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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666152/phenylmethimazole-abrogates-diet-induced-inflammation-glucose-intolerance-and-nafld
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Ashley Patton, Tyler Church, Caroline Wilson, Jean Thuma, Douglas J Goetz, Darlene E Berryman, Edward O List, Frank L Schwartz, Kelly D McCall
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of both metabolic and inflammatory diseases and has become the leading chronic liver disease worldwide. High fat (HF) diets promote an increased uptake and storage of free fatty acids (FFAs) and triglycerides (TGs) in hepatocytes, which initiates steatosis and induces lipotoxicity, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Activation and signaling of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) by FFAs induces inflammation evident in NAFLD and insulin resistance...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665034/metabolic-features-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-nafl-in-obese-adolescents-findings-from-a-multi-ethnic-cohort
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Domenico Tricò, Sonia Caprio, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Bridget Pierpont, Jessica Nouws, Alfonso Galderisi, Grace Kim, Mariana M Mata, Nicola Santoro
AIMS: We conducted a prospective study in a large, multiethnic cohort of obese adolescents to characterize clinical and genetic features associated with pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL), the most common cause of chronic liver disease in youth. METHODS: A total of 503 obese adolescents were enrolled, including 191 (38.0%) Caucasians, 134 (26.6%) African Americans, and 178 (35.4%) Hispanics. Participants underwent abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify hepatic fat content, an oral glucose tolerance test to assess glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, and the genotyping of three SNPs associated with fatty liver (PNPLA3 rs738409, GCKR rs1260326, and TM6SF2 rs58542926)...
April 17, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663608/the-effects-of-hexachloronaphthalene-on-selected-parameters-of-heme-biosynthesis-and-systemic-toxicity-in-female-wistar-rats-after-90-day-oral-exposure
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Michal Klimczak, Adam Darago, Elzbieta Bruchajzer, Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Maciej Stepnik, Katarzyna Kuzajska, Anna Kilanowicz
Hexachloronaphthalenes (HxCNs) are the most toxic congeners of polychlorinated naphthalenes, a group of compounds lately included into the list of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This study presents the effects of 90-day intragastric administration of HxCN to female Wistar rats at doses of 0.03, 0.1, and 0.3 mg/kg body weight. The study examined selected parameters of the heme synthesis pathway, oxidative stress, hepatic cytochromes level, and basic hematology indicators. A micronucleus test was also performed...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663549/ostreolysin-induces-browning-of-adipocytes-and-ameliorates-hepatic-steatosis
#4
Lili Nimri, Katerina Staikin, Irena Peri, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Betty Schwartz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with all features of the metabolic syndrome. Deposition of excess triglycerides in liver cells, a hallmark of NAFLD, is associated with loss of insulin sensitivity. Ostreolysin (Oly) is a 15-kDa fungal protein known to interact with cholesterol-enriched raft-like membrane domains. We aim to test whether a recombinant version of Oly (rOly) can induce functional changes in vitro in adipocytes or in vivo in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662454/the-biological-clock-a-pivotal-hub-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Salvatore De Cosmo, Tommaso Mazza
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent hepatic pathology in the Western world and may evolve into steatohepatitis (NASH), increasing the risk of cirrhosis, portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD derives from the accumulation of hepatic fat due to discrepant free fatty acid metabolism. Other factors contributing to this are deranged nutrients and bile acids fluxes as well as alterations in nuclear receptors, hormones, and intermediary metabolites, which impact on signaling pathways involved in metabolism and inflammation...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662329/diagnosis-and-staging-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-comparison-and-critical-overview-of-current-strategies
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REVIEW
Leandro César Mendes, Raquel Sb Stucchi, Aline G Vigani
