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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352704/treatment-of-adult-chronic-indeterminate-chagas-disease-with-benznidazole-and-three-e1224-dosing-regimens-a-proof-of-concept-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Faustino Torrico, Joaquim Gascon, Lourdes Ortiz, Cristina Alonso-Vega, María-Jesús Pinazo, Alejandro Schijman, Igor C Almeida, Fabiana Alves, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Isabela Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease is a major neglected vector-borne disease. In this study, we investigated the safety and efficacy of three oral E1224 (a water-soluble ravuconazole prodrug) regimens and benznidazole versus placebo in adult chronic indeterminate Chagas disease. METHOD: In this proof-of-concept, double-blind, randomised phase 2 clinical trial, we recruited adults (18-50 years) with confirmed diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection from two outpatient units in Bolivia...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352428/hnf4%C3%AE-is-involved-in-the-regulation-of-vertebrate-lc-pufa-biosynthesis-insights-into-the-regulatory-role-of-hnf4%C3%AE-on-expression-of-liver-fatty-acyl-desaturases-in-the-marine-teleost-siganus-canaliculatus
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Shuqi Wang, Junliang Chen, Danli Jiang, Qinghao Zhang, Cuihong You, Douglas R Tocher, Óscar Monroig, Yewei Dong, Yuanyou Li
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) biosynthesis is an important metabolic pathway in vertebrates, especially fish, considering they are the major source of n-3 LC-PUFA in the human diet. However, most fish have only limited capability for biosynthesis of LC-PUFA. The rabbitfish (Siganus canaliculatus) is able to synthesize LC-PUFA as it has all the key enzyme activities required including Δ6Δ5 Fads2, Δ4 Fads2, Elovl5, and Elovl4. We previously reported a direct interaction between the transcription factor Hnf4α and the promoter regions of Δ4 and Δ6Δ5 Fads2, which suggested that Hnf4α was involved in the transcriptional regulation of fads2 in rabbitfish...
January 19, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352207/ethanol-sensitizes-hepatocytes-for-tgf-%C3%AE-triggered-apoptosis
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Haristi Gaitantzi, Christoph Meyer, Pia Rakoczy, Maria Thomas, Kristin Wahl, Franziska Wandrer, Heike Bantel, Hamed Alborzinia, Stefan Wölfl, Sabrina Ehnert, Andreas Nüssler, Ina Bergheim, Loredana Ciuclan, Matthias Ebert, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Steven Dooley
Alcohol abuse is a global health problem causing a substantial fraction of chronic liver diseases. Abundant TGF-β-a potent pro-fibrogenic cytokine-leads to disease progression. Our aim was to elucidate the crosstalk of TGF-β and alcohol on hepatocytes. Primary murine hepatocytes were challenged with ethanol and TGF-β and cell fate was determined. Fluidigm RNA analyses revealed transcriptional effects that regulate survival and apoptosis. Mechanistic insights were derived from enzyme/pathway inhibition experiments and modulation of oxidative stress levels...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352172/hemoglobin-catalyzes-coa-degradation-and-thiol-addition-to-flavonoids
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Toshiki Nagakubo, Takuto Kumano, Yoshiteru Hashimoto, Michihiko Kobayashi
In the presence of CoA, cell-free extracts prepared from porcine liver was found to convert 7,8-dihydroxyflavone (DHF) to a pantetheine conjugate, which was a novel flavonoid. We purified a 7,8-DHF-converting enzyme from the extracts, and identified it as hemoglobin (Hb). The purified Hb showed the following two activities: (i) degradation of CoA into pantetheine through hydrolytic cleavage to yield pantetheine and 3'-phospho-adenosine-5'-diphosphate (ADP) independently of heme, and (ii) addition of a thiol (e...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352069/identification-of-ketene-reactive-intermediate-of-erlotinib-possibly-responsible-for-inactivation-of-p450-enzymes
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Huimin Zhao, Siyuan Li, Zixin Yang, Ying Peng, Xiaohui Chen, Jiang Zheng
Erlotinib (ELT), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is widely used for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer in clinic. Unfortunately, severe drug-induced liver injury and other adverse effects occurred during the treatment. Meanwhile, ELT has been reported to be a mechanism-based inactivator of CYPs 3A4 and 3A5. The objectives of this study were to identify ketene intermediate of ELT and investigate the association of the acetylenic bioactivation with the enzyme inactivation caused by ELT. A ketene intermediate was detected in human microsomal incubations of ELT, using 4-bromobenzylamine as a trapping agent...
