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Gallis J.-L.,University of Bordeaux Segalen | Serhan N.,University of Bordeaux Segalen | Gin H.,Service de Nutrition et Diabetologie | Couzigou P.,Service dHepatologie | Beauvieux M.-C.,University of Bordeaux Segalen
Pharmacological Research | Year: 2012

The effects of trans-resveratrol (RSV) combined with ethanol (EtOH) were evaluated by 31P NMR on total ATP and sn-glycerol-3-phosphate (sn-G3P) contents measured in real time in isolated and perfused whole liver of the rat. Mitochondrial ATP turnover was assessed by using specific inhibitors of glycolytic and mitochondrial ATP supply (iodacetate and KCN, respectively). In RSV alone, the slight decrease in ATP content (-14 ± 5% of the initial content), sn-G3P content and ATP turnover were similar to those in the Krebs-Henseleit buffer control. Compared to control, EtOH alone (14 or 70 mmol/L) induced a decrease in ATP content (-24.95 ± 2.95% of initial content, p < 0.05) and an increase in sn-G3P (+158 ± 22%), whereas ATP turnover tended to be increased. RSV (20 μmol/L) combined with EtOH, (i) maintained ATP content near 100%, (ii) induced a 1.6-fold increase in mitochondrial ATP turnover (p = 0.049 and p = 0.004 vs EtOH 14 and 70 mmol/L alone, respectively) and (iii) led to an increase in sn-G3P (+49 ± 9% and +81 ± 6% for 14 and 70 mmol/L EtOH, respectively). These improvements were obtained only when glycolysis was efficient at the time of addition of EtOH + RSV. Glycolysis inhibition by iodacetate (IAA) evidenced an almost 21% contribution of this pathway to ATP content. RSV alone or RSV + EtOH prevented the ATP decrease induced by IAA addition (p < 0.05 vs control). This is the first demonstration of the combined effects of RSV and EtOH on liver energy metabolism. RSV increased (i) the flux of substrates through ATP producing pathways (glycolysis and phosphorylative oxidation) probably via the activation of AMPkinase, and (ii) maintained the glycolysis deviation to sn-G3P linked to NADH + H + re-oxidation occurring during EtOH detoxication, thus reducing the energy cost due to the latter. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Gin H.,Service de Nutrition et Diabetologie | Couzigou P.,Service dHepatologie
Pharmacological Research | Year: 2013

Our aim was to monitor the effects of resveratrol (RSV) on the respective contribution of glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation on the unidirectional flux of ATP synthesis in whole isolated rat liver perfused with Krebs-Henseleit Buffer (KHB). The rate of tissular ATP supply was measured directly by monitoring the chemical exchange Pi toward ATP with saturation transfer (ST) 31P nuclear magnetic resonance, a method applied for the first time for studying the effects of RSV. ST allows the measurement of the total cellular Pi → ATP chemical exchange; after specific inhibition of glycolysis with iodacetate, ST could provide the Pi → ATP flux issued from mitochondria. This latter was compared to mitochondrial ATP turn-over evaluated after chemical ischemia (CI), performed with specific inhibition (KCN) of oxidative phosphorylation, and measured by standard 31P NMR spectroscopy. In controls (KHB alone), the apparent time constant (ks) of Pi exchange toward ATP as measured by ST was 0.48 ± 0.04 s-1 leading to a total ATP synthesis rate of 37 ± 3.9 μmol min-1 g -1. KHB + RSV perfusion increased ks (+52%; p = 0.0009 vs. KHB) leading to an enhanced rate of total ATP synthesis (+52%; p = 0.01 vs. KHB). When glycolysis was previously inhibited in KHB, both ks and ATP synthesis flux dramatically decreased (-87% and -86%, respectively, p < 0.0001 vs. KHB without inhibition), evidencing a collapse of Pi-to-ATP exchange. However, glycolysis inhibition in KHB + RSV reduced to less extent k s (-41%, p = 0.0005 vs. KHB + RSV without inhibition) and ATP synthesis flux (-18%). Using the CI method in KHB and KHB + RSV, KCN addition after glycolysis inhibition induced a rapid fall to zero of the ATP content. The mitochondrial ATP turnover R(t0) and its time constant k d mito were similar in KHB (1.18 ± 0.19 μmol min -1 g-1 and 0.91 ± 0.13 min-1) and KHB + RSV (1.36 ± 0.26 μmol min-1 g-1 and 0.77 ± 0.18 min-1). Since mitochondrial ATP turnover was not increased by RSV, the stimulation of Pi-to-ATP exchange by RSV mainly reflected an increase in glycolytic ATP synthesis flux. Moreover, the maintenance by RSV of a high level of Pi-to-ATP exchange after glycolysis inhibition evidenced a protective effect of the polyphenol, in agreement with our previous hypothesis of a stimulation of substrate flux throughout the glycolysis 3-carbon step. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Rolas L.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Makhezer N.,University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene | Hadjoudj S.,University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene | El-Benna J.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | And 4 more authors.
Hepatology | Year: 2013

