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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912077/nlrp3-activation-induces-il-18-synthesis-and-affects-the-epithelial-barrier-function-in-reactive-cholangiocytes
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Luca Maroni, Laura Agostinelli, Stefania Saccomanno, Claudio Pinto, Debora Giordano, Chiara Rychlicki, Samuele De Minicis, Luciano Trozzi, Jesus M Banales, Espen Melum, Tom H Karlsen, Antonio Benedetti, Gianluca Svegliati Baroni, Marco Marzioni
Microbial products are thought to influence the progression of cholangiopathies, in particular primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Inflammasomes are molecular platforms that respond to microbial products through the synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines. We investigated the role of inflammasome activation in cholangiocyte response to injury. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor family, pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (Nlrp3) expression was tested in cholangiocytes of normal and cholestatic livers...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895309/hepatocyte-specific-expression-of-an-oncogenic-variant-of-%C3%AE-catenin-results-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
#2
Ursula J Lemberger, Claudia Fuchs, Matthias Karer, Stefanie Haas, Tatjana Stojakovic, Christian Schöfer, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Fritz Wrba, Makoto M Taketo, Gerda Egger, Michael Trauner, Christoph H Österreicher
BACKGROUND: The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a crucial role in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis, wound healing and malignant transformation in different organs including the liver. The consequences of continuous β-catenin signaling in hepatocytes remain elusive. RESULTS: Livers of Ctnnb1CA hep mice were characterized by disturbed liver architecture, proliferating cholangiocytes and biliary type of fibrosis. Serum ALT and bile acid levels were significantly increased in Ctnnb1CA hep mice...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881141/analysis-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-markers-in-the-histogenesis-of-hepatic-progenitor-cell-in-hbv-related-liver-diseases
#3
Wei Xu, Nong-Rong Wang, Hua-Feng Wang, Qiong Feng, Jun Deng, Zhi-Qiang Gong, Jian Sun, Xiao-Liang Lou, Xue-Feng Yu, Lv Zhou, Jin-Ping Hu, Xiao-Feng Huang, Xiao-Qing Qi, Yan-Juan Deng, Rui Gong, Yan Guo, Meng-Meng Wang, Jia-Cheng Xiao, Huan Deng
BACKGROUND: The origin and heterogeneity of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the histogenesis of HPCs. METHODS: Surgical liver specimens from patients with HBV-related hepatitis and cirrhosis were investigated with double immunofluorescence labeling to detect antigens associated with HPCs and EMT. Ductular reactions were subjected to quantitative reverse transcription PCR following isolation by laser capture microdissection...
November 24, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859498/the-srl-peptide-of-rhesus-rotavirus-vp4-protein-governs-cholangiocyte-infection-and-the-murine-model-of-biliary-atresia
#4
Sujit K Mohanty, Bryan Donnelly, Inna Lobeck, Ashley Walther, Phylicia Dupree, Abigail Coots, Jaroslaw Meller, Monica McNeal, Karol Sestak, Greg Tiao
: Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal obstructive cholangiopathy which progresses to end stage liver disease, often requiring transplantation. The murine model of BA, employing rhesus rotavirus (RRV), parallels human disease and has been used to elucidate mechanistic aspects of a virus induced biliary cholangiopathy. We previously reported that RRV VP4 gene plays an integral role in activating the immune system and induction of BA. Utilizing rotavirus binding and blocking assays, this study elucidated how RRV VP4 protein governs cholangiocyte susceptibility to infection both in vitro and in vivo in the murine model of BA...
November 17, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826954/critical-and-diverse-in-vivo-roles-of-apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-in-animal-models-of-atherosclerosis-and-cholestatic-liver-injury
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REVIEW
Sohsuke Yamada, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Akihide Tanimoto
Apoptosis plays pivotal in vivo roles in not only vital processes, such as cell turnover and embryonic development, but also various inflammatory disorders. However, the role of apoptosis by vascular and hepatic cells in the respective progression of atherosclerosis and liver injury remains controversial. Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) is a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase family member that is activated through distinct mechanisms in response to various cytotoxic stressors. ASK1, ubiquitously expressed, is situated in an important upstream position for many signal transduction pathways, which subsequently induce inflammation and/or apoptosis...
