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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
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Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534439/hypolipidemic-and-hepatoprotective-activities-of-rosemary-and-thyme-in-gentamicin-treated-rats
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A M Hegazy, A S Abdel-Azeem, H M Zeidan, K S Ibrahim, Em El Sayed
Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis; RM) and thyme ( Thymus vulgaris; TV) are used as remedies. We designed this work to investigate the preventive effect of aqueous extracts of RM or TV on the gentamicin (GM)-induced hepatotoxicity and abnormalities of lipid profile in rats. Both plant extracts exhibited an in vitro antioxidant activity as determined by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl assay. Radical scavenging activity for TV extract was 48.7% and for RM extract was 25.6%. Polyphenolic determination by high-performance liquid chromatography for both extracts revealed that catechin, coumarin, cinnamic acid and rutin were detected in both extracts...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533734/gene-expression-profiling-associated-with-hepatoxicity-in-pregnant-rats-treated-with-ubi-gadong-dioscorea-hispida-extract
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Ezarul Faradianna Lokman, Hussin Muhammad, Norizah Awang, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Fazliana Mansor, Fatin Saparuddin
Dioscorea hispida (D.hispida) is the most well-known starchy tuber in Malaysia and called 'ubi gadong'. Despite concerns over toxicity effects, the tuber is known to possess therapeutic values due to the presence of bioactive compounds such as saponins. This study was performed to identify the changes in gene expression profiles associated with hepatoxicity in pregnant rat treated with D.hispida using RT² Profiler PCR Array. The identification of steroidal saponins from D.hispida was carried out by UHPLC/MS method...
March 2017: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533121/recent-progress-in-hepatocyte-culture-models-and-their-application-to-the-assessment-of-drug-metabolism-transport-and-toxicity-in-drug-discovery-the-value-of-tissue-engineering-for-the-successful-development-of-a-microphysiological-system
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Kazuhiro Tetsuka, Masato Ohbuchi, Kenji Tabata
Tissue engineering technology has provided many useful culture models. This article reviews the merits of this technology in a hepatocyte culture system, and describes the applications of the sandwich-cultured hepatocyte model in drug discovery. In addition, we also review recent investigations of the utility of the three-dimensional bioprinted human liver tissue model and spheroid model. Finally, we present the future direction and developmental challenges of a hepatocyte culture model for the successful establishment of a microphysiological system, represented as an organ-on-a-chip and even as a human-on-a-chip...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532671/ochratoxin-a-transport-by-the-human-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-bcrp-multidrug-resistance-protein-2-mrp2-and-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptides-1a2-1b1-and-2b1
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Xiaozhe Qi, Els Wagenaar, Wentao Xu, Kunlun Huang, Alfred H Schinkel
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a fungal secondary metabolite that can contaminate various foods. OTA has several toxic effects like nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and neurotoxicity in different animal species, but its mechanisms of toxicity are still unclear. How OTA accumulates in kidney, liver, and brain is as yet unknown, but transmembrane transport proteins are likely involved. We studied transport of OTA in vitro, using polarized MDCKII cells transduced with cDNAs of the efflux transporters mouse (m)Bcrp, human (h)BCRP, mMrp2, or hMRP2, and HEK293 cells overexpressing cDNAs of the human uptake transporters OATP1A2, OATP1B1, OATP1B3, or OATP2B1 at pH7...
May 19, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532222/bromuconazole-induced-hepatotoxicity-is-accompanied-by-upregulation-of-pxr-cyp3a1-and-downregulation-of-car-cyp2b1-gene-expression
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Doaa H Abdelhady, Mohammed A El-Magd, Zizy I Elbialy, Ayman A Saleh
Despite widespread use of bromuconazole as a pesticide for food crops and fruits, limited studies have been done to evaluate its toxic effects. Here, we evaluated the hepatotoxic effect of bromuconazole using classical toxicological (biochemical analysis and histopathological examination) and gene-based molecular methods. Male rats were treated either orally or topically with bromuconazole at doses equal to no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) and 1/10 LD50 for 90 days. Bromuconazole increased activities of liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP, and ACP), and levels of bilirubin...
