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Relation of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) seasonal reproductive activity to hematology, serum biochemistry, histopathology, and Brdt gene expression.

Fish Physiol Biochem 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Aquatic Hatchery Production Department, Fish Farming and Technology Institute, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

This study aimed to find the relation of Sparus aurata (gilthead seabream) reproductive activities to some blood parameters as complete blood count, liver enzymes, some hormones related to reproduction process and microscopic findings of gonads, as well as expression of Bromodomain testis-specific gene. Eighty-eight sexually mature seabream were collected and investigated through the four seasons. Red blood cells were higher in autumn and spring. Read More

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Genotype Distribution of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms among Indonesian Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B.

Rep Biochem Mol Biol 2021 Jan;9(4):463-469

Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

Background: Chronic hepatitis B is a necro-inflammatory of the liver parenchyma caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection leading to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Genetic variants including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within genes regulating immune response may contribute to the progression of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. This study aimed to examine the genotype distribution of vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism among patients with CHB infection and to study its association with the development of cirrhosis and hepatoma. Read More

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January 2021

The Effects of Using Chemicals to Remove Slime from African Giant Land Snails Flesh during Processing on Some Nutritional and Biochemical Parameters.

Int J Food Sci 2021 21;2021:6691609. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon.

The effects of chemicals commonly used in Cameroon to eliminate slime from the flesh of the African giant land snail, , during processing on some nutritional and biochemical parameters were investigated. Groups of snails were processed with these chemicals at three different concentrations. Proximate analysis of all the treated snail groups was carried out, and groups with the highest concentration of each chemical were used to compose diets for experimental rats. Read More

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Metformin Modulates T Cell Function and Alleviates Liver Injury Through Bioenergetic Regulation in Viral Hepatitis.

Front Immunol 2021 21;12:638575. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, United States.

Metformin is not only the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but it is also effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-tumor agent. However, the effect of metformin during viral hepatitis remains elusive. Using an adenovirus (Ad)-induced viral hepatitis mouse model, we found that metformin treatment significantly attenuated liver injury, with reduced serum aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels and liver histological changes, presumably decreased effector T cell responses. Read More

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H. pylori is related to NAFLD but only in female: A Cross-sectional Study.

Int J Med Sci 2021 2;18(11):2303-2311. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Recently, an increasing number of studies have focused on the extragastrointestinal effects of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), including metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, and rheumatic and skin diseases. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common chronic disease worldwide that conveys a heavy economic burden on patients and society. Read More

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Correlation between GPR, MHR and elderly essential hypertension with unstable angina pectoris.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Apr;46(4):373-378

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Affiliated Hospital of Chengde Medical College, Chengde Hebei 067000.

Objectives: To investigate the level and significance of serum γ-glutamyl transferase-to-platelet ratio (GPR) and monocyte count to high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) in patients with essential hypertension (EH) and unstable angina (UA).

Methods: A total of 218 patients with coronary angiography aged ≥60 years, who were admitted to the EH hospital of the Department of Cardiac Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Chengde Medical College, were selected from September 2018 to September 2019. They were divided into an EH+UA group (=113) and an EH group (=105). Read More

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Effect of dietary Xiao-Chaihu-Decoction on growth performance, immune response, detoxification and intestinal microbiota of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

The Key Laboratory of Mariculture, Ocean University of China, Ministry of Education, Qingdao, Shandong, 266003, China.

Xiao-Chaihu-Decoction (XCHD), a classical traditional Chinese medicine with diverse biological activities, is widely applied to prevent and treat many human diseases. Effects of dietary XCHD on growth performance, immune response, detoxification system, intestinal microbiota and resistance against aflatoxin B1(AFB) of Litopenaeus vannamei was studied. Four isonitrogenous and isolipidic diets were formulated to contain 0, 1, 2, and 5 g/kg (control, XCHD1, XCHD2 and XCHD3) of XCHD, respectively. Read More

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Zingiber roseum Rosc. rhizome: A rich source of hepatoprotective polyphenols.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 May 6;139:111673. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali 3814, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

Zingiber roseum is native to Bangladesh and widely used in folk medicine. This present study was designed to assess the ameliorative potential of Zingiber roseum rhizome extract in carbon tetrachloride (CCl) induced hepatotoxicity in mice model. Seven phenolic compounds were identified and quantified by HPLC analysis in the plant extract, including quercetin, myricetin, catechin hydrate, trans-ferulic acid, trans-cinnamic acid, (-) epicatechin, and rosmarinic acid. Read More

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Associations between urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and markers of liver injury in the US adult population.

