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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156788/modulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-stat3-signaling-contributes-to-anti-angiogenic-effect-of-yc-1-in-mice-with-liver-fibrosis
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Tzung-Yan Lee, Yann-Lii Leu, Chorng-Kai Wen
Hypoxia has been shown to have a role in the pathogenesis of several forms of liver disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the mechanisms of HIF-1α inhibitor, YC-1, during bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. Liver fibrosis was induced in mice, and YC-1 was then given intraperitoneally (50 mg/kg) once daily following 5 days. Liver injuries mice that were treated with YC-1 showed improved inflammatory response and diminished angiogenesis and hepatic fibrosis. YC-1 treatment inhibited liver neutrophil infiltration, while a decreased in TNF-α signaling as well as macrophage aggregation...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154966/determinants-of-fibrosis-progression-and-regression-in-nash
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REVIEW
Detlef Schuppan, Rambabu Surabattula, Xiao Yu Wang
Cirrhosis has become the major liver related clinical endpoint in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. However, progression to cirrhosis is less predictable in NASH compared to other chronic liver diseases. This is due to the complex and multifactorial etiology of NASH, which is determined by life style and nutrition, multiple genetic and epigenetic factors, and a prominent role of hepatic and extrahepatic comorbidities. Thus modest changes in these cofactors can also induce fibrosis regression, at least in precirrhotic patients...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152129/protective-effect-of-dehydroandrographolide-on-obstructive-cholestasis-in-bile-duct-ligated-mice
#3
Zhiyong Weng, Xuefeng Liu, Jiehua Hu, Jingzhou Mu, Jing Xie, Chenjuan Yao, Lihua Li
Background: Dehydroandrographolide (DA) is the main contributor to the therapeutic properties of the medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata (AP). However, it is unknown whether DA has a hepatoprotective effect on obstructive cholestasis in mice and humans. Methods: We administered DA to mice for 5 days prior to bile duct ligation (BDL) and for the 7 days. Liver function markers, liver histology and necrosis, compensatory responses of hepatocytes, liver fibrosis and the expression of hepatic fibrogenesis markers were evaluated in BDL mice and/or human LX-2 cells...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150843/liver-fibrosis-is-associated-with-cutaneous-inflammation-in-the-imiquimod-induced-murine-model-of-psoriasiform-dermatitis
#4
P Vasseur, M Pohin, J F Jégou, L Favot, N Venisse, J Mcheik, F Morel, J C Lecron, C Silvain
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis associates several extra-cutaneous manifestations. Little is known about hepatic parameters specifically associated with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To study whether psoriasiform dermatitis is associated with liver injury. METHODS: We studied liver parameters of inflammation and fibrosis in a murine model of psoriasiform dermatitis induced by topical application of imiquimod for nine weeks. RESULTS: Topical treatment with imiquimod induced a form of psoriasiform dermatitis reminiscent of the human disorder, characterized by thickened and scaly skin, psoriasiform epidermal hyperplasia, altered keratinocyte differentiation, and cutaneous overexpression of interleukin-17A...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150621/pnpla3-variant-and-portal-periportal-histological-pattern-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress
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Guido Carpino, Daniele Pastori, Francesco Baratta, Diletta Overi, Giancarlo Labbadia, Licia Polimeni, Alessia Di Costanzo, Gaetano Pannitteri, Roberto Carnevale, Maria Del Ben, Marcello Arca, Francesco Violi, Francesco Angelico, Eugenio Gaudio
Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is influenced by predisposing genetic variations, dysmetabolism, systemic oxidative stress, and local cellular and molecular cross-talks. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) gene I148M variant is a known determinant of NAFLD. Aims were to evaluate whether PNPLA3 I148M variant was associated with a specific histological pattern, hepatic stem/progenitor cell (HpSC) niche activation and serum oxidative stress markers. Liver biopsies were obtained from 54 NAFLD patients...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148265/resveratrol-ameliorates-the-severity-of-fibrogenesis-in-mice-with-experimental-chronic-pancreatitis