November 9, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826058/the-progenitor-cell-dilemma-cellular-and-functional-heterogeneity-in-assistance-or-escalation-of-liver-injury
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REVIEW
Veronika Lukacs-Kornek, Frank Lammert
Liver progenitor cells (LPCs) are quiescent cells that are activated during liver injury and thought to give rise to hepatocytes and cholangiocytes in order to support liver regeneration and tissue restitution. While hepatocytes are capable of self-renewal, during most chronic injuries the proliferative capacity of hepatocytes is inhibited thus LPCs provide main source for regeneration. Despite extensive lineage tracing studies, their role and involvement in these processes are often controversial. Additionally, increasing evidence suggest that the LPC compartment consists of heterogeneous cell populations that are actively involved in cellular interactions with myeloid and lymphoid cells during regeneration...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826057/adenylyl-cyclase-5-links-changes-in-calcium-homeostasis-to-camp-dependent-cyst-growth-in-polycystic-liver-disease
#7
Carlo Spirli, Valeria Mariotti, Ambra Villani, Luca Fabris, Romina Fiorotto, Mario Strazzabosco
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Genetic defects in Polycystins -1 or -2 (PC1 or PC2) cause polycystic liver disease associated with ADPKD (PLD-ADPKD). Progressive cyst growth is sustained by a cAMP-dependent Ras/ERK/HIFα pathway leading to increased autocrine/paracrine VEGF-A signalling. In PC2-defective cholangiocytes, store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE), intracellular and endoplasmic reticulum [Ca(2+)]ER levels are reduced, while cAMP production in response to [Ca(2+)]ER depletion is increased. We hypothesized that in PC2-defective cells, in response to [Ca(2+)]ER depletion, the Ca(2+)-inhibitable adenylyl-cyclases AC5 or AC6 are activated by the ER chaperon STIM1 resulting in cAMP/PKA-dependent Ras/ERK/HIFα pathway activation...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809873/lncrnas-h19-and-hulc-activated-by-oxidative-stress-promote-cell-migration-and-invasion-in-cholangiocarcinoma-through-a-cerna-manner
#8
Wen-Tao Wang, Hua Ye, Pan-Pan Wei, Bo-Wei Han, Bo He, Zhen- Hua Chen, Yue-Qin Chen
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known to play important roles in different cell contexts, including cancers. However, little is known about lncRNAs in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a cholangiocyte malignancy with poor prognosis, associated with chronic inflammation and damage to the biliary epithelium. The aim of the study is to identify if any lncRNA might associate with inflammation or oxidative stress in CCA and regulate the disease progression. METHODS: In this study, RNA-seqs datasets were used to identify aberrantly expressed lncRNAs...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789682/disrupted-murine-gut-to-human-liver-signaling-alters-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-humanized-mouse-liver-models
#9
Edwin C Y Chow, Holly P Quach, Yueping Zhang, Jason Z Y Wang, David C Evan, Albert P Li, Jose Silva, Rommel G Tirona, Yurong Lai, K Sandy Pang
The humanized liver mouse model is increasingly being exploited for human drug metabolism studies. However, its model stability, inter-communication between human hepatocytes and mouse non-parenchymal cells in liver and murine intestine, and changes in extrahepatic transporter and enzyme expression has not been investigated. We examined these issues in FRGN [Fah(-/-), Rag2(-/-), and IL-2rg(-/-) on NOD background] and chimeric mice: mFRGN, and hFRGN (repopulated with mouse or human hepatocytes, respectively)...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777588/a-transcriptomic-signature-of-mouse-liver-progenitor-cells
#10
Adam M Passman, Jasmine Low, Roslyn London, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker, Atsushi Miyajima, Minoru Tanaka, Helene Strick-Marchand, Gretchen J Darlington, Megan Finch-Edmondson, Scott Ochsner, Cornelia Zhu, James Whelan, Bernard A Callus, George C T Yeoh
Liver progenitor cells (LPCs) can proliferate extensively, are able to differentiate into hepatocytes and cholangiocytes, and contribute to liver regeneration. The presence of LPCs, however, often accompanies liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), indicating that they may be a cancer stem cell. Understanding LPC biology and establishing a sensitive, rapid, and reliable method to detect their presence in the liver will assist diagnosis and facilitate monitoring of treatment outcomes in patients with liver pathologies...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775690/knockout-of-microrna-21-reduces-biliary-hyperplasia-and-liver-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-bile-duct-ligated-mice
#11
Lindsey L Kennedy, Fanyin Meng, Julie K Venter, Tianhao Zhou, Walker A Karstens, Laura A Hargrove, Nan Wu, Konstantina Kyritsi, John Greene, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Shannon S Glaser, Heather L Francis, Gianfranco Alpini
Cholestasis is a condition that leads to chronic hepatobiliary inflammation, fibrosis, and eventually cirrhosis. Many microRNAs (miRs) are known to have a role in fibrosis progression; however, the role of miR-21 during cholestasis remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the role of miR-21 during cholestasis-induced biliary hyperplasia and hepatic fibrosis. Wild-type (WT) and miR-21(-/-) mice underwent Sham or bile duct ligation (BDL) for 1 week, before evaluating liver histology, biliary proliferation, hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation, fibrotic response, and small mothers against decapentaplegic 7 (Smad-7) expression...
