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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445529/ductular-reaction-correlates-with-fibrogenesis-but-does-not-contribute-to-liver-regeneration-in-experimental-fibrosis-models
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András Rókusz, Dániel Veres, Armanda Szücs, Edina Bugyik, Miklós Mózes, Sándor Paku, Péter Nagy, Katalin Dezső
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ductular reaction is a standard component of fibrotic liver tissue but its function is largely unknown. It is supposed to interact with the matrix producing myofibroblasts and compensate the declining regenerative capacity of hepatocytes. The relationship between the extent of fibrosis-ductular reaction, proliferative activity of hepatocytes and ductular reaction were studied sequentially in experimental hepatic fibrosis models. METHODS: Liver fibrosis/cirrhosis was induced in wild type and TGFβ overproducing transgenic mice by carbon tetrachloride and thioacetamide administration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440499/effects-of-tanshinone-iia-on-the-regulation-of-renal-proximal-tubular-fibrosis
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Luoyuan Cao, Baoying Huang, Xianguo Fu, Jing Yang, Yinghua Lin, Feng Lin
The development of diabetes mellitus, along with its complications, is a chronic inflammatory response process. Chronic kidney diseases are characterized by renal fibrosis, and fibrosis is an important pathway for end‑stage renal failure. According to previous studies, high glucose (HG) has been demonstrated to be the most important fibrogenesis‑inducing agent. Tanshinone IIA is one of the main components isolated from Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza). Although tanshinone IIA has been widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the possible role of tanshinone IIA in fibrosis regulation remains to be elucidated and requires investigation...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438065/reduced-expression-of-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-3-subunit-e-and-its-possible-involvement-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-endometriosis
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Xianjun Cai, Minhong Shen, Xishi Liu, Sun-Wei Guo
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is now well documented to be involved in the development of endometriosis through the promotion of invasion and fibrogenesis. To date, several factors have been reported to be involved in EMT in endometriosis. The eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 subunit e (eIF3e) protein is a component of the multisubunit eIF3 complex essential for cap-dependent translation initiation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether eIF3e is involved in EMT in endometriosis...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437886/activation-of-imidazoline-i1-receptor-by-moxonidine-regulates-the-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-in-the-nrf2-dependent-pathway
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Wenfeng Zhang, Xuanfei Li, Yanmin Liu, Hao Chen, Jianping Gong
Imidazoline I1 receptor (I1R) has been recognized as a promising target in the treatment of many diseases, but little is known about its function in liver fibrogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the effect of I1R activation on the development and progression of liver fibrosis. The results showed that I1R expression was decreased in the livers of both patients and mice with liver fibrosis, and in TGF-β-treated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Activation of I1R by moxonidine (MOX) significantly inhibited the progression of liver fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride-induced mice and attenuated the activation of HSCs and kupffer cells...
April 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425576/bone-marrow-adipose-and-lung-tissue-derived-murine-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-release-different-mediators-and-differentially-affect-airway-and-lung-parenchyma-in-experimental-asthma
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Soraia C Abreu, Mariana A Antunes, Debora G Xisto, Fernanda F Cruz, Vivian C Branco, Elga Bandeira, Jamil Zola Kitoko, Almair F de Araújo, Ludmilla Dellatorre-Texeira, Priscilla C Olsen, Daniel J Weiss, Bruno L Diaz, Marcelo M Morales, Patricia R M Rocco
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from different sources have differential effects on lung injury. To compare the effects of murine MSCs from bone marrow (BM), adipose tissue (AD), and lung tissue (LUNG) on inflammatory and remodeling processes in experimental allergic asthma, female C57BL/6 mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA) or saline (C). Twenty-four hours after the last challenge, mice received either saline (50 µl, SAL), BM-MSCs, AD-MSCs, or LUNG-MSCs (10(5) cells per mouse in 50 µl total volume) intratracheally...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420992/deficient-adipogenesis-of-scleroderma-patient-and-healthy-african-american-monocytes
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Rebecca Lee, Charles Reese, Gustavo Carmen-Lopez, Beth Perry, Michael Bonner, Marina Zemskova, Carole L Wilson, Kristi L Helke, Richard M Silver, Stanley Hoffman, Elena Tourkina
Monocytes from systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) patients and healthy African Americans (AA) are deficient in the regulatory protein caveolin-1 leading to enhanced migration toward chemokines and fibrogenic differentiation. While dermal fibrosis is the hallmark of SSc, loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue is a lesser-known feature. To better understand the etiology of SSc and the predisposition of AA to SSc, we studied the adipogenic potential of SSc and healthy AA monocytes. The ability of SSc and healthy AA monocytes to differentiate into adipocyte-like cells (ALC) is inhibited compared to healthy Caucasian (C) monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417014/ectogenic-tension-promotes-fibrogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-microrna-21
#7
Wei Cao, Bo Ou, Yufang Shi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406324/evolving-paradigm-of-treatment-for-autoimmune-hepatitis
#8
Albert J Czaja
Current medications for autoimmune hepatitis have broad anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive actions, and their effects are short-lived and inconsistent. The goals of this review were to describe the actions and shortcomings of these medications, indicate the key pathogenic mechanisms that might be targeted by site-directed interventions, and present the pivotal studies supporting development of these alternative agents. Areas covered: Abstracts cited in PubMed from April 1964 to February 2017 were identified using the search words "treatment of autoimmune hepatitis"...
