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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17305, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574858

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Until now, the recognition of sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) deficiency has been mainly based on sporadic case reports. It was previously believed to be mildly symptomatic and resulting in mild liver dysfunction. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reports about the histopathologic and ultrastructural pathologic characteristics of the disease. The aim of the study was to analyze the clinical, histopathologic and ultrastructural pathologic characteristics of NTCP deficiency in 13 pediatric patients.From August 2012 to October 2018, this retrospective study conducted in the Department of Pediatrics of Tongji Hospital, China analyzed the data of 13 NTCP deficient patients with an SLC10A1 gene mutation. Except for NTCP deficiency, no other liver diseases were present in the patients, which was determined by both a genetic testing panel for jaundice and by reviewing medical records. The laboratory results, imaging, histopathologic, and ultrastructural pathologic information were recorded for analysis.The serum level of total bile acid was high in all 13 patients. All patients had adequate growth and development. Eight of the patients (8/13) presented with visible jaundice and 12 (12/13) were found to have hyperbilirubinemia. A needle liver biopsy was performed in 11 cases, which revealed slightly chronic inflammation in all 11 patients. One of the patients (1/13) was found to be suffering from gallstones.The data showed that although NTCP deficiency was often asymptomatic, some of the patients showed obvious clinical expressions, such as jaundice. Among the 13 pediatric patients with NTCP deficiency, both the biochemical and histopathologic features were similar to those of mild hepatocellular jaundice. In addition, it was determined that the clinical features in the patient with gallstones may have been caused by NTCP deficiency.


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Ácidos e Sais Biliares/sangue , Icterícia , Hepatopatias , Fígado , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos Dependentes de Sódio , Simportadores , Desenvolvimento Infantil , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Testes Genéticos/métodos , Humanos , Biópsia Guiada por Imagem/métodos , Lactente , Icterícia/diagnóstico , Icterícia/etiologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Hepatopatias/diagnóstico , Hepatopatias/genética , Hepatopatias/fisiopatologia , Hepatopatias/terapia , Testes de Função Hepática/métodos , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Mutação , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos Dependentes de Sódio/deficiência , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos Dependentes de Sódio/genética , Pediatria/métodos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Simportadores/deficiência , Simportadores/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10667-10677, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31483636

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This study investigated the modulatory effects of Decaisnea insignis seed oil (DISO), which was rich in palmitoleic acid (55.25%), palmitic acid (12.25%), and oleic acid (28.74%), on alcohol-induced metabolism disorder in mice. Fifty mice were orally administered with 38% alcohol (0.4 mL/day) and without or with DISO (3, 6, and 12 g/kg) for consecutive 12 weeks. DISO inhibited the alcohol-induced weight loss and liver function abnormality (p < 0.01) and shifted the profiles of cecal microbiome: elevating the abundance of Lactobacillus, Ruminoccoceae_UCG_004 (p < 0.05) and decreasing abundance of Parabacteroides (p < 0.05). This treatment also regulated metabolome response of amino acid and lipid metabolism in cecal content: upregulating 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (p < 0.05), 6-hydroxynicotinic acid, 5-methoxytryptamine, nicotinamide, and nicotinic acid (p < 0.1) and downregulating androsterone, tryptophan, and indole-3-acetamide (p < 0.05). DISO protected against alcoholic liver injury and gut microbiota dysbiosis by enriching the relative abundance of Lactobacillus, which was positively associated with the improvement of intestinal permeability and tryptophan metabolism.


