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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049354/inverse-association-of-marijuana-use-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Donghee Kim, Won Kim, Min-Sun Kwak, Goh Eun Chung, Jeong Yoon Yim, Aijaz Ahmed
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The impact of marijuana on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is largely unknown. We studied the association between marijuana and NAFLD utilizing cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2005-2014 and NHANES III (1988-1994). METHODS: Suspected NAFLD was diagnosed if serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was > 30 IU/L for men and > 19 IU/L for women in the absence of other liver diseases (NHANES 2005-2014)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045180/quantitative-liver-mri-biopsy-correlation-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-can-one-be-used-to-predict-the-other
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Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout, Emma N Costello, Suraj D Serai, Kristin S Bramlage, Rohit Kohli, Stavra A Xanthakos
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between quantitative liver MRI measurements and liver biopsy findings in pediatric and young adult patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from a registry that prospectively enrolls pediatric and young adult patients with biopsy-confirmed NAFLD at our tertiary medical center with parent or guardian and subject informed consent, as appropriate...
October 18, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040984/ability-of-cytokeratin-18-fragments-and-fib-4-index-to-diagnose-overall-and-mild-fibrosis-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-japanese-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-patients
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Natsuko Kobayashi, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Takanori Ito, Masayoshi Kage, Takeshi Okanoue, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: Several laboratory markers used in lieu of liver biopsy are reportedly useful in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In the present study, we investigated the diagnostic impact of various non-invasive markers for predicting NASH. METHODS: A total of 229 nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients who underwent liver biopsy were enrolled for the study. The diagnostic ability of various markers to diagnose NASH from NAFLD was investigated...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038049/inhibition-of-egfr-attenuates-fibrosis-and-stellate-cell-activation-in-diet-induced-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Dandan Liang, Hongjin Chen, Leping Zhao, Wenxin Zhang, Jie Hu, Zhiguo Liu, Peng Zhong, Wei Wang, Jingying Wang, Guang Liang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. NAFLD begins with steatosis and advances to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. The molecular mechanisms involved in NAFLD progression are not understood. Based on recent studies showing dysregulation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in animal models of liver injury, we sought to determine if inhibition of EGFR mitigates liver fibrosis and HSC activation in NAFLD. We utilized the high fat diet (HFD)-induced murine model of liver injury to study the role of EGFR in NAFLD...
October 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037239/serum-uric-acid-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-non-obesity-chinese-adults
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Xiaoya Zheng, Lilin Gong, Rong Luo, Hua Chen, Bin Peng, Wei Ren, Yonghong Wang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies found elevated serum uric acid (SUA) was associated with the development or progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in general population; in this study we aim to investigate the association of SUA and the severity of NAFLD based on grade of fatty liver on ultrasonography in non-obese subjects. METHODS: Data were obtained from subjects via routine physical examinations in the Public Health Center of our hospital between 2011 and 2014...
October 16, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037210/a-vicious-circle-between-insulin-resistance-and-inflammation-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Zhonge Chen, Rong Yu, Ying Xiong, Fangteng Du, Shuishan Zhu
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) comprises a spectrum of diseases, including simple steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Lipotoxicity, insulin resistance (IR) and inflammation are involved in the disease process. Lipotoxicity promotes inflammation and IR, which in turn, increase adipocyte lipolysis and exacerbates lipotoxicity. Furthermore, IR and inflammation form a vicious circle, with each condition promoting the other and accelerating the development of NAFLD in the presence of lipotoxicity...
October 16, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036959/-the-study-of-liver-macrophages-polarization-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
#7
L P Guo, L Zhou, H X Li, J Zhang, B M Wang
To explore the functional phenotype of liver macrophages in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Compared with patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and chronic hepatitis B (CHB), the absolute CD(68)(+) cell count in patients with AIH was significantly higher (all P<0.05). It was positively correlated with ALT and IgG levels (the correlation coefficients 0.600 and 0.700, P=0.285 and 0.188 respectively). Additionally, compared with patients with NAFLD, the absolute iNOS positive cell count in patients with AIH and CHB were significantly higher (all P<0...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035368/activation-of-intestinal-hypoxia-inducible-factor-2%C3%AE-during-obesity-contributes-to-hepatic-steatosis
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Cen Xie, Tomoki Yagai, Yuhong Luo, Xianyi Liang, Tao Chen, Qiong Wang, Dongxue Sun, Jie Zhao, Sadeesh K Ramakrishnan, Lulu Sun, Chunmei Jiang, Xiang Xue, Yuan Tian, Kristopher W Krausz, Andrew D Patterson, Yatrik M Shah, Yue Wu, Changtao Jiang, Frank J Gonzalez
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disease in Western countries, and limited therapeutic options are available. Here we uncovered a role for intestinal hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) in hepatic steatosis. Human-intestine biopsies from individuals with or without obesity revealed that intestinal HIF-2α signaling was positively correlated with body-mass index and hepatic toxicity. The causality of this correlation was verified in mice with an intestine-specific disruption of Hif2a, in which high-fat-diet-induced hepatic steatosis and obesity were substantially lower as compared to control mice...
