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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922757/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-triggered-by-gaucher-disease-in-a-preterm-neonate
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Simone Schüller, Andishe Attarbaschi, Angelika Berger, Caroline Hutter, Katrin Klebermass-Schrehof, Manuel Steiner
OBJECTIVE: To present the diagnostic workup in an extremely low birth weight infant patient with signs of both sepsis and hemophagocytosis. PARTICIPANTS: A preterm infant presented with clinical and laboratory signs of early-onset sepsis including hepatosplenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, direct hyperbilirubinemia, and elevated liver enzymes. METHODS: Despite extensive septic workup, no underlying infection was detected. Additional hyperferritinemia and other elevated inflammatory parameters raised the suspicion of a primary or secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)...
December 6, 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922112/plasma-cathepsin-d-correlates-with-histological-classifications-of-fatty-liver-disease-in-adults-and-responds-to-intervention
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Sofie M A Walenbergh, Tom Houben, Sander S Rensen, Veerle Bieghs, Tim Hendrikx, Patrick J van Gorp, Yvonne Oligschlaeger, Mike L J Jeurissen, Marion J J Gijbels, Wim A Buurman, Anita C E Vreugdenhil, Jan Willem M Greve, Jogchum Plat, Marten H Hofker, Satish Kalhan, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Patrick Lindsey, Ger H Koek, Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is characterized by liver lipid accumulation and inflammation. The mechanisms that trigger hepatic inflammation are poorly understood and subsequently, no specific non-invasive markers exist. We previously demonstrated a reduction in the plasma lysosomal enzyme, cathepsin D (CatD), in children with NASH compared to children without NASH. Recent studies have raised the concept that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults is distinct from children due to a different histological pattern in the liver...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921022/the-protective-effect-of-hydro-alcoholic-extract-of-mangrove-avicennia-marina-l-leaves-on-kidney-injury-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-male-rats
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Naser Mirazi, Seyedeh-Nahid Movassagh, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
BACKGROUND: Materials can cause liver and kidney damage which carbon tetrachloride is one of these substances. Medicinal plants and their essential oils and extracts have been used to a large extent as drugs to better control and management of kidney diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of Avicennia marina leaves in the treatment of renal toxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride. METHODS: Forty-two male rats were randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 7): control (taking normal saline, 0...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919310/indicators-of-fetal-growth-and-adult-liver-enzymes-the-bogalusa-heart-study-and-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
#4
E W Harville, W Chen, L Bazzano, M Oikonen, N Hutri-Kähönen, O Raitakari
Despite the interest in the relationship of fetal exposures to adult cardiovascular disease, few studies have examined indicators of adult fatty liver disease as an outcome. Previous results are inconsistent, and indicate possible variation by sex. Adult liver enzymes [γ-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartase transaminase (AST)] were measured in two cohort studies: the Bogalusa Heart Study (BHS; n=1803) and the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns (YF; n=3571) study, which also had ultrasound measures of liver fat (n=2546)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918086/combined-therapy-with-swimming-exercise-and-a-diet-supplemented-with-diphenyl-diselenide-is-effective-against-age-related-changes-in-the-hepatic-metabolism-of-rats
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Suélen O Heck, Bruna C W Fulco, Caroline B Quines, Carla E S Oliveira, Marlon R Leite, José L Cechella, Cristina W Nogueira
Aging is characterized by a widespread loss of homeostasis in biological systems and is accompanied by pathophysiological changes including the liver injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the combined therapy with swimming exercise (20 min session, five days/week during four weeks) and a diet supplemented with 1 ppm of (PhSe)2 on the hepatic metabolic alterations caused by aging in rats. In this study, male old Wistar rats had an increase in the epididymal fat relative weight, disturbances in the activities of hepatic enzymes associated to the glucose homeostasis, higher hepatic triglyceride content and higher activity of the plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917265/novel-non-invasive-biological-predictive-index-for-liver-fibrosis-in-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-patients