#6
Yixuan Xia, Hai-Tao Xiao, Kanglun Liu, Hong-Jie Zhang, Siu Wai Tsang
SCOPE: Resveratrol is generally considered beneficial to health-span and longevity since this dietary stilbenoid has been scrutinized for its activating property on the "rescue gene" sirtuin-1 that promotes cellular survival under stress. In addition to its antiaging property, our previous in vitro studies revealed that resveratrol notably inhibited the production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), the classic effector cells against pancreatic injury...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147013/integrin-alpha-11-in-the-regulation-of-the-myofibroblast-phenotype-implications-for-fibrotic-diseases
#7
Ruchi Bansal, Shigeki Nakagawa, Saleh Yazdani, Joop van Baarlen, Anu Venkatesh, Anna P Koh, Won-Min Song, Nicolas Goossens, Hideo Watanabe, Mary B Beasley, Charles A Powell, Gert Storm, Naftali Kaminski, Harry van Goor, Scott L Friedman, Yujin Hoshida, Jai Prakash
Tissue fibrosis, characterized by excessive accumulation of aberrant extracellular matrix (ECM) produced by myofibroblasts, is a growing cause of mortality worldwide. Understanding the factors that induce myofibroblastic differentiation is paramount to prevent or reverse the fibrogenic process. Integrin-mediated interaction between the ECM and cytoskeleton promotes myofibroblast differentiation. In the present study, we explored the significance of integrin alpha 11 (ITGA11), the integrin alpha subunit that selectively binds to type I collagen during tissue fibrosis in the liver, lungs and kidneys...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142552/atypical-chemokine-receptor-1-polymorphism-cannot-be-used-as-an-indicator-of-liver-fibrosis-progression-in-hepatitis-c-virus-positive-patients
#8
Lin-Nan Shao, Shu-Ting Zhang, Shi-Hang Zhou, Wei-Jian Yu, Ming Liu
Background & Objective: Atypical chemokine receptor 1(ACKR1) represents an atypical chemokine receptor that can bind promiscuously to various chemokines. Chemokines play a crucial role to recruit leukocyte subsets migration through the endothelium and into liver against the virus during the progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Most HCV positive patients can lead to liver fibrosis. Hyaluronic acid (HA), laminin (LN), collagen IV(C-IV) and amino-terminal pro-peptide of Type-III pro-collagen (PIII NP) are indices of the extent of liver fibrosis...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142050/collectin-11-promotes-the-development-of-renal-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis
#9
Weiju Wu, Chengfei Liu, Conrad A Farrar, Liang Ma, Xia Dong, Steven H Sacks, Ke Li, Wuding Zhou
Collectin-11 is a recently described soluble C-type lectin, a pattern recognition molecule of the innate immune system that has distinct roles in host defense, embryonic development, and acute inflammation. However, little is known regarding the role of collectin-11 in tissue fibrosis. Here, we investigated collectin-11 in the context of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Compared with wild-type littermate controls, Collec11 deficient (CL-11(-/-) ) mice had significantly reduced renal functional impairment, tubular injury, renal leukocyte infiltration, renal tissue inflammation/fibrogenesis, and collagen deposition in the kidneys after renal ischemia-reperfusion injury...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141573/liver-protective-effects-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-interaction-between-its-chemical-composition-and-the-cell-signaling-pathways-involved-in-protection
#10
Sandra A Soto-Alarcon, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Alfonso Valenzuela, Luis A Videla
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The liver is an organ susceptible to a multitude of injuries that causes liver damage, like steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and ischemia-reperfusion injury. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), presents several protective effects on the liver, reducing hepatic steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning, fibrogenesis, preventing lipid peroxidation, among other effects. Due to its high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, mainly oleic acid and phenolic compounds, such as hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein, EVOO is able to participate in the activation of different signaling pathways in the hepatocytes involved in the prevention of inflammation, oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and insulin resistance, allowing the prevention or resolution of liver damage...