October 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035308/gut-microbiota-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-insights-on-mechanisms-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Junli Ma, Qihang Zhou, Houkai Li
The gut microbiota plays critical roles in development of obese-related metabolic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), type 2 diabetes(T2D), and insulin resistance(IR), highlighting the potential of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in these diseases. There are various ways that gut microbiota can be manipulated, including through use of probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and some active components from herbal medicines. In this review, we review the main roles of gut microbiota in mediating the development of NAFLD, and the advances in gut microbiota-targeted therapies for NAFLD in both the experimental and clinical studies, as well as the conclusions on the prospect of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in the future...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034200/promising-effect-of-rosa-damascena-extract-on-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver
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Ida Davoodi, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Abdollahi, Fatemeh Farzaei, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Zahra Memariani, Fariba Najafi
NAFLD is a chronic liver disease that affects a high proportion of the world's population which causes metabolic and hepatic damages. Rosa damascena Mill is traditionally used as a dietary supplement for liver disorders. This study was carried out to determine the beneficial effect of standardized extract of R. damascena on animal model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD was induced by high-fat diet (HFD) in Wistar rats. HFD rats showed an increase (p < 0.05) in the plasma lipid levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and reduced the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031784/isobarictags-for-relative-and-absolute-quantitation-itraq-based-proteomics-for-the-investigation-of-the-effect-of-huganqingzhi-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats
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Fan Xia, Xiaorui Yao, Waijiao Tang, Chunxin Xiao, Miaoting Yang, Benjie Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hugan Qingzhi tablet (HQT), a traditional Chinese medicine formula has been adopted for preventing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). AIM: In order to explore the anti-NAFLD mechanisms of HQT, iTRAQ-based proteomics was employed to investigate the expression profiles of proteins in NAFLD rats induced by high-fat diet after HQT treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NAFLD rat model was administration of high-fat diet (HFD) for 12weeks and administering HQT in a daily basis to the HFD groups...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031242/dietary-creatine-supplementation-lowers-hepatic-triacylglycerol-by-increasing-lipoprotein-secretion-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet
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Robin P da Silva, Kelly-Ann Leonard, René L Jacobs
Recent studies have shown that dietary creatine supplementation can prevent lipid accumulation in the liver. Creatine is a small molecule that plays a large role in energy metabolism, but since the enzyme creatine kinase is not present in the liver, the classical role in energy metabolism does not hold in this tissue. Fat accumulation in the liver can lead to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a progressive disease that is prevalent in humans. We have previously reported that creatine can directly influence lipid metabolism in cell culture to promote lipid secretion and oxidation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030588/impaired-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-may-underlie-the-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-like-pathology-of-neonatal-testosterone-treated-female-rats
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Álvaro Anzai, Rodrigo R Marcondes, Thiago H Gonçalves, Kátia C Carvalho, Manuel J Simões, Natália Garcia, José M Soares, Vasantha Padmanabhan, Edmund C Baracat, Ismael D C G da Silva, Gustavo A R Maciel
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is frequently associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but the mechanisms involved in the development of NAFLD in PCOS are not well known. We investigated histological changes and metabolomic profile in the liver of rat models of PCOS phenotype induced by testosterone or estradiol. Two-day old female rats received sc injections of 1.25 mg testosterone propionate (Testos; n = 10), 0.5 mg estradiol benzoate (E2; n = 10), or vehicle (control group, CNT; n = 10)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028128/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-hepatic-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Michael S Middleton, Mark L Van Natta, Elhamy R Heba, Adina Alazraki, Andrew T Trout, Prakash Masand, Elizabeth M Brunt, David E Kleiner, Edward Doo, James Tonascia, Joel E Lavine, Wei Shen, Gavin Hamilton, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Claude B Sirlin
We assessed the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) in children to stratify hepatic steatosis grade before and after treatment in the Cysteamine Bitartrate Delayed-Release for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children (CyNCh) trial, using centrally-scored histology as reference. Participants had multi-echo 1.5T or 3T MRI on scanners from three manufacturers. Of 169 enrolled children, 110 (65%) and 83 (49%) had MRI and liver biopsy at baseline and at end-of-treatment (EOT; 52-weeks), respectively...
