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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820726/barriers-to-treatment-access-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-case-series
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Alexander J Millman, Boatemaa Ntiri-Reid, Risha Irvin, Maggie H Kaufmann, Andrew Aronsohn, Jeffrey S Duchin, John D Scott, Claudia Vellozzi
Restrictive policies on access to new, curative hepatitis C treatments represent a substantial barrier to treating patients infected with hepatitis C. This case series demonstrates challenges experienced by patients and practitioners in accessing these treatments and highlights several strategies for navigating the treatment preauthorization process.
July 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820393/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-and-omentin-1-hepatic-mrna-expression-and-serum-levels-in-morbidly-obese-women-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#2
M Waluga, M Kukla, M Zorniak, M Kajor, L Liszka, M Dyaczynski, G Kowalski, D Zadlo, E Waluga, P Olczyk, R J Buldak, A Berdowska, M Hartleb
Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) and omentin-1 have been recognized as potent antidiabetic agents with potential hepatoprotective activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatic FGF21 and omentin-1 mRNA expression as well as their serum levels as predictive markers of liver injury and insulin resistance in morbidly obese women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study included 56 severely obese women who underwent intraoperative wedge liver biopsy during the bariatric surgery. Hepatic FGF21 and omentin-1 mRNA were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR, while their serum concentrations were measured with commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820346/attitudes-and-potential-barriers-towards-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-patients-with-and-without-hiv-coinfection
#3
P R Allyn, S M O'Malley, J Ferguson, C H Tseng, K W Chew, D Bhattacharya
This study aimed to assess attitudes and potential barriers towards treatment in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, comparing those with and without HIV coinfection. A cross-sectional survey of 82 HCV-infected adults with and without HIV was conducted in greater Los Angeles between November 2013 and July 2015. Overall, there were 53 (64.6%) with HIV coinfection, 20 (25.0%) with self-reported cirrhosis, and 22 (26.8%) with a history of prior HCV treatment. Of all, 93.2% wanted HCV treatment, but 45...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820006/an-immunohistochemical-investigation-of-renal-phospholipidosis-and-toxicity-in-rats
#4
Jing Ying Ma, Sandra Snook, Sheryl Garrovillo, Charles Johnson, David La
Immunohistochemical staining for the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP-2) has been proposed previously as an alternative to electron microscopy to identify hepatic phospholipidosis. This study used LAMP-2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) to diagnose phospholipidosis in rats exhibiting renal tubular injury. Rats were administered toreforant, a histamine H4 receptor antagonist by oral gavage at a dose of 3, 10, or 100 mg/kg/d for 6 months. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolation, hypertrophy, degeneration, and luminal dilation in the 100 mg/kg/d group animals...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817314/role-of-geraniol-against-lead-acetate-mediated-hepatic-damage-and-their-interaction-with-liver-carboxylesterase-activity-in-rats
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Ahmet Ozkaya, Zafer Sahin, Muslum Kuzu, Yavuz Selim Saglam, Mustafa Ozkaraca, Mirac Uckun, Ertan Yologlu, Veysel Comakli, Ramazan Demirdag, Semra Yologlu
In this study, the effect of geraniol (50 mg/kg for 30 d), a natural antioxidant and repellent/antifeedant monoterpene, in a rat model of lead acetate-induced (500 ppm for 30 d) liver damage was evaluated. Hepatic malondialdehyde increased in the lead acetate group. Reduced glutathione unchanged, but glutathione S-transferase, glutathione reductase, as well as carboxylesterase activities decreased in geraniol, lead acetate and geraniol + lead acetate groups. 8-OhDG immunoreactivity, mononuclear cell infiltrations and hepatic lead concentration were lower in the geraniol + lead acetate group than the lead acetate group...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815822/hepatitis-c-virus-related-complications-are-increasing-in-women-veterans-a-national-cohort-study
#6
J R Kramer, H B El-Serag, T J Taylor, D L White, S M Asch, S M Frayne, Y Cao, D L Smith, F Kanwal
There are gender-specific variations in the epidemiology and clinical course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, few long-term longitudinal studies have examined trends in the incidence and prevalence of serious liver complications among women compared with men with HCV infection. We used the Veterans Administration Corporate Data Warehouse to identify all veterans with positive HCV viraemia from January 2000 to December 2013. We calculated gender-specific annual incidence and prevalence rates of cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) adjusting for age, diabetes, HIV and alcohol use...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815790/evaluation-of-wastewater-treatment-by-ozonation-for-reducing-the-toxicity-of-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-to-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#7
Nicholas Maya, Jaden Evans, Deniz Nasuhoglu, Siavash Isazadeh, Viviane Yargeau, Chris D Metcalfe
While conventional wastewater treatment technologies are effective at removing many contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) from municipal wastewater, some contaminants are not removed efficiently. Ozonation may be a treatment option for reducing the concentrations of recalcitrant CECs in wastewater, but this process may generate toxic transformation-products. In the present study, we conducted semi-batch experiments to ozonate municipal wastewater effluent (WWE) spiked with 5 commonly detected CECs. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether ozonation increased or decreased biological responses indicative of sublethal toxicity in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) injected intraperitoneally (i...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815408/diphenyl-diselenide-modulates-nucleotidases-reducing-inflammatory-responses-in-the-liver-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-mice
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Pedro H Doleski, Daniela B R Leal, Vanessa S Machado, Nathieli B Bottari, Alessandra G Manzoni, Emerson A Casali, Cesar E J Moritz, Ana C A Rocha, Giovana Camillo, Fernanda F Vogel, Lenita M Stefani, Ricardo E Mendes, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva
The aim of this study was to verify the effect of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2 on hepatic nucleotidases and on the concentration of purines in mice infected by Toxoplasma gondii. The animals were divided into four groups: Group A (uninfected), Group B (uninfected and treated with (PhSe)2), Group C (infected), and Group D (infected and treated with (PhSe)2). The inoculation (groups C and D) was performed with 50 cysts of T. gondii (ME-49 strain). Mice from groups B and D were treated with 5 μmol kg(-1) of (PhSe)2...
