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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938634/a-novel-predictive-model-using-routinely-clinical-parameters-to-predict-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Jian Wang, Xiaomin Yan, Yue Yang, Haiyan Chang, Bei Jia, Xiang-An Zhao, Guangmei Chen, Juan Xia, Yong Liu, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Li Wang, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Rui Huang, Chao Wu
OBJECTIVES: Noninvasive models have been established for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B(CHB). However, the predictive performance of these established models remains inconclusive. We aimed to develop a novel predictive model for liver fibrosis in CHB based on routinely clinical parameters. RESULTS: Platelets(PLT), the standard deviation of red blood cell distribution width(RDW-SD), alkaline phosphatase(ALP) and globulin were independent predictors of significant fibrosis by multivariable analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938582/effect-of-hepatic-steatosis-on-the-progression-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-prospective-cohort-and-in-vitro-study
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Yangqin Chen, Chunlei Fan, Yuhan Chen, Hui Liu, Shanshan Wang, Peiling Dong, Lei Li, Huiguo Ding
AIM: To characterize the effect of hepatic steatosis (HS) on the progression of chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: A total of 162 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients confirmed by liver biopsy were involved in this study. All subjects were prospectively followed-up for 5 years in real-life clinical practice. Fibrosis stage was determined using aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI). The end-point was cirrhosis, liver cancer or death. The effects of steatosis on the biological behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma cells were investigated using oleic acid-induced lipid accumulation in HepG2, HLE, PLC, and SMMC-7721 cells...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936800/evodiamine-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-via-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-pathway
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Dongmei Yang, Li Li, Shanjun Qian, Lixin Liu
Liver fibrosis is considered to be a result of chronic liver pathological changes, and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) play an important role during this process. Evodiamine, an indole alkaloid derived from Evodia rutaecarpa, exhibits pharmacological activities. This study focused on the effects of evodiamine on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats and HSCs in vitro via the TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway. A liver fibrosis rat model was established by the intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 (3 ml/kg, 30% in olive oil)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936407/current-modalities-of-fibrosis-assessment-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Mark Cc Cheah, Arthur J McCullough, George Boon-Bee Goh
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a burgeoning global health concern. In the subset of NAFLD patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the presence of significant fibrosis at index assessment is associated with poor prognosis and increased mortality. Hence, there is a growing need to accurately assess and stage fibrosis. Liver biopsy, the current gold standard, has limitations with sampling error and is invasive, with associated inherent risk. This has led to a host of non-invasive means of assessing fibrosis, which has garnered relevance in a disease that requires serial assessment of fibrosis longitudinally over time...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936403/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-lean-subjects-characteristics-and-implications
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REVIEW
Ramesh Kumar, Shantam Mohan
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is commonly diagnosed in obese subjects; however, it is not rare among lean individuals. Given the absence of traditional risk factors, it tends to remain under-recognised. The metabolic profiles of lean NAFLD patients are frequently comparable to those of obese NAFLD patients. Though results from several studies have been mixed, it has been generally revealed that lean subjects with NAFLD have minor insulin resistance compared to that in obese NAFLD. Several genetic variants are associated with NAFLD without insulin resistance...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936398/vitamin-d-is-associated-with-severity-and-mortality-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-us-population-based-study
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Hyun-Seok Kim, Laura Rotundo, Neil Kothari, Sung-Hoon Kim, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Background and Aims: There has been increasing evidence that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of metabolic syndrome. Since metabolic syndrome is a major risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D and the severity and mortality of NAFLD. Methods: Data was obtained from the United States Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 1988-1994, with follow-up mortality data through 2011. NAFLD was defined by ultrasonographic detection of hepatic steatosis in the absence of other liver diseases and categorized as normal, mild, moderate or severe...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935635/serpinb3-is-overexpressed-in-the-liver-in-presence-of-iron-overload
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Cristian Turato, Patricia Kent, Giada Sebastiani, Stefania Cannito, Elisabetta Morello, Liliana Terrin, Alessandra Biasiolo, Davide Simonato, Maurizio Parola, Kostas Pantopoulos, Patrizia Pontisso