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Álcoois/efeitos adversos , Disbiose/prevenção & controle , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/prevenção & controle , Magnoliopsida/química , Óleos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Ceco/efeitos dos fármacos , Ceco/microbiologia , Disbiose/metabolismo , Disbiose/microbiologia , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/microbiologia , Masculino , Metaboloma/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Sementes/química
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17156, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517861

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This study aims to screen differentially expressed host miRNAs that could be used as diagnostic markers for liver alveolar echinococcosis (LAE).Differentially expressed miRNAs were first screened by miRNA microarray in liver tissues from2 LAE patients and normal liver tissues from 3 LAE patients, followed by qRT-PCR validation in 15 LAE tissues and 15 normal tissues. Target genes of differentially expressed miRNAs were predicted using Targetscan, PITA and microRNAorg database, and the overlapped predicted target genes were analyzed by GO and KEGG.The hsa-miR-1237-3p, hsa-miR-33b-3p, and hsa-miR-483-3p were up-regulated whereas the hsa-miR-4306 was down-regulated in LAE tissues compared with normal controls (P < .05). The expression change of miR-483-3p was further confirmed in both liver tissues and plasma. Several predicted targets of miR-1237-3p, miR-4306, and miR-483-3p were related to DNA-dependent transcriptional regulation, developmental regulation of multicellular organisms, and biological functions such as cellular immune responses (T cell proliferation). The overlapped predicted target genes of the 4 differentially expressed miRNAs were enriched in mRNA surveillance, cancer signaling pathway, intestinal immune network, and other signal pathways.Our results indicate that miR-483-3p is a potential marker for the diagnosis of LAE, and targets of this miRNA could be the focus of further studies.


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Equinococose Hepática/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Adulto , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Análise em Microsséries , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108796, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421116

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Lambda-cyhalothrin (LCT) is a broad-spectrum pesticide widely used in agriculture throughout the world. This pesticide is considered a potential contaminant of surface and underground water as well as food, posing a risk to ecosystems and humans. In this sense, we decided to evaluate the activity of enzymes belonging to the purinergic system, which is linked with regulation of extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides, such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine (Ado) molecules involved in the regulation of inflammatory response. However, there are no data concerning the effects of LCT exposure on the purinergic system, where extracellular nucleotides act as signaling molecules. The aim of this study was to evaluate nucleotide hydrolysis by E-NTPDase (ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase), Ecto-NPP (ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase), ecto-5'-nucleotidase and ecto-adenosine deaminase (E-ADA) in platelets and liver of adult rats on days 7, 30, 45 and 60 after daily gavage with 6.2 and 31.1 mg/kg bw of LCT. Gene expression patterns of NTPDases1-3 and 5'-nucleotidase were also determined in those tissues. In parallel, lambda-cyhalothrin metabolites [3-(2-chloro-3,3,3- trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclopropane carboxylic acid (CFMP), 4-hydroxyphenoxybenzoic acid (4-OH-3-PBA), and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA)] were measured in plasma. Results showed that exposure rats to LCT caused a significant increase in the assessed enzymes activities. Gene expression pattern of ectonucleotidases further revealed a significant increase in E-NTPDase1, E-NTPDase2, and E-NTPDase3 mRNA levels after LCT administration at all times. A dose-dependent increase in LCT metabolite levels was also observed but there no significant variations in levels from weeks to week, suggesting steady-steady equilibrium. Correlation analyses revealed that LCT metabolites in the liver and plasma were positively correlated with the adenine nucleotides hydrolyzing enzyme, E-ADA and E-NPP activities in platelets and liver of rats exposed to lambda-cyhalothin. Our results show that LCT and its metabolites may affect purinergic enzymatic cascade and cause alterations in energy metabolism.


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Plaquetas/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nitrilos/farmacologia , Nucleotidases/genética , Nucleosídeos de Purina/metabolismo , Piretrinas/farmacologia , Adenosina Desaminase/genética , Adenosina Desaminase/metabolismo , Adenosina Trifosfatases/genética , Adenosina Trifosfatases/metabolismo , Animais , Plaquetas/enzimologia , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Hidrólise , Fígado/enzimologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Espectrometria de Massas , Nitrilos/sangue , Nitrilos/metabolismo , Nucleotidases/metabolismo , Piretrinas/sangue , Piretrinas/metabolismo , Pirofosfatases/genética , Pirofosfatases/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 163-172, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400778