August 16, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814531/patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-have-a-low-response-rate-to-vitamin-d-supplementation
#9
Jaividhya Dasarathy, Rony Varghese, Abram Feldman, Amer Khiyami, Arthur J McCullough, Srinivasan Dasarathy
Background: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with an increased severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but reports on the response to cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) supplementation are conflicting.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine if standard vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in NAFLD with hypovitaminosis D.Methods: Sixty-five well-characterized adults [age (mean ± SD): 51.6 ± 12.3 y] with biopsy-proven NAFLD were screened. Forty-two patients (the ratio of men to women was 13:29) had hypovitaminosis D (plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] <30 ng/mL)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813500/telomere-biology-and-telomerase-mutations-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Flávia S Donaires, Natália F Scatena, Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Joshua D Podlevsky, Dhenugen Logeswaran, Barbara A Santana, Andreza C Teixeira, Julian J-L Chen, Rodrigo T Calado, Ana L C Martinelli
Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at linear chromosome termini, protecting chromosomes against end-to-end fusion and damage, providing chromosomal stability. Telomeres shorten with mitotic cellular division, but are maintained in cells with high proliferative capacity by telomerase. Loss-of-function mutations in telomere-maintenance genes are genetic risk factors for cirrhosis development in humans and murine models. Telomerase deficiency provokes accelerated telomere shortening and dysfunction, facilitating genomic instability and oncogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812576/docosahexaenoic-acid-enrichment-in-nafld-is-associated-with-improvements-in-hepatic-metabolism-and-hepatic-insulin-sensitivity-a-pilot-study
#11
L Hodson, L Bhatia, E Scorletti, D E Smith, N C Jackson, F Shojaee-Moradie, M Umpleby, P C Calder, C D Byrne
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.9.
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811653/meal-timing-effects-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-intrahepatic-triglycerides-during-weight-loss
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R I Versteeg, M T Ackermans, A J Nederveen, E Fliers, M J Serlie, S E la Fleur
BACKGROUND: Several human and rodent studies suggest that in addition to the amount of energy consumed, timing of food intake contributes to body weight regulation. Consuming most energy in the morning has favorable effects on weight loss and weight maintenance. Whether this also affects glucose metabolism and liver fat independently from weight loss is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that during weight loss, consuming most energy in the morning improves insulin sensitivity and reduces hepatic fat content more than consuming most energy in the evening...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811492/interferon-alpha-treatment-rapidly-clears-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-humanized-mice
#13
Martijn D B van de Garde, Suzan D Pas, Gertine W van Oord, Lucio Gama, Youkyung Choi, Robert A de Man, Andre Boonstra, Thomas Vanwolleghem
Antiviral treatment options for chronic Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infections are limited and immunological determinants of viral persistence remain largely unexplored. We studied the antiviral potency of pegylated interferon-α (pegIFNα) against HEV infections in humanized mice and modelled intrahepatic interferon stimulated gene (ISG) responses. Human gene expression levels in humanized mouse livers were analyzed by qPCR and Nanostring. Human CXCL10 was measured in mouse serum. HEV genotype 3 (gt3) infections were cleared from liver and feces within 8 pegIFNα doses in all mice and relapsed after a single pegIFNα injection in only half of treated animals...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811292/dapagliflozin-slows-the-progression-of-the-renal-and-liver-fibrosis-associated-with-type-2-diabetes
#14
Li Tang, Yuanyuan Wu, Mi Tian, C David Sjostrom, Ulrika Johansson, Xiao-Rong Peng, David M Smith, Yufeng Huang
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of antidiabetic oral agents indicating promising effects on cardiovascular and renal end points. However, the renoprotective effects of SGLT2 inhibitors are not fully understood. Also, metabolic effects of SGLT2 inhibition on other organ systems such as effects on hepatic steatosis are not fully understood. This study sought to address these questions by treating 18week-old uninephrectomized db/db mice with a selective SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810520/studies-on-the-regulation-of-lipid-metabolism-and-the-mechanism-of-the-aqueous-and-ethanol-extracts-of-usnea
#15
