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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545161/classic-galactosemia-study-on-the-late-prenatal-development-of-galt-specific-activity-in-a-sheep-model
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Ana I Coelho, Jörgen Bierau, Martijn Lindhout, Jelle Achten, Boris W Kramer, M Estela Rubio-Gozalbo
BACKGROUND: Classic galactosemia results from deficient activity of galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT), a key enzyme of galactose metabolism. Despite early diagnosis and early postnatal therapeutic intervention, patients still develop neurologic and fertility impairments. Prenatal developmental toxicity has been hypothesized as a determinant factor of disease. In order to shed light on the importance of prenatal GALT activity, several studies have examined GALT activity throughout development...
May 25, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544245/ghrelin-receptor-inverse-agonists-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-against-obesity-related-metabolic-disease
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Kathrin Abegg, Lara Bernasconi, Melanie Hutter, Lynda Whiting, Claudio Pietra, Claudio Giuliano, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas Riediger
AIMS: Ghrelin is implicated in the control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. The ghrelin receptor exhibits ligand independent constitutive activity, which can be pharmacologically exploited to induce inverse ghrelin actions. Since ghrelin receptor inverse agonists (GHSR-IA) might be effective for the treatment of obesity-related metabolic disease, we tested two novel synthetic compounds GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In functional cell assays, electrophysiogical and immunohistochemical experiments, we demonstrated inverse agonist activity for GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2...
May 24, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543991/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-plasma-alt-alp-and-bile-acids-for-hepatitis-in-labrador-retrievers
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K Dirksen, I A Burgener, J Rothuizen, T S G A M van den Ingh, L C Penning, B Spee, H Fieten
BACKGROUND: Biochemical indicators for diagnosing liver disease are plasma alanine aminotransferase activity (ALT), alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP), and bile acid concentration (BA). OBJECTIVES: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ALT, ALP, and BA for detecting primary hepatitis (PH) in clinically healthy Labrador retrievers and investigate whether ALT and ALP can discriminate between dogs with PH and nonspecific reactive hepatitis (RH). ANIMALS: 191 clinically healthy and 51 clinically ill Labrador retrievers with hepatic histopathology...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543549/review-article-recent-insights-into-clinical-decision-making-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
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P D J Dunne, E H Forrest
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe acute manifestation of alcoholic liver disease with a high mortality. Management of patients with this condition has been a matter of controversy for many years; however, recent clinical studies have sought to improve the clinical approach to these patients. AIM: To use these recent studies in order to guide clinical management. METHODS: A MeSH search of Medline was performed to specifically identify recent studies which influenced clinical diagnosis, assessment and management of alcoholic hepatitis...
May 21, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542610/gpr40-partial-agonist-mk-2305-lower-fasting-glucose-in-the-goto-kakizaki-rat-via-suppression-of-endogenous-glucose-production
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Corin Miller, Michele J Pachanski, Melissa E Kirkland, Daniel T Kosinski, Joel Mane, Michelle Bunzel, Jin Cao, Sarah Souza, Brande Thomas-Fowlkes, Jerry Di Salvo, Adam B Weinglass, Xiaoyan Li, Robert W Myers, Kevin Knagge, Paul E Carrington, William K Hagmann, Maria E Trujillo
GPR40 (FFA1) is a fatty acid receptor whose activation results in potent glucose lowering and insulinotropic effects in vivo. Several reports illustrate that GPR40 agonists exert glucose lowering in diabetic humans. To assess the mechanisms by which GPR40 partial agonists improve glucose homeostasis, we evaluated the effects of MK-2305, a potent and selective partial GPR40 agonist, in diabetic Goto Kakizaki rats. MK-2305 decreased fasting glucose after acute and chronic treatment. MK-2305-mediated changes in glucose were coupled with increases in plasma insulin during hyperglycemia and glucose challenges but not during fasting, when glucose was normalized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542546/albendazole-increases-the-inflammatory-response-and-the-amount-of-em2-positive-small-particles-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-spems-in-human-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-lesions
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Franz J Ricken, Juliane Nell, Beate Grüner, Julian Schmidberger, Tanja Kaltenbach, Wolfgang Kratzer, Andreas Hillenbrand, Doris Henne-Bruns, Peter Deplazes, Peter Möller, Peter Kern, Thomas F E Barth
BACKGROUND: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is caused by the metacestode stage of Echinococcus multilocularis. The inflammatory response to this infection is influenced by the interaction of the parasite with the host. We aimed to analyze human liver lesions infected with Echinococcus multilocularis and the changes of the cellular infiltrates during albendazole (ABZ) treatment. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We analyzed liver tissue samples from 8 untreated patients, 5 patients treated with two daily doses of 400 mg ABZ for up to two months and 7 patients treated for more than two months with the same ABZ therapy...