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Edifenphos (EDF) (O-ethyl-S, S-diphenyldithiophosphate) is an organophosphate pesticide that is extensively used as a fungicide in agricultural rice fields. However, EDF accumulated in various agricultural products and caused potential health hazards to human and other living organisms. Therefore, the present study was investigated to evaluate the ameliorative role of apigenin (APG); a natural antioxidant against EDF-induced hepato-renal toxicity in rats. Six groups with five male Wistar rats each, were used for this purpose; these groups included the control group (A) that received corn oil; (B) 10 mg/kg APG; (C) 10 mg/kg EDF; (D) 25 mg/kg EDF; (E) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 10 mg/kg EDF; (F) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 25 mg/kg EDF for 14 consecutive days. Oral administration of EDF led to disruption of the intracellular antioxidant machinery which cause the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, EDF promotes deleterious effects like oxidative stress, DNA damage, reduced mitochondrial membrane potential, generation of ROS production, activation of caspase 3/9 activities and causing hepato-renal histopathological changes. However, the pretreatment of APG ameliorated the EDF-induced oxidative damage and apoptosis, through their antioxidant activity or by directly scavenging free radical property. Overall, these results suggest that EDF exerts oxidative stress, and APG could be a potent dietary anti-oxidant regimen against EDF-induced toxicity.


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Apigenina/farmacologia , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Compostos Organotiofosforados/toxicidade , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4495-4502, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366551

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BACKGROUND/AIM: In mice, fetal liver is the first tissue of definitive erythropoiesis for definitive erythroid expansion and maturation. ZFAT, originally identified as a candidate susceptibility gene for autoimmune thyroid disease, has been reported to be involved in primitive hematopoiesis and T cell development. The aim of this study was to examine whether or not Zfat is involved in definitive erythropoiesis in the fetal liver during mammalian development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The role of Zfat during mouse fetal erythropoiesis in the fetal liver was examined using tamoxifen-inducible CreERT2 Zfat-deficient mice. RESULTS: Zfat-deficient mice exhibit moderate anemia with small and pale fetal liver through a decreased number of erythroblasts by E12.5. Apoptosis sensitivity in fetal liver erythroid progenitors was enhanced by Zfat-deficiency ex vivo. Moreover, Zfat knockdown partially inhibited CD71-/lowTer119- to CD71highTer119- transition of fetal liver erythroid progenitors with impairment in the elevation of CD71 expression. CONCLUSION: Zfat plays a critical role for erythropoiesis in the fetal liver.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Eritropoese/genética , Fígado/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Receptores da Transferrina/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Células Eritroides/metabolismo , Células Eritroides/patologia , Desenvolvimento Fetal/genética , Feto , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Fígado/metabolismo , Camundongos , Linfócitos T/citologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Tireoidite Autoimune/genética , Tireoidite Autoimune/patologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 71-85, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468387

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This study has evaluated the effects of a supplementation with taurine (TAU) on the actions of fish oil (FO) against the hypoglycemia, hypoproteinemia, and hepatic accumulation of lipids and liver damage caused by D-galactosamine (GAL) in the rat. To this end, male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-225 g), in groups of 6, were orally treated with physiological saline (2.5 mL, control group), FO (60 mg/kg), TAU (2.4 mmol/kg) or FO-TAU for three consecutive days and before a single oral dose of GAL (400 mg/kg) given on day 3. In parallel, rats receiving only GAL on day 3 or N-acetylcysteine (NAC, 2.4 mmol/kg) for 3 days before GAL served as controls. On day 4 blood samples were collected by cardiac puncture and used to either measure glucose (GLC) or to obtain plasma fractions. Immediately thereafter, the livers were excised, made into a homogenate in phosphate buffered saline pH 7.4, and centrifuged to obtain clear supernatant. Plasma samples were assayed for their total protein (TP), triglycerides (TG), cholesterol (CHOL), phospholipids (PLP), free fatty acids (FFA) and total bilirubin (TB) and direct bilirubin (DB) contents, and for the activities of alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). The liver homogenates were used to measure TG, CHOL, PLP and total lipids (TL) contents. Without exceptions, GAL was found to markedly affect (p < 0.001) all of the experimental parameters examined, with increases occurring in all instances except for the values of the plasma GLC, TP and PLP which were decreased. A pretreatment with either FO or TAU led to significant attenuation of the effects of GAL and which, in most cases, were of similar magnitude. On the other hand, a combined pretreatment with FO plus TAU usually resulted in a greater protection than with either agent alone (p ≤ 0.05). NAC, serving as a reference treatment, was, in most instances, equipotent with FO alone and. in addition, was the only agent that significantly attenuated the increases in both liver weight and liver weight to body weight ratio caused by GAL.


