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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635176/genetic-loss-of-the-muscarinic-m3-receptor-m3-r-markedly-alters-bile-formation-and-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-mice
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Franziska Durchschein, Elisabeth Krones, Marion J Pollheimer, Gernot Zollner, Martin Wagner, Jean-Pierre Raufman, Peter Fickert
Hepatic innervation represents a potentially underestimated regulator of liver function and regeneration. The muscarinic 3 receptor (M3 -R) is the primary cholangiocyte receptor for the afferent parasympathetic innervation of bile ducts. We aimed to determine the specific role of the M3 -R in bile formation and models for cholestatic liver disease in mice. We compared bile flow and composition in M3 -R knock-out mice (M3 -R(-/-) ) and wild type littermates (WT). M3 -R(-/-) mice showed significantly reduced bile flow compared to WT mice, most likely due to decreased biliary HCO3(-) secretion...
June 21, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634394/the-roles-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-the-pathogenesis-of-pathogen-associated-biliary-fibrosis-caused-by-clonorchis-sinensis
#2
Chao Yan, Bo Li, Fang Fan, Ying Du, Rui Ma, Xiao-Dan Cheng, Xiang-Yang Li, Bo Zhang, Qian Yu, Yu-Gang Wang, Ren-Xian Tang, Kui-Yang Zheng
Pathogen-associated biliary fibrosis (PABF) is a type of liver fibrosis characterized by injuries of cholangiocytes and extra cellular matrix (ECM) deposition around bile ducts caused by various bacteria, fungi, virus and parasites. Recent studies show that TLR4 plays an important role in several other types of liver fibrosis, but the mechanism of TLR4 in PABF is yet really unclear. In the present study, a PABF mouse model was established by a trematode infection-Clonorchis sinensis which dwells in the bile ducts and causes severe biliary fibrosis of mice...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634212/prolonged-darkness-reduces-liver-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-by-mir-200b-down-regulation
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Nan Wu, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, Yuyan Han, Lindsey Kennedy, Julie Venter, Heather Francis, Sharon DeMorrow, Paolo Onori, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Romina Mancinelli, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonio Franchitto, Shannon Glaser, Gianfranco Alpini
Melatonin therapy or prolonged exposure to complete darkness reduces biliary hyperplasia and liver fibrosis in bile-duct-ligated (BDL) rats; however, no information exists in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Thus, we aimed to determine the therapeutic effects of prolonged dark therapy or melatonin administration on hepatic fibrosis in the Mdr2(-/-) mouse model of PSC. Melatonin levels, biliary mass, liver fibrosis, angiogenesis and miR-200b expression were evaluated in wild-type and Mdr2(-/-) mice exposed to darkness or melatonin treatment or in male PSC patient samples and healthy controls...
June 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627604/the-c-terminus-domain-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mouse-foetal-hepatic-progenitor-cells-although-it-is-not-required-for-the-formation-of-spheroids
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Liming Yu, Shu Chen, Na Luo, Song He
The hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein is an important factor in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The C-terminal region of HBx plays a major role in the replication of HBV. Notably, HBx promotes the expansion and tumourigenesis of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in mice. However, it remains unclear as to whether the C-terminal region of HBx is required for the stimulation fo the proliferation of mouse foetal HPCs (FHPCs). In our study, we used EpCAM+, CD133+ and CD49f+ FHPCs, which are bipotential clonogenic cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625917/the-cholangiocyte-primary-cilium-in-health-and-disease
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Adrian P Mansini, Estanislao Peixoto, Kristen M Thelen, Cesar Gaspari, Sujeong Jin, Sergio A Gradilone
Cholangiocytes, like most cells, express primary cilia extending from their membranes. These organelles function as antennae which detect stimuli from bile and transmit the information into cells regulating several signaling pathways involved in secretion, proliferation and apoptosis. The ability of primary cilia to detect different signals is provided by ciliary associated proteins which are expressed in its membrane. Defects in the structure and/or function of these organelles lead to cholangiociliopathies that result in cholangiocyte hyperproliferation, altered fluid secretion and absorption...