May 23, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531762/high-dose-testosterone-enanthate-supplementation-boosts-oxidative-stress-but-exerts-little-effect-on-the-antioxidant-barrier-in-sedentary-adolescent-male-rat-liver
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Ewa Sadowska-Krepaa, Barbara Klapcinępa, Barbara Kłapcińska, Sławomir Jagsz, Anna Nowara, Izabela Szołtysek-Bołdys, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort, Stanisław J Chrapusta
BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids abuse is on the rise among adolescent boys and young men, mostly in those seeking a 'shortcut' to an improved body image. This approach is associated with the risk of severe adverse health effects, some of which involve the liver and are linked to hepatic oxidative stress. Testosterone and its esters is a cornerstone of most anabolic-androgenic steroid stacking protocols. METHODS: We assessed and compared several hepatotoxicity and liver oxidative stress indices, as well as the contents of some components of the hepatic antioxidant barrier between sedentary adolescent male rats given a 6-week course of weekly im testosterone enanthate (TE, 8 or 80mg/kgBW/week) or vehicle (sesame oil) injections...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529177/senecio-brasiliensis-impairs-eclosion-rate-and-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-in-larvae-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Giulianna Echeverria Macedo, Karen Kich Gomes, Nathane Rosa Rodrigues, Illana Kemmerich Martins, Gabriel da Luz Wallau, Nélson Rodrigues de Carvalho, Litiele Cezar da Cruz, Dennis Guilherme da Costa Silva, Aline Augusti Boligon, Jeferson Luis Franco, Thaís Posser
Senecio brasilienis (Spreng) Less., is a species native from Brazil, popularly known as "maria mole", and known to induce hepatotoxicity due to its high content of Pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Despite its toxicity, this plant is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine. Considering the antagonizing effects described for S. brasiliensis, we describe here molecular markers involved in the toxicity of hydroalcoholic extract from leaves of S. brasiliensis (HESB) in Drosophila melanogaster. Phytochemical analysis of HESB revealed the presence of phenolic acids and flavonoids...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527127/evaluation-of-heparg-cells-for-the-assessment-of-indirect-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity-using-inh-as-a-model-substance
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Anika Mann, Thomas Pelz, Knut Rennert, Alexander Mosig, Michael Decker, Amelie Lupp
HepaRG cells are widely used as an in vitro model to assess drug-induced hepatotoxicity. However, only few studies exist so far regarding their suitability to detect the effects of drugs requiring a preceding activation via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system. A prototypic substance is the anti-tuberculosis agent INH, which is metabolized into N-acetylhydrazine, which then triggers hepatotoxicity. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to test if this effect can also be detected in HepaRG cells and if it can be counteracted by the known hepatoprotectant silibinin...
May 19, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526886/fk866-attenuates-acute-hepatic-failure-through-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-jnk-dependent-autophagy
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Enshuang Guo, Renlong Li, Jiankun Yang, Jun Zhang, Anyi Li, Yan Yang, Shenpei Liu, Anding Liu, Xiaojing Jiang
FK866 exhibits a protective effect on D-galactosamine (GaIN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and concanavalin A (ConA)-induced acute liver failure (ALF), but the mechanism by which FK866 affords this benefit has not yet been elucidated. Autophagy has a protective effect on acute liver injury. However, the contribution of autophagy to FK866-conferred hepatoprotection is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate whether FK866 could attenuate GaIN/LPS and ConA-induced ALF through c-jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK)-dependent autophagy...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526448/the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-inhibitors-tolcapone-and-entacapone-uncouple-and-inhibit-the-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-in-heparg-cells
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David Grünig, Andrea Felser, Jamal Bouitbir, Stephan Krähenbühl
The catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor tolcapone causes hepatotoxicity and mitochondrial damage in animal models. We studied the interaction of tolcapone with mitochondrial respiration in comparison to entacapone in different experimental models. In HepaRG cells (human cell-line), tolcapone decreased the ATP content (estimated IC50 100±15μM) and was cytotoxic (estimated IC50 333±45μM), whereas entacapone caused no cytotoxicity and no ATP depletion up to 200μM. Cytochrome P450 induction did not increase the toxicity of the compounds...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525761/impact-of-bioactive-packaging-systems-based-on-evoh-films-and-essential-oils-in-the-control-of-aflatoxigenic-fungi-and-aflatoxin-production-in-maize
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Eva M Mateo, José V Gómez, Irene Domínguez, Jose V Gimeno-Adelantado, Rufino Mateo-Castro, Rafael Gavara, Misericordia Jiménez
Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are the most common fungal species associated with aflatoxin (AF) contamination of cereals, especially maize, and other agricultural commodities. AFB1, the most frequent and toxic metabolite, is a powerful hepatotoxic, teratogenic and mutagenic compound. Effective strategies to control these fungal species and AFs in food and feed are required. Active packaging film containing essential oils (EO) is one of the most innovative food packaging concepts. In this study, ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer films incorporating EO from Origanum vulgare (ORE), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CIN) or their major active constituents, carvacrol (CAR) and cinnamaldehyde (CINHO), respectively, were developed and assayed to control growth of A...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524081/protective-effects-of-tormentic-acid-a-major-component-of-suspension-cultures-of-eriobotrya-japonica-cells-on-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice
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Wen-Ping Jiang, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hiroshi Saito, Naoto Uramaru, Hui-Ya Ho, Jin-Bin Wu, Guan-Jhong Huang
An acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause hepatotoxicity and lead to fatal liver damage. The hepatoprotective effects of tormentic acid (TA) on acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver damage were investigated in mice. TA was intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered for six days prior to APAP administration. Pretreatment with TA prevented the elevation of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), total bilirubin (T-Bil), total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), and liver lipid peroxide levels in APAP-treated mice and markedly reduced APAP-induced histological alterations in liver tissues...