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Óleos de Peixe/farmacologia , Galactosamina/efeitos adversos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 119-131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468391

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Excessive consumption causes alcoholic liver disease (ALD), which injures hepatocytes and induces imbalance of lipid metabolism. Taurine is known to protect the liver from various liver injuries, and relieve lipid profile. Our previous studies also found that taurine can prevent or cure ALD, reduce fat deposition, but the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, ALD rat model was established by administration of alcohol, pyrazole and high fat diet. Two percent taurine was administered at the same time or after ALD model establishment. Serum activities of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), serum and hepatic TC, TG, HDL-C and LDL-C were analyzed. Real-Time RT-PCR was conducted to detect the mRNA expressions of fatty acid synthetase (FAS), acetyl-CoA catboxylase (ACC), carnitine palmitoyl transferase 1 (CPT-1), 3-Hydroxy-3-methyl glutaric acid acyl Coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR), peroxisome proliferators activated receptor α (PPARα) and sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c (SREBP-1c). The results showed that serum ALT, AST, serum and hepatic TC, TG and LDL-C were higher, while HDL-C in ALD model rats was lower than normal rats, the changes of which can be significantly relieved by taurine administration. mRNA expressions of ACC, FAS, CPT-1, HMGCR, PPARα and SREBP-1c which were significantly changed by ethanol can also be regulated by taurine. The results indicated that taurine can prevent and repair hepatic injury of ALD rats and balance lipid metabolism indexes in the liver, the mechanisms may involves in the regulation of related enzymes and transcriptional regulators participated in lipid metabolism.


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Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/tratamento farmacológico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/fisiopatologia , Ratos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 185-196, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468397

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In the present study, we evaluated the antioxidant and anti-stress activities of taurine in electric foot-shock stress model rats. Taurine supplementation markedly increased the hepatic glutathione (GSH) levels, compared to the levels in the stress group. In addition, activities of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) were improved in the taurine-treated group. Plasma cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) levels were significantly reduced in the taurine-supplemented group compared to those in the stress group. In contrast, the levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were markedly increased in the taurine or betaine-treated group compared to those in the stress group. It may be concluded that taurine produces beneficial effects in the form of antioxidant status and biochemical alterations in foot-shock-induced acute stress in rats.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Fisiológico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Sulfato de Desidroepiandrosterona/sangue , Estimulação Elétrica , Glutationa/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Hidrocortisona/sangue , Ácido Hidroxi-Indolacético/sangue , Fígado/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Serotonina/sangue
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 429-438, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31424183

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder is a major complication affecting the vast majority of chronic kidney disease patients. A hallmark of the disorder is an altered parathyroid gland biology resulting in secondary hyperparathyroidism. This condition is widely treated by calcimimetics like cinacalcet which act by allosteric activation of the calcium sensing receptor. METHODS: Here, we present a linear multi-compartment model based on physiological principles such as first-pass metabolism and protein binding, which captures all relevant pharmacokinetic parameters of cinacalcet. RESULTS: Due to the linear structure of the model, simulations are numerically stable and allow fast and accurate short or long-term predictions of cinacalcet concentrations in the body. CONCLUSION: The model compartments are physiological meaningful and can be easily adjusted to various conditions like impaired hepatic clearance or different drug administration regimens. Moreover, the model can be easily adapted to specific patient groups.