Environ Int 2021 May 6;155:106608. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China; Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Environmental Protection, and State Key Laboratory of Environmental Health (Incubating), School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China. Electronic address:

Background: Phthalates have been largely used for years in varieties of products worldwide. However, research on the joint toxic effect of various phthalates exposure on the liver is lacking.

Objectives: We aimed to assess exposure to phthalates on liver function tests (LFTs). Read More

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Effects of co-administration of pharmacopoeia formulations and with CAT-I antitubercular drugs in rats.

J Complement Integr Med 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Objectives: Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health problem globally, despite incredible advancements in healthcare system. In system of medicine, (QTS) and (AHB) have been traditionally used for tuberculosis like conditions. The study was aimed to investigate the effects of co-administration of QTS and AHB with category I first line antitubercular drugs (CAT-I) on the indices of liver and kidney function in rats. Read More

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[Inhibitory effect of citrus fermentation liquor on liver fibrosis in mice].

Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 2021 Apr;41(4):588-592

Clinical Research Center, TCM-Integrated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510315, China.

Objective: To investigate the inhibitory effect of citrus fermentation liquor on liver fibrosis in mice.

Objective: Mouse models of liver fibrosis were established by intraperitoneal injection of CCl in 105 male C57BL/6 mice, followed by gavage of 0.1 mL 40% CCl olive oil 3 times a week (model group, =49) or daily gavage of citrus liquor at the dose of 0. Read More

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Health-related quality of life in Chinese population with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a national multicenter survey.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 May 7;19(1):140. Epub 2021 May 7.

Hepatopancreatobiliary Center, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, Tsinghua University, No.168, Litang Road, Changping District, Beijing, 102218, China.

Background: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is a multi-dimensional construct that can comprehensively evaluate the patient's health status, including physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on HRQL in a Chinese population.

Methods: In this national multicenter cross-sectional survey, patients with NAFLD were enrolled. Read More

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Ferulic acid positively modulates the inflammatory response to septic liver injury through the GSK-3β/NF-κB/CREB pathway.

Life Sci 2021 May 4:119584. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing 210002, PR China. Electronic address:

Aims: Ferulic acid (FA) is a component found in plants that has free radical scavenging and liver-protective properties. Acute liver injury (ALI) is a serious complication of sepsis and is closely associated with changes in the levels of inflammatory factors. This study was taken to examine the role of FA in cecal ligation and perforation (CLP)-induced murine ALI and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cellular ALI models. Read More

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Current and past infections of hepatitis B virus do not increase mortality in patients with COVID-19.

Hepatology 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Background & Aims: We compared risk of acute liver injury and mortality in COVID-19 patients with current, past, and no hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Approach & Results: This was a territory-wide retrospective cohort study in Hong Kong. COVID-19 patients between 23 January 2020 and 1 January 2021 were identified. Read More

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Saffron improves life and sleep quality, glycemic status, lipid profile and liver function in diabetic patients: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.

Int J Clin Pract 2021 May 7:e14334. Epub 2021 May 7.

Nutrition Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a metabolic disorder that is related to hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and liver dysfunction and has detrimental effects on a patient's mental health. Hence, the current study investigated the effects of saffron supplementation on dietary intake, anthropometric measures, mood, sleep quality, and metabolic biomarkers in overweight/obese patients with T2D.