April 13, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402994/intestinal-fibrosis-ready-to-be-reversed
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Giovanni Latella, Florian Rieder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intestinal fibrosis is a common complication of several enteropathies, with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) being the major cause. Intestinal fibrosis affects both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and no specific antifibrotic therapy exists. This review highlights recent developments in this area. RECENT FINDINGS: The pathophysiology of intestinal stricture formation includes inflammation-dependent and inflammation-independent mechanisms...
April 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396867/carvedilol-attenuates-the-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-induced-by-bile-duct-ligation
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Xiaopeng Tian, Chunhong Zhao, Jinbo Guo, Shurui Xie, Fengrong Yin, Xiaoxia Huo, Xiaolan Zhang
Background. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is responsible for hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation and the accumulation of collagen that occurs in hepatic fibrogenesis. Carvedilol has been widely used for the complication of hepatic cirrhosis in the clinic. Furthermore, it has powerful antioxidant properties. We assessed the potential antifibrotic effects of carvedilol and the underlying mechanisms that may further enhance its clinical benefits. Methods. Using a bile duct ligation rat model of hepatic fibrosis, we studied the effects of carvedilol on the fibrosis, collagen deposition, and oxidative stress based on histology, immunohistochemistry, western blot, and RT-PCR analyses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391346/what-can-target-kidney-fibrosis
#11
Irina A Leaf, Jeremy S Duffield
Fibrosis, a characteristic of all chronic kidney diseases, is now recognized to be an independent predictor of disease progression. Deposition of pathological matrix in the walls of glomerular capillaries, the interstitial space and around arterioles both predicts and contributes to functional demise of the nephron and its surrounding vasculature. Recent identification of the major cell populations of fibroblast precursors in the kidney interstitium as pericytes and tissue-resident mesenchymal stem cells, and in the glomerulus as podocytes, parietal epithelial and mesangial cells, has enabled the study of the fibrogenic process in much greater depth directly in the fibroblast precursors...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389561/tgf-beta-1-induced-cd44v6-nox4-signaling-in-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Shibnath Ghatak, Vincent C Hascall, Roger R Markwald, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Carol M Artlett, Monika Gooz, Galina S Bogatkevich, Ilia Atanelishvili, Richard M Silver, Jeanette Wood, Victor J Thannickal, Suniti Misra
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive clinical syndrome of fatal outcome. The lack of information about the signaling pathways that sustain fibrosis and the myofibroblasts phenotype has prevented the development of targeted therapies for IPF. Our previous study (1) showed that isolated fibrogenic lung fibroblasts have high endogenous levels of the hyaluronan receptor, CD44v6 (CD44-variants containing exon-6), which enhances the TGF-beta-1 autocrine signaling and induces fibroblasts to transdifferentiate into myofibroblasts...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386095/timp-1-is-upregulated-but-not-essential-in-hepatic-fibrogenesis-and-carcinogenesis-in-mice
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Nina D Thiele, Jan W Wirth, David Steins, Anja C Koop, Harald Ittrich, Ansgar W Lohse, Johannes Kluwe
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) is upregulated during hepatic fibrogenesis and considered to promote fibrosis in the injured liver by inhibition of matrix metalloproteases (MMP) and degradation of extracellular matrix. Moreover, TIMP-1 displays anti-apoptotic properties, in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) TIMP-1 serum levels are elevated and high TIMP-1 expression levels in HCC are associated with a poor prognosis. Therefore, TIMP-1 could functionally link fibrogenesis and carcinogenesis in the liver...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384213/prevention-of-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-early-liver-fibrosis-by-a-maleic-acid-derivative-anti-oxidant-through-suppression-of-ros-inflammation-and-hepatic-stellate-cells-activation
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Kun-Lin Yang, Wen-Teng Chang, Ming-Yuan Hong, Kuo-Chen Hung, Chia-Chang Chuang
Current anti-fibrotic effect of antioxidants in vivo is disappointing due probably to the fact that once liver fibrogenesis is established it is too advanced to be reversed by anti-oxidation mechanism. We consider antioxidant may only act on the early phase of fibrogenesis. Thus, we had previously established an early liver fibrosis animal model using an inducible expression vector (pPK9a), which contains TGF-β gene and was hydro-dynamically transferred into mice to induce a transient liver fibrosis. TGF-β1 has been well documented to up-regulate the expression of α2(1) collagen (Col 1A2) gene in the liver via the reactive oxygen species (ROS); the process triggers inflammation, leading to hepatic stellate cells (HSC) activation and liver fibrogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376190/effects-of-ctgf-blockade-on-attenuation-and-reversal-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Christian Erbel, Carmen Timke, Ute Wirkner, Monika Dadrich, Paul Flechsig, Alexandra Tietz, Johanna Pföhler, Wolfgang Gross, Peter Peschke, Line Hoeltgen, Hugo A Katus, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Nils H Nicolay, Rainer Saffrich, Jürgen Debus, Mark D Sternlicht, Todd W Seeley, Kenneth E Lipson, Peter E Huber
