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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922724/oyster-ostrea-plicatula-gmelin-polysaccharides-intervention-ameliorates-cyclophosphamide-induced-genotoxicity-and-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
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Shuting Lin, Gengxin Hao, Min Long, Fei Lai, Qingqin Li, Yongmei Xiong, Yan Tian, Dong Lai
In this study, we explored the protective effects of oyster (Ostrea plicatula Gmelin) polysaccharides (OPS) against genotoxicity and liver injury induced by cyclophosphamide (CP) in BALB/c mice. OPS was administered to mice at doses of 100 and 200mg/kg for 7 consecutive days, then 50mg/kg CP was injected via abdomen. Then mice were sacrificed and samples were collected. Bone marrow micronuclei (MN) and polychromatic erythrocytes (PCE): normochromatic erythrocytes (NCE) ratio were calculated to evaluate CP induced genetic toxicity...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922721/hydroalcoholic-extract-of-stevia-rebaudiana-bert-leaves-and-stevioside-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-rats
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Latha S, Sheetal Chaudhary, Ray R S
Oxidative stress and hepatic inflammatory response is primarily implicated in the pathogenesis of LPS induced acute liver injury. Stevioside, a diterpenoidal glycoside isolated from the Stevia rebaudiana leaves, exerts potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. The present study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Stevia rebaudiana leaves (STE EXT) and its major phytochemical constituent, stevioside (STE) in LPS induced acute liver injury...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922061/alanine-aminotransferase-and-total-bilirubin-are-synergistically-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-women
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at high levels and total bilirubin (T-BiL) at low levels were oxidative potentials, but it was uncertain whether ALT and T-BiL had an additive interaction for the risk of MetS. METHODS: From a single community, we recruited 864 women (70 ± 8 years) during their annual health examination. We cross-sectionally investigated whether ALT and T-BiL are associated with MetS and its components based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921708/scopoletin-supplementation-ameliorates-steatosis-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
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Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Hae-In Lee, Hyun Wook Cho, Myung-Sook Choi, Seok-Kyu Park, Jin Lee, Myung-Joo Kim, Kwon-Il Seo, Mi-Kyung Lee
Scopoletin is a bioactive component in many edible plants and fruits. This study investigated the effects of scopoletin on hepatic steatosis and inflammation in a high-fat diet fed type 1 diabetic mice by comparison with metformin. Scopoletin (0.01%, w/w) or metformin (0.5%, w/w) was provided with a high-fat diet to streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice for 11 weeks. Both scopoletin and metformin lowered blood glucose and HbA1c , serum ALT, TNF-α and IL-6 levels, glucose intolerance, and hepatic lipid accumulation compared with the diabetic control group...
September 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920416/effects-of-aflatoxin-b1-combined-with-ochratoxin-a-and-or-zearalenone-on-metabolism-immune-function-and-antioxidant-status-in-lactating-dairy-goats
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Shuai Huang, Nan Zheng, CaiYun Fan, Ming Cheng, Shang Wang, Adil Jabar, JiaQi Wang, JianBo Cheng
Objective: This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) alone or mixed with ochratoxin A (OTA) and/or zearalenone (ZEA) on the metabolism, immune function, and antioxidant status of dairy goats. Methods: Fifty lactating Laoshan dairy goats were randomly assigned to one of five treatment groups (n = 10) for 14 days. Goats were fed no additive (control) or administered with 50 μg AFB1/kg DM (AFB1), 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 100 μg OTA/kg DM (AFB1+OTA), 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 500 μg ZEA/kg DM (AFB1+ZEA), or 50 μg AFB1/kg DM + 100 μg OTA/kg DM + 500 μg ZEA/kg DM (AFB1+OTA+ZEA)...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919979/reversal-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatosis-after-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Brian M Parker, Jiang Wu, Jing You, David S Barnes, Lisa Yerian, John P Kirwan, Philip R Schauer, Daniel I Sessler
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves the pathophysiology that contributes to obesity-related nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Whether obesity-related fibrosis improves is unclear. We hypothesized that RYGB reverses NASH and fibrosis, and indocyanine green (ICG) clearance provides a sensitive measure for detecting asymptomatic fatty liver disease. METHODS: One hundred six obese adults scheduled for RYGB had preoperative liver function assessed using standard tests and ICG clearance and core liver biopsies obtained during RYGB...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919711/protective-role-of-quercetin-against-manganese-induced-injury-in-the-liver-kidney-and-lung-and-hematological-parameters-in-acute-and-subchronic-rat-models
