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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110367/accurate-simultaneous-quantification-of-liver-steatosis-and-iron-overload-in-diffuse-liver-diseases-with-mri
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Manuela França, Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Pedro Oliveira, Francisca Emanuel Costa, Graça Porto, José Ramón Vizcaíno, Javier Sanchez Gonzalez, Eduardo Ribeiro, João Oliveira, Helena Pessegueiro Miranda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performances of 3 Tesla multi-echo chemical shift-encoded gradient echo magnetic resonance (MECSE-MR) imaging to simultaneously quantify liver steatosis and iron overload in a wide spectrum of diffuse liver diseases having biopsy as reference standard. METHODS: MECSE-MR-acquired images were used to calculate fat fraction and iron content in a single breath-hold in 109 adult patients. Proton density fat fraction (PDFF) was prospectively estimated using complex-based data reconstruction with multipeak fat modeling...
January 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110323/aggf1-attenuates-hepatic-inflammation-and-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-repressing-ccl2-transcription
#2
Xu Wenping, Zeng Sheng, Li Min, Fan Zhiwen, Zhou Bisheng
Liver injury represents a continuum of pathophysiological processes involving a complex interplay between hepatocytes, macrophages, and hepatic stellate cells. The mechanism whereby these intercellular interactions contribute to liver injury and fibrosis is not completely understood. We report here that angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1 (Aggf1) was downregulated in the livers of cirrhotic patients compared to healthy controls and in primary hepatocytes in response to carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) stimulation...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110190/actein-ameliorates-hepatobiliary-cancer-through-stemness-and-p53-signaling-regulation
#3
Rui Xi, Li-Juan Wang
Actein is isolated from the rthizomes of Cimicifuga foetida, which is a triterpene glycoside, displaying suppressive effects on breast cancer cells proliferation. However, the effects of actein treatment on liver injury, tending to cancer, have little to be known. Thus, the study is conducted to explore the role of actein in early liver cancer. Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) was used to induce liver cancer in mice followed by actein treatment at different concentrations. DEN caused steatohepatitis supported by fibrosis and inflammation, which were ameliorated for actein administration...
January 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110063/curcumin-ameliorates-liver-damage-and-progression-of-nash-in-nash-hcc-mouse-model-possibly-by-modulating-hmgb1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-translocation
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Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Azizur Rahman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe
Curcumin, a phenolic compound, has a wide spectrum of therapeutic effects such as antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and so on. The study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of curcumin to protect liver damage and progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a novel NASH-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mouse model. To induce this model neonatal C57BL/6J male mice were exposed to low-dose streptozotocin and were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) from the age of 4weeks to 14weeks. Curcumin was given at 100mg/kg dose daily by oral gavage started at the age of 10weeks and continued until 14weeks along with HFD feeding...
January 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109892/lipid-oxidation-products-in-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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REVIEW
Francesco Bellanti, Rosanna Villani, Antonio Facciorusso, Gianluigi Vendemiale, Gaetano Serviddio
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the major public health challenge for hepatologists in the twenty-first century. NAFLD comprises a histological spectrum ranging from simple steatosis or fatty liver, to steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. It can be categorized into two principal phenotypes: (1) non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), and (2) non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The mechanisms of NAFLD progression consist of lipid homeostasis alterations, redox unbalance, insulin resistance, and inflammation in the liver...
January 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109005/the-mboat7-variant-rs641738-increases-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Khaled Thabet, Henry Lik Yuen Chan, Salvatore Petta, Alessandra Mangia, Thomas Berg, Andre Boonstra, Willem P Brouwer, Maria Lorena Abate, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Maiiada Nazmy, Janett Fischer, Christopher Liddle, Jacob George, Mohammed Eslam
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is characterized by hepatic inflammation that promotes progression to cirrhosis and predisposes to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Subtle inter-individual genetic variation, viral and environmental factors interact to determine the disease progression between individuals. Recently, the rs641738 Membrane Bound O-Acyltransferase Domain Containing 7 (MBOAT7) polymorphism was demonstrated to influence histological liver damage in alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis C, but no data are available for CHB...
