on established liver fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) rat model. Male albino rats received intraperitoneal injections of CCl4 three times a week for 7 weeks, as well as daily oral treatments of Sitagliptin (100mg/kg) or Silymarin (100mg/kg) or their combination during the 7 weeks of intoxication...
February 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222249/are-non-invasive-fibrosis-markers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-reliable-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Hailemichael Desalegn, Hanna Aberra, Nega Berhe, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: In the absence of liver biopsy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends non-invasive tests, such as APRI (aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index) and FIB-4, to assess liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, these tests are not well validated in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, a new marker, GPR (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio), was found to be more accurate in an African setting, but this needs confirmation in other cohorts...
February 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219761/development-and-validation-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcription-pcr-assay-for-rapid-and-low-cost-genotyping-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-1a-1b-2-and-3a
#18
Andrea D Olmstead, Tracy D Lee, Ron Chow, Kingsley Gunadasa, Brian Auk, Mel Krajden, Agatha N Jassem
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects millions of people and leads to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Treatment regimen selection requires HCV genotype (Gt) and Gt 1 subtype determination. Use of a laboratory developed, reverse transcription (RT)-PCR assay was explored as a low-cost, high-throughput screening approach for the major HCV genotypes and subtypes in North America. A commercial line probe assay (LiPA) was used for comparison. Sequencing and/or an alternative PCR assay were used for discordant analyses...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219122/immunoserological-and-histological-differences-between-autoimmune-hepatitis-with-acute-presentation-and-chronic-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Kazufumi Dohmen, Hirofumi Tanaka, Masatora Haruno, Shinichi Aishima
BACKGROUND/AIMS: While the histological features in clinically chronic autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) have been well established, with interface hepatitis and plasma cell infiltration as hallmark lesions, the immunoserological and histological features of recent-onset and acute AIH remain undefined. The goal of this study was to define the immunoserological and histological differences between AIH with acute presentation and chronic AIH. METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive patients with well-characterized AIH who had undergone a liver biopsy were identified at our institution...
February 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218867/-screening-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-hepatitis-c-virus-related-liver-disease-national-consensus-guideline-in-hungary-from-15-october-2016
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Béla Hunyady, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Judit Gervain, Gábor Horváth, Gabriella Lengyel, Alajos Pár, Zoltán Péter, László Rókusz, Ferenc Schneider, Ferenc Szalay, István Tornai, Klára Werling, Mihály Makara
Treatment of hepatitis C is based on a national consensus guideline updated six-monthly according to local availability and affordability of approved therapies through a transparent allocation system in Hungary. This updated guideline incorporates some special new aspects, including recommendations for screening, diagnostics, use and allocation of novel direct acting antiviral agents. Indication of therapy in patients with no contraindication is based on demonstration of viral replication with consequent inflammation and/or fibrosis in the liver...
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