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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914021/surface-modified-cobalt-ferrite-nanoparticles-for-rapid-capture-detection-and-removal-of-pathogens-a-potential-material-for-water-purification
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Raghvendra A Bohara, Nanasaheb D Throat, Nayeem A Mulla, Shivaji H Pawar
Enteric infections resulting from the consumption of contaminated drinking water, inadequate supply of water for personal hygiene, and poor sanitation take a heavy toll worldwide, and developing countries are the major sufferers. Consumption of microbiologically contaminated water leads to diseases such as amoebiasis, cholera, shigellosis, typhoid, and viral infections leading to gastroenteritis and hepatitis B. The present investigation deals with the development of effective method to capture and eliminate microbial contamination of water and improve the quality of water and thus decreasing the contaminated waterborne infections...
December 2, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911488/hepatocellular-carcinoma-as-an-emerging-morbidity-in-the-thalassemia-syndromes-a-comprehensive-review
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Hassan M Moukhadder, Racha Halawi, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Ali T Taher
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with thalassemia is on the rise. The 2 well recognized HCC risk factors in thalassemia are iron overload and chronic viral infection with hepatitis C. The carcinogenicity of iron is related to its induction of oxidative damage, which results in genotoxicity, and to immunologic dysregulation, which attenuates cancer immune surveillance. Chronic hepatitis B and C infections lead to necroinflammation, which can prompt progression to HCC, but an independent role of hepatitis B virus in hepatic carcinogenesis among patients with thalassemia has not been demonstrated...
December 1, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903529/angiocrine-bmp2-signaling-in-murine-liver-controls-normal-iron-homeostasis
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Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Victor Olsavszky, Friederike Ulbrich, Carsten Sticht, Alexandra Demory, Thomas Leibing, Thomas Henzler, Mathias Meyer, Johanna Zierow, Sven Schneider, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Haristi Gaitantzi, Bradley Spencer-Dene, Bernd Arnold, Kay Klapproth, Kai Schledzewski, Sergij Goerdt, Cyrill Géraud
Microvascular endothelial cells (EC) display a high degree of phenotypic and functional heterogeneity among different organs. Organ-specific EC control their tissue microenvironment by angiocrine factors in health and disease. Liver sinusoidal EC (LSEC) are uniquely differentiated to fulfil important organ-specific functions in development, under homeostatic conditions, and in regeneration and liver pathology. Recently, Bmp2 has been identified by us as an organ-specific angiokine derived from LSEC. To study angiocrine Bmp2 signaling in the liver, we conditionally deleted Bmp2 in LSEC using EC subtype-specific Stab2-Cre mice...
November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893493/improving-detection-of-iron-deposition-in-cirrhotic-liver-using-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-with-emphasis-on-histopathological-correlation
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Ruo-Kun Li, Meng-Su Zeng, Fu-Hua Yan, Jin-Wei Qiang, Suzanne L Palmer, Frank Chen, Sheng-Xiang Rao, Ling-Li Chen, Yong-Ming Dai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the value of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) for detection and quantification of iron deposition in cirrhotic liver. METHODS: Fifty-five cirrhotic patients underwent hepatic magnetic resonance imaging examination including SWI and multiecho T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI). Detection of iron deposition and number of siderotic nodules were compared between SWI and T2*WI. Correlation among SWI phase value, T2* value, and hepatic iron concentration were determined...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892944/veno-occlusive-disease-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-after-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-middle-east-north-africa-regional-consensus-on-prevention-diagnosis-and-management
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A H Al Jefri, H Abujazar, A Al-Ahmari, A Al Rawas, Z Al Zahrani, A Alhejazi, M A Bekadja, A Ibrahim, M Lahoucine, S Ousia, A Bazarbachi
Veno-occlusive disease/sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS) of the liver is a serious, early complication of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), severe and very severe forms of which are associated with a high mortality rate. A wide variety of patient, disease and treatment-related risk factors for VOD/SOS have been identified. Several bodies have published recommendations for the diagnosis, prevention and management of VOD/SOS following HSCT. A group of regional experts have developed a consensus statement on the diagnosis, prevention and management of VOD/SOS in the Middle East and North Africa region to help in the management of HSCT patients in the region...