October 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027424/-research-progress-on-therapeutic-targets-of-active-components-in-chinese-herbs-for-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#15
REVIEW
Yu-Ting Pan, Fang-Yuan Xu, Xi-Zhong Yu, Wen-Bin Shang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) is a kind of metabolic liver injury, which is closely associated with insulin resistance and genetic susceptibility. Traditional Chinese herbs used in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are widely investigated in recent years. A series of recent studies show that the effects of the active components in traditional Chinese herbs on NAFLD are associated with activating AMPK signaling pathway, improving insulin resistance, modulating the activity and expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities and regulating intestinal flora...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027308/animal-models-for-analyzing-metabolic-syndrome-associated-liver-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Koichi Tsuneyama, Kazuchika Nishitsuji, Minoru Matsumoto, Tomoko Kobayashi, Yuki Morimoto, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Hirohisa Ogawa
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a worldwide healthcare issue and a dominant risk factor for the development of incurable diseases affecting the entire body. The hepatic manifestations of MS include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progressive variant, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is known to progress to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Excellent animal models for determining the mechanism of pathogenesis and establishing therapeutic treatment of NASH/HCC are strongly required worldwide...
October 12, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025734/dietary-copper-fructose-interactions-alter-gut-microbial-activity-in-male-rats
#17
Ming Song, Xiaohong Li, Xiang Zhang, Hongxue Shi, Miriam B Vos, Xiaoli Wei, Yuhua Wang, Hong Gao, Eric C Rouchka, Xinmin Yin, Zhanxiang Zhou, Russell A Prough, Matthew C Cave, Craig J McClain
Dietary copper-fructose interactions contribute to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Gut microbiota play critical roles in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of different dietary doses of copper and their interactions with high fructose on gut microbiome. Male weanling Sprague-Dawley rats were fed diets with adequate copper (6 ppm, CuA), marginal copper (1.5 ppm, CuM) (low-copper) or supplemented copper (20 ppm, CuS) (high-copper) for 4 weeks...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025246/vaspin-mrna-levels-in-the-liver-of-morbidly-obese-women-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Marek Waluga, Michał Kukla, Michał Żorniak, Marta Grabiec, Maciej Kajor, Michał Dyaczyński, Grzegorz Kowalski, Dominika Żądło, Agnieszka Berdowska, Rafał Kotulski, Rafał J Bułdak, Tomasz Sawczyn, Ewa Waluga, Paweł Olczyk, Marek Hartleb
The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatic vaspin mRNA in morbidly obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to look for its relationships with metabolic and histopathological features. The study included 56 severely obese women who underwent intraoperative wedge liver biopsy during bariatric surgery. Hepatic vaspin mRNA was assessed by quantitative real-time PCR. Vaspin mRNA found in all included patients was markedly higher in patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m2 (4.59 ±3...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025245/hepatic-chemerin-mrna-in-morbidly-obese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Maciej Kajor, Michał Kukla, Marek Waluga, Łukasz Liszka, Michał Dyaczyński, Grzegorz Kowalski, Dominika Żądło, Agnieszka Berdowska, Mateusz Chapuła, Anna Kostrząb-Zdebel, Rafał J Bułdak, Tomasz Sawczyn, Marek Hartleb
The aim of this study was to investigate hepatic chemerin mRNA, serum chemerin concentration, and immunohistochemical staining for chemerin and and chemokine receptor-like 1 (CMKLR1) in hepatic tissue in 56 morbidly obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to search for a relationship with metabolic and histopathological features. Chemerin mRNA was assessed by quantitative real-time PCR, chemerin, and CMKLR1 immunohistochemical expression with specific antibodies, while serum chemerin concentration was assessed with commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025206/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-onset-craniopharyngioma
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So Yoon Jung, Yun Jeong Lee, Hye Jin Lee, Young Ah Lee, Jin Soo Moon, Jae Sung Ko, Sei Won Yang, Choong Ho Shin
PURPOSE: Hypothalamic obesity in childhood-onset (CO-) craniopharyngioma patients may predispose to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study reviewed the characteristics of NAFLD associated with CO-craniopharyngioma. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 75 patients who underwent surgery for craniopharyngioma while younger than 15 years of age between 2000 and 2016. RESULTS: Elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) above 40 IU/L was observed in 51 of the 75 (68%) CO-craniopharyngioma patients...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
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