January 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109003/eradication-of-hcv-and-non-liver-related-non-aids-related-events-in-hiv-hcv-coinfection
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Juan Berenguer, Elena Rodríguez-Castellano, Ana Carrero, Miguel A Von Wichmann, Marta Montero, María J Galindo, Josep Mallolas, Manuel Crespo, María J Téllez, Carmen Quereda, José Sanz, Carlos Barros, Cristina Tural, Ignacio Santos, Federico Pulido, Josep M Guardiola, Rafael Rubio, Enrique Ortega, María L Montes, Juan J Jusdado, Gabriel Gaspar, Herminia Esteban, José M Bellón, Juan González-García
: We assessed non-liver-related non-AIDS-related (NLR-NAR) events and mortality in a cohort of HIV/HCV-coinfected patients treated with interferon and ribavirin between 2000 and 2008. The censoring date was May 31, 2014. Cox regression analysis was performed to assess the adjusted hazard rate (HR) of overall death in responders and non-responders. Fine and Gray regression analysis was conducted to determine the adjusted sub-hazard rate (sHR) of NLR deaths and NLR-NAR events considering death as the competing risk...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108233/murine-cd103-dendritic-cells-protect-against-steatosis-progression-towards-steatohepatitis
#8
Eva-Carina Heier, Anna Meier, Henrike Julich-Haertel, Sonja Djudjaj, Monica Rau, Thomas Tschernig, Andreas Geier, Peter Boor, Frank Lammert, Veronika Lukacs-Kornek
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is the hepatic consequence of metabolic syndrome and can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The identification of molecular and cellular factors that determine the progression of NASH and lead to irreversible hepatocellular damage are crucial. Dendritic cells (DCs) represent a heterogeneous cell population among which CD103(+) DCs play a significant role in immunity and tolerance. METHODS: Steatosis progression towards steatohepatitis was analyzed using multicolor FACS analyses, cytokine and qPCR array in high sucrose diet (HSD) and methionine and choline deficient diet (MCD) fed wild-type and Batf3 (Basic Leucine Zipper Transcription Factor, ATF-Like-3) deficient animals, which lack CD103(+) DCs (classical type-1 DC, cDC1s)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107589/serum-lincrna-p21-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#9
Fujun Yu, Guangyao Zhou, Kate Huang, XuFei Fan, Guojun Li, Bicheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
Serum long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as promising biomarkers for various human diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using serum long intergenic non-coding RNA-p21 (lincRNA-p21) as a biomarker for chronic hepatitis B patients. Serum lincRNA-p21 levels were quantified using real-time PCR in 417 CHB patients and 363 healthy controls. The promoter methylation level of lincRNA-p21 was detected using bisulfite-sequencing analysis in primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107385/evaluating-the-significance-of-viscoelasticity-in-diagnosing-early-stage-liver-fibrosis-with-transient-elastography
#10
Jingxin Zhao, Fei Zhai, Jun Cheng, Qiong He, Jianwen Luo, Xueping Yang, Jinhua Shao, Huichun Xing
Transient elastography quantifies the propagation of a mechanically generated shear wave within a soft tissue, which can be used to characterize the elasticity and viscosity parameters of the tissue. The aim of our study was to combine numerical simulation and clinical assessment to define a viscoelastic index of liver tissue to improve the quality of early diagnosis of liver fibrosis. This is clinically relevant, as early fibrosis is reversible. We developed an idealized two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model of the liver to evaluate the effects of different viscoelastic values on the propagation characteristics of the shear wave...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107282/early-posthepatoportoenterostomy-predictors-of-native-liver-survival-in-biliary-atresia
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Scott Nightingale, Michael O Stormon, Edward V O'Loughlin, Albert Shun, Gordon Thomas, Eric I Benchimol, Andrew S Day, Susan Adams, Edward Shi, Chee Y Ooi, Binita M Kamath, Annie Fecteau, Jacob C Langer, Eve A Roberts, Simon C Ling, Vicky L Ng
OBJECTIVES: Most infants with biliary atresia (BA) require liver transplantation (LT) after hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE), including those who initially clear jaundice. The aim of the present study was to identify clinical and routine laboratory factors in infants with BA post-HPE that predict native liver survival at 2 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 217 patients with BA undergoing HPE in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada between January 1986 and July 2009...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106928/diagnostic-considerations-for-cholestatic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Galia Pollock, Gerald Y Minuk
Cholestatic liver disease results from insufficient bile synthesis, secretion and/or flow through the biliary tract. Common presenting features include fatigue, pruritus and cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities wherein elevations of serum alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltransferases levels exceed those of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases. With prolonged cholestasis, fat soluble vitamin deficiencies, fibrosis, cirrhosis and on occasion, carcinoma of the biliary tract or liver can occur. Once mechanical obstruction to bile flow has been ruled out, the majority of causes can be classified as immune-mediated, infectious or miscellaneous...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106784/microrna-29a-alleviates-bile-duct-ligation-exacerbation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-mice-through-epigenetic-control-of-methyltransferases
#13
Ya-Ling Yang, Feng-Sheng Wang, Sung-Chou Li, Mao-Meng Tiao, Ying-Hsien Huang