May 25, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542116/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-spontaneous-splenorenal-shunt-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-based-on-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-ct-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-scans
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Xingshun Qi, Xiaolong Qi, Yongguo Zhang, Xiaodong Shao, Chunyan Wu, Yongji Wang, Ran Wang, Xintong Zhang, Han Deng, Feifei Hou, Jing Li, Xiaozhong Guo
BACKGROUND This is a retrospective observational study evaluating the prevalence and clinical characteristics of spontaneous splenorenal shunt in liver cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included a total of 105 cirrhotic patients who were admitted to our hospital between June 2012 and December 2013 and underwent contrast-enhanced CT and/or MRI scans at admissions. Spontaneous splenorenal shunt was identified. Clinical and laboratory data were compared between cirrhotic patients with and without spontaneous splenorenal shunt...
May 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540205/clinicopathological-spectrum-of-snake-bite-induced-acute-kidney-injury-from-india
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Sanjay Vikrant, Ajay Jaryal, Anupam Parashar
AIM: To study the clinico-pathological spectrum of snake bite-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla with snake bite-induced AKI from July 2003 to June 2016. Medical records were evaluated for patient's information on demographic, clinical characteristics, complications and outcome. Outcomes of duration of hospital stay, requirement for intensive care unit support, treatment with dialysis, survival and mortality were analyzed...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539992/bi-directional-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Madhan Nellaiyappan, Anastasios Kapetanos
A 59-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis presented to our hospital with an acutely painful umbilical hernia, and 4 mo of exertional dyspnea. He was noted to be tachypneic and hypoxic. He had a massive right sided pleural effusion with leftward mediastinal shift and gross ascites, with a tense, fluid-filled, umbilical hernia. Emergent paracentesis with drain placement and a large volume thoracentesis were performed. Despite improvement in dyspnea and drainage of 15 L of ascitic fluid, the massive transudative pleural effusion remained largely unchanged...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539741/potential-roles-of-kleinhovia-hospita-l-leaf-extract-in-reducing-doxorubicin-acute-hepatic-cardiac-and-renal-toxicities-in-rats
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Yulia Yusrini Djabir, M Aryadi Arsyad, Sartini Sartini, Subehan Lallo
BACKGROUND: Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent chemotherapy agent; however, its use may lead to cardiac, hepatic, and renal dysfunction. Kleinhovia hospita L extract contains antioxidant compounds that have been shown to reduce chemical-induced hepatotoxicity. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the protective effects of Kleinhovia sp. extract to reduce DOX acute toxicities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty male rats were assigned to the following groups: Group I as controls, Group II was given DOX i...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536603/impact-of-fatty-liver-on-acute-pancreatitis-severity
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Seung Bae Yoon, In Seok Lee, Moon Hyung Choi, Kyungjin Lee, Hyoju Ham, Hyun Jin Oh, Se Hwan Park, Chul-Hyun Lim, Myung-Gyu Choi
Aim. Acute pancreatitis is typically a mild disease, but some patients develop severe courses. Fatty liver changes are seen in patients with acute pancreatitis, but its clinical significance has not been well-studied. We aimed to investigate the relationship between fatty liver and the severity of acute pancreatitis. Methods. Unenhanced CT images of patients with acute pancreatitis were retrospectively reviewed by a radiologist, and mean hepatic and splenic attenuation was measured in Hounsfield units (HU)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536535/role-of-intestinal-lxr%C3%AE-in-regulating-post-prandial-lipid-excursion-and-diet-induced-hypercholesterolemia-and-hepatic-lipid-accumulation
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Tibiábin Benítez-Santana, Sarah E Hugo, Amnon Schlegel
Post-prandial hyperlipidemia has emerged as a cardiovascular risk factor with limited therapeutic options. The Liver X receptors (Lxrs) are nuclear hormone receptors that regulate cholesterol elimination. Knowledge of their role in regulating the absorption and handling of dietary fats is incomplete. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of intestinal Lxrα in post-prandial intestinal lipid transport. Using Lxrα knockout (nr1h3(-/-)) and intestine-limited Lxrα over-expressing [Tg(fabp2a:EGFP-nr1h3)] zebrafish strains, we measured post-prandial lipid excursion with live imaging in larvae and physiological methods in adults...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536219/-all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-when-hyperammonaemia-is-not-from-hepatic-aetiology
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Abubaker A I Hassan, Walid Ibrahim, Ahmed Subahi, Abdelaziz Mohamed
Hyperammonaemia is often caused by decompensated liver disease. However, non-hepatic causes can sometimes result in hyperammonaemia, severe enough to cause symptoms.We report a case of a 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension and bilateral peripelvic renal cyst who presented with acute confusion. Laboratory investigations revealed hyperammonaemia and normal liver function test. The abdominal ultrasound did not reveal any finding of liver disease or portal-systemic shunting but demonstrated bilateral peripelvic cysts with no hydronephrosis...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536210/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-sirs-and-a-left-bundle-branch-block-lbbb-due-to-nitrofurantoin
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Susheer Dilbagh Gandotra, Mariola A Smotrys, Darshan B Patel, Akash Chadha
We present a case of a 74-year-old woman, who was on nitrofurantoin treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI), with fever and chills 7 hours after taking nitrofurantoin. She was hospitalised and evaluated for worsening UTI and sepsis. Initially, it appeared to be secondary to post-UTI sepsis because of possible resistant infection or conditions like pulmonary embolism or acute hepatitis. The patient also developed systemic inflammatory response syndrome, left bundle branch block (LBBB), thrombocytopaenia and transaminitis...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535778/exosomes-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induce-the-conversion-of-hepatocytes-into-progenitor-oval-cells
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Hao-Hsiang Wu, Oscar K Lee
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess therapeutic effects in a murine model of carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver failure. In the study, we observed that the majority of repopulated hepatocytes were of recipient origin and were adjacent to transplanted MSCs; only a low percentage of repopulated hepatocytes were from transplanted MSCs. The findings indicate that MSCs guided the formation of new hepatocytes. Exosomes are important messengers for paracrine signaling delivery...
