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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550734/pterostilbene-alleviates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-sirt1-signaling
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Xiaojing Liu, Xueliang Yang, Lingna Han, Feng Ye, Min Liu, Wanhu Fan, Kai Zhang, Ying Kong, Jian Zhang, Lei Shi, Yunru Chen, Xi Zhang, Shumei Lin
Liver injury occurs frequently during sepsis. Pterostilbene (Pte), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol from blueberries, exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in various diseases. However, the role of Pte in sepsis-induced liver injury and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Pte on sepsis-induced liver injury and its potential mechanisms. Sepsis was induced using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in C57BL/6 mice. Mice were administered Pte (5, 10, 15mg/kg, i...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549783/irinotecan-temozolomide-with-temsirolimus-or-dinutuximab-in-children-with-refractory-or-relapsed-neuroblastoma-cog-anbl1221-an-open-label-randomised-phase-2-trial
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Rajen Mody, Arlene Naranjo, Collin Van Ryn, Alice L Yu, Wendy B London, Barry L Shulkin, Marguerite T Parisi, Sabah-E-Noor Servaes, Mitchell B Diccianni, Paul M Sondel, Julia G Bender, John M Maris, Julie R Park, Rochelle Bagatell
BACKGROUND: Outcomes for children with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma are dismal. The combination of irinotecan and temozolomide has activity in these patients, and its acceptable toxicity profile makes it an excellent backbone for study of new agents. We aimed to test the addition of temsirolimus or dinutuximab to irinotecan-temozolomide in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. METHODS: For this open-label, randomised, phase 2 selection design trial of the Children's Oncology Group (COG; ANBL1221), patients had to have histological verification of neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma at diagnosis or have tumour cells in bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamine concentrations at diagnosis...
May 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549083/a-comparison-of-two-mouse-frailty-assessment-tools
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Alice E Kane, Aniko Huizer-Pajkos, John Mach, Sarah J Mitchell, Rafael de Cabo, David G Le Couteur, Susan E Howlett, Sarah N Hilmer
The mouse clinical frailty index and the mouse frailty phenotype assessment are two recently developed tools used to assess frailty in mice. The objectives of this study were to investigate whether the same mice are identified as frail with both tools and to examine the association of each of the assessment tools with age and frailty-related outcomes. Frailty was measured using both tools in old (~24 months; n = 36) C57BL/6 male mice. After 2 weeks, blood pressure and heart rate were measured and serum samples were collected for analysis of alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, and albumin levels...
May 26, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546645/fluorination-at-the-4-position-alters-the-substrate-behavior-of-l-glutamine-and-l-glutamate-implications-for-positron-emission-tomography-of-neoplasias
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Thomas M Jeitner, Eva Kristoferson, Juan A Azcona, John T Pinto, Clint Stalnecker, Jon W Erickson, Hank F Kung, Jianyong Li, Karl Ploessl, Arthur J L Cooper
Two 4-fluoro-L-glutamine diastereoisomers [(2S,4R)-4-FGln, (2S,4S)-4-FGln] were previously developed for positron emission tomography. Label uptake into two tumor cell types was greater with [(18)F](2S,4R)-4-FGln than with [(18)F](2S,4S)-4-FGln. In the present work we investigated the enzymology of two diastereoisomers of 4-FGln, two diastereoisomers of 4-fluoroglutamate (4-FGlu) (potential metabolites of the 4-FGln diastereoisomers) and another fluoro-derivative of L-glutamine [(2S,4S)-4-(3-fluoropropyl)glutamine (FP-Gln)]...