Methods: In a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, 70 overweight/obese patients with T2D were randomly allocated to two groups and received 100 mg/day saffron or placebo for eight weeks. Read More

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Bilobalide Enhances AMPK Activity to Improve Liver Injury and Metabolic Disorders in STZ-Induced Diabetes in Immature Rats via Regulating HMGB1/TLR4/NF-B Signaling Pathway.

Biomed Res Int 2021 17;2021:8835408. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Pediatrics, Xiangyang Central Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Hubei University of Arts and Science, Xiangyang, 441021 Hubei Province, China.

This study was aimed at examining the effect and underlying mechanisms of bilobalide (BB) on hepatic injury in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetes mellitus (DM) in immature rats. Immature rats (one day old) were randomly divided into five groups: group I, control nondiabetic rats; group II, STZ-induced, untreated diabetic rats; groups III/IV/V, STZ-induced and BB-treated diabetic rats, which were intraperitoneally injected with BB (2.5 mg/kg, 5 mg/kg, or 10 mg/kg) after 3 days followed by STZ treatment. Read More

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Body Adiposity, But Not Elements of Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior or Physical Activity, Is Associated With Circulating Liver Enzymes in Adults With Overweight and Obesity.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 20;12:655756. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Turku PET Centre, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.

Objective: We studied the associations between accelerometer-measured sedentary behavior (SB) and habitual physical activity (PA) as well as markers of body adiposity and other cardiometabolic risk factors with liver enzymes alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT).

Methods: A total of 144 middle-aged adults (mean age 57 (SD 6.5) years) with overweight or obesity (mean body mass index [BMI] 31. Read More

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Case report: Secondary sclerosing cholangitis induced by lapatinib and vinorelbine in a metastasis breast cancer patient.

Thorac Cancer 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Pharmacy, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

Secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) is a rare cholestatic liver disease that may have a severe clinical course. A 61-year-old woman with a history of metastasis breast cancer was admitted to our hospital for the second cycle of chemotherapy with lapatinib and vinorelbine. The patient had no reports of elevated liver function tests (LFTs) in the previous multiple chemotherapies or history of liver disease. Read More

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Soluble thrombomodulin and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Japanese children.

Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2021 Jun;32(4):273-277

Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

This study aimed to establish standard reference values for soluble thrombomodulin in healthy prepubertal school-aged children and elucidate the relationship between soluble thrombomodulin levels and obesity, metabolic syndrome-associated indices, and other markers of vascular endothelial damage. The participants in this study were healthy Japanese children aged 9-10 years (315 boys and 267 girls). Blood tests for soluble thrombomodulin, leptin, fibrinogen, and general biochemical markers were performed, and the mean and 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles for each marker were determined. Read More

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Discovery of Novel, Potent Inhibitors of Hydroxy Acid Oxidase 1 (HAO1) Using DNA-Encoded Chemical Library Screening.

J Med Chem 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

X-Chem Inc., 100 Beaver Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States.

Inhibition of hydroxy acid oxidase 1 (HAO1) is a strategy to mitigate the accumulation of toxic oxalate that results from reduced activity of alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGXT) in primary hyperoxaluria 1 (PH1) patients. DNA-Encoded Chemical Library (DECL) screening provided two novel chemical series of potent HAO1 inhibitors, represented by compounds -. Compound was further optimized via various structure-activity relationship (SAR) exploration methods to , a compound with improved potency and absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME)/pharmacokinetic (PK) properties. Read More

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Evaluation of dried papaya pomace meal in laying hen diets.

Vet Med Sci 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium.

In the search for alternative feed resources for laying hens, papaya pomace is available as industrial by-product but information on its nutritive value is lacking. Dried papaya pomace was included in a common laying hen diet at 0%, 2.5%, 5% and 7. Read More

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Circulating microRNA‑135a‑3p in serum extracellular vesicles as a potential biological marker of non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Jul 6;24(1). Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, P.R. China.

Non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a widespread threat to human health. However, the present screening methods for NAFLD are time‑consuming or invasive. The present study aimed to assess the potential of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) in serum extracellular vesicles (EVs) as a biomarker of NAFLD. Read More

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Parthenolide plays a protective role in the liver of mice with metabolic dysfunction‑associated fatty liver disease through the activation of the HIPPO pathway.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Jul 6;24(1). Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Hepatology, Liaocheng People's Hospital, Liaocheng, Shandong 252000, P.R. China.