May 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535669/acute-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-but-not-d-is-still-prevalent-in-mongolia-a-time-trend-analysis
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Oidov Baatarkhuu, Hye Won Lee, Jacob George, Dashchirev Munkh-Orshikh, Baasankhuu Enkhtuvshin, Sosorbaram Ariunaa, Mohammed Eslam, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Do Young Kim
Background/Aims: Mongolia has one of the highest hepatitis A, C, B and D infection incidences worldwide. We sought to investigate changes in the proportion of acute viral hepatitis types in Mongolia over the last decade. Methods: The cohort comprised 546 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis from January 2012 to December 2014 in Ulaanbaatar Hospital, Mongolia. A time trend analysis investigating the change in proportion of acute hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection among the cohort with respect to a previous published study was undertaken...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534970/correlation-of-four-potential-biomarkers-of-liver-fibrosis-with-liver-function-and-grade-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-neonatal-cholestatic-rat-model
#17
Ning Tang, Yaping Zhang, Zeyu Liu, Xuemei Ai, Qinghong Liang
The present study investigated the correlation between four serum biomarkers of liver fibrosis, liver function and pathological hepatic fibrosis grade in neonatal cholestatic rats. A total of 38 Sprague‑Dawley rats, aged 3 weeks, were randomly assigned to the experimental group (EG), control group (CG) and the blank control group (BCG). EG received intragastric administration of 1% α‑naphthylisothiocyanate, 75 mg/kg, to induce acute cholestasis liver injury, CG and BCG were set as control groups. Blood samples from all groups were collected 48 h following the procedure...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534888/hepatitis-a-outbreaks-in-european-homosexual-men
#18
Pablo Barreiro, Vicente Soriano
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a small RNA, non-enveloped agent predominantly transmitted via the fecal/oral route through person-to-person contact or contaminated food and water. The mean incubation period is 28 days (range: 15-50). Acute hepatitis A is always self-limited and very rarely fatal. Moreover, it never progresses to chronicity. Acutely infected persons are most likely to transmit HAV before the onset of jaundice, when viral particle concentration in stool is highest.
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534001/frequency-of-acute-hepatitis-following-acute-paraphenylene-diamine-intoxication
#19
Rizwan Ishtiaq, Sadaf Shafiq, Ali Imran, Qazi Masroor Ali, Raheel Khan, Hassan Tariq, Daniyal Ishtiaq
INTRODUCTION: Paraphenylene diamine (PPD) ingestion is manifesting as one of the more common ways of committing suicide in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, especially Bahawalpur. PPD is an ingredient of a compound commonly known "Kala Pathar" which means "Black Stone" in Urdu. It is readily available in the market at low cost and is used to dye hair and fur. Its intoxication inhibits cellular oxidation and affects the muscles causing rhabdomyolysis. This leads to myoglobinuria followed by renal failure and edema of face and throat resulting in respiratory difficulty...
April 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533525/cellular-responses-to-t-2-toxin-and-or-deoxynivalenol-that-induce-cartilage-damage-are-not-specific-to-chondrocytes
#20
Yang Lei, Zhao Guanghui, Wang Xi, Wang Yingting, Lin Xialu, Yu Fangfang, Mary B Goldring, Guo Xiong, Mikko J Lammi
The relationship between T-2 toxin and deoxynivalenol (DON) and the risk of Kashin-Beck disease is still controversial since it is poorly known about their selectivity in cartilage damage. We aimed to compare the cytotoxicity of T-2 toxin and DON on cell lines representative of cell types encountered in vivo, including human chondrocytes (C28/I2), human hepatic epithelial cells (L-02) and human tubular epithelial cells (HK-2). In addition, we determined the distribution of T-2 toxin and DON in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats after a single dose exposure...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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