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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150644/therapeutic-effects-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-overexpressing-dental-pulp-stem-cells-on-liver-cirrhosis-in-a-rat-model
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Xiao-Fang Cao, Shi-Zhu Jin, Liang Sun, Yuan-Bo Zhan, Feng Lin, Ying Li, Ying-Lian Zhou, Xiu-Mei Wang, Li Gao, Bin Zhang
Cirrhosis is the terminal stage of hepatic diseases and is prone to develop into hepatocyte carcinoma. Increasing evidence suggests that the transplantation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) may promote recovery from cirrhosis, but the key regulatory mechanisms involved remain to be determined. In this study, we overexpressed human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF) in primary rat DPSCs and evaluated the effects of HGF overexpression on the biological behaviors and therapeutic efficacy of grafted DPSCs in cirrhosis...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130552/resveratrol-pretreatment-enhanced-homing-of-sdf-1%C3%AE-preconditioned-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Mehrdad Hajinejad, Parichehr Pasbakhsh, Ameneh Omidi, Keywan Mortezaee, Saied Nekoonam, Reza Mamoudi, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani
Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) has been known to implicate in homing of MSCs, and resveratrol has been reported to have a positive influence on SDF-1 level in the site of injury. In this study, a combined strategy was applied to evaluate bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMSCs) homing to the rat model of liver cirrhosis induced by common bile duct ligation (CBDL): (1) pretreatment delivery of resveratrol into the cirrhotic liver, and (2) transplantation of ex vivo BMSC preconditioning with SDF-1α. BMSCs were preconditioned with 10 ng/μl SDF-1α for 1h and then labelled with the CM-Dil...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113028/restoration-of-a-healthy-intestinal-microbiota-normalizes-portal-hypertension-in-a-rat-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Teresa García-Lezana, Imma Raurell, Miren Bravo, Manuel Torres-Arauz, María Teresa Salcedo, Alba Santiago, Andreu Schoenenberger, Chaysavanh Manichanh, Joan Genescà, María Martell, Salvador Augustin
Portal hypertension (PH) drives most of the clinical complications in chronic liver diseases. However, its progression in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and its association with the intestinal microbiota (IM) has been scarcely studied. Our aim was to investigate the role of IM in the mechanisms leading to PH in early NASH. The experimental design was divided in two stages: Stage 1: Sprague-Dawley rats were fed for 8 weeks with high-fat diet and high-glucose/fructose syrup (HFGFD) or control diet/water (CD)...
November 7, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110545/serum-from-ccl4-induced-acute-rat-injury-model-induces-differentiation-of-adscs-towards-hepatic-cells-and-reduces-liver-fibrosis
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Maria Tayyab Baig, Gibran Ali, Sana Javaid Awan, Umara Shehzad, Azra Mehmood, Sadia Mohsin, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin
Cellular therapies hold promise to alleviate liver diseases. This study explored the potential of allogenic serum isolated from rat with acute CCl4 injury to differentiate adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) towards hepatic lineage. Acute liver injury was induced by CCl4 which caused significant increase in serum levels of VEGF, SDF1α and EGF. ADSCs were preconditioned with 3% serum isolated from normal and acute liver injury models. ADSCs showed enhanced expression of hepatic markers (AFP, albumin, CK8 and CK19)...