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Calcimiméticos/farmacocinética , Cinacalcete/farmacocinética , Modelos Biológicos , Calcimiméticos/sangue , Calcimiméticos/metabolismo , Cinacalcete/sangue , Cinacalcete/metabolismo , Simulação por Computador , Humanos , Hiperparatireoidismo Secundário/sangue , Hiperparatireoidismo Secundário/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperparatireoidismo Secundário/etiologia , Hiperparatireoidismo Secundário/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/complicações
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(72): 10740-10743, 2019 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432813

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We constructed a two-photon fluorescence ratio probe (CST) for in situ quantitative real-time detection of mitochondrial O2˙-. Fluorescence imaging showed that O2˙- was over-generated from mitochondria and conveyed to the cytoplasm via voltage-dependent anion channels in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion mice, damaging the important functional protein aconitase in the cytoplasm.


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Fígado/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/química , Imagem Óptica , Fótons , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/metabolismo , Superóxidos/química , Animais , Ânions/química , Ânions/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Camundongos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Estrutura Molecular , Superóxidos/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108790, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400342

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Preclinical assays play a key role in research in research on the neurobiology of pain and the development of novel analgesics. Drugs available for the treatment of inflammatory pain are not fully effective and show adverse effects. Thus, we investigated the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of bis(3-amino-2-pyridine) diselenide (BAPD), a new analgesic drug prototype. BAPD effects were investigated using nociception models induced by chemical (glutamate), immunologic (Freund's Complete Adjuvant - CFA) and thermal stimuli in Swiss mice. Mice were orally (p.o.) treated with BAPD (0.1-50 mg/kg) 30 min prior to the glutamate and hot-plate tests and a time-course (0.5 up to 8 h) of the antinociceptive effect of BAPD (50 mg/kg, p. o.) was evaluated in a CFA model. In the CFA model, BAPD effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) and interferon-γ (INF-γ) expression, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, oxidative (2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels) and histological parameters were evaluated. The safety of the compound (50 and 300 mg/kg, p. o.) was verified for 72 h. BAPD reduced the licking time induced by glutamate and caused an increase in latency response to thermal stimulus. Naloxone reversed the antinociceptive effect of BAPD. Paw edema formation induced by glutamate or CFA injection was reduced by BAPD. Mechanical hyperalgesia induced by CFA was attenuated by BAPD. BAPD did not protect against the increase in MPO activity and decrease of the 2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels induced by CFA. BAPD protected against histological alterations and reduction on the levels of gene expression COX-2 and INF-γ in the paw of mice exposed to CFA. BAPD was safe at the doses and time evaluated. BAPD exerts acute antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic actions, suggesting that it may represent an alternative in the future development of new therapeutic strategies.


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Analgésicos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Nociceptividade/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Opioides/metabolismo , Analgésicos/química , Analgésicos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Edema/patologia , Comportamento Exploratório/efeitos dos fármacos , Pé/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glutâmico/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Locomoção/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Dor/tratamento farmacológico , Dor/patologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Receptores Opioides/genética , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Clin Nucl Med ; 44(8): 634-642, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274609