November 28, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862990/effects-of-ferric-citrate-supplementation-on-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-a-rat-model-of-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetes
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Kuo-Ching Chao, Seu-Hwa Chen, Chun-Chao Chang, Yu-Chieh Lee, Chi-Mei Wang, Jung-Su Chang
SCOPE: Diabetes is associated with increased risks of anemia and activation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and the receptor for AGEs (RAGE). However, the effects of pharmacological doses of iron supplementation on AGE metabolism are less clear. The aim was to investigate the effect of ferric citrate supplementation on AGE metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Diabetes was induced in overnight starved rats by intraperitoneal injections of 40 mg/kg streptozotocin and 120 mg/kg nicotinamide...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859272/dietary-trace-element-intake-and-liver-cancer-risk-results-from-two-population-based-cohorts-in-china
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Xiao Ma, Yang Yang, Hong-Lan Li, Wei Zheng, Jing Gao, Wei Zhang, Gong Yang, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang
Dietary factors have been hypothesized to affect the risk of liver cancer via various mechanisms, but the influence has been not well studied and the evidence is conflicting. We investigated associations of dietary trace element intake, assessed through a validated food frequency questionnaire, with risk of liver cancer in two prospective cohort studies of 132,765 women (1997-2013) and men (2002-2013) in Shanghai, China. The associations were first evaluated in cohort studies and further assessed in a case-control study nested within these cohorts adjusting for hepatitis B virus infection...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855393/central-obesity-and-liver-iron-content-a-noninvasive-assessment-in-general-population-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Amir Reza Radmard, Hossein Poustchi, Amir Pejman Hashemi Taheri, Marjan Gerami Seresht, Payam Mohammadinejad, Ali Yoonessi, Mehrdad Dadgostar, Mohammad Sadegh Rahmanian, Elham Jafari, Atefeh Zeinoddini, Reza Malekzadeh, Shahin Merat
BACKGROUND/AIM: Existing evidence points to an altered status of iron metabolism in obesity. We aimed to investigate whether central obesity is independently associated with estimated liver iron content (liver T2* value) in general population that used the noninvasive assessment method by MRI. METHODS: The study was carried out on 200 subjects randomly selected from the Golestan Cohort Study who underwent abdominal MRI. Quantitative T2* maps of entire cross-sectional area of liver were calculated using a semi-automated software for estimating the levels of iron content...
November 18, 2016: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853501/evaluation-of-iron-deposition-in-the-adrenal-glands-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-patients-using-3-tesla-mri
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Tevfik Guzelbey, Bengi Gurses, Erman Ozturk, Olcay Ozveren, Aysegul Sarsilmaz, Ebru Karasu
BACKGROUND: Beta-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients need blood transfusions, which result in iron deposition. To regulate chelation therapy, iron load has to be measured. With MRI, the amount of signal loss and T2* decay time shortening are used for iron quantification. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to measure adrenal iron load with T2* relaxometry using MRI, and to compare it with liver and cardiac iron and serum ferritin, and to find out whether adrenal iron could be predicted from those parameters...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834478/iron-overload-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Christian Datz, Elena Müller, Elmar Aigner
Approximately one third of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) show signs of disturbed iron homeostasis as indicated by elevated serum ferritin with normal or mildly elevated transferrin saturation. Mild hepatic iron deposition is the typical histological finding in these subjects and the term "dysmetabolic iron overload syndrome (DIOS)" is now used to describe this syndrome. From a clinical point of view, excess iron likely aggravates the natural course of NAFLD with regard to liver-related endpoints and extrahepatic disease complications although sound evidence is still lacking...
November 11, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801288/the-role-of-anaemia-in-oxidative-and-genotoxic-damage-in-transfused-%C3%AE-thalassaemic-patients
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Elisa Ferro, Giuseppa Visalli, Maria Angela La Rosa, Rosa Civa, Gaetano Randazzo Papa, Domenico Giuseppe D'Ascola, Gaetano Roccamo, Basilia Piraino, Carmelo Salpietro, Angela Di Pietro
OBJECTIVES: Redox imbalance and genotoxic damage are commonly observed in β thalassaemic patients. The aim of this study was to assess the role of anaemia in oxidative and genotoxic damage in regularly transfused thalassaemic patients, undergoing iron chelation therapy. METHODS: We studied the relationships of haematological, biochemical and clinical parameters with oxidative (reactive oxygen species and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine) and genotoxic biomarkers (Comet assay and cytokinesis-block micronucleus test) in blood samples from 105 patients...
November 1, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797398/hepatic-chemerin-mrna-expression-is-reduced-in-human-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Rebekka Pohl, Elisabeth M Haberl, Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Sebastian Zimny, Maximilian Neumann, Charalampos Aslanidis, Doris Schacherer, Sabrina Krautbauer, Kristina Eisinger, Thomas S Weiss, Christa Buechler
BACKGROUND: Chemerin is associated with insulin resistance and is expressed in the liver. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is related to impaired insulin sensitivity, but studies evaluating hepatic and serum chemerin in NAFLD resulted in discordant data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chemerin mRNA was determined in the liver tissue obtained from 33 controls and 76 NAFLD patients. Chemerin serum levels were measured in a different cohort of patients with ultrasound-diagnosed NAFLD and the respective controls...
October 31, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771699/cardiac-hepcidin-expression-associates-with-injury-independent-of-iron
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G Fenna van Breda, Lennart G Bongartz, Wenqing Zhuang, Rachel P L van Swelm, Jeanne Pertijs, Branko Braam, Maarten-Jan Cramer, Dorine W Swinkels, Pieter A Doevendans, Marianne C Verhaar, Roos Masereeuw, Jaap A Joles, Carlo A J M Gaillard
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin regulates systemic iron homeostasis by downregulating the iron exporter ferroportin. Circulating hepcidin is mainly derived from the liver but hepcidin is also produced in the heart. We studied the differential and local regulation of hepcidin gene expression in response to myocardial infarction (MI) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD). We hypothesized that cardiac hepcidin gene expression is induced by and regulated to severity of cardiac injury, either through direct (MI) or remote (CKD) stimuli, as well as through increased local iron content...