November 7, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104778/change-in-the-content-of-immunoproteasomes-and-macrophages-in-rat-liver-at-the-induction-of-donor-specific-tolerance
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Ya D Karpova, V D Ustichenko, N M Alabedal'karim, A A Stepanova, Yu V Lyupina, K I Boguslavski, G A Bozhok, N P Sharova
Induction of donor specific tolerance (DST) by the introduction of donor cells into a recipient's portal vein is one of the approaches used to solve the problem of transplant engraftment. However, the mechanism of DST development remains unclear to this moment. In the present work, we first studied the change in the content of immunoproteasomes and macrophages of the liver at early stages of the development of allospecific portal tolerance in rats by Western blotting and flow cytofluorimetry. On the basis of the data obtained, we can conclude that the induction of DST is an active process characterized by two phases during which the level of the proteasome immune subunits LMP2 and LMP7 in liver mononuclear cells, including Kupffer cells, and the number of Kupffer cells change...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097872/mitofusin-2-mediated-mitochondrial-ca-2-uptake-1-2-induced-liver-injury-in-rat-remote-ischemic-perconditioning-liver-transplantation-and-alpha-mouse-liver-12-hypoxia-cell-line-models
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Ruo-Peng Liang, Jun-Jun Jia, Jian-Hui Li, Ning He, Yan-Fei Zhou, Li Jiang, Tao Bai, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Yu-Ling Sun
AIM: To investigate the protective mechanism of mitofusin-2 (Mfn2) in rat remote ischemic perconditioning (RIC) models and revalidate it in alpha mouse liver-12 (AML-12) hypoxia cell lines. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups (n = 6 each): sham, orthotopic liver transplantation and RIC. After operation, blood samples were collected to test alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase. The liver lobes were harvested for histopathological examination, western blotting (WB) and quantitative real-time (qRT)-PCR...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097871/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-prevents-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-rats-with-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-hepatic-dysfunction
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Wei-Wei Wang, Yu Zhang, Xiao-Bing Huang, Nan You, Lu Zheng, Jing Li
AIM: To investigate whether fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) prevents hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute hepatic dysfunction. METHODS: A rat model of HE was established with CCl4. Rat behaviors and spatial learning capability were observed, and hepatic necrosis, intestinal mucosal barrier, serum ammonia levels and intestinal permeability were determined in HE rats receiving FMT treatment. Furthermore, the expression of tight junction proteins (Claudin-1, Claudin-6 and Occludin), Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4/TLR9, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α was examined...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097869/delayed-and-short-course-of-rapamycin-prevents-organ-rejection-after-allogeneic-liver-transplantation-in-rats
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Salim Hamdani, Allan Thiolat, Sina Naserian, Cynthia Grondin, Stéphane Moutereau, Anne Hulin, Julien Calderaro, Philippe Grimbert, José Laurent Cohen, Daniel Azoulay, Caroline Pilon
AIM: To test whether a delayed and short course of rapamycin would induce immunosuppressive effects following allogeneic orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in rats. METHODS: Allogeneic OLTs were performed using Dark Agouti livers transplanted into Lewis recipients, and syngeneic OLTs were performed using the Lewis rat strain. Rapamycin (1 mg/kg per day) was administered by gavage from day 4 to day 11 post-transplantation. Lymphocyte cellular compartments were analyzed by flow cytometry in draining lymph nodes, non-draining lymph nodes and the spleen at days 11 and 42 in rapamycin-treated rats, untreated control rats and syngeneic grafted rats...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082074/optical-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-hepatocyte-metabolic-state-in-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injuries
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Mette F la Cour, Shima Mehrvar, Joohyun Kim, Alicia Martin, Michael A Zimmerman, Johnny C Hong, Mahsa Ranji
Deterioration in mitochondrial function leads to hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) in liver surgery and transplantation. 3D optical cryoimaging was used to measure the levels of mitochondrial coenzymes NADH and FAD, and their redox ratio (NADH/FAD) gave a quantitative marker for hepatocyte oxidative stress during IRI. Using a rat model, five groups were compared: control, ischemia for 60 or 90 minutes (Isc60, Isc90), ischemia for 60 or 90 minutes followed by reperfusion of 24 hours (IRI60, IRI90)...