December 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769530/inactivation-of-p120-catenin-in-mice-disturbs-intrahepatic-bile-duct-development-and-aggravates-liver-carcinogenesis
#12
Jolanda van Hengel, Celine Van den Broeke, Tim Pieters, Louis Libbrecht, Ilse Hofmann, Frans van Roy
p120 catenin (p120ctn) is required for the stability of classic cadherins at the cell surface and is thought to play a central role in modulating cell-cell adhesion. Cytoplasmic p120ctn promotes cell motility, and probably other activities, by modulating the activities of RhoA, Rac and Cdc42. E-cadherin is expressed in periportal but not in perivenous hepatocytes. In contrast, all hepatocytes of normal mouse liver express N-cadherin. Cholangiocytes express exclusively E-cadherin. Mice with p120ctn ablation in hepatocytes and cholangiocytes (p120LiKO mice) were generated by Cre-loxP technology...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762150/epigenetic-regulation-of-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-liver-fibrosis
#13
Adil El Taghdouini, Leo A van Grunsven
Chronic liver injury to hepatocytes or cholangiocytes, when left unmanaged, leads to the development of liver fibrosis, a condition characterized by the excessive intrahepatic deposition of extracellular matrix proteins. Activated hepatic stellate cells constitute the predominant source of extracellular matrix in fibrotic livers and their transition from a quiescent state during fibrogenesis is associated with important alterations in their transcriptional and epigenetic landscape. Areas covered: We briefly describe the processes involved in hepatic stellate cell activation and discuss our current understanding of alterations in the epigenetic landscape, i...
December 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748735/apical-membrane-expression-of-distinct-sulfated-glycans-represents-a-novel-marker-of-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma
#14
Hitomi Hoshino, Makoto Ohta, Makoto Ito, Kenji Uchimura, Yasuhiro Sakai, Takeshi Uehara, Shulin Low, Mana Fukushima, Motohiro Kobayashi
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver neoplasm, followed by hepatocellular carcinoma. ICC can be further subclassified as (i) perihilar and (ii) peripheral types, the latter histologically resembling small-sized intrahepatic bile ducts, such as interlobular bile ducts, cholangioles/ductules and the canals of Hering. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC), now classified by the World Health Organization as a subtype of combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma, is currently regarded as a subtype of peripheral-type ICC...