2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763254/macrophages-and-iron-metabolism
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Tomas Ganz
Macrophages exert multiple important roles in iron metabolism. As scavengers, splenic and hepatic macrophages phagocytize and degrade senescent and damaged erythrocytes to recycle iron, predominantly for the production of hemoglobin in new erythrocytes. Splenic red pulp macrophages are specialized for iron recycling, with increased expression of proteins for the uptake of hemoglobin, breakdown of heme, and export of iron. Iron release from macrophages is closely regulated by the interaction of hepcidin, a peptide hormone produced by hepatocytes, with the macrophage iron exporter ferroportin...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756198/e-mhk-0103-mineraxin%C3%A2-a-novel-nutraceutical-with-biological-properties-in-menopausal-conditions
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Lola Corzo, Susana Rodríguez, Ramón Alejo, Lucía Fernández-Novoa, Gjumrakch Aliev, Ramón Cacabelos
Menopause is a natural event in women´s lives leading to the cessation of menstruation and the reproductive function due to loss of the ovarian follicular function. Menopause-derived estrogen deprivation and related endocrine factors are linked to some symptoms of middle-aged women, such as hot flashes, aches, joint pain, stiffness, depressed mood, bone degeneration, nutritional dysfunction, or difficulty to maintain body mass. Clinical approaches to these problems often involve hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other modalities of therapeutic intervention...
October 14, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752732/can-multi-slice-or-navigator-gated-r2-mri-replace-single-slice-breath-hold-acquisition-for-hepatic-iron-quantification
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Ralf B Loeffler, M Beth McCarville, Anne W Wagstaff, Matthew P Smeltzer, Axel J Krafft, Ruitian Song, Jane S Hankins, Claudia M Hillenbrand
BACKGROUND: Liver R2* values calculated from multi-gradient echo (mGRE) magnetic resonance images (MRI) are strongly correlated with hepatic iron concentration (HIC) as shown in several independently derived biopsy calibration studies. These calibrations were established for axial single-slice breath-hold imaging at the location of the portal vein. Scanning in multi-slice mode makes the exam more efficient, since whole-liver coverage can be achieved with two breath-holds and the optimal slice can be selected afterward...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747881/hepatic-concentrations-of-copper-and-other-metals-in-dogs-with-and-without-chronic-hepatitis
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Y Cedeño, M López-Alonso, M Miranda
OBJECTIVES: Defects in copper metabolism have been described in several dog breeds, and recently, it has been suggested that changes in other essential trace elements could be involved in the pathogenesis of hepatic disease. This study measured hepatic copper accumulation and its interactions with other essential trace and toxic metals in dogs diagnosed with chronic hepatitis. METHODS: Liver samples of 20 chronic hepatitis and 20 healthy dogs were collected. Samples were acid digested, and essential metals (cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molibdenum, selenium and zinc) and toxic metals (arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead) were analysed by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745814/hepatic-iron-content-is-independently-associated-with-serum-hepcidin-levels-in-subjects-with-obesity
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José María Moreno-Navarrete, María Moreno, Josep Puig, Gerard Blasco, Francisco Ortega, Gemma Xifra, Wifredo Ricart, José Manuel Fernández-Real
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Serum hepcidin concentration is known to increase in parallel to circulating markers of iron stores. We aimed to investigate whether this is reflected at the tissue level in subjects with obesity. METHODS: Serum hepcidin and ferritin levels (ELISA) and hepatic iron content (using magnetic resonance imaging) were analyzed longitudinally in 44 participants (19 without obesity and 25 with obesity). In a subgroup of 16 participants with obesity, a weight loss intervention was performed...
September 29, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729871/lipocalin-2-lcn2-expression-in-hepatic-malfunction-and-therapy
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Anastasia Asimakopoulou, Sabine Weiskirchen, Ralf Weiskirchen
Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is a secreted protein that belongs to the Lipocalins, a group of transporters of small lipophilic molecules such as steroids, lipopolysaccharides, iron, and fatty acids in circulation. Two decades after its discovery and after a high variety of published findings, LCN2's altered expression has been assigned to critical roles in several pathological organ conditions, including liver injury and steatosis, renal damage, brain injury, cardiomyopathies, muscle-skeletal disorders, lung infection, and cancer in several organs...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725585/aplastic-anemia
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Kensuke Usuki
Treatments of aplastic anemia are comprised of supportive therapy and aplastic anemia-specific therapy aimed at restoring hematopoiesis. Supportive therapies include transfusion, G-CSF, and the administration of iron chelation agents, as well as dealing specifically with individual symptoms. Aplastic anemia-specific treatments given with the aim of achieving hematopoietic recovery include immunosuppressive therapy, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and anabolic hormone therapy. Although transplantation provides complete recovery of hematopoiesis (cure), there is a risk of death due to transplant-related complications...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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