October 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078900/upregulation-of-nm23-e2-accelerates-the-liver-regeneration-after-40-decreased-size-liver-transplantation-in-rats
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Hongqiang Gao, Yongmei Cao, Shuo Wan, Jing Liu, Gang Chen, Zhiqiang Li, Hailei Wang, Li Li
BACKGROUND: Potential of liver regeneration after living-donor liver transplantation is closely associated with the recipient's prognosis, whereas exogenous gene might regulate the liver regeneration progress. NM23 is a multifunctional gene, which inhibits tumor metastasis and regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, development, and apoptosis; however, there is little research about NM23 in promoting liver cell proliferation. METHODS: To investigate the effect of NM23-E2 on the liver cell proliferation, the NM23-E2 overexpression vector or negative control vector was transfected into BRL-3A cells and donor liver, respectively...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074999/in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-methods-of-growing-a-liver-bud-through-tissue-connection
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Yusuke Yanagi, Koichi Nakayama, Tomoaki Taguchi, Shin Enosawa, Tadashi Tamura, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Toshiharu Matsuura, Makoto Hayashida, Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda, Takayoshi Yamaza, Eiji Kobayashi
Cell-based therapy has been proposed as an alternative to orthotopic liver transplantation. The novel transplantation of an in vitro-generated liver bud might have therapeutic potential. In vivo and ex vivo methods for growing a liver bud are essential for paving the way for the clinical translation of liver bud transplantation. We herein report a novel transplantation method for liver buds that are grown in vivo involving orthotopic transplantation on the transected parenchyma of the liver, which showed long engraftment and marked growth in comparison to heterotopic transplantation...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063316/modeling-of-lymphogenous-and-hematogenous-metastasizing-from-murine-%C3%B0-16-melanoma-in-rats
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O I Kit, I V Kaplieva, E M Frantsiyants, L K Trepitaki
We developed a model of experimental melanoma. Intralienal xenogeneic transplantation of a suspension of melanoma cells B16 in physiological saline (0.1 ml; 1:10) was conducted to outbred male rats. In 6 months, histologically confirmed melanoma B16 in the spleen and its metastases in the liver, intestine, pancreas, adrenal glands, and lungs (hematogenous metastasis), as well as in the thymus and lymph nodes (lymphogenous metastasis) were revealed in rats. The proposed rat model of melanoma B16 metastasizes by the hematogenous and lymphogenous pathways, develops over 6 months, and allows receiving sufficient volume of material for analysis...
October 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050787/transplantation-routes-affect-the-efficacy-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-gdm-model
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Dan Wu, Shan Zou, Haibin Chen, Xiaoyan Li, Yetao Xu, Qing Zuo, Yi Pan, Shi-Wen Jiang, Huan Huang, Lizhou Sun
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is harmful to both the mother and fetus. Although transplantation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSCs) could be a useful therapy for GDM, the influences of different transplantation routes on the therapeutic effects remain unclear. In this study, we isolated and cultured the HUMSCs for transplantation, and the biological activity of HUMSCs was verified by flow cytometric analysis (the positive markers, CD44, CD73, CD105 and CD90, the negative markers, CD45, CD34, CD19, HLA-DR, and CD11b) and potency of osteogenic, adipogenic and chondrogenic differentiation...
October 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046057/bile-duct-ligature-in-young-rats-a-revisited-animal-model-for-biliary-atresia
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Matias Garrido, Camila Escobar, Constanza Zamora, Carolina Rejas, Juan Varas, Mario Párraga, Sebastian San Martin, Sandra Montedónico
Biliary atresia leads to cirrhosis in the vast majority of patients and constitutes the first cause of paediatric liver transplantation. Animal models allow us to understand the molecular basis and natural history of diseases. The aim of this study is to describe a surgically created animal model of biliary atresia with emphasis in long-term liver function. Forty-two 3-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: bile duct ligature (BDL) and control. The animals were sacrificed on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th postoperative weeks...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017397/liver-scaffolds-support-survival-and-metabolic-function-of-multilineage-neonatal-allogenic-cells
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Wessam Hassanein, Arielle Cimeno, Avraham Werdesheim, Bryan Buckingham, Joshua Harrison, Mehmet C Uluer, Ali Khalifeh, Carlos Rivera-Pratts, Stephen Klepfer, Jhade D Woodall, Urmil Dhru, Elliot Bromberg, Dawn Parsell, Cinthia Drachenberg, Rolf N Barth, John C LaMattina
Organ scaffold bioengineering is currently limited by the inability to effectively repopulate the scaffold with appropriately distributed functional cells. We examined the feasibility of a decellularized liver scaffold to support the growth and function of multilineage allogenic cells derived from either adult or neonatal liver cells. Cell slurries from neonatal and adult rat livers containing hepatocytes, cholangiocytes, and endothelial cells were introduced into decellularized adult rat liver scaffolds via the bile duct...