June 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606651/mechanisms-of-bile-acid-mediated-inflammation-in-the-liver
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Man Li, Shi-Ying Cai, James L Boyer
Bile acids are synthesized in the liver and are the major component in bile. Impaired bile flow leads to cholestasis that is characterized by elevated levels of bile acid in the liver and serum, followed by hepatocyte and biliary injury. Although the causes of cholestasis have been extensively studied, the molecular mechanisms as to how bile acids initiate liver injury remain controversial. In this chapter, we summarize recent advances in the pathogenesis of bile acid induced liver injury. These include bile acid signaling pathways in hepatocytes as well as the response of cholangiocytes and innate immune cells in the liver in both patients with cholestasis and cholestatic animal models...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602220/inhibition-of-microrna-24-increases-liver-fibrosis-by-enhanced-menin-expression-in-mdr2-mice
#7
Chad Hall, Laurent Ehrlich, Fanyin Meng, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Terry C Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation remains the primary treatment for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Mdr2(-/-) mice provide a reliable in vivo model of PSC and develop characteristic biliary inflammation and fibrosis. We tested the hypothesis that the tumor suppressor protein menin is implicated in the progression of liver fibrosis and that menin expression can be regulated in the liver via microRNA-24 (miR-24). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Menin expression was measured in human PSC and Mdr2(-/-) mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591987/-notch-signaling-pathway-participates-in-the-differentiation-of-hepatic-progenitor-cells-into-bile-duct-epithelial-cells-and-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-liver-fibrosis-rat
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Y P Mu, X Zhang, Y Xu, W W Fan, X W Li, J M Chen, G F Chen, P Liu
Objective: To investigate differentiation direction of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in cholestatic liver fibrosis (CLF), and the role of Notch signaling pathway in the differentiation of HPCs. Methods: A CLF rat model was established by bile duct ligation (BDL) followed by monitoring changes of Notch signal pathway and the cellular origin of proliferating cholangiocytes. After intraperitoneal injection of DAPT (a Notch signaling inhibitor) after bile duct ligation, the progress of liver fibrosis and the proliferation of cholangiocytes after inhibition of the Notch pathway were analyzed...
June 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581486/the-hippo-signaling-functions-through-the-notch-signaling-to-regulate-intrahepatic-bile-duct-development-in-mammals
#9
Nan Wu, Quy Nguyen, Ying Wan, Tiaohao Zhou, Julie Venter, Gabriel A Frampton, Sharon DeMorrow, Duojia Pan, Fanyin Meng, Shannon Glaser, Gianfranco Alpini, Haibo Bai
The Hippo signaling pathway and the Notch signaling pathway are evolutionary conserved signaling cascades that have important roles in embryonic development of many organs. In murine liver, disruption of either pathway impairs intrahepatic bile duct development. Recent studies suggested that the Notch signaling receptor Notch2 is a direct transcriptional target of the Hippo signaling pathway effector YAP, and the Notch signaling is a major mediator of the Hippo signaling in maintaining biliary cell characteristics in adult mice...
June 5, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555885/serum-extracellular-vesicles-contain-protein-biomarkers-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-cholangiocarcinoma
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Ander Arbelaiz, Mikel Azkargorta, Marcin Krawczyk, Alvaro Santos-Laso, Ainhoa Lapitz, Maria J Perugorria, Oihane Erice, Esperanza Gonzalez, Raul Jimenez-Agüero, Adelaida Lacasta, Cesar Ibarra, Alberto Sanchez-Campos, Juan P Jimeno, Frank Lammert, Piotr Milkiewicz, Marco Marzioni, Rocio I R Macias, Jose J G Marin, Tushar Patel, Gregory J Gores, Ibon Martinez, Félix Elortza, Juan M Falcon-Perez, Luis Bujanda, Jesus M Banales
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) includes a heterogeneous group of biliary cancers with poor prognosis. Several conditions such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are risk factors. Non-invasive differential diagnosis between intrahepatic CCA (iCCA) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is sometimes difficult. Accurate non-invasive biomarkers for PSC, CCA or HCC are not available. In the search of novel biomarkers, serum extracellular vesicles (EV) were isolated from CCA (n=43), PSC (n=30) or HCC (n=29) patients, and healthy individuals (control, n=32), and their protein content was characterized...