Cirrhosis is commonly accompanied by impaired defense functions of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs), increased patient susceptibility to infections, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PMN antimicrobial activity is dependent on a massive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) 2 (NADPH oxidase 2; NOX2), termed respiratory burst (RB). Rapamycin, an antagonist of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), may be used in the treatment of HCC and in transplanted patients. However, the effect of mTOR inhibition on the PMN RB of patients with cirrhosis remains unexplored and was studied here using the bacterial peptide, formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP), as an RB inducer. fMLP-induced RB of PMN from patients with decompensated alcoholic cirrhosis was strongly impaired (30%-35% of control) as a result of intracellular signaling alterations. Blocking mTOR activation (phospho-S2448-mTOR) with rapamycin further aggravated the RB defect. Rapamycin also inhibited the RB of healthy PMNs, which was associated with impaired phosphorylation of the NOX2 component, p47phox (phox: phagocyte oxidase), on its mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) site (S345) as well as a preferential inhibition of p38-MAPK relative to p44/42-MAPK. However, rapamycin did not alter the fMLP-induced membrane association of p47phox and p38-MAPK in patients' PMNs, but did prevent their phosphorylation at the membranes. The mTOR contribution to fMLP-induced RB, phosphorylation of p47phox and p38-MAPK was further confirmed by mTOR knockdown in HL-60 cells. Finally, rapamycin impaired PMN bactericidal activity, but not bacterial uptake. Conclusion: mTOR significantly up-regulates the PMN RB of patients with cirrhosis by p38-MAPK activation. Consequently, mTOR inhibition by rapamycin dramatically aggravates their PMN RB defect, which may increase patients' susceptibility to infection. Thus, concerns should be raised about the use of rapamycin in immuno-depressed patients. © 2012 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


Hezode C.,University Paris Est Creteil | Asselah T.,University Paris Diderot | Reddy K.R.,University of Pennsylvania | Hassanein T.,Southern California Liver Centers and Southern California Research Center | And 10 more authors.
The Lancet | Year: 2015

Summary Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 accounts for about 13% of global HCV infections. Because interferon-containing treatments for genotype 4 infection have low efficacy and poor tolerability, an unmet need exists for effective all-oral regimens. We examined the efficacy and safety of an all-oral interferon-free regimen of ombitasvir, an NS5A inhibitor, and paritaprevir (ABT-450), an NS3/4A protease inhibitor dosed with ritonavir (ombitasvir plus paritaprevir plus ritonavir), given with or without ribavirin. Methods In this multicentre ongoing phase 2b, randomised, open-label combination trial (PEARL-I), patients were recruited from academic, public, and private hospitals and clinics in France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the USA. Eligible participants were aged 18-70 years with non-cirrhotic, chronic HCV genotype 4 infection (documented ≥6 months before screening) and plasma HCV RNA levels higher than 10 000 IU/mL. Previously untreated (treatment-naive) patients were randomly assigned (1:1) by computer-generated randomisation lists to receive once-daily ombitasvir (25 mg) plus paritaprevir (150 mg) plus ritonavir (100 mg) with or without weight-based ribavirin for 12 weeks. Previously treated (treatment-experienced) patients who had received pegylated interferon plus ribavirin all received the ribavirin-containing regimen. The primary endpoint was a sustained virological response (HCV RNA <25 IU/mL) 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12). Analysis was by intention to treat. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01685203. Findings Between Aug 14, 2012, and Nov 19, 2013, 467 patients with HCV infection were screened, of whom 174 were infected with genotype 4. 135 patients were randomly assigned to treatment and received at least one dose of study medication; 86 patients were treatment-naive, of whom 44 received ombitasvir plus paritaprevir plus ritonavir and 42 received ombitasvir plus paritaprevir plus ritonavir with ribavirin, and 49 treatment-experienced patients received the ribavirin-containing regimen. In previously untreated patients, SVR12 rates were 100% (42/42 [95% CI 91·6-100]) in the ribavirin-containing regimen and 90·9% (40/44 [95% CI 78·3-97·5]) in the ribavirin-free regimen. No statistically significant differences in SVR12 rates were noted between the treatment-naive groups (mean difference -9·16% [95% CI -19·61 to 1·29]; p=0·086). All treatment-experienced patients achieved SVR12 (49/49; 100% [95% CI 92·7-100]). In the ribavirin-free group, two (5%) of 42 treatment-naive patients had virological relapse, and one (2%) of 44 had virological breakthrough; no virological failures were recorded in the ribavirin-containing regimen. The most common adverse event was headache (14 [29%] of 49 treatment-experienced patients and 14 [33%] of 42 treatment-naive patients). No adverse event-related discontinuations or dose interruptions of study medications, including ribavirin, were noted, and only four patients (4%) of 91 receiving ribavirin required dose modification for haemoglobin less than 100 g/L or anaemia. Interpretation An interferon-free regimen of ombitasvir plus paritaprevir plus ritonavir with or without ribavirin achieved high sustained virological response rates at 12 weeks after the end of treatment and was generally well tolerated, with low rates of anaemia and treatment discontinuation in non-cirrhotic previously untreated and previously treated patients with HCV genotype 4 infection. Funding AbbVie. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