October 17, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748507/p62-promotes-amino-acid-sensitivity-of-mtor-pathway-and-hepatic-differentiation-in-adult-liver-stem-progenitor-cells
#15
Masakazu Sugiyama, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiro Yoshida, Yuki Bekki, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Shohei Yoshiya, Takeo Toshima, Toru Ikegami, Shinji Itoh, Norifumi Harimoto, Shinji Okano, Yuji Soejima, Ken Shirabe, Yoshihiko Maehara
Autophagy is a homeostatic process regulating turnover of impaired proteins and organelles, and p62 (sequestosome-1, SQSTM1) functions as the autophagic receptor in this process. p62 also functions as a hub for intracellular signaling such as that in the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Liver stem/progenitor cells have the potential to differentiate to form hepatocytes or cholangiocytes. In this study, we examined effects of autophagy, p62 and associated signaling on hepatic differentiation. Adult stem/progenitor cells were isolated from the liver of mice with chemically-induced liver injury...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747092/the-rise-of-the-fgfr-inhibitor-in-advanced-biliary-cancer-the-next-cover-of-time-magazine
#16
Sumera Rizvi, Mitesh J Borad
Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are heterogeneous tumors arising from the biliary tract with features of cholangiocyte differentiation. CCAs are aggressive tumors with limited treatment options and poor overall survival. Only a subset of CCA patients with early stage disease can avail potentially curative treatment options. For advanced biliary tract tumors, currently there are limited effective treatment modalities. Recent advances have provided greater insight into the genomic landscape of CCAs. The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) pathway is involved in key cellular processes essential to survival and differentiation...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698452/kupffer-cells-induce-notch-mediated-hepatocyte-conversion-in-a-common-mouse-model-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#17
Maiko Terada, Kenichi Horisawa, Shizuka Miura, Yasuo Takashima, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Sayaka Sekiya, Kanae Matsuda-Ito, Atsushi Suzuki
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a malignant epithelial neoplasm composed of cells resembling cholangiocytes that line the intrahepatic bile ducts in portal areas of the hepatic lobule. Although ICC has been defined as a tumor arising from cholangiocyte transformation, recent evidence from genetic lineage-tracing experiments has indicated that hepatocytes can be a cellular origin of ICC by directly changing their fate to that of biliary lineage cells. Notch signaling has been identified as an essential factor for hepatocyte conversion into biliary lineage cells at the onset of ICC...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697592/suppressing-pitx2-inhibits-proliferation-and-promotes-differentiation-of-ihepscs
#18
Fei Chen, Hao Yao, Minjun Wang, Bing Yu, Qinggui Liu, Jianxiu Li, Zhiying He, Yi-Ping Hu
Induced hepatic stem cells (iHepSCs) have great potential as donors for liver cell therapy due to their abilities for self-renewal and bi-potential differentiation. However, the molecular mechanism regulating proliferation and differentiation of iHepSCs is poorly understood. In this study, we provide evidence that the homeodomain transcription factor, Pitx2, is essential to maintain iHepSCs stem cell characteristics. Suppressing Pitx2 expression in iHepSCs by lentivirus mediated specific shRNA markedly reduced the expression of the hepatic stem cell-associated genes (Lgr5, EpCAM, and Sox9) with concomitant inhibition of proliferation by blocking the G1/S phase transition, and these phenotypic changes were reversed upon re-expression of Pitx2...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670640/bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-modulates-proliferation-and-terminal-differentiation-of-fetal-hepatic-stem-progenitor-cells
#19
Fumio Goto, Sei Kakinuma, Masato Miyoshi, Tomoyuki Tsunoda, Shun Kaneko, Ayako Sato, Yu Asano, Satoshi Otani, Seishin Azuma, Hiroko Nagata, Fukiko Kawai-Kitahata, Miyako Murakawa, Sayuri Nitta, Yasuhiro Itsui, Mina Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Asahina, Mamoru Watanabe
AIM: Fetal hepatic stem/progenitor cells, called hepatoblasts, play central roles in liver organogenesis; however, molecular mechanisms regulating proliferation and terminal differentiation of such cells have not been completely elucidated. Bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP-4) is essential for the development of stem cells in various tissues, but its function in regulating the phenotype of hepatoblasts after mid-gestational fetal stage remains unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify a functional role for BMP-4 in proliferation and terminal differentiation of murine hepatoblasts in mid-gestational fetal livers...
September 27, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668997/rhesus-rotavirus-vp6-regulates-erk-dependent-calcium-influx-in-cholangiocytes
#20
Inna Lobeck, Bryan Donnelly, Phylicia Dupree, Maxime M Mahe, Monica McNeal, Sujit K Mohanty, Greg Tiao
The Rhesus rotavirus (RRV) induced murine model of biliary atresia (BA) is a useful tool in studying the pathogenesis of this neonatal biliary obstructive disease. In this model, the mitogen associated protein kinase pathway is involved in RRV infection of biliary epithelial cells (cholangiocytes). We hypothesized that extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) phosphorylation is integral to calcium influx, allowing for viral replication within the cholangiocyte. Utilizing ERK and calcium inhibitors in immortalized cholangiocytes and BALB/c pups, we determined that ERK inhibition resulted in reduced viral yield and subsequent decreased symptomatology in mice...
December 2016: Virology
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