May 26, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543567/tgr5-contributes-to-hepatic-cystogenesis-in-rodents-with-polycystic-liver-diseases-via-camp-g%C3%AE-s-signaling
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Tatyana V Masyuk, Anatoliy I Masyuk, Maria Lorenzo Pisarello, Brynn N Howard, Bing Q Huang, Pui-Yuen Lee, Xavier Fung, Eduard Sergienko, Robert J Ardesky, Thomas Dy Chung, Anthony B Pinkerton, Nicholas F LaRusso
Hepatic cystogenesis in Polycystic Liver Disease (PLD) is associated with increased levels of cAMP in cholangiocytes lining liver cysts. TGR5, a G protein-coupled bile acid receptor, is linked to cAMP and expressed in cholangiocytes. Therefore, we hypothesized that TGR5 might contribute to disease progression. We examined expression of TGR5 and Gα proteins in cultured cholangiocytes and in livers of animal models and humans with PLD. In vitro, we assessed cholangiocyte proliferation, cAMP levels, and cyst growth in response to: (i) TGR5 agonists [taurolithocholic acid (TLCA), oleanolic acid (OA) and two synthetic compounds]; (ii) a novel TGR5 antagonist (SBI-115); and (iii) a combination of SBI-115 and pasireotide, a somatostatin receptor (SSTR) analog...
May 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526690/emerging-concepts-in-biliary-repair-and-fibrosis
#12
Luca Fabris, Carlo Spirli, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Romina Fiorotto, Mario Strazzabosco
Chronic diseases of the biliary tree (cholangiopathies) represent one of the major unmet needs in clinical hepatology and a significant knowledge gap in liver pathophysiology. The common theme in cholangiopathies is that the target of the disease is the biliary tree. After damage to the biliary epithelium, inflammatory changes stimulate a reparative response with proliferation of cholangiocytes and restoration of the biliary architecture, owing to the re-activation of a variety of morphogenetic signals. Chronic damage and inflammation, will ultimately result in pathologic repair, with generation of biliary fibrosis and clinical progression of the disease...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515290/a-point-mutation-in-the-rhesus-rotavirus-vp4-protein-generated-through-rotavirus-reverse-genetics-system-attenuates-the-murine-model-of-biliary-atresia
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Sujit K Mohanty, Bryan Donnelly, Phylicia Dupree, Inna Lobeck, Sarah Mowery, Jaroslaw Meller, Monica McNeal, Greg Tiao
Rotavirus infection is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in humans. In neonatal mice, rhesus rotavirus (RRV) can induce biliary atresia (BA), a disease resulting in inflammatory obstruction of the extra-hepatic biliary tract and intrahepatic bile ducts. We have previously shown that the amino acid, arginine (R) within the sequence "SRL" (amino acids 445-447) on the RRV VP4 protein is required for viral binding and entry into biliary epithelial cells. To determine if the single amino acid (R) influences the pathogenicity of the virus, we generated a recombinant virus with a single amino acid mutation at this site through a reverse genetics system...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506372/hepatic-progenitor-cells-an-update
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REVIEW
Matthias Van Haele, Tania Roskams
Liver regeneration is a fascinating and complex process with many medical implications. An important component of this regenerative process is the hepatic progenitor cell (HPC). These appealing cells are able to participate in the renewal of hepatocytes and cholangiocytes when the normal homeostatic regeneration is exhausted. Moreover, the HPC niche is of vital importance toward the activation, differentiation, and proliferation of the HPC. This niche provides a rich microenvironment for the regulation of the HPC, thanks to the intercellular secretion of molecules...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502477/knockdown-of-hepatic-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-by-vivo-morpholino-decreases-liver-fibrosis-in-multidrug-resistance-gene-2-knockout-mice-by-down-regulation-of-mir-200b
#15
Konstantina Kyritsi, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, Nan Wu, Julie Venter, Heather Francis, Lindsey Kennedy, Paolo Onori, Antonio Franchitto, Francesca Bernuzzi, Pietro Invernizzi, Kelly McDaniel, Romina Mancinelli, Domenico Alvaro, Eugenio Gaudio, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Hepatic fibrosis occurs during the progression of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and is characterized by accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins. Proliferating cholangiocytes and activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) participate in the promotion of liver fibrosis during cholestasis. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a trophic peptide hormone synthesized by hypothalamic neurons and the biliary epithelium and exerts its biological effects on cholangiocytes by interaction with the receptor subtype (GnRHR1) expressed by cholangiocytes and HSCs...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480071/targeted-therapy-in-biliary-tract-cancers-current-limitations-and-potentials-in-the-future