December 2016: Journal of Fluorine Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545313/effects-of-rosmarinic-acid-on-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-male-wistar-rats
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Parisa Hasanein, Maryam Sharifi
CONTEXT: Drug-induced liver injury is a significant worldwide clinical problem. Rosmarinic acid (RA), a natural phenol, has antioxidant effects. OBJECTIVE: The effects of RA against acetaminophen (N-acetyl-p-amino-phenol (APAP))-induced oxidative damage and hepatotoxicity in rats were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were pretreated with RA (10, 50 and 100 mg/kg, i.g.) for one week. On day 7, rats received APAP (500 mg/kg, i...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545186/gallium-nanoparticle-mediated-reduction-of-brain-specific-serine-protease-4-in-an-experimental-metastatic-cancer-model
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Enas M Moustafa, Marwa Abdelhameed Mohamed, Noura M Thabet
Purpose: Tumor growth and metastasis depend on angiogenesis; therefore, efforts are being made to develop specific angiogenic inhibitors. Gallium (Ga) is the second most common metal ion, after platinum, used in cancer treatment. Its activities are numerous and various. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of Ga on brain metastasis arising from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and methods: Forty experimental rats (divided into 4 groups) received diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at a dose (20 mg/kg...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545106/serum-microrna-signatures-as-liquid-biopsies-for-interrogating-hepatotoxic-mechanisms-and-liver-pathogenesis-in-human
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Julian Krauskopf, Theo M de Kok, Shelli J Schomaker, Mark Gosink, Deborah A Burt, Patricia Chandler, Roscoe L Warner, Kent J Johnson, Florian Caiment, Jos C Kleinjans, Jiri Aubrecht
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) released into the peripheral circulation upon cellular injury have shown a promise as a new class of tissue-specific biomarkers. We were first to demonstrate that next-generation sequencing analysis of serum from human subjects with acetaminophen-induced liver injury revealed a specific signature of circulating miRNAs. We consequently hypothesized that different types of hepatic liver impairments might feature distinct signatures of circulating miRNAs and that this approach might be useful as minimally invasive diagnostic "liquid biopsies" enabling the interrogation of underlying molecular mechanisms of injury in distant tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544244/branched-chain-amino-acids-supplementation-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-pathway-and-interleukins-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Naglaa F Khedr, Eman G Khedr
The alterations and low levels of circulating branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), leucine, isoleucine and valine, are associated with liver diseases. The study was designed to evaluate hepatoprotective effect of BCAAs on CCl4 -induced liver fibrosis and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects in rats. Thirty male rats were divided into three groups. Control group (n=10), CCl4 group (n=10); rats were injected with CCl4 (1 mL/kg of 0.5:1 v/v injected i.p. twice weekly for 12 weeks). CCl4 +BCAAs group (n=10); rats were injected with similar doses of CCl4 and supplemented with a mixture of 600 mg/kg BCAAs (2: 1: 1...
May 23, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543991/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-plasma-alt-alp-and-bile-acids-for-hepatitis-in-labrador-retrievers
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K Dirksen, I A Burgener, J Rothuizen, T S G A M van den Ingh, L C Penning, B Spee, H Fieten
BACKGROUND: Biochemical indicators for diagnosing liver disease are plasma alanine aminotransferase activity (ALT), alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP), and bile acid concentration (BA). OBJECTIVES: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ALT, ALP, and BA for detecting primary hepatitis (PH) in clinically healthy Labrador retrievers and investigate whether ALT and ALP can discriminate between dogs with PH and nonspecific reactive hepatitis (RH). ANIMALS: 191 clinically healthy and 51 clinically ill Labrador retrievers with hepatic histopathology...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540984/inverse-relationship-between-hepatic-steatosis-and-alanine-aminotransferase-with-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-in-men
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In Ho Seo, Hyung Bin Lee, Shinhye Kim, Yong Jae Lee, Dong Hyuk Jung
PURPOSE: Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a serum glycoprotein produced predominantly in hepatocytes. As such, the synthesis of SHBG could be associated with liver function and metabolic syndrome. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels could reflect hepatocellular injury and insulin resistance; however, the relationship between hepatic steatosis and ALT with SHBG has not been investigated in humans. The objective of this study was to investigate the associations between SHBG and hepatocyte damage among Korean male patients with hepatic steatosis enrolled in a health examination program...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540298/the-clinical-values-of-serum-markers-in-the-early-prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Bo Li, Boan Li, Tongsheng Guo, Zhiqiang Sun, Xiaohan Li, Xiaoxi Li, Han Wang, Weijiao Chen, Peng Chen, Yuanli Mao
The early prediction values of diagnostic markers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still unclear at present. This study evaluated the prediction value of ten serum markers in HCC. A total of 109 cases of hepatic cirrhosis patients were followed up for 36 months and the relationship between the lifetime risk of developing HCC and levels of serum markers was analyzed. 31.2 (34/109) percent of hepatic cirrhosis patients developed HCC during the study's timeframe. Higher alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), alpha-fetoprotein-L3 (AFP-L3), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and AFP-L3/AFP ratio levels are potential risk factors for malignization in hepatic cirrhosis patients (RR = 2...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539815/increase-of-soluble-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Satoshi Yamagiwa, Toru Ishikawa, Nobuo Waguri, Soichi Sugitani, Kenya Kamimura, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Shuji Terai