Iron overload results in cellular toxicity, tissue injury, organ fibrosis and increased risk of neoplastic transformation. SerpinB3 is a serine protease inhibitor overexpressed in the liver in oxidative stress conditions, able to induce fibrosis and increased risk of malignant transformation. Aim of the present study was to assess the effect of iron overload on SerpinB3 expression in the liver using in vivo and in vitro models.The expression of Serpinb3 was assessed in the liver of hemojuvelin knockout mice (Hjv-/-), an established model of hereditary hemochromatosis, and of wild type control mice, following dietary or pharmacological iron manipulation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935574/taurocholate-induces-biliary-differentiation-of-liver-progenitor-cells-causing-hepatic-stellate-cell-chemotaxis-in-the-ductular-reaction-role-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease
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Katarzyna N Pozniak, Michael A Pearen, Tamara N Pereira, Cynthia Sm Kramer, Priyakshi Kalita-De Croft, Sujeevi K Nawaratna, Manuel A Fernandez-Rojo, Geoffrey N Gobert, Janina Ee Tirnitz-Parker, John K Olynyk, Ross W Shepherd, Peter J Lewindon, Grant A Ramm
Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) in children causes progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis, however its cause(s) and early pathogenesis are unclear. We hypothesised that a bile acid-induced Ductular Reaction (DR) drives fibrogenesis. We evaluated the DR by cytokeratin-7 immunohistochemistry in liver biopsies, staged for fibrosis, from 60 children with CFLD and demonstrated that the DR was significantly correlated with hepatic fibrosis stage and biliary taurocholate levels. To examine the mechanisms involved in DR induction liver progenitor cells (LPCs) were treated with taurocholate and key events in DR evolution were assessed: LPC proliferation, LPC biliary differentiation and hepatic stellate cell (HSC) chemotaxis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934226/pathological-alterations-in-liver-injury-following-congestive-heart-failure-induced-by-volume-overload-in-rats
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Mohammed Shaqura, Doaa M Mohamed, Noureddin B Aboryag, Lama Bedewi, Lukas Dehe, Sascha Treskatsch, Mehdi Shakibaei, Michael Schäfer, Shaaban A Mousa
Heart failure has emerged as a disease with significant public health implications. Following progression of heart failure, heart and liver dysfunction are frequently combined in hospitalized patients leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Here, we investigated the underlying pathological alterations in liver injury following heart failure. Heart failure was induced using a modified infrarenal aortocaval fistula (ACF) in male Wistar rats. Sham operated and ACF rats were compared for their morphometric and hemodynamic data, for histopathological and ultrastructural changes in the liver as well as differences in the expression of apoptotic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934030/metabolomic-analysis-of-n-acetylcysteine-protection-of-injury-from-gadolinium-dtpa-contrast-agent-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
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Chuanling Wan, Rong Xue, Youyang Zhan, Yijie Wu, Xiaojing Li, Fengkui Pei
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are frequently used to enhance the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging. On the other hand, the association between GBCA administration in patients with advanced renal disease and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) was also noted. NSF is a systemic disorder characterized by widespread tissue fibrosis that may lead to death. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) protects rats from injury induced by gadolinium-based contrast agents, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933629/ezetimibe-ameliorates-steatohepatitis-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-tfeb-mediated-activation-of-autophagy-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibition
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Soo Hyun Kim, Gyuri Kim, Dai Hoon Han, Milim Lee, Irene Kim, Bohkyung Kim, Kook Hwan Kim, Young-Mi Song, Jeong Eun Yoo, Hye Jin Wang, Soo Han Bae, Yong-Ho Lee, Byung-Wan Lee, Eun Seok Kang, Bong-Soo Cha, Myung-Shik Lee
Impairment in macroautophagy/autophagy flux and inflammasome activation are common characteristics of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Considering the lack of approved agents for treating NASH, drugs that can enhance autophagy and modulate inflammasome pathways may be beneficial. Here, we investigated the novel mechanism of ezetimibe, a widely prescribed drug for hypercholesterolemia, as a therapeutic option for ameliorating NASH. Human liver samples with steatosis and NASH were analyzed. For in vitro studies of autophagy and inflammasomes, primary mouse hepatocytes, human hepatoma cells, mouse embryonic fibroblasts with Ampk or Tsc2 knockout, and human or primary mouse macrophages were treated with ezetimibe and palmitate...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933417/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-could-not-always-predict-early-cirrhosis-in-non-viral-liver-diseases
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Yuki Haga, Tatsuo Kanda, Reina Sasaki, Masato Nakamura, Koji Takahashi, Shuang Wu, Shin Yasui, Makoto Arai, Shingo Nakamoto, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND: Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive human Mac-2-binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) is a novel non-invasive marker of liver fibrosis. The goal of the study was to investigate whether the novel serum biomarker WFA(+)-M2BP or other non-invasive markers are useful for the prediction of liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). METHODS: We examined a significant correlation between serum WFA(+)-M2BP levels and histological staging of fibrosis in several chronic liver diseases, such as NASH, AIH, and PBC...