Metabolic dysfunction‑associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) is a serious threat to human health. Parthenolide (PAR) displays several important pharmacological activities, including the promotion of liver function recovery during hepatitis. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of PAR on MAFLD in a mouse model. Read More

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An artificial intelligence algorithm for analyzing acetaminophen-associated toxic hepatitis.

Hum Exp Toxicol 2021 May 6:9603271211014587. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Nephrology and Clinical Poison Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou.

Introduction: Very little artificial intelligence (AI) work has been performed to investigate acetaminophen-associated hepatotoxicity. The objective of this study was to develop an AI algorithm for analyzing weighted features for toxic hepatitis after acetaminophen poisoning.

Methods: The medical records of 187 patients with acetaminophen poisoning treated at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital were reviewed. Read More

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Epidemiology of Drug- and Herb-Induced Liver Injury Assessed for Causality Using the Updated RUCAM in Two Hospitals from China.

Biomed Res Int 2021 24;2021:8894498. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Department of Pharmacy, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, People's Hospital of Hangzhou Medical College, Hangzhou, China.

Drug- and herb-induced liver injury (DILI and HILI) is an increasingly common and serious condition. Here, data for DILI and HILI patients from two large tertiary hospitals were retrospectively analyzed. Patient characteristics, causes and severity of DILI and HILI, the correlation between expression of p62 and the severity of DILI and HILI, treatment of DILI and HILI, and the prognostic factors of DILI and HILI were studied. Read More

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February 2021

Iron Overload in Transfusion-Dependent Indonesian Thalassemic Patients.

Anemia 2021 15;2021:5581831. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Research Center of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

Thalassemia is a genetic disease caused by disruption of globin chain synthesis leading to severe anemia and thus regular blood transfusion is necessary. However, there have been known transfusions-related consequences, including iron overload and multi-organ damage. The aims of this study were to evaluate liver and cardiac function in youth and adult transfusion-dependent Indonesian thalassemic patients and to assess its correlation with serum ferritin levels, as well as T2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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Clinical report of a Holstein's calf with ichthyosis.

Vet Res Forum 2021 15;12(1):133-135. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.

Congenital ichthyosis is a disease associated with hair loss and the presence of horny plates in the epidermis, covering the whole skin. The leading cause of the disease in humans and animals is genetic disorders, and they can be found in mild and severe forms. In June 2015, a newly born calf of the Holstein breed was referred to the Livestock Veterinary Hospital internal ward, Shabestar, Iran. Read More

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Protective effects of a standardized extract of on pancreas and liver in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Res Pharm Sci 2021 Feb 30;16(1):71-78. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, I.R. Iran.

Background And Purpose: Previous studies have shown the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and hypolipidemic activities of . The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of hydroalcoholic extract of rhizomes on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Experimental Approach: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into four groups including a normal control group, diabetic control group, diabetic groups treated for 4 weeks with 100 and 200 mg/kg/day of the extract (IGE). Read More

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February 2021

Astragaloside IV Alleviates Liver Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis to Protect Against Experimental Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 28;14:1871-1883. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the main form of chronic liver disease in the world. Astragaloside IV (ASIV) has been tested in experimental models of different diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect and protective mechanism of ASIV on NAFLD. Read More

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A systematic study of Tupaia as a model for human acute hepatitis B infection.

J Vet Med Sci 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Institute of Immunology, Third Military Medical University.

The molecular features of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, eradication, and pathogenesis are poorly understood, partly due to the lack of an adequate animal model that faithfully reproduces the course of infection. Although Tupaia belangeri were previously recognized as HBV-susceptible animals, the course of infection in adult tupaias remains obscure. Herein, we performed a longitudinal study and demonstrated that adult tupaias were efficiently infected (90% infection rate) with 10 copies of the HBV genome. Read More

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