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Mahmoud Khattab, Mohamed Amin Sakr, Mohamed Abdel Fattah, Youssef Mousa, Elwy Soliman, Ashraf Breedy, Mona Fathi, Salwa Gaber, Ahmed Altaweil, Ashraf Osman, Ahmed Hassouna, Ibrahim Motawea
AIM: To investigate the diagnostic ability of a non-invasive biological marker to predict liver fibrosis in hepatitis C genotype 4 patients with high accuracy. METHODS: A cohort of 332 patients infected with hepatitis C genotype 4 was included in this cross-sectional study. Fasting plasma glucose, insulin, C-peptide, and angiotensin-converting enzyme serum levels were measured. Insulin resistance was mathematically calculated using the homeostasis model of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR)...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917263/changes-in-cellular-proliferation-and-plasma-products-are-associated-with-liver-failure
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Juliana Gil Melgaço, Frederico Marianetti Soriani, Pedro Henrique Ferreira Sucupira, Leonardo Assaf Pinheiro, Yasmine Rangel Vieira, Jaqueline Mendes de Oliveira, Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez, Cristina Carvalho Vianna Araújo, Lúcio Filgueiras Pacheco-Moreira, Gustavo Batista Menezes, Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, Claudia Lamarca Vitral, Marcelo Alves Pinto
AIM: To study the differences in immune response and cytokine profile between acute liver failure and self-limited acute hepatitis. METHODS: Forty-six patients with self-limited acute hepatitis (AH), sixteen patients with acute liver failure (ALF), and twenty-two healthy subjects were involved in this study. The inflammatory and anti-inflammatory products in plasma samples were quantified using commercial enzyme-linked immunoassays and quantitative real-time PCR...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916487/evaluation-of-hepatoprotective-potential-of-erythrina-indica-leaves-against-antitubercular-drugs-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rats
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Mohd Mujahid, Talib Hussain, Hefazat Hussain Siddiqui, Arshad Hussain
BACKGROUND: Erythrina indica Lam. traditionally used in the treatment of laxative, diuretic, worm infestation, liver ailment and joints pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antihepatotoxic potential of Erythrina indica against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF) induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Liver toxicity was induced by antitubercular drugs (INH+ RIF) at dose level of 50 mg/kg each, p.o for 28 days. 50% methanolic extract of Erythrina indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) were administered orally once daily for 28 days...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916421/protective-potential-of-averrhoa-bilimbi-fruits-in-ameliorating-the-hepatic-key-enzymes-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#9
Surya B Kurup, Mini S
BACK GROUND: Diabetes is a mutifactorial disease which leads to several complications. Currently available drug regimens for management of diabetes have certain drawbacks. Need for safer and effective medicines from natural sources having potent antidiabetic activity. Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. (Oxalidaceae) is a medicinal plant and is reported to possess hypoglycemic activity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antidiabetic potential of Averrhoa bilimbi fruit extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
December 1, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916297/protective-effects-of-thymoquinone-and-avenanthramides-on-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-induced-toxicity-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#10
Khaled M A Hassanein, Yasmin O El-Amir
The protective effect of thymoquinone (TQ), the major active ingredient of Nigella sativa seeds, and avenanthramides (AVA) enriched extract of oats on titanium dioxide naonparticles (TiO2 NPs) induced toxicity and oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats was investigated. Sixty rats were divided into 6 equal groups. The first, second, third, fourth and fifth groups received TiO2 NPs, TiO2 NPs and TQ, TiO2 NPs and AVA, TQ only, or AVA only for 6 weeks. The sixth group served as the control. Exposure to TiO2 NPs resulted in increased liver enzyme markers, oxidative stress indices, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and DNA damage...