#16
REVIEW
Selley Sahu, Weijing Sun
Biliary tract cancers (BTC)/Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive biliary tract epithelial malignancy from varying locations within the biliary tree with cholangiocyte depreciation., including intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) (iCCA), extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (eCCA) and gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). The disease is largely heterogeneous in etiology, epidemiology, and molecular profile. There are limited treatment options and low survival rates for those patients with advanced or metastatic disease...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462819/human-esc-ipsc-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells-achieve-zone-specific-hepatic-properties-by-modulation-of-wnt-signaling
#17
Seiji Mitani, Kazuo Takayama, Yasuhito Nagamoto, Kazuo Imagawa, Fuminori Sakurai, Masashi Tachibana, Ryo Sumazaki, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
The function of hepatocytes largely depends on their position in the liver lobule. Although the method of differentiating hepatocytes from human pluripotent stem cells has been largely improved over the past decade, there remains no technique for generating hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) with zone-specific hepatic properties. In this study, we searched for the factors that promote acquisition of zone-specific properties of HLCs. Here, we identified that WNT7B and WNT8B secreted from hepatocytes and cholangiocytes play important roles in achieving perivenous zone-specific characteristics, such as the enhancement of glutamine secretion, citric acid cycle, cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2 metabolism, and CYP1A2 induction capacities...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425707/development-of-a-potent-wound-healing-agent-based-on-the-liver-fluke-granulin-structural-fold
#18
Paramjit S Bansal, Michael J Smout, David Wilson, Claudia Cobos Caceres, Mohadeseh Dastpeyman, Javier Sotillo, Julia Seifert, Paul J Brindley, Alex Loukas, Norelle L Daly
Granulins are a family of protein growth factors that are involved in cell proliferation. An orthologue of granulin from the human parasitic liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, known as Ov-GRN-1, induces angiogenesis and accelerates wound repair. Recombinant Ov-GRN-1 production is complex and poses an obstacle for clinical development. To identify the bioactive region(s) of Ov-GRN-1, four truncated N-terminal analogues were synthesized and characterized structurally using NMR spectroscopy. Peptides that contained only two native disulfide bonds lack the characteristic granulin β-hairpin structure...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407375/h19-promotes-cholestatic-liver-fibrosis-by-preventing-zeb1-mediated-inhibition-of-epcam
#19
Yongfeng Song, Chune Liu, Xia Liu, Jocelyn Trottier, Michele Beaudoin, Li Zhang, Chad Pope, Guangyong Peng, Olivier Barbier, Xiaobo Zhong, Linheng Li, Li Wang
Based on our recent finding that disruption of bile acid (BA) homeostasis in mice results in the induction of hepatic lncRNA H19 expression, we sought to elucidate the role of H19 in cholestatic liver fibrosis. Hepatic overexpression of H19RNA augmented bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis, which was accompanied by the elevation of serum ALT, AST, bilirubin, and BA levels. Multiple genes related to liver fibrosis, inflammation, and biliary hyperplasia were increased in H19-BDL vs Null-BDL mice, whereas genes in BA synthesis were decreased...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397810/hepatocytic-parental-progenitor-cells-of-rat-small-hepatocytes-maintain-self-renewal-capability-after-long-term-culture
#20
Masayuki Ishii, Junichi Kino, Norihisa Ichinohe, Naoki Tanimizu, Takafumi Ninomiya, Hiromu Suzuki, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
The liver has a variety of functions for maintaining homeostasis, and hepatocytes play a major role. In contrast with the high regenerative capacity of mature hepatocytes (MHs) in vivo, they have not been successfully expanded ex vivo. Here we demonstrate that CD44-positive cells sorted from small hepatocyte (SH) colonies derived from a healthy adult rat liver can proliferate on a Matrigel-coated dish in serum-free chemically defined medium; in addition, a subpopulation of the cells can divide more than 50 times in a period of 17 weeks every 4-week-passage...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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