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OBJECTIVES: We investigated clinical characteristics of patients with extremely increased or decreased physiologic F-FDG uptake of the liver and their prognosis. METHODS: One thousand four hundred eighty-seven PET/CT scans of patients with known or suspected malignancy were retrospectively analyzed. A spherical volume of interest (3 cm in diameter) was set on the right lobe of the liver to calculate the SUVmean. Scans with extremely high (SUVmean >97.5th percentile) and low (SUVmean <2.5th percentile) FDG uptake in the liver were evaluated. Physical and laboratory data among a control group (n = 30), the extremely high liver uptake group (HG, n = 36), and the extremely low liver uptake group (LG, n = 36) were compared. Overall survival (OS) of the 3 groups was also compared. RESULTS: Body weight and body mass index in the HG (SUVmean ≥3.04) were significantly higher than those in the control group. The LG cases (SUVmean ≤1.78) had anemia, impaired liver function, and systemic inflammation. They were also in a poor nutritional state. The characteristics of LG cases had many things in common with those of cachectic patients. Indeed, 36.1% of LG cases met the diagnostic criteria for cachexia. Moreover, in LG cases with viable and/or recurrent malignant lesions on FDG PET, the proportion of cachexia increased by 52.6%. The OS of LG cases (median, 33 months) was significantly worse than that of controls and HG cases. CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that cancer patients with extremely decreased liver FDG uptake were likely to have cancer cachexia and a lower OS.


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Caquexia/complicações , Caquexia/diagnóstico por imagem , Fluordesoxiglucose F18/metabolismo , Fígado/diagnóstico por imagem , Fígado/metabolismo , Neoplasias/complicações , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Transporte Biológico , Caquexia/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 9032-9038, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31334646

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It is estimated that approximately 200 million people are exposed to arsenic levels above the World Health Organization provisional guideline value, and various agencies have indicated the need to reduce this exposure. In view of the difficulty of removing arsenic from water and food, one alternative is to reduce its bioavailability (the amount that reaches the systemic circulation after ingestion). In this study, dietary components [glutathione, tannic acid, and Fe(III)] were used to achieve this goal. As(III) or As(V) (1 mg/kg body weight) was administered daily to BALB/c mice, along with the dietary components, for 15 days. The results confirm the efficacy of Fe(III) and glutathione as reducers of arsenic bioavailability and tissue accumulation. Also, these treatments did not result in reductions of Ca, K, P, and Fe contents in the liver. These data suggest that use of these two compounds could be part of valid strategies for reducing inorganic arsenic exposure in chronically exposed populations.


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Arsenicais/metabolismo , Compostos Férricos/química , Glutationa/química , Animais , Arsenicais/química , Disponibilidade Biológica , Exposição Dietética/análise , Exposição Dietética/prevenção & controle , Compostos Férricos/metabolismo , Contaminação de Alimentos/análise , Glutationa/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Pulmão/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Oryza/química , Oryza/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 9079-9087, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353905

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Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) 1B1 and 1B3 are two highly homologous transporters expressed in the human liver. However, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is the most predominant catechin in green tea, has opposite effects on the function of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. In the present study, the critical structural domains and amino acid residues for the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG have been determined by characterizing the function of a series of OATP1B3-derived chimeric transporters, site-directed mutagenesis, and kinetic studies. Our results showed that G45 and F555 in transmembrane domains 1 and 10 are the most important amino acid residues for OATP1B3 activation. Kinetic studies showed that the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG at a low substrate concentration was due to its increased substrate binding affinity. However, EGCG caused increased Km and decreased Vmax for 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H. The flexibility at position 45 and aromaticity at position 555 might be important for OATP1B3 activation. While 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H could not be activated by EGCG, their transport activity for EGCG was comparable to that of wild-type OATP1B3. In conclusion, the present study elucidated the molecular mechanism for OATP1B3 activation by EGCG.


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Catequina/análogos & derivados , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/química , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Camellia sinensis/química , Catequina/química , Catequina/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Cinética , Fígado/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/química , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/genética , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Extratos Vegetais/química , Domínios Proteicos , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/genética
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279671