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Entaz Bahar, Geum-Hwa Lee, Kashi Raj Bhattarai, Hwa-Young Lee, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Mallikarjun Handigund, Min-Kyung Choi, Sun-Young Han, Han-Jung Chae, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an important mineral element required in trace amounts for development of the human body, while over- or chronic-exposure can cause serious organ toxicity. The current study was designed to evaluate the protective role of quercetin (Qct) against Mn-induced toxicity in the liver, kidney, lung, and hematological parameters in acute and subchronic rat models. Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into control, Mn (100 mg/kg for acute model and 15 mg/kg for subchronic model), and Mn + Qct (25 and 50 mg/kg) groups in both acute and subchronic models...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918170/lifestyle-predictors-of-obese-and-non-obese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joo Hee Kwak, Dae Won Jun, Seung Min Lee, Yong Kyun Cho, Kang Nyeong Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Byung Chul Yoon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are obese, and they usually eat more while being less physically active as compared to healthy individuals. However, little is known about the lifestyle patterns of non-obese or obese patients with NAFLD. The aim of this study was to investigate nutrition components and behavioral differences between non-obese and obese patients with NAFLD. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study comprising of 209 patients...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917868/anti-hyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-of-alkali-extractable-mycelia-polysaccharides-by-pleurotus-eryngii-var-tuolensis
#9
Zhenzhen Ren, Juan Li, Nuo Xu, Jianjun Zhang, Xinling Song, Xiuxiu Wang, Zheng Gao, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Chen Zhang, Min Liu, Huajie Zhao, Le Jia
In this study, we noted that the Al-MPS from Pleurotus eryngii var. tuolensis provoked pharmacological effects on blood lipid profiles and oxidative stress. Animal studies demonstrated that Al-MPS showed potential effects on relieving hyperlipidemia and preventing oxidative stress, reflecting by decreasing the levels of serum enzyme activities (ALP, ALT and AST), restoring the activities of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, GSH-Px, CAT and T-AOC), down-regulating the MDA and LPO contents, as well as remitting the hepatic and cardiac tissues injury, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917067/dengue-fever-clinical-features-of-567-consecutive-patients-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-center-in-saudi-arabia
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Samar Badreddine, Fahmi Al-Dhaheri, Ammar Al-Dabbagh, Abdulrahman Al-Amoudi, Maged Al-Ammari, Nader Elatassi, Haytham Abbas, Rami Magliah, Abdulbasit Malibari, Hani Almoallim
To delineate the clinical features and outcomes of dengue infection and to guide clinician of early diagnosis and identification of risks factors for dengue hemorrhagic fever. Methods: This study is a retrospective cross-sectional. Clinical records of 567 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue infection, admitted to a single hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between January 2010 and  June 2014 were reviewed.  Results: Dengue infection was most common in adult males. Sixty-eight percent of infections were in Saudi nationals...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915859/the-fto-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-risk-in-egyptian-females-a-case-control-study
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Mina S Khella, Nadia M Hamdy, Ashraf I Amin, Hala O El-Mesallamy
BACKGROUND: Variations within fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene had crosstalk with obesity risk in European and some Asian populations. This study was designed to investigate FTO rs9939609 association with metabolic syndrome (MetS) as well as biochemical parameters as plasma glucose, serum triacylglycerol (TAG), total cholesterol (TC) and transaminases enzymes in Arab female population from Egypt. METHODS: In order to achieve that, FTO gene rs9939609 (A < T) was genotyped using TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay in a total of 197 females which were enrolled in this study...
September 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915066/a-quantitative-assessment-of-the-reporting-quality-of-herbal-medicine-research-the-road-to-improvement
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Ken Naumann
OBJECTIVES: To quantify different aspects of the quality of reporting of herbal medicine clinical trials, to determine how that quality is affecting the conclusions of meta-analyses, and to target areas for improvement in future herbal medicine research reporting. STUDY DESIGN: The Electronic databases PubMed, Academic Search Premier, ScienceDirect, and Alt HealthWatch were searched for meta-analyses of herbal medicines in refereed journals and Cochrane Reviews in the years 2000-2004 and 2010-2014...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912805/antifibrotic-effect-of-lactulose-on-a-methotrexate-induced-liver-injury-model
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Banu Taskin, Mümin Alper Erdoğan, Gürkan Yiğittürk, Damla Günenç, Oytun Erbaş
The most severe side effect of prolonged MTX treatment is hepatotoxicity. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of lactulose treatment on MTX-induced hepatotoxicity in a rat model. Twenty-four male rats were included in the study. Sixteen rats were given a single dose of 20 mg/kg MTX to induce liver injury. Eight rats were given no drugs. 16 MTX-given rats were divided into two equal groups. Group 1 subjects were given lactulose 5 g/kg/day, and group 2 subjects were given saline 1 ml/kg/day for 10 days...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912447/development-and-validation-of-a-nomogram-for-predicting-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Qing-Long Deng, Shu Dong, Lei Wang, Chen-Yue Zhang, Hai-Feng Ying, Zhao-Shen Li, Xiao-Heng Shen, Yuan-Bao Guo, Zhi-Qiang Meng, Jin-Ming Yu, Qi-Wen Chen