November 14, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138513/foxa2-alleviates-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-by-protecting-hepatocytes-in-mice
#11
Wei Wang, Li-Jia Yao, Weifeng Shen, Kai Ding, Pei-Mei Shi, Fei Chen, Jin He, Jin Ding, Xin Zhang, Wei-Fen Xie
The liver-enriched transcription factor Forkhead Box A2 (FOXA2) has been reported to be involved in bile acid homeostasis and bile duct development. However, the role of FOXA2 in liver fibrogenesis remains undefined. In this study, we found that the abundance of FOXA2 was significantly lower in fibrotic livers of patients and mice treated with CCl4 than in controls. Interestingly, the expression level of FOXA2 decreased in hepatocytes, whereas FOXA2 was elevated in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) of mouse fibrotic livers...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138395/myokine-mediated-muscle-kidney-crosstalk-suppresses-metabolic-reprogramming-and-fibrosis-in-damaged-kidneys
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Hui Peng, Qianqian Wang, Tanqi Lou, Jun Qin, Sungyun Jung, Vivekananda Shetty, Feng Li, Yanlin Wang, Xin-Hua Feng, William E Mitch, Brett H Graham, Zhaoyong Hu
Kidney injury initiates metabolic reprogramming in tubule cells that contributes to the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Exercise has been associated with beneficial effects in patients with CKD. Here we show that the induction of a myokine, irisin, improves kidney energy metabolism and prevents kidney damage. In response to kidney injury, mice with muscle-specific PGC-1α overexpression (mPGC-1α) exhibit reduced kidney damage and fibrosis. Metabolomics analysis reveals increased ATP production and improved energy metabolism in injured kidneys from mPGC-1α mice...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138094/foxo1-3-potential-suppressors-of-fibrosis
#13
REVIEW
Zhenlong Xin, Zhiqiang Ma, Wei Hu, Shuai Jiang, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Fulin Chen, Guozhan Jia, Yang Yang
Fibrosis is a universally age-related disease that involves nearly all organs. It is typically initiated by organic injury and eventually results in organ failure. There are still few effective therapeutic strategy targets for fibrogenesis. Forkhead box proteins O1 and O3 (FOXO1/3) have been shown to have favorable inhibitory effects on fibroblast activation and subsequent extracellular matrix production and can ameliorate fibrosis levels in numerous organs, including the heart, liver, lung, and kidney; they are therefore promising targets for anti-fibrosis therapy...
November 11, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132130/effect-of-huagantongluofang-a-chinese-traditional-medicine-in-hepatic-fibrogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-biliary-cirrhosis
#14
Ji Xuan, Wei Wen, Yong Wang, Feng Wang, Hua-Bing Xu, Mei Shao, Ya Yang, Yao-Zhou Tian
BACKGROUND: Biliary cirrhosis (BC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease, in which hepatic fibrosis is an early symptom. This study aimed to identify the biological function and the therapeutic effect of a Chinese traditional medicine, HuaGanTongLuoFang (HGTLF), in a mouse model of BC. METHODS: The mice (n = 72) were randomly divided into a sham group (n =12) and BC group (n = 60). The animals in the BC group were then randomly divided into five groups (n = 12 in each) and treated with three different doses of HGTLF, ureodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), or normal saline (the model group)...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127306/upregulation-of-microrna-4417-and-its-target-genes-contribute-to-nickel-chloride-promoted-lung-epithelial-cell-fibrogenesis-and-tumorigenesis
#15
Chih-Hsien Wu, Yi-Min Hsiao, Kun-Tu Yeh, Tsui-Chun Tsou, Chih-Yi Chen, Ming-Fang Wu, Jiunn-Liang Ko
Nickel compounds have been classified as carcinogens and shown to be associated with induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in fibrogenesis and tumorigenesis, as well as the crucial role of microRNAs (miRNAs) and their related genes in controlling EMT and cancer metastasis. Thus, the mechanisms involved in the regulation of EMT in nickel-treated cells are of potential interest in understanding lung fibrosis and tumor progression. We investigated the miRNA-dependent mechanisms involved in nickel-induced EMT in lung epithelial cells...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125133/repair-of-articular-cartilage-defects-with-acellular-cartilage-sheets-in-a-swine-model
#16
Jixin Xue, Aijuan He, Yueqian Zhu, Yu Liu, Dan Li, Zongqi Yin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Liu, Yilin Cao, Guangdong Zhou
Acellular cartilage sheets (ACSs) have been demonstrated as a good biomaterial for cartilage regeneration as a result of their natural cartilage matrix components, cartilage-specific structures, and good biocompatibility. However, it remains unknown whether allogeneic ACSs could promote cartilage regeneration and repair cartilage defects in a large animal model. The current study explored the feasibility of repairing articular cartilage defects using ACS scaffold with or without autologous bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) in a swine model...