October 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985877/intra-graft-injection-of-tacrolimus-promotes-survival-of-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
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Radu Olariu, Julie Denoyelle, Franck M Leclère, Dzhuliya V Dzhonova, Thusitha Gajanayake, Yara Banz, Michael Hayoz, Mihai Constantinescu, Robert Rieben, Esther Vögelin, Adriano Taddeo
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapies derived from solid organ transplantation are effective in promoting survival of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), but they cause serious side effects that are difficult to justify for this non-life-saving procedure. Unlike solid organ transplantation, hand and face transplants offer the possibility of site-specific immunosuppression for reducing systemic exposure while increasing intra-graft concentrations of the drug. Therefore, in this study, we tested whether a single intra-graft injection tacrolimus could promote VCA survival...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985848/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-and-fas-ligand-synergistically-enhance-immune-tolerance-in-dendritic-cells-in-liver-transplantation
#17
Minglian Qiu, Yujuan Chen, Lihong Chen, Jinhua Zeng, Jingfeng Liu
BACKGROUND: Long-term survival of patients following liver transplantation can be achieved by application of genetically modified, immune tolerogenic immature dendritic cells (imDCs) to overcome allograft-induced acute cellular rejection, a major cause of death. In this study, using a rat model of liver transplantation, we determined whether cotransfection of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and Fas ligand (FasL) in imDCs synergistically enhances immune tolerance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We first determined the immune tolerogenic effects of TGF-β1 and FasL independently or together in imDCs by measuring the levels of CD86 and CD80 and by assessing T-cell proliferation using mixed lymphocyte reaction tests...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969989/the-effects-of-pioglitazone-in-cirrhotic-rats-with-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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Tsung-Yi Cheng, Wen-Shin Lee, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ching-Chih Chang, Han-Chieh Lin, Shou-Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by oxygen desaturation and increased intrapulmonary shunting formation in cirrhosis. Due to an unclarified mechanism, there is still no effective therapy except liver transplantation. Recent studies revealed that pulmonary angiogenesis may participate in pathogenesis, in which nitric oxide (NO) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play roles. Pioglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonist, exerts anti-angiogenesis effect...
November 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969964/localized-microbubble-cavitation-based-antivascular-therapy-for-improving-hcc-treatment-response-to-radiotherapy
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Annemarie Daecher, Maria Stanczak, Ji-Bin Liu, Jie Zhang, Shisuo Du, Flemming Forsberg, Dennis B Leeper, John R Eisenbrey
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and the fastest growing malignancy in the United States. With a 5-year survival rate below 12%, effective therapies for HCC are needed. Current treatments for HCC include microwave and radiofrequency ablation, high intensity focused ultrasound, liver transplant, surgical resection, and localized embolizations. However, each of these approaches has some limitation, making it imperative to develop improved methods for sensitizing tumors prior to therapy...
December 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966130/effect-of-cardamonin-on-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-in-rats-role-of-nitric-oxide
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Yara Atef, Hassan M El-Fayoumi, Yousra Abdel-Mottaleb, Mona F Mahmoud
Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury is a cellular damage in a hypoxic organ following the restoration of oxygen delivery. It may occur during organ transplantation, trauma and hepatectomies. Nitric oxide (NO) effects during hepatic I/R are complicated. The iNOS-derived NO has a deleterious effect, whereas eNOS-derived NO has a protective effect in liver I/R. Cardamonin (CDN) is an anti-inflammatory molecule and a novel iNOS inhibitor, and Nω-Nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) is a NOS inhibitor. L-Arginine is a precursor of NOS...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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