Background: Radiotherapy is a mainstay for the treatment of lung cancer that can induce pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis. The matricellular protein connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a central mediator of tissue remodeling. Methods: A radiation-induced mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis was used to determine if transient administration of a human antibody to CTGF (FG-3019) started at different times before or after 20 Gy thoracic irradiation reduced acute and chronic radiation toxicity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372490/microrna-signatures-associated-with-thioacetamide-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
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Jae-Sang Hong, Do-Hoon Lee, Ye Won Yook, Dokyun Na, Yu Jin Jang, Jong-Hoon Kim, Young Sik Lee
Multiple etiologies of liver injury are associated with fibrosis in which the key event is the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Although microRNAs (miRNAs) are reportedly involved in fibrogenesis, the complete array of miRNA signatures associated with the disease has yet to be elucidated. Here, deep sequencing analysis revealed that compared to controls, 80 miRNAs were upregulated and 21 miRNAs were downregulated significantly in the thioacetamide (TAA)-induced mouse fibrotic liver. Interestingly, 58 of the upregulated miRNAs were localized to an oncogenic miRNA megacluster upregulated in liver cancer...
April 4, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371268/aging-of-the-skeletal-muscle-extracellular-matrix-drives-a-stem-cell-fibrogenic-conversion
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Kristen M Stearns-Reider, Antonio D'Amore, Kevin Beezhold, Benjamin Rothrauff, Loredana Cavalli, William R Wagner, David A Vorp, Alkiviadis Tsamis, Sunita Shinde, Changqing Zhang, Aaron Barchowsky, Thomas A Rando, Rocky S Tuan, Fabrisia Ambrosio
Age-related declines in skeletal muscle regeneration have been attributed to muscle stem cell (MuSC) dysfunction. Aged MuSCs display a fibrogenic conversion, leading to fibrosis and impaired recovery after injury. Although studies have demonstrated the influence of in vitro substrate characteristics on stem cell fate, whether and how aging of the extracellular matrix (ECM) affects stem cell behavior has not been investigated. Here, we investigated the direct effect of the aged muscle ECM on MuSC lineage specification...
March 30, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361411/study-of-smad-dependent-signal-pathway-in-the-development-of-early-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-infected-with-influenza-a-h1n1-virus
#18
E V Shatskaya, A V Kovner, O V Potapova, L A Cherdantseva, V A Shkurupy, A M Shestopalov
Early fibrosis of the visceral organs is one of the main complications of infection caused by influenza A virus. Structural manifestations and molecular regulators of the epithelialmesenchymal transformation as a possible mechanism of fibrosis progression were studied in mice infected with influenza A/H1N1 A/Tomsk/13/2010 virus. We found early fibrosis of the lungs against the background of minor changes in fibroblast count. However, enhanced expression of TGF-β and SMAD-2 by macrophages and alveolocytes attested to possible development of epithelial-mesenchymal transformation and its contribution to activation of fibrogenesis process in the lungs...
March 30, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358817/downregulation-of-ubc9-promotes-apoptosis-of-activated-human-lx-2-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-suppressing-the-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#19
Sufen Fang, Jinhua Yuan, Qing Shi, Tiantian Xu, Yao Fu, Zheng Wu, Wuhua Guo
UBC9, the only known E2-conjugating enzyme involved in SUMOylation, is a key regulator in fibrosis. However, the roles of UBC9 in liver fibrosis remain unclear. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the roles of UBC9 in HSC apoptosis and liver fibrogenesis. Our results showed that the UBC9 levels in activated LX-2 cells, HepG2 and SMMC-7721 were increased compared with LO2, and the expression of UBC9 in activated LX-2 cells, HepG2 and SMMC-7721 were no significant differences. The expression of UBC9 was effectively down-regulated by the UBC9-shRNA plasmid, and this effect was accompanied by the attenuated expression of the myofibroblast markers smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and Collagen I...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348420/reelin-expression-in-human-liver-of-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
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Simone Carotti, Giuseppe Perrone, Michelina Amato, Umberto Vespasiani Gentilucci, Daniela Righi, Maria Francesconi, Claudio Pellegrini, Francesca Zalfa, Maria Zingariello, Antonio Picardi, Andrea Onetti Muda, Sergio Morini
Reelin is a secreted extracellular glycoprotein that plays a critical role during brain development. Several studies have described Reelin expression in hepatic stellate cells of the human liver. In order to investigate the possible role of Reelin in the process of hepatic fibrogenesis, in this study we investigated Reelin expression in the liver tissue of patients infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). On this basis, Reelin expression was analysed by immunohistochemistry during liver biopsies of 81 patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
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