January 19, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352067/sandwich-cultured-hepatocytes-for-mechanistic-understanding-of-hepatic-disposition-of-parent-drugs-and-metabolites-by-transporter-enzyme-interplay
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Norikazu Matsunaga, Yukina Fukuchi, Haruo Imawaka, Ikumi Tamai
Functional interplay between transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes is currently one of the hottest topics in the field of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Uptake transporter-enzyme interplay is important to determine intrinsic hepatic clearance based on the extended clearance concept. Enzyme-efflux transporter interplay, which includes both sinusoidal (basolateral) and canalicular efflux transporters, determines the fate of metabolites formed in the liver. As sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCHs) maintain metabolic activities and form a canalicular network, the whole interplay between uptake/efflux transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes can be investigated simultaneously...
January 19, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351478/pentose-phosphate-pathway-activity-parallels-lipogenesis-but-not-antioxidant-processes-in-rat-liver
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Eunsook S Jin, Min Hee Lee, Rebecca E Murphy, Craig R Malloy
The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is widely assumed to play a key role in both reductive biosynthesis and protection from oxidative stress because it is the major source of NADPH. However, little is known about the activity of the PPP in fatty liver which is characterized by both oxidative stress and lipogenesis. This study was designed to test whether the PPP is active in parallel with lipogenesis and antioxidant processes in the fatty liver of whole animals. Eight- and 16-week old, obese Zucker diabetic fatty rats and their lean littermates received [U-13C3]glycerol, and 13C labeling patterns of glucose and triglycerides were analyzed for the assessment of hepatic PPP activity and the potentially-related processes simultaneously...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351394/bile-acid-profiles-within-the-enterohepatic-circulation-in-a-diabetic-rat-model-after-bariatric-surgeries
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Meng Wei, Yi Shao, Qiao-Ran Liu, Qun-Zheng Wu, Xiang Zhang, Ming-Wei Zhong, Shao-Zhuang Liu, Guang-Yong Zhang, San-Yuan Hu
Bile acids (BAs), which are synthesized in the liver and cycled in the enterohepatic circulation, have been recognized as signaling molecules by activating their receptors in the intestine and liver. Serum taurine-conjugated BAs have been shown to be elevated after bariatric surgeries, although the postoperative BA profiles within the enterohepatic circulation have not been investigated. Clarification of these profiles could help explain the mechanisms by which bariatric surgery leads to BA profile alterations and subsequent metabolic effects...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350485/purification-of-glutathione-s-transferase-enzyme-from-quail-liver-tissue-and-inhibition-effects-of-3ar-4s-7r-7as-2-4-e-3-aryl-acryloyl-phenyl-3a-4-7-7a-tetrahydro-1h-4-7-methanoisoindole-1-3-2h-dione-derivatives-on-the-enzyme-activity
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Yusuf Temel, Umit M Koçyigit, M Şerif Taysı, Faik Gökalp, Meliha Burcu Gürdere, Yakup Budak, Mustafa Ceylan, İlhami Gülçin, Mehmet Çiftci
The use of quail meat and eggs has made this animal important in recent years, with its low cost and high yields. Glutathione S-transferases (GST, E.C.2.5.1.18) are an important enzyme family, which play a critical role in detoxification system. In our study, GST was purified from quail liver tissue with 47.88-fold purification and 12.33% recovery by glutathione agarose affinity chromatography. The purity of enzyme was checked by SDS-PAGE method and showed a single band. In addition, inhibition effects of (3aR,4S,7R,7aS)-2-(4-((E)-3-(aryl)acryloyl)phenyl)-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-1H-4,7methanoisoindole-1,3(2H)-dion derivatives (1a-g) were investigated on the enzyme activity...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349771/cyp2d6-protein-level-is-the-major-contributor-to-inter-individual-variability-in-cyp2d6-mediated-drug-metabolism-in-healthy-human-liver-tissue