December 14, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932298/expression-of-hnrnpk-claudin-4-in-hcv-induced-early-hcc-and-adjacent-liver-tissue
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Olfat Hammam, Mona Magdy, Amgad Anas, Ali Abdel Rahim, Mohamed Heedaya, Ahmed Helmy
BACKGROUND: HCC in Egypt usually occurs in HCV cirrhotic livers with poor prognosis due to late diagnosis. High hnRNPK & low Claudin-4 profiles indicate Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), malignant transformation and high-grade tumours. AIM: We studied the immunohistochemical expression of hnRNPK and Claudin-4 in HCV induced early HCC (eHCC) and adjacent liver tissue in Egyptian patients to improve eHCC detection in cirrhotic livers with better curative therapy options...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932082/effects-and-mechanism-of-adenovirus-mediated-phosphatase-and-tension-homologue-deleted-on-chromosome-ten-gene-on-collagen-deposition-in-rat-liver-fibrosis
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Shu-Rui Xie, Jun-Yan An, Li-Bo Zheng, Xiao-Xia Huo, Jian Guo, David Shih, Xiao-Lan Zhang
AIM: To evaluate the effects of phosphatase and tension homologue deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) gene on collagen metabolism in hepatic fibrosis and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Rat primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and human LX-2 cells were transfected with adenovirus containing cDNA constructs encoding wild-type PTEN (Ad-PTEN), PTEN mutant G129E gene (Ad-G129E), and RNA interference constructs targeting the PTEN sequence PTEN short hairpin RNA to up-regulate and down-regulate the expression of PTEN...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931062/factors-associated-with-hepatitis-c-prevalence-differ-by-the-stage-of-liver-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-general-population-in-poland-2012-2016
#15
Magdalena Rosińska, Natalia Parda, Agnieszka Kołakowska, Paulina Godzik, Karolina Zakrzewska, Kazimierz Madaliński, Andrzej Zieliński, Anna Boguradzka, Rafał Gierczyński, Małgorzata Stępień
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is a considerable burden of hepatitis C in Europe related to the lack of prompt diagnosis. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and related risk factors of HCV infections by the stages of liver fibrosis, using non-invasive methods, to understand testing needs in Poland. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012-2016 adopting a stratified random sampling of primary health care units followed by systematic sampling of patients within each unit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930842/type-4b-hereditary-hemochromatosis-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-slc40a1-gene-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Wei Zhang, Tingxia Lv, Jian Huang, Xiaojuan Ou
RATIONALE: Hereditary hemochromatosis can be divided into HFE- and non-HFE-related based on genetic mutations in different genes. HFE-related hemochromatosis is the most common inherited genetic disease in European populations but rare in Asia-pacific region. Recently, non-HFE-related hemochromatosis has been reported in patients from the Asian countries. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 48-year-old Chinese Han woman who presented with abnormal liver function, diabetes mellitus, hyperferritinemia, and high transferrin saturation, with severe iron overload in parenchymal cells, Kupffer cells, and periportal fibrosis on liver biopsy...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930194/developmental-programming-of-obesity-and-liver-metabolism-by-maternal-perinatal-nutrition-involves-the-melanocortin-system
#17
Paul Cordero, Jiawei Li, Vi Nguyen, Joaquim Pombo, Nuria Maicas, Marco Novelli, Paul D Taylor, Anne-Maj Samuelsson, Manlio Vinciguerra, Jude A Oben
Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to metabolic dysfunction and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Melanocortin-4 receptor (Mc4r)-deficient mouse models exhibit obesity during adulthood. Here, we aim to determine the influence of the Mc4r gene on the liver of mice subjected to perinatal diet-induced obesity. Female mice heterozygous for Mc4r fed an obesogenic or a control diet for 5 weeks were mated with heterozygous males, with the same diet continued throughout pregnancy and lactation, generating four offspring groups: control wild type (C_wt), control knockout (C_KO), obese wild type (Ob_wt), and obese knockout (Ob_KO)...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930164/liver-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi, Ugo Testa
Liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. The major forms of primary liver cancer are hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA). Both these tumors develop against a background of cirrhotic liver, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic liver damage and fibrosis. HCC is a heterogeneous disease which usually develops within liver cirrhosis related to various etiologies: hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (frequent in Asia and Africa), hepatitis C virus (HCV), chronic alcohol abuse, or metabolic syndrome (frequent in Western countries)...
September 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929669/-clinical-analysis-of-modified-chaiping-decoction-in-treating-hbeag-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Zheng-Rong Ye, Wei-Xing Du, Lin Wu
To observe the clinical efficacy of modified Chaiping decoction for HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B under DaBianZheng theory(syndrome differentiation theory) guidance with understanding of purgative detoxing and modern pharmacology research of traditional Chinese medicine. The patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B(n=119) were randomly divided into treatment group(n=69) and control group(n=50). The patients in treatment group were treated with the modified Chaiping decoction(6 doses per week, one dose every day in two times by oral administration), and the patients in control group were treated with lamivudine(LAM) (100 mg/time, once a day)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929515/treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-direct-acting-antiviral-drugs-is-safe-and-effective-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
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Raffaella Origa, Maria Laura Ponti, Aldo Filosa, Alfonso Galeota Lanza, Antonio Piga, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Valeria Pinto, Antonino Picciotto, Paolo Rigano, Salvatore Madonia, Rosamaria Rosso, Domenico D'Ascola, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Roberta D'Ambrosio, Immacolata Tartaglione, Lucia De Franceschi, Barbara Gianesin, Vito Di Marco, Gian Luca Forni
Progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hemoglobinopathies is strongly related to the severity of iron overload and the presence of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Effective iron chelation therapy and HCV infection eradication may prevent liver complications. The European Association for the Study of the Liver guidelines recommend interferon-free regimens for the treatment of HCV infection in patients with hemoglobinopathies. However, data regarding the use of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs) in this patient population are few...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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