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Seasonal variations in water temperature are a natural stressor of temperate fish that affect growth performance and metabolism globally. Gilthead sea bream is one of the most economically interesting species in the Mediterranean; but its liver metabolism is affected by the cold season. However, the effects of cold on protein turnover mechanisms have hardly been studied. Here, we study the relationship between liver oxidative status and protein homeostasis pathways during a 50-day low temperature period at 14 °C, and subsequent recovery at two times: 7 days (early recovery) and 30 days (late recovery). Liver redox status was determined by measuring oxidised lipids and proteins, the glutathione redox cycle and major antioxidant enzymes activities. Protein turnover was analysed via liver protein expression of HSP70 and HSP90; proteasome 26S subunits and polyubiquitination, as markers of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS); and cathepsin D, as a lysosomal protease. Low temperature exposure depressed antioxidant enzyme activities, affecting the glutathione redox cycle and reducing total glutathione levels. Both the UPS and lysosomal pathways were also depressed and consequently, oxidised protein accumulated in liver. Interestingly, both protein oxidation and polyubiquitination tagging depended on protein molecular weight. Despite all these alterations, temperature recovery reverted most consequences of the cold at different rates: with delayed recovery of total glutathione levels and oxidised protein degradation with respect to enzyme activities recovery. All these findings demonstrate that protein liver homeostasis is compromised after chronic cold exposure and could be the cause of liver affectations reported in aquaculture of temperate fish.


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Proteínas de Peixes/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Proteostase , Dourada/metabolismo , Temperatura Ambiente , Animais , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Oxirredução
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8794-8809, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31345023

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Oxidative stress may play a critical role in the progression of liver disorders. Increasing interest has been given to the associations among diet, oxidative stress, gut-liver axis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Here, we investigated the effects of processed meat proteins on biomarkers of lipid homeostasis, hepatic metabolism, antioxidant functions, and gut microbiota composition in glutaredoxin1 deficient (Glrx1-/-) mice. The wild-type (WT) and Glrx1-/- mice were fed a soy protein diet (SPD), a dry-cured pork protein diet (DPD), a braised pork protein diet (BPD), and a cooked pork protein diet (CPD) at a dose of 20% of protein for 3 months. Serum and hepatic total cholesterol, serum endotoxin, hepatic liver droplet %, and antioxidant capacity were significantly increased in the CPD fed WT mice. In addition, CPD fed Glrx1-/- mice significantly increased total cholesterol, triacylglycerol, and pro-inflammatory cytokines which are accompanied by higher steatosis scores, intrahepatic lipid accumulation, and altered gene expression associated with lipid metabolism. Furthermore, hepatic gene expression of Nrf2/keap1 signaling pathway and its downstream signaling targets were determined using RT-qPCR. Glrx1 deficiency increased Nrf2 activity and expression of its target genes (GPx, catalase, SOD1, G6pd, and Bbc3), which was exacerbated by intake of CPD. Metagenomic analyses revealed that Glrx1-/- mice fed meat protein diets had higher abundances of Mucispirillum, Oscillibacter, and Mollicutes but lower abundances of Bacteroidales S24-7 group_norank, Blautia, and Anaerotruncus than their wild-type counterparts. In summary, Glrx1 deficiency induced an increase in serum biomarkers for lipid homeostasis, gut microbiota imbalance, and upregulation of Nrf2/Keap1 and antioxidant defense genes, which was aggravated by cooked meat protein diet.


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Glutarredoxinas/genética , Inflamação/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Lipogênese , Fígado/metabolismo , Produtos da Carne/efeitos adversos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Animais , Colesterol/sangue , Citocinas/metabolismo , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Glutarredoxinas/deficiência , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/microbiologia , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Carne Vermelha , Transdução de Sinais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 301-322, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343125