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Miaoran Ning, Julio D Duarte, Leah H Rubin, Hyunyoung Jeong
CYP2D6 genetic polymorphisms are considered a major contributor to the large inter-individual variability in CYP2D6-mediated drug metabolism, but fail to explain significant portion of the variability. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of CYP2D6 activity score (AS) estimated from CYP2D6 genotype to predict CYP2D6 expression and enzyme activity. The CYP2D6 gene region was sequenced in 115 healthy human liver tissue samples to determine their CYP2D6 AS. Additionally, CYP2D6 enzyme activity, protein, and mRNA levels were estimated...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348809/discovery-of-mk-8722-a-systemic-direct-pan-activator-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Danqing Feng, Tesfaye Biftu, F Anthony Romero, Ahmet Kekec, James Dropinski, Andrew Kassick, Shiyao Xu, Marc M Kurtz, Anantha Gollapudi, Qing Shao, Xiaodong Yang, Ku Lu, Gaochao Zhou, Daniel Kemp, Robert W Myers, Hong-Ping Guan, Maria E Trujillo, Cai Li, Ann Weber, Iyassu K Sebhat
5'-Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key regulator of mammalian energy homeostasis and has been implicated in mediating many of the beneficial effects of exercise and weight loss including lipid and glucose trafficking. As such, the enzyme has long been of interest as a target for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. We describe the optimization of β1-selective, liver-targeted AMPK activators and their evolution into systemic pan-activators capable of acutely lowering glucose in mouse models...
January 11, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348637/plasmodium-dihydrofolate-reductase-is-a-second-enzyme-target-for-the-antimalarial-action-of-triclosan
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Elizabeth Bilsland, Liisa van Vliet, Kevin Williams, Jack Feltham, Marta P Carrasco, Wesley L Fotoran, Eliana F G Cubillos, Gerhard Wunderlich, Morten Grøtli, Florian Hollfelder, Victoria Jackson, Ross D King, Stephen G Oliver
Malaria, caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, leads to over half a million deaths per year, 90% of which are caused by Plasmodium falciparum. P. vivax usually causes milder forms of malaria; however, P. vivax can remain dormant in the livers of infected patients for weeks or years before re-emerging in a new bout of the disease. The only drugs available that target all stages of the parasite can lead to severe side effects in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency; hence, there is an urgent need to develop new drugs active against blood and liver stages of the parasite...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348288/budd-chiari-syndrome-a-rare-and-life-threatening-complication-of-crohn-s-disease
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Camila C Simoes, Yezaz A Ghouri, Shehzad N Merwat, Heather L Stevenson
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is characterised by obstruction of hepatic venous outflow and may be triggered by the prothrombotic state associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We reported a case of Crohn's disease (CD) that presented with anasarca, ascites, symptomatic hepatomegaly, elevated liver enzymes, increased prothrombin time and low albumin. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy confirmed active CD. Abdominal CT showed hepatic vein thrombosis. Liver biopsy revealed severe perivenular sinusoidal dilation with areas of hepatocyte dropout, bands of hepatocyte atrophy and centrizonal fibrosis, suggestive of BCS...