Afdhal N.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Zeuzem S.,Goethe University Frankfurt | Kwo P.,Indiana University | Chojkier M.,University of California at San Diego | And 20 more authors.
New England Journal of Medicine | Year: 2014

BACKGROUND: In phase 2 studies, treatment with the all-oral combination of the nucleotide polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir and the NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir resulted in high rates of sustained virologic response among previously untreated patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. METHODS: We conducted a phase 3, open-label study involving previously untreated patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive ledipasvir and sofosbuvir in a fixed-dose combination tablet once daily for 12 weeks, ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 12 weeks, ledipasvir-sofosbuvir for 24 weeks, or ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 24 weeks. The primary end point was a sustained virologic response at 12 weeks after the end of therapy. RESULTS: Of the 865 patients who underwent randomization and were treated, 16% had cirrhosis, 12% were black, and 67% had HCV genotype 1a infection. The rates of sustained virologic response were 99% (95% confidence interval [CI], 96 to 100) in the group that received 12 weeks of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir; 97% (95% CI, 94 to 99) in the group that received 12 weeks of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin; 98% (95% CI, 95 to 99) in the group that received 24 weeks of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir; and 99% (95% CI, 97 to 100) in the group that received 24 weeks of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin. No patient in either 12-week group discontinued ledipasvir- sofosbuvir owing to an adverse event. The most common adverse events were fatigue, headache, insomnia, and nausea. CONCLUSIONS: Once-daily ledipasvir-sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin for 12 or 24 weeks was highly effective in previously untreated patients with HCV genotype 1 infection. (Funded by Gilead Sciences; ION-1 ClinicalTrials.gov number NCT01701401.) Copyright © 2014 Massachusetts Medical Society.


Marcellin P.,Service dHepatologie | Marcellin P.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Liang J.,U.S. National Institutes of Health
Antiviral Therapy | Year: 2010

In a treatment-naive patient with chronic hepatitis B, a personalized approach allows treatment efficacy to be optimized. Firstly, the selection of good candidates for therapy is crucial. Patients with chronic active hepatitis B - with relatively low levels of HBV DNA replication (<109 copies/ml) and relatively high alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels - are good candidates for therapy. By contrast, patients with chronic hepatitis B in the immunotolerance phase, who have high levels of HBV DNA and persistently normal ALT levels, as well as inactive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers with low HBV DNA and normal ALT levels do not have an indication for therapy as they are poor responders. Secondly, the characteristics of the patient (for example, gender, age, immune status, general health status and comorbidities), the characteristics of the liver disease (for example, presence of cirrhosis and liver function) and the characteristics of the virus (for example, genotype) are important when assessing the chance of success and when choosing the best therapeutic strategy (nucleoside/nucleotide analogue or interferon). Thirdly, during therapy, the antiviral effect - assessed by decrease in HBV DNA level - allows an individualized response-guided approach. In addition, quantification of HBsAg after 3-6 months of interferon therapy appears to be a good predictor of sustained virological response after treatment and HBsAg clearance. Continuing interferon therapy until week 48 is justified in patients with a significant decrease in HBsAg. Ongoing and future studies will provide useful information regarding prolonging interferon therapy beyond 48 weeks in some patients in order to increase efficacy, and also regarding the role of combination therapy with interferon and potent nucleoside/nucleotide analogues, such as entecavir or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. ©2010 International Medical Press.