August 9, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915142/atrazine-triggers-hepatic-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-quails-coturnix-c-coturnix-via-blocking-nrf2-mediated-defense-response
#11
Cong Zhang, Xue-Nan Li, Li-Run Xiang, Lei Qin, Jia Lin, Jin-Long Li
The bioaccumulation and environmental persistence of atrazine (ATZ) poses a severe hazard to animal ecosystem. Quail has strong sensitivity to environmental pollutant, thus it is one of the most important ecological pollution indicator. However, true proof for the effects of ATZ exposure on the liver of quails is lacking. To evaluate the liver injury and the role of Nrf2-mediated defense responses during ATZ exposure, male quails were treated with ATZ (0, 50, 250 and 500mg/kg) by oral gavage for 45 days. Histopathological and ultrastructural changes, oxidative stress indices, apoptosis-related factors and Nrf2 pathway were detected...
December 1, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915025/molecular-analysis-of-the-agxt-gene-in-patients-suspected-with-hyperoxaluria-type-1-and-three-novel-mutations-from-turkey
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Emel Isiyel, Sevcan A Bakkaloglu Ezgu, Salim Caliskan, Sema Akman, Ipek Akil, Yilmaz Tabel, Nurver Akinci, Elif Bahat Ozdogan, Ahmet Ozel, Fehime Kara Eroglu, Fatih S Ezgu
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease, caused by the defect of AGXT gene encoding hepatic peroxisomal alanine glyoxylateaminotransferase (AGT). This enzyme is responsible for the conversion of glyoxylate to glycine. The diagnosis of PH1 should be suspected in infants and children with nephrocalcinosis or nephrolithiasis. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in preventing disease progression to end stage kidney disease (ESKD). In this study, AGXT gene sequence analyses were performed in 82 patients who were clinically suspected (hyperoxaluria and nephrolithiasis or nephrocalcinosis with or without renal impairment) to have PH1...
November 1, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914530/isochlorogenic-acid-a-affects-p450-and-ugt-enzymes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jing Wang, Hong Wang, Ying Peng, Guang-Ji Wang, Hai-Ping Hao
Isochlorogenic acid A (ICQA), which has anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and antiviral properties, is commonly presented in fruits, vegetables, coffee, plant-based food products, and herbal medicines. These herbal medicines are usually used in combination with other medicines in the clinic. However, little is known about the regulatory effects of ICQA on drug-metabolizing enzymes and the herb-drug interactions. In the present study, we evaluated the inhibitory potentials of ICQA on CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP3A4, CYP2D6, and CYP2E1 in vitro based on a cocktail approach...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914214/antithrombin-improves-the-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-but-not-the-angiogenic-factors-in-extremely-growth-restricted-fetuses-at-28-weeks-of-gestation
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Midori Fujisaki, Ken Furuta, Masanao Ohhashi, Seishi Furukawa, Yuki Kodama, Yasuyuki Kawagoe, Hiroshi Sameshima, Tsuyomu Ikenoue
AIMS: Severe preterm fetal growth restriction (FGR) remote from term is problematic. We aimed to investigate the effect of maternally-administered antithrombin on maternal and neonatal outcomes. A prospective, one-arm, pilot study was performed in 14 women with severe FGR (≤5th centile) at <28 weeks of gestation, without hypertensive disorders. Maternal plasma concentrations of soluble Feline McDonough Sarcoma (FMS)-like trypsin kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) were measured and categorized into three groups: group 1; low sFlt-1 and high PlGF, group 2; moderate sFlt-1 and low PlGF, and group 3; high sFlt-1 and low PlGF...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914133/lobeglitazone-a-novel-thiazolidinedione-improves-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-its-efficacy-and-predictive-factors-related-to-responsiveness
#15
Yong Ho Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim, So Ra Kim, Heung Yong Jin, Eun Jung Rhee, Young Min Cho, Byung Wan Lee
Despite the rapidly increasing prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D), few treatment modalities are currently available. We investigated the hepatic effects of the novel thiazolidinedione (TZDs), lobeglitazone (Duvie) in T2D patients with NAFLD. We recruited drug-naïve or metformin-treated T2D patients with NAFLD to conduct a multicenter, prospective, open-label, exploratory clinical trial. Transient liver elastography (Fibroscan®; Echosens, Paris, France) with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) was used to non-invasively quantify hepatic fat contents...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913825/hypolipidemic-effect-of-%C3%AE-caryophyllene-to-treat-hyperlipidemic-rats
#16
Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Thirssa H Grando, Pedro H Doleski, Aline A Boligon, Lenita M Stefani, Silvia G Monteiro
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of β-caryophyllene on hypercholesterolemia using a model of hyperlipidemia induced by Triton WR-1339 in rats, as well as its possible effect on hepatic antioxidant enzymes. Thus, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were measured in serum, while reactive oxygen species (ROS), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), hepatic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutayl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities were measured in the hepatic tissue...