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Propolis is one of the most promising natural products, exhibiting not only therapeutic but also prophylactic actions. Propolis has several biological and pharmacological properties, including hepatoprotective activities. The present study aimed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of propolis against CCl4-mediated liver fibrosis. METHODS: Three groups of male BALB/c mice (n=15/ group) were used: group 1 comprised control mice; groups 2 and 3 were injected with CCl4 for the induction of liver fibrosis. Group 3 was then orally supplemented with propolis (100 mg/kg body weight) for four weeks. Different techniques were used to monitor the antifibrotic effects of propolis, including histopathological investigations using H&E, Masson's trichrome and Sirius red staining; Western blotting; flow cytometry; and ELISA. RESULTS: We found that the induction of liver fibrosis by CCl4 was associated with a significant increase in hepatic collagen and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. Moreover, CCl4-treated mice also exhibited histopathological alterations in the liver architecture. Additionally, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a marked increase in proinflammatory signals, such as increased expression of HSP70 and increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and ROS. Mechanistically, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a significant increase in the phosphorylation of AKT and mTOR; upregulation of the expression of BAX and cytochrome C; downregulation of the expression of Bcl2; a significant elevation in the levels of TGF-ß followed by increased phosphorylation of SMAD2; and a marked increase in the expression of P53 and iNOS. Interestingly, oral supplementation of CCl4-treated mice with propolis significantly abolished hepatic collagen deposition, abrogated inflammatory signals and oxidative stress, restored CCl4-mediated alterations in the signaling cascades, and hence repaired the hepatic architecture nearly to the normal architecture observed in the control mice. CONCLUSION: Our findings revealed the therapeutic potential and the underlying mechanisms of propolis against liver fibrosis.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Própole/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Estreladas do Fígado/citologia , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína Smad2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(8): 1369-1378, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31338558

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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare malignancy with poor prognosis. The evaluation of recurrence risk after liver resection is of great importance for ICCs. We aimed to assess the prognostic value of intra- and peritumoral immune infiltrations and to establish a novel histopathology-related immunoscore (HRI) associated with ICC recurrence. A total of 280 ICC patients who received curative resection between February 2005 and July 2011 were enrolled in our study. Patients were randomly assigned to the derivation cohort (n = 176) or the validation cohort (n = 104). Sixteen immune biomarkers in both intra- and peritumoral tissues were examined by immunohistochemistry. The least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) Cox model was used to establish the HRI score. Cox regression analysis was used for multivariate analysis. Nine recurrence-related immune features were identified and integrated into the HRI score. The HRI score was used to categorize patients into low-risk and high-risk groups using the X-tile software. Kaplan-Meier analysis presented that the HRI score showed good stratification between low-risk and high-risk groups in both the derivation cohort (P < 0.001) and the validation cohort (P = 0.014), respectively. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, carbohydrate antigen 19-9, lymphoid metastasis, tumor numbers, and the HRI score were independent risk factors associated with recurrence-free survival (RFS). The combination of Shen's model and HRI score provided better performance in recurrence prediction compared with traditional staging systems. The HRI score might serve as a promising RFS predictor for ICC with prognostic values.


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Antígenos Glicosídicos Associados a Tumores/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Colangiocarcinoma/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico , Fígado/metabolismo , Colangiocarcinoma/mortalidade , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Fígado/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia , Prognóstico , Projetos de Pesquisa , Análise de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral , gama-Glutamiltransferase/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2915, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266946

RESUMO

The bile acid-sensing transcription factor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) regulates multiple metabolic processes. Modulation of FXR is desired to overcome several metabolic pathologies but pharmacological administration of full FXR agonists has been plagued by mechanism-based side effects. We have developed a modulator that partially activates FXR in vitro and in mice. Here we report the elucidation of the molecular mechanism that drives partial FXR activation by crystallography- and NMR-based structural biology. Natural and synthetic FXR agonists stabilize formation of an extended helix α11 and the α11-α12 loop upon binding. This strengthens a network of hydrogen bonds, repositions helix α12 and enables co-activator recruitment. Partial agonism in contrast is conferred by a kink in helix α11 that destabilizes the α11-α12 loop, a critical determinant for helix α12 orientation. Thereby, the synthetic partial agonist induces conformational states, capable of recruiting both co-repressors and co-activators leading to an equilibrium of co-activator and co-repressor binding.


Assuntos
Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/agonistas , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Proteínas Correpressoras/genética , Proteínas Correpressoras/metabolismo , Humanos , Ligações de Hidrogênio , Ligantes , Fígado/metabolismo , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica em alfa-Hélice , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo
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