MicroRNA-29 (miR-29) is found to modulate hepatic stellate cells' (HSCs) activation and, thereby, reduces liver fibrosis pathogenesis. Histone methyltransferase regulation of epigenetic reactions reportedly participates in hepatic fibrosis. This study is undertaken to investigate the miR-29a regulation of the methyltransferase signaling and epigenetic program in hepatic fibrosis progression. miR-29a transgenic mice (miR-29aTg mice) and wild-type littermates were subjected to bile duct-ligation (BDL) to develop cholestatic liver fibrosis...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106773/determinants-of-serum-glycerophospholipid-fatty-acids-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Sławomira Drzymała-Czyż, Patrycja Krzyżanowska, Berthold Koletzko, Jan Nowak, Anna Miśkiewicz-Chotnicka, Jerzy A Moczko, Aleksandra Lisowska, Jarosław Walkowiak
The etiology of altered blood fatty acid (FA) composition in cystic fibrosis (CF) is understood only partially. We aimed to investigate the determinants of serum glycerophospholipids' FAs in CF with regard to the highest number of FAs and in the largest cohort to date. The study comprised 172 CF patients and 30 healthy subjects (HS). We assessed Fas' profile (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) genotype, spirometry, fecal elastase-1, body height and weight Z-scores, liver disease, diabetes and colonization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106137/ameliorative-effects-of-compound-k-and-ginsenoside-rh1-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats
#15
Xu-Jia Chen, Wen-Jing Liu, Meng-Liang Wen, Hong Liang, Shao-Mei Wu, Yun-Zhen Zhu, Jiang-Yuan Zhao, Xiang-Qian Dong, Ming-Gang Li, Li Bian, Cheng-Gang Zou, Lan-Qing Ma
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease, which has no standard treatment available. Panax notoginseng saponines (PNS) have recently been reported to protect liver against hepatocyte injury induced by ethanol or high fat diet (HFD) in rats. Compound K and ginsenoside Rh1 are the main metabolites of PNS. In this study, we evaluated the effects of CK and Rh1 on NAFLD. Rats fed HFD showed significant elevations in liver function markers, lipids, glucose tolerance, and insulin resistance...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105582/-control-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-for-cholangiocarcinoma-prevention
#16
Y Buisson
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified two liver flukes as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1): Opisthorchis viverrini in 1994 and Clonorchis sinensis in 2009. This review is focused on O. viverrini, the most studied of these two trematodes, which infects nearly 10 million people in Southeast Asia. The life cycle involves two intermediate hosts living in fresh water: a snail of the genus Bithynia and a ciprinid fish. The definitive hosts (human, cat, dog) become infected by ingesting raw fish containing metacercariae, the infective stage of the parasite...
January 19, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105260/shear-wave-elastography-in-hepatitis-c-patients-before-and-after-antiviral-therapy
#17
Toshikuni Suda, Osamu Okawa, Rion Masaoka, Yoshinori Gyotoku, Naohiko Tokutomi, Yasumi Katayama, Masaya Tamano
AIM: To investigate shear wave (SW) propagation velocity in patients with untreated hepatitis C and patients with sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS: A total of 136 hepatitis C patients [85 patients who had not received antiviral therapy (naïve group) and 51 patients who had received antiviral therapy and subsequently achieved SVR of at least 24 wk (SVR group)] and 58 healthy volunteers and outpatients without liver disease (control group) underwent evaluation of liver stiffness by SW elastography (SWE)...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105257/ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography-and-liver-fibrosis-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#18
Joyce Anyona Sande, Suleman Verjee, Sudhir Vinayak, Farin Amersi, Munir Ghesani
AIM: To assess the accuracy of shear wave elastography (SWE) alone and in combination with aminotransferase platelet ratio index (APRI) score in the staging of liver fibrosis. METHODS: A multicenter prospective study was conducted to assess the accuracy of SWE (medians) and APRI to predict biopsy results. The analysis focused on distinguishing the different stages of liver disease, namely, F0 from F1-4, F0-1 from F2-4, F0-2 from F3-4 and F0-3 from F4; F0-F1 from F2-F4 being of primary interest...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105255/pi3k-ship2-pten-pathway-in-cell-polarity-and-hepatitis-c-virus-pathogenesis
#19
REVIEW
Aline Awad, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes, polarized cells in the liver. Chronic HCV infection often leads to steatosis, fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and it has been identified as the leading cause of liver transplantation worldwide. The HCV replication cycle is dependent on lipid metabolism and particularly an accumulation of lipid droplets in host cells. Phosphoinositides (PIs) are minor phospholipids enriched in different membranes and their levels are tightly regulated by specific PI kinases and phosphatases...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104990/sitagliptin-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Tisha R Joy, Charles A McKenzie, Rommel G Tirona, Kelly Summers, Shannon Seney, Subrata Chakrabarti, Neel Malhotra, Melanie D Beaton
AIM: To evaluate the effect of sitagliptin vs placebo on histologic and non-histologic parameters of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: Twelve patients with biopsy-proven NASH were randomized to sitagliptin (100 mg daily) (n = 6) or placebo (n = 6) for 24 wk. The primary outcome was improvement in liver fibrosis after 24 wk. Secondary outcomes included evaluation of changes in NAFLD activity score (NAS), individual components of NAS (hepatocyte ballooning, lobular inflammation, and steatosis), glycemic control and insulin resistance [including measurements of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) and adipocytokines], lipid profile including free fatty acids, adipose distribution measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and thrombosis markers (platelet aggregation and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 levels)...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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