December 2, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913210/trpv4-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-resists-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-blocking-cyp2e1-mediated-redox-toxicity
#17
Ratanesh K Seth, Suvarthi Das, Diptadip Dattaroy, Varun Chandrashekaran, Firas Alhasson, Gregory Michelotti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash Nagarkatti, Anna Mae Diehl, Darwin P Bell, Wolfgang Liedtke, Saurabh Chatterjee
NAFLD is a clinically progressive disease with steatosis, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and fibrosis being the stages where clinical intervention becomes necessary. Lack of early biomarkers and absence of a FDA approved drug obstructs efforts for effective treatment. NAFLD progression is strongly linked to a balance between liver injury, tissue regeneration and the functioning of endogenous defense mechanisms. The failure of the defense pathways to resist the tissue damage arising from redox stress, one of the "multiple hits" in disease progression, give rise to heightened inflammation and occasional fibrosis...
November 29, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913180/structure-activity-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-lipoprotein-lipase-lpl-activator
#18
Werner J Geldenhuys, Joel Caporoso, Thomas C Leeper, Yoon-Kwang Lee, Li Lin, Altaf S Darvesh, Prabodh Sadana
Elevated triglycerides (TG) contribute towards increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is an enzyme that is responsible for the metabolism of core triglycerides of very-low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and chylomicrons in the vasculature. In this study, we explored the structure-activity relationships of our lead compound (C10d) that we have previously identified as an LPL agonist. We found that the cyclopropyl moiety of C10d is not absolutely necessary for LPL activity. Several substitutions were found to result in loss of LPL activity...
November 21, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912738/hepatoprotective-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-seeds-against-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-animal-model
#19
Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M Alkharfy, Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Kazi Mohsin, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari
BACKGROUND: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is clinical syndrome with very poor prognosis and high mortality there is urgent need for the development of safe and non-toxic hepatoprotective agents for the adequate management of hepatitis. Hepatoprotective effect of the Lepidium sativum ethanolic extract (LSEE) was assessed by D-galactosamine-induced/lipopolysaccharide (400 mg/kg and 30 μg/kg) liver damage model in rats. METHODS: Hepatoprotective activity of LSEE (150 and 300 mg/kg) and silymarin on D-GalN/LPS induced FHF in rat was assessed using several liver function enzyme parameters...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912149/didymin-ameliorates-hepatic-injury-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-by-up-regulating-rkip-expression
#20
Quanfang Huang, Facheng Bai, Jinlan Nie, Shengjuan Lu, Chunyuang Lu, Xunshuai Zhu, Lang Zhuo, Xing Lin
A flavone was isolated from Origanum vulgare and identified as didymin (O. vulgare didymin, OVD). The protective effect and mechanism of OVD on acute liver injury was then assessed in vivo and in vitro. Our results showed that OVD significantly alleviated CCl4-induced liver injury in mice and markedly decreased serum ALT and AST activities. OVD treatment significantly reduced CYP2E1 activity, lipid peroxidation level, ROS generation, NO production and pro-inflammatory cytokines (such as TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β) in liver tissues and RAW 264...
November 29, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
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