Jiali Zhu, Xuemei Zhang, Xiu Chen, Yong Sun, Yaolan Dai, Chang Chen, Tiane Zhang, Zhiyong Yan
OBJECTIVES: Usnea is a lichen of Usnea diffracta Vain and Usnea longissima Ach, which belongs to the genus Usnea Adans of Usneaceae. Usnea exerts numerous pharmacological activities, while its lipid regulatory activities remain unreported. This study aims to evaluate the effects of aqueous and ethanol extracts of Usnea on the regulation of lipid metabolism and to explore the possible mechanism. METHODS: Hyperlipidemia rat model was established by feeding with high-fat diet for 45days...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809744/effect-of-vitamin-d-serum-levels-and-gc-gene-polymorphisms-in-liver-fibrosis-due-to-chronic-hepatitis-c
#16
Laura A Azevedo, Ursula Matte, Themis R Silveira, Jacqueline W Bonfanti, Juliana P Bruch, Mário R Álvares-da-Silva
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Vitamin D has been associated with chronic liver diseases and low vitamin levels may contribute to progression of chronic hepatitis C. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of vitamin D serum levels and GC gene polymorphisms in the severity of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study that enrolled 132 adult patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 attended at the outpatient Clinic of Gastroenterology Division at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808255/critical-role-for-arginase-2-in-obesity-associated-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Tamara Zaytouni, Pei-Yun Tsai, Daniel S Hitchcock, Cory D DuBois, Elizaveta Freinkman, Lin Lin, Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Patrick J Lenehan, Brian M Wolpin, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Eduardo M Torres, Nicholas Stylopoulos, Clary B Clish, Nada Y Kalaany
Obesity is an established risk factor for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Despite recent identification of metabolic alterations in this lethal malignancy, the metabolic dependencies of obesity-associated PDA remain unknown. Here we show that obesity-driven PDA exhibits accelerated growth and a striking transcriptional enrichment for pathways regulating nitrogen metabolism. We find that the mitochondrial form of arginase (ARG2), which hydrolyzes arginine into ornithine and urea, is induced upon obesity, and silencing or loss of ARG2 markedly suppresses PDA...
August 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807448/assessing-hepatic-fibrosis-using-2-d-shear-wave-elastography-in-patients-with-liver-tumors-a-prospective-single-center-study
#18
Zhongxi Huang, Wei Zheng, Yao-Jun Zhang, Li Xu, Jin-Bin Chen, Jian-Cong Chen, Min-Shan Chen, Zhongguo Zhou
The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of 2-D shear wave elastography (2-D-SWE) in evaluations of liver stiffness in patients with liver tumors before resection. A total of 121 consecutive patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (n = 93), intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), mixed hepatocellular carcinoma and intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), liver metastases (n = 10) and benign tumors (n = 6) were prospectively enrolled in this study from June 2015 to March 2016...
August 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807209/induction-of-autophagy-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-steatotic-rat-livers
#19
Chunyi Kan, Anding Liu, Haoshu Fang, Olaf Dirsch, Uta Dahmen, Michael Boettcher
BACKGROUND: Steatotic livers are particularly vulnerable to ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). One of the reasons is an underlying impairment of autophagy. Autophagy is regulated by glycogen synthase kinase 3b (GSK3b) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) pathways. Both of them are target proteins of a cell-protective drug, lithium chloride. Lithium chloride treatment reduces IRI in many organs including liver. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of lithium chloride treatment on autophagy induction in steatotic rat livers...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805896/the-composition-of-dietary-fat-alters-the-transcriptional-profile-of-pathways-associated-with-lipid-metabolism-in-the-liver-and-adipose-tissue-in-the-pig
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T A Kellner, N K Gabler, J F Patience
The objective was to investigate the of effect chemical composition of dietary fat on transcription of genes involved in lipid metabolism in adipose tissue and the liver via transcriptional profiling in growing pigs. A total of 48 Genetiporc 6.0 × Genetiporc F25 (PIC, Inc., Hendersonville, TN) barrows (initial BW of 44.1 ± 1.2 kg) were randomly allotted to 1 of 6 dietary treatments. Each experimental diet included 95% of a corn-soybean meal basal diet and 5% cornstarch (control; CNTR), animal-vegetable blend (AV), coconut oil (COCO), corn oil (COIL), fish oil (FO), or tallow (TAL)...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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