In the past years, what has always been considered undisputed true in liver fibrosis staging has been challenged. Diagnostic performance of histological evaluation has proven to be significantly influenced by sample- and observer-related variabilities. Differentiation between lower levels of fibrosis remains difficult for many, if not all, test modalities, including liver biopsy but, perhaps, such a distinction is not indispensable in light of current therapeutic approaches. Biomarkers and elastography offer, nonetheless, high predictive values for advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis and correlate well with liver-related outcomes...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661433/better-selection-criteria-with-prognostic-factors-for-liver-transplantation
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L S Nacif, R S Pinheiro, V Rocha-Santos, V M Barbosa, A P de Moura Dias, R B Martino, R A Macedo, L Ducatti, L Haddad, F Galvão, W Andraus, L Carneiro D' Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation has evolved significantly in recent years, with each advancement part of the effort toward increasing patient and graft survival as well as quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors and selection criteria for liver transplantation. METHODS: Our study was a statistical analysis, logistic regression, and survival evaluation of a total of 80 liver transplants that were performed between June 1, 2016 and September 24, 2016...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660324/magnetic-resonance-imaging-proton-density-fat-fraction-associates-with-progression-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Veeral Ajmera, Charlie C Park, Cyrielle Caussy, Seema Singh, Carolyn Hernandez, Ricki Bettencourt, Jonathan Hooker, Ethan Sy, Cynthia Behling, Ronghui Xu, Michael S Middleton, Mark A Valasek, Claire Faulkner, Emily Rizo, Lisa Richards, Claude B Sirlin, Rohit Loomba
Markers are needed to predict progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The proton density fat fraction, measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI-PDFF), provides an accurate, validated marker of hepatic steatosis. However, it is not clear whether the proton density fat fraction identifies patients at risk for NAFLD progression. We performed a follow-up study of 95 well-characterized patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and examined the association between liver fat content and fibrosis progression...
April 13, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659970/cholic-acid-supplementation-of-a-high-fat-obesogenic-diet-suppresses-hepatic-triacylglycerol-accumulation-in-mice-via-a-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-dependent-mechanism
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Siri M Ippagunta, Alexei Kharitonenkov, Andrew C Adams, F Bradley Hillgartner
Background: Supplementation of a high-fat obesogenic diet (HFD) with cholic acid (CA) suppresses the development of obesity, insulin resistance, and hepatic steatosis in mice. Objective: We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in mediating the beneficial actions of CA on metabolic syndrome. Methods: Male 7-wk-old wild-type (WT) mice and FGF21 knockout (FGF21KO) mice were fed an HFD for 12 wk followed by a 4-wk period in which the mice were fed the HFD alone or supplemented with 0...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659785/glucocorticoid-induced-metabolic-disturbances-are-exacerbated-in-obese-male-mice
#10
Innocence Harvey, Erin J Stephenson, JeAnna R Redd, Quynh T Tran, Irit Hochberg, Nathan Qi, Dave Bridges
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of glucocorticoid-induced metabolic dysfunction in the presence of diet-induced obesity. C57BL/6J adult male lean and diet-induced obese mice were given dexamethasone and levels of hepatic steatosis, insulin resistance and lipolysis were determined. Obese mice given dexamethasone had significant, synergistic effects on fasting glucose, insulin resistance and markers of lipolysis, as well as hepatic steatosis. This was associated with synergistic transactivation of the lipolytic enzyme ATGL...
April 11, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657020/helicobacter-pylori-infection-aggravates-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-in-mice
#11
Cong He, Dandan Cheng, Huan Wang, Ketao Wu, Yin Zhu, Nonghua Lu
BACKGROUND: Previous epidemiological studies have suggested a link between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), yet animal studies are lacking to elucidate this association. In this study, we evaluated the potential effects of H. pylori infection on NAFLD in mice. METHODS: We first established two strains of H. pylori infected mice model with either chow diet or high fat diet (HFD). The body and liver weight, blood glucose, serum transaminases and lipid levels and markers of hepatic inflammation were measured...