Objectives: To determine whether the soluble programmed cell death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) levels in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) are associated with the clinical features of the disease and the efficacy of treatment, including interferon (IFN)-α. Methods: We investigated the sPD-L1 levels in the sera of 80 genotype 1b Japanese patients with CHC who underwent 12 weeks of telaprevir (TVR)- or simeprevir (SMV)-based triple therapy followed by 12 weeks of dual therapy with pegylated IFN-α plus ribavirin...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539743/hepatoprotective-antihyperlipidemic-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-moringa-oleifera-in-diabetic-induced-damage-in-male-wistar-rats
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Elizabeth I Omodanisi, Yapo G Aboua, Novel N Chegou, Oluwafemi O Oguntibeju
BACKGROUND: The number of individuals with diabetes is increasing daily, and diabetes is presently estimated to affect about 422 million adults worldwide. Conventional drugs used to treat diabetes are not without severe side effects, accessibility, and affordability. This study elucidates the potential effects of Moringa oleifera (MO) leaves extract to manage and treat diabetes induced in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 12/group): NC - nondiabetic rats (positive control), MO - nondiabetic-treated rats, DM - diabetic rats (negative control), DM + MO - diabetic-treated rats...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538411/gender-difference-in-the-association-between-aminotransferase-levels-and-hypertension-in-a-chinese-elderly-population
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Lei Wu, Yao He, Bin Jiang, Miao Liu, Shanshan Yang, Yiyan Wang, Jing Zeng, Yao Yao, Jianhua Wang
Few epidemiological studies have examined the association between serum aminotransferase levels and hypertension, and have yielded inconsistent results.A cross-sectional study was performed in a Chinese rural elderly population. A total of 2174 participants with normal range of aminotransferase levels and without excessive drinking were included in the present study. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels were measured on fasting morning serum samples using the Kinetic method...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537661/effect-of-urinary-trypsin-inhibitor-on-inflammatory-cytokines-and-organ-function-in-patients-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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H-Y Xu, X-S Rong, D-P Wang, S-Y Jiang, Z-D Zang, W Xia, F Zhang, J Yan
OBJECTIVE: This research is to study the effect of urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) on inflammatory cytokines and organ function in patients with cardiopulmonary bypass. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2015 to February 2016, 40 patients that had undergone cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in our hospital were selected and randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 20 patients in each group. Patients in the control group were intravenously injected with 5000 U/kg normal saline during the operation and 5000 U/kg•d-1 at 1-3 days postoperatively, while the patients in the observation group received intravenous injection of the same amount of UTI at pre-operation (T0), post-anesthesia (T1), after aortic opening (T2), after cardiopulmonary bypass 4h (T3), 8h (T4), 24h (T5), 48h (T6), and 72h (T7)...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537562/impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Piotr Major, Michał Pędziwiatr, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Maciej Stanek, Anna Głuszewska, Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Małczak, Andrzej Budzyński, Piotr Budzyński
Introduction; p to 300 million people have the body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2. Obesity is the cause of many serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Bariatric surgery is the only effective method of achieving weight loss in patients with morbid obesity. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of bariatric surgery on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in patients operated on due to morbid obesity...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534956/effects-of-octreotide-on-hepatic-glycogenesis-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet%C3%A2-induced-obesity
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Xiao-Xia Wang, Ting Ye, Mao Li, Xian Li, Ou Qiang, Cheng-Wei Tang, Rui Liu
Reduced hepatic glycogenesis is one of the most important causes of metabolic abnormalities in non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been demonstrated to promote weight loss and improve metabolic disorders in mice with high fat diet (HFD)‑induced obesity. However, whether octreotide affects hepatic glycogenesis is unknown. The aim of the present study was to verify the effects of octreotide on hepatic glycogenesis in rats with HFD‑induced obesity. Male Sprague‑Dawley rats were fed a standard diet or a HFD for 24 weeks...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534001/frequency-of-acute-hepatitis-following-acute-paraphenylene-diamine-intoxication
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Rizwan Ishtiaq, Sadaf Shafiq, Ali Imran, Qazi Masroor Ali, Raheel Khan, Hassan Tariq, Daniyal Ishtiaq
INTRODUCTION: Paraphenylene diamine (PPD) ingestion is manifesting as one of the more common ways of committing suicide in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, especially Bahawalpur. PPD is an ingredient of a compound commonly known "Kala Pathar" which means "Black Stone" in Urdu. It is readily available in the market at low cost and is used to dye hair and fur. Its intoxication inhibits cellular oxidation and affects the muscles causing rhabdomyolysis. This leads to myoglobinuria followed by renal failure and edema of face and throat resulting in respiratory difficulty...
April 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532834/effects-of-feeding-green-microalgae-on-ovarian-activity-reproductive-hormones-and-metabolic-parameters-of-boer-goats-in-arid-subtropics
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W Senosy, A Y Kassab, A A Mohammed
The present study aimed to improve ovarian follicle development and plasma metabolites and hormone concentrations upon supplementation of Boer goats with green microalga (Dunaliella salina; 10 g/head/day) (N = 20; MAT group) compared to control (N = 10; not receive microalgae) in subtropics. Estrus was synchronized in all animals by two intramuscular administration of 12.5 mg dinoprost 11 days a part. MAT group was supplemented with Dunaliella salina for 11 days (from the day of first injection of dinoprost till the second injection)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
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