This study aimed to develop and validate an effective prognostic nomogram for advanced PDAC patients. We conducted a prospective multicenter cohort study involving 1,526 advanced PDAC patients from three participating hospitals in China between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013. Two thirds of the patients were randomly assigned to the training set (n = 1,017), and one third were assigned to the validation set (n = 509). Multivariate cox regression analysis was performed to identify significant prognostic factors for overall survival to develop the nomogram...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910661/describing-the-holistic-toxicokinetics-of-hepatotoxic-chinese-herbal-medicines-by-a-novel-integrated-strategy-dioscorea-bulbifera-rhizome-as-a-case-study
#15
Ling-Li Wang, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Wei Shi, Zhuo-Qing Li, Zi-Tian Wu, Ping Li, Hui-Jun Li
It is vital to monitor the holistic toxicokinetics of toxic Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) for safety. Although an integrated strategy based on the area under the curve (AUC) has been proposed to characterize the pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic properties of CHMs, improvement is still needed. This study attempted to use 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) as weighting coefficient to investigate holistic toxicokinetics of the major diosbulbins i.e. diosbulbin A (DA), diosbulbin B (DB), and diosbulbin C (DC) after oral administration of Dioscorea bulbifera rhizome (DBR) extract...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910201/reentry-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-the-himalayas
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Santosh Baniya, Christopher Holden, Buddha Basnyat
Baniya, Santosh, Christopher Holden, and Buddha Basnyat. Reentry high altitude pulmonary edema in the Himalayas. High Alt Med Biol. 16:000-000, 2017.-Reentry high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), a subset of HAPE, is a well recognized, life-threatening illness documented almost exclusively in the North and South Americans, who live at high altitude (>2500 m) and return to their homes after a brief sojourn of days to months at lower altitude. This phenomenon has not been reported in Sherpas or other people of Tibetan origin in Nepal or India...
September 14, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910170/the-protective-effect-of-vitamin-d-against-carbon-tetrachloride-damage-to-the-rat-liver
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D Özerkan, N Özsoy, K G Akbulut, S Güney, G Öztürk
We investigated the protective effect of vitamin D against liver damage caused by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Twenty-four male rats were divided into four equal groups: G1, untreated controls; G2, administered CCl4; G3, administered both CCl4 and vitamin D for 10 weeks; G4, administered CCl4 for 10 weeks and vitamin D for 12 weeks. At the end of experiment, intracardiac blood samples were taken and liver samples were removed. Hepatic damage due to CCl4 was assessed using biochemistry and histopathology. Glutathione (GSH) levels decreased, while malondialdehyde (MDA) levels increased in liver tissues of G2...
September 14, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903340/multi-modality-imaging-monitored-creation-of-rat-orthotopic-pancreatic-head-cancer-with-obstructive-jaundice
#18
Zhibin Bai, Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Longhua Qiu, Gaojun Teng, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using multi-modality imaging to monitor the creation of rat models with orthotopic pancreatic head cancer with obstructive jaundice. RESULTS: 27 of 52 rats (51.92%) developed pancreatic head cancer. The tumor formation rate was significantly higher in the animal group receiving bioluminescent tumor, compared to the group receiving non-bioluminescent donor tumors [78.1% (25/32 rats) vs 10.0% (2/20 rats), P = 0.0001]. Both ultrasound imaging and MRI clearly characterized the orthotopic tumors...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903091/environmental-relevant-concentrations-of-a-chlorpyrifos-commercial-formulation-affect-two-neotropical-fish-species-cheirodon-interruptus-and-cnesterodon-decemmaculatus
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Alejo Fabian Bonifacio, María Laura Ballesteros, Rocío Inés Bonansea, Iohanna Filippi, María Valeria Amé, Andrea Cecilia Hued
The increase of cultivated areas together with the intensive use of pesticides have greatly contributed to impair the quality of aquatic systems along different areas of South America. The main goal of the present study was to assess the effects of a commercial formulation of chlorpyrifos at environmentally relevant concentrations on two native fish species, Cheirodon interruptus and Cnesterodon decemmaculatus. Adult individuals were exposed during 48 h to the following concentrations: 0.084 nl/l (Ci-Cf 1) and 0...
August 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902939/hyperin-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#20
Chengwei Niu, Man Ma, Xiao Han, Zimin Wang, Hangyan Li
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of hyperin in cisplatin-induced liver injury in mice. Methods: Mice were pretreated with hyperin at doses of 25 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg, respectively, for six days, and intraperitoneal injection of cisplatin (40 mg/kg) was administrated one hour after the final intragastrication of hyperin. Twenty-four hours later, blood and liver were collected for further research. Results: A single injection of cisplatin (40 mg/kg) for 24 h significantly increased serum alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT/AST) and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) activities, whileas hyperin reversed cisplatin-induced such increases...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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