Smalberg J.H.,Rotterdam University | Arends L.R.,Erasmus University Rotterdam | Arends L.R.,Erasmus Medical Center | Valla D.C.,Service dHepatologie | And 3 more authors.
Blood | Year: 2012

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are the most common cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and nonmalignant, non-cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis (PVT). In this meta-analysis, we determined the prevalence of MPNs and their subtypes as well as JAK2V617F and its diagnostic role in these uncommon disorders. MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched. Prevalence of MPNs, JAK2V617F, and MPN subtypes were calculated using a random-effects model. A total of 1062 BCS and 855 PVT patients were included. In BCS, mean prevalence of MPNs and JAK2V617F was 40.9% (95% CI, 32.9%-49.5%) and 41.1% (95% CI, 32.3%-50.6%), respectively. In PVT, mean prevalence of MPNs and JAK2V617F was 31.5% (95% CI, 25.1%-38.8%) and 27.7% (95% CI, 20.8%-35.8%), respectively. JAK2V617F and MPNs were more frequent in BCS compared with PVT (P = .03 and P = .09, respectively). Polycythemia vera was more prevalent in BCS than in PVT (P = .001). JAK2V617F screening in splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) patients without typical hematologic MPN features identified MPN in 17.1% and 15.4% of screened BCS and PVT patients, respectively. These results demonstrate a high prevalence of MPNs and JAK2V617F in SVT patients and show differences in underlying etiology between these disorders. Furthermore, these results validate routine inclusion of JAK2V617F in the diagnostic workup of SVT patients. © 2012 by The American Society of Hematology.


Lemoinne S.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Thabut D.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Housset C.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Moreau R.,University Paris Diderot | And 3 more authors.
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Year: 2014

Microvesicles (MVs) are extracellular vesicles released by virtually all cells, under both physiological and pathological conditions. They contain lipids, proteins, RNAs and microRNAs and act as vectors of information that regulate the function of target cells. This Review provides an overview of the studies assessing circulating MV levels in patients with liver diseases, together with an insight into the mechanisms that could account for these changes. We also present a detailed analysis of the implication of MVs in key processes of liver diseases. MVs have a dual role in fibrosis as certain types of MVs promote fibrolysis by increasing expression of matrix metalloproteinases, whereas others promote fibrosis by stimulating processes such as angiogenesis. MVs probably enhance portal hypertension by contributing to intrahepatic vasoconstriction, splanchnic vasodilation and angiogenesis. As MVs can modulate vascular permeability, vascular tone and angiogenesis, they might contribute to several complications of cirrhosis including hepatic encephalopathy, hepatopulmonary syndrome and hepatorenal syndrome. Several results also suggest that MVs have a role in hepatocellular carcinoma. Although MVs represent promising biomarkers in patients with liver disease, methods of isolation and subsequent analysis must be standardized. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited.


Serfaty L.,Service dHepatologie
Liver International | Year: 2014

Boceprevir and telaprevir-based triple therapy is now the standard of care for the treatment of genotype 1 patients. However, dual therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin should be discussed in treatment-naïve patients with good predictors of response. A recent published trial has shown in non-cirrhotic patients with low viral load at baseline, similar efficacy of a 24-week course of dual therapy vs a 24-week course of boceprevir-based triple therapy in case of rapid virological response. Accordingly, addition of protease inhibitor should be discussed after 4 weeks of dual therapy in this easy-to-treat population. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Asselah T.,Service dHepatologie | Asselah T.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Asselah T.,University Paris Diderot | Marcellin P.,Service dHepatologie | And 2 more authors.
Liver International | Year: 2014

With the approval of second-wave direct-acting antivirals simeprevir, sofosbuvir and faldaprevir in 2014-2015, for genotype 1 hepatitis C, patients and doctors will have more treatment options. During a first period, these treatments will still be used with peginterferon and ribavirin. The second wave of IFN-based triple therapy will have benefits and risk. These treatments have the following advantages: higher efficacy with more patient candidates for a shorten treatment duration (12-24 weeks, instead of 48 weeks). These new treatments appear to have a better safety profile than first generation, with no additional increase in anaemia over peginterferon/ribavirin. Then, these treatments are to take for patients with a decrease in pill burden (these three direct-acting antivirals are given orally one pill a day). Simeprevir and sofosbuvir may be approved in the US and Europe, in 2014, at the time this manuscript will be released. Approval of faldaprevir will follow. These direct-acting antivirals with many others will hopefully be combined in future interferon-free regimens. The goal of this review to summarize the results and safety of simeprevir, faldaprevir and sofosbuvir, to advise physicians and to inform patients on the benefits and risks of these second-wave IFN-based regimens for HCV genotype infection. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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