April 12, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656466/evaluation-of-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-treatment-in-factor-viii-coagulation-factor-deficient-mouse-model
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Alaknanda Mishra, Shailendra Arindkar, Preeti Sahay, Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Pramod K Upadhyay, Subeer S Majumdar, Perumal Nagarajan
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)-like conditions enhance the production and action of clotting factors in humans. However, studies examining the effect of NAFLD due to high-fat high-fructose (HFHF) diet in factor VIII-deficient (haemophilia A) animals or patients have not been reported previously. In this study, we investigated the individual role of factor VIII in the progression of diet-induced NAFLD in the factor 8-/- (F8-/- ) mouse model system and its consequences on the haemophilic status of the mice...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656210/micheliolide-alleviates-hepatic-steatosis-in-db-db-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-promoting-autophagy-via-ppar-%C3%AE-mediated-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-and-ampk-mtor-signaling
#13
Juan Zhong, Wangqiu Gong, Jing Chen, Yao Qing, Shuyue Wu, Hongbei Li, Chunxi Huang, Yihua Chen, Yuxian Wang, Zhaozhong Xu, Wenting Liu, HongYu Li, Haibo Long
The anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anticancer effects of micheliolide (MCL) isolated from Michelia champaca were previously reported, but its role and underlying mechanisms in relieving liver steatosis remain unclear. Herein, we investigated the effects of MCL on hepatic steatosis using a db/db mouse model and lipid mixture (LM)-induced AML12 and LO2 cells. The body and liver weights, food consumption, lipid content and liver aminotransferase levels in serum, the lipid content and inflammatory cytokine levels in liver tissue, and the extent of hepatic steatosis in db/db mice were increased compared with those in db/m mice, and these increases were reversed by MCL treatment...
April 12, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656110/targeting-hepatic-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinases-restores-insulin-signaling-and-mitigates-chrebp-mediated-lipogenesis-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
#14
Cheng-Yang Wu, Shih-Chia Tso, Jacinta L Chuang, Wen-Jun Gui, Mingliang Lou, Gaurav Sharma, Chalermchai Khemtong, Xiangbing Qi, R Max Wynn, David T Chuang
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases 1-4 (PDKs1-4) negatively regulate activity of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC) by reversible phosphorylation. PDKs play a pivotal role in maintaining energy homeostasis and contribute to metabolic flexibility by attenuating PDC activity in various mammalian tissues. Cumulative evidence has shown that the up-regulation of PDK4 expression is tightly associated with obesity and diabetes. In this investigation, we test the central hypothesis that PDKs1-4 are a pharmacological target for lowering glucose levels and restoring insulin sensitivity in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
March 31, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656108/epoxygenase-inactivation-exacerbates-diet-and-aging-associated-metabolic-dysfunction-resulting-from-impaired-adipogenesis
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Antoni Olona, Ximena Terra, Jeong-Hun Ko, Carme Grau-Bové, Montserrat Pinent, Anna Ardevol, Ana Garcia Diaz, Aida Moreno-Moral, Matthew Edin, David Bishop-Bailey, Darryl C Zeldin, Timothy J Aitman, Enrico Petretto, Mayte Blay, Jacques Behmoaras
OBJECTIVE: When molecular drivers of healthy adipogenesis are perturbed, this can cause hepatic steatosis. The role of arachidonic acid (AA) and its downstream enzymatic cascades, such as cyclooxygenase, in adipogenesis is well established. The exact contribution of the P450 epoxygenase pathway, however, remains to be established. Enzymes belonging to this pathway are mainly encoded by the CYP2J locus which shows extensive allelic expansion in mice. Here we aimed to establish the role of endogenous epoxygenase during adipogenesis under homeostatic and metabolic stress conditions...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653185/sex-differences-in-the-development-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-cafeteria-diet-induced-obesity-in-young-mice
#16
Fabiana Rodrigues Silva Gasparin, Fernando Olinto Carreño, Juliana Moraes Mewes, Eduardo Hideo Gilglioni, Clairce Luzia Salgueiro Pagadigorria, Maria Raquel Marçal Natali, Karina Sayuri Utsunomiya, Rodrigo Polimeni Constantin, Amanda Tomie Ouchida, Carlos Curti, Ingrid C Gaemers, Ronald Petrus Johannes Oude Elferink, Jorgete Constantin, Emy Luiza Ishii-Iwamoto
The present study was planned to improve our understanding about sex differences in the development of hepatic steatosis in cafeteria diet-induced obesity in young mice. Female (FCaf) and male (MCaf) mice fed a cafeteria diet had similar body weight gain and adiposity index, but FCaf had a more extensive steatosis than MCaf. FCaf livers exhibited a higher non-alcoholic fatty liver disease activity score, elevated lipid percentage area (+34%) in Sudan III staining and increased TG content (+25%) compared to MCaf...