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348256/flavonoids-dairy-foods-and-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-a-review-of-emerging-biologic-pathways
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REVIEW
Dariush Mozaffarian, Jason H Y Wu
A growing body of nutritional science highlights the complex mechanisms and pleiotropic pathways of cardiometabolic effects of different foods. Among these, some of the most exciting advances are occurring in the area of flavonoids, bioactive phytochemicals found in plant foods; and in the area of dairy, including milk, yogurt, and cheese. Many of the relevant ingredients and mechanistic pathways are now being clarified, shedding new light on both the ingredients and the pathways for how diet influences health and well-being...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346429/the-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-obeticholic-acid-upregulates-biliary-excretion-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-via-mate-1-during-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Andrea Ferrigno, Laura Giuseppina Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Veronica Siciliano, Vittoria Rizzo, Luciano Adorini, Plinio Richelmi, Mariapia Vairetti
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that increased asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) biliary excretion occurs during hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), prompting us to study the effects of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist obeticholic acid (OCA) on bile, serum and tissue levels of ADMA after I/R. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were orally administered 10mg/kg/day of OCA or vehicle for 5 days and were subjected to 60 min partial hepatic ischemia or sham-operated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345515/safety-of-biologic-agents-for-psoriasis-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis
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Nawaf AlMutairi, Hesham Alaadin Abouzaid
INTRODUCTION: Biologics are highly effective, important treatment options for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Biologics are well tolerated and have few side effects. However, the use of biologics in patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis is debatable. Recent reports have suggested a very low associated risk of reactivation of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCB). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of biologics for moderate to severe psoriasis patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345111/association-between-hepatitis-c-infection-in-thai-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-a-case-control-study
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Trin Manomaivat, Surawut Pongsiriwet, Chatsri Kuansuwan, Wacharaporn Thosaporn, Kathawut Tachasuttirut, Anak Iamaroon
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and evaluate liver enzyme levels in patients from upper northern Thailand with oral lichen planus (OLP). METHODS: A case-control study of 101 patients with OLP and 101 patients without OLP was conducted. Peripheral blood was taken from each patient and screened for anti-HCV antibody using immunochromatography. Positive samples were further confirmed using chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345041/serum-amyloid-a-procalcitonin-highly-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-levels-and-acute-inflammatory-response-in-patients-with-hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-low-platelet-count-hellp-and-eclampsia
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Kazım Uckan, Hanım Guler Sahin
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum amyloid A (SAA), procalcitonin (ProC), highly sensitive C reactive protein (hsCRP) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha activity in patients with pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count (HELLP), and the pathogenesis and severity of the disease. METHOD: Ninety patients at ≥ 32 gestational weeks, according to the last date of menstruation and ultra-sonographic measurements, diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (30 patients), eclampsia (30 patients) or HELLP syndrome (30 patients) were included in the study...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344744/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-gastric-cancer
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Zhenqiang Gong, Jiachi Ma, He Su, Tiankang Guo, Hui Cai, Quan Chen, Xiaodan Zhao, Jianbo Qi, Jianbo Du
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α) plays an important role in tumorigenesis and angiogenesis of gastric cancer. The interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) inhibits IL-1 selectively and specifically through IL-1R type I (IL-1RI). However, the underlying mechanism by which IL-1RA modulates the interactions of tumor cells and their micro-environment is poorly understood. We have evaluated the role of IL-1RA in the metastatic process as well as the mutual or reciprocal actions between gastric cancer cells and stromal cells...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344173/rasal1-inhibits-hepg2-cell-growth-via-hif-2%C3%AE-mediated-gluconeogenesis
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Fanhua Meng, Wei Zhang, Yufeng Wang
RAS protein activator like 1 (RASAL1) is a member of the RAS GTPase-activating protein (GAP) family, and has been identified as a tumor suppressor in various types of cancer. In the present study, it was determined that decreased levels of RASAL1 were accompanied by a higher pathological stage and larger tumor size in human liver cancer. Therefore, it was hypothesized that RASAL1 may serve an inhibitory role in liver cancer. In the present study, the following was demonstrated: i) Exogenous expression of RASAL1 may inhibit the proliferation and invasion ability of HepG2 cells; ii) overexpression of RASAL1 may downregulate HIF-2α transcription activity and HIF-2α-mediated gluconeogenesis through extracellular signal-related kinase 1/2 activation; iii) RASAL1 may reduce the xenograft tumor size in nude mice by inhibiting the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α and gluconeogenesis enzymes...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
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