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523950/levocarnitine-and-vitamin-b-complex-for-the-treatment-of-pegaspargase-induced-hepatotoxicity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alison Blackman, Alyssa Boutin, Alexei Shimanovsky, William J Baker, Nicholas Forcello
Asparaginase is a chemotherapeutic agent that is commonly used in combination with other medications for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An adverse effect of asparaginase includes hepatotoxicity, which can lead to severe liver failure and death. Several reports have documented successful treatment of asparaginase-induced hepatotoxicity using levocarnitine (l-carnitine) and vitamin B complex. Herein, we report a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that experienced acute liver injury following pegaspargase administration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522898/the-protective-effect-of-cordycepin-on-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-liver-injury
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Jin Li, Liping Zhong, Haibo Zhu, Fengzhong Wang
As the major active ingredient of Cordyceps militaris, cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) has been well documented to alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress both in vitro and in vivo. To explore the potential protective effect of cordycepin in fulminant hepatic failure, mice were pretreated with cordycepin for 3 weeks followed by D-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection. Then we found cordycepin (200 mg/kg) administration elevated survival rate, improved liver function, and suppressed hepatocyte apoptosis and necrosis in mice with severe hepatic damage by GalN/LPS treatment...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521788/methanol-extract-of-dicranopteris-linearis-l-leaves-impedes-acetaminophen-induced-liver-intoxication-partly-by-enhancing-the-endogenous-antioxidant-system
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Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Farah Hidayah Kamisan, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Nur Diyana Mahmood, Fezah Othman, Siti Selina Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the potential of methanolic extract of Dicranopteris linearis (MEDL) leaves to attenuate liver intoxication induced by acetaminophen (APAP) in rats. METHODS: A group of mice (n = 5) treated orally with a single dose (5000 mg/kg) of MEDL was first subjected to the acute toxicity study using the OECD 420 model. In the hepatoprotective study, six groups of rats (n = 6) were used and each received as follows: Group 1 (normal control; pretreated with 10% DMSO (extract's vehicle) followed by treatment with 10% DMSO (hepatotoxin's vehicle) (10% DMSO +10% DMSO)), Group 2 (hepatotoxic control; 10% DMSO +3 g/kg APAP (hepatotoxin)), Group 3 (positive control; 200 mg/kg silymarin +3 g/kg APAP), Group 4 (50 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP), Group 5 (250 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP) or Group 6 (500 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521054/in-silico-prediction-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-based-on-adverse-drug-reaction-reports
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Xiang-Wei Zhu, Shao-Jing Li
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a major cause of drug attrition. Currently existing Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models have limited predictive capabilities for DILI. Furthermore, their practical applications were limited by lack of new hepatotoxicity data. In this study, we first collected and curated a novel set of 122 DILI-positive and 932 DILI-negative drugs from online adverse drug reports using proportional reporting ratios as the signal detection method. Second, three strategies (under-sampling the majority class, synthetic minority over-sampling technique, and adjusting decision threshold approach) were employed to develop predictive classification models to cope with the unbalanced dataset...
May 17, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516789/protective-effect-of-pravastatin-on-doxorubicin-induced-hepatotoxicity
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E Mansouri, A Jangaran, A Ashtari
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to investigate the possible protection of pravastatin against hepatic oxidative stress and dysfunctions induced by doxorubicin in rats. BACKGROUND: Statins have beneficial effects on oxidative stress and inflammation. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups. Control group (received saline orally), Group 2 received pravastatin (20 mg/kg, i.p. for 15 days), Group 3 received single dose doxorubicin (15 mg/kg, i...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515811/first-line-sunitinib-or-pazopanib-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-the-canadian-experience
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Aly-Khan A Lalani, Haocheng Li, Daniel Y C Heng, Lori Wood, Austin Kalirai, Georg A Bjarnason, Hao-Wen Sim, Christian K Kollmannsberger, Anil Kapoor, Sebastien J Hotte, Marie Vanhuyse, Piotr Czaykowski, M Neil Reaume, Denis Soulieres, Peter Venner, Scott North, Naveen S Basappa
INTRODUCTION: Clinical trial data has shown pazopanib to be non-inferior in overall survival (OS) compared to sunitinib as first-line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes and compare dose-modifying toxicities of mRCC patients treated with suntinib or pazopanib in the real-world setting. METHODS: Data were collected on mRCC patients using the prospective Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System (CKCis) database from January 2011 to November 2015...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514152/hepatoprotective-properties-of-a-polyphenols-enriched-fraction-from-annona-crassiflora-mart-fruit-peel-against-diabetes-induced-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress
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Allisson B Justino, Mariana N Pereira, Leonardo G Peixoto, Danielle D Vilela, Douglas C Caixeta, Adriele V de Souza, Renata R Teixeira, Heitor C G Silva, Francyelle B R de Moura, Izabela B Moraes, Foued Salmen Espindola
A polyphenols-enriched fraction from Annona crassiflora fruit peel (Ac-Pef) containing chlorogenic acid, (epi)catechin, procyanidin B2 and caffeoyl-glucoside was investigated against hepatic oxidative and nitrosative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Serum biochemical parameters, hepatic oxidative and nitrosative status, glutathione defense system analysis, and in silico assessment of absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADMET) of the main compounds of Ac-Pef were carried out...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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