April 10, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651749/medium-chain-triglycerides-supplement-therapy-with-a-low-carbohydrate-formula-can-supply-energy-and-enhance-ammonia-detoxification-in-the-hepatocytes-of-patients-with-adult-onset-type-ii-citrullinemia
#17
Kiyoshi Hayasaka, Chikahiko Numakura, Mitsunori Yamakawa, Tetsuo Mitsui, Hisayoshi Watanabe, Hiroaki Haga, Masahide Yazaki, Hiromasa Ohira, Yasuo Ochiai, Toshiyuki Tahara, Tamio Nakahara, Noriyo Yamashiki, Takahiro Nakayama, Takashi Kon, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Hiroshi Yoshida
Citrin, encoded by SLC25A13, constitutes the malate-aspartate shuttle, the main NADH-shuttle in the liver. Citrin deficiency causes neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis (NICCD) and adult-onset type II citrullinemia (CTLN2). Citrin deficiency is predicted to impair hepatic glycolysis and de novo lipogenesis, resulting in hepatic energy deficit. Secondary decrease in hepatic argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS1) expression has been considered a cause of hyperammonemia in CTLN2. We previously reported that medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) supplement therapy with a low-carbohydrate formula was effective in CTLN2 to prevent a relapse of hyperammonemic encephalopathy...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651002/metformin-decreases-the-incidence-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-promoted-by-diet-induced-obesity-in-the-conditional-krasg12d-mouse-model
#18
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Caroline Ei Ne Chou, David W Dawson, Samuel French, Andrea I Schmidt, James Sinnett-Smith, Fang Hao, O Joe Hines, Guido Eibl, Enrique Rozengurt
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a particularly deadly disease. Chronic conditions, including obesity and type-2 diabetes are risk factors, thus making PDAC amenable to preventive strategies. We aimed to characterize the chemo-preventive effects of metformin, a widely used anti-diabetic drug, on PDAC development using the KrasG12D mouse model subjected to a diet high in fats and calories (HFCD). LSL-KrasG12D/+ ;p48-Cre (KC) mice were given control diet (CD), HFCD, or HFCD with 5 mg/ml metformin in drinking water for 3 or 9 months...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650350/loss-of-dorsomedial-hypothalamic-glp-1-signaling-reduces-bat-thermogenesis-and-increases-adiposity
#19
Shin J Lee, Graciela Sanchez-Watts, Jean-Philippe Krieger, Angelica Pignalosa, Puck N Norell, Alyssa Cortella, Klaus G Pettersen, Dubravka Vrdoljak, Matthew R Hayes, Scott Kanoski, Wolfgang Langhans, Alan G Watts
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) neurons in the hindbrain densely innervate the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH), a nucleus strongly implicated in body weight regulation and the sympathetic control of brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis. Therefore, DMH GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1R) are well placed to regulate energy balance by controlling sympathetic outflow and BAT function. METHODS: We investigate this possibility in adult male rats by using direct administration of GLP-1 (0...
March 21, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649689/high-fat-diet-alters-pas-kinase-regulation-by-fasting-and-feeding-in-liver
#20
Ana Pérez-García, Pilar Dongil, Verónica Hurtado-Carneiro, Enrique Blázquez, Carmen Sanz, Elvira Álvarez
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the population, along with their associated complications, is a major factor contributing to increased morbidity and mortality in developed countries. The liver is a vital organ for maintaining metabolic homeostasis, especially in the adjustment periods in fasting and feeding. Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) kinase (PASK) controls glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism in response to nutritional status. PASK-deficient mice with a high-fat diet (HFD) resist the development of obesity and hepatic steatosis, with improved insulin sensitivity...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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