November 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122956/characterization-of-age-related-penile-microvascular-hemodynamic-impairment-using-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-possible-role-of-increased-fibrogenesis
#17
Seung-Ryeol Lee, Ki-Ho Kim, Ho-Song You, Johnny Fu, Tung-Chin Mike Hsieh, Valmik Bhargava, M Raj Rajasekaran
Current technology for penile hemodynamic evaluations in small animals is invasive and has limitations. We evaluated a novel laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) technique to determine age-related changes in penile microvascular perfusion (PMP) and tested the role of cavernosal muscle (CC) fibrosis mediated by Wnt-TGF β1 signaling pathways in a mouse model. Ten young (2-3 months) and old (24-28 months) wild-type C57BL6 male mice were subjected to PMP measured using a LSCI system. Penile blood flow (PBF, peak systolic velocity, PSV) was also measured using a color Doppler ultrasound for comparison...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121396/role-of-gut-derived-endotoxin-on-type-i-collagen-production-in-the-rat-pancreas-after-chronic-alcohol-exposure
#18
Hongyan Li, Ming Xiu, Shuhua Wang, David R Brigstock, Li Sun, Limei Qu, Runping Gao
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic fibrosis is a key pathological feature of alcoholic chronic pancreatitis (ACP). Bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is considered as an important cofactor in the fibrogenesis of ACP. However, there are limitations in the use of exogenous LPS for evaluating the role of endotoxin in ACP pathogenesis. In this study we determined the relationship between the concentration of LPS in the portal vein and pancreatic type I collagen (Col1) content in chronic alcohol-fed rats...
November 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120853/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-the-respective-forms-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-as-an-example-of-high-fibroblastic-cell-plasticity-the-first-assessment-in-children
#19
Joanna Maria Lotowska, Maria Elzbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn
PURPOSE: Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), mainly responsible for extracellular matrix synthesis, is assumed to be central event in the process of liver fibrogenesis. The major objective of the research was to analyze the ultrastructural profile of activated HSCs in children with chronic hepatitis B (chB), with respect to fibrosis intensity. MATERIALS/METHODS: Ultrastructural investigations of HSCs were conducted on liver bioptates from 70 children with clinicopathologically diagnosed chB before antiviral treatment...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116096/aqp3-is-regulated-by-ppar%C3%AE-and-jnk-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-carrying-pnpla3-i148m
#20
Matteo Tardelli, Francesca V Bruschi, Thierry Claudel, Veronica Moreno-Viedma, Emina Halilbasic, Fabio Marra, Merima Herac, Thomas M Stulnig, Michael Trauner
Aquaglyceroporins (AQPs) allow the movement of glycerol that is required for triglyceride formation in hepatic stellate cells (HSC), as key cellular source of fibrogenesis in the liver. The genetic polymorphism I148M of the patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) is associated with hepatic steatosis and its progression to steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cancer. We aimed to explore the role of AQP3 for HSC activation and unveil its potential interactions with PNPLA3. HSC were isolated from human liver, experiments were performed in primary HSC and human HSC line LX2...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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