Borislava Haralanova-Ilieva

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

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    ABSTRACT: We have applied serial analysis of gene expression for studying the molecular mechanism of the rat liver regeneration in the model of 70% partial hepatectomy. We generated three SAGE libraries from a normal control liver (NL library: 52,343 tags), from a sham control operated liver (Sham library: 51,028 tags), and from a regenerating liver (PH library: 53,061 tags). By SAGE bioinformatics analysis we identified 40 induced genes and 20 repressed genes during the liver regeneration. We verified temporal expression of such genes by real time PCR during the regeneration process and we characterized 13 induced genes and 3 repressed genes. We found connective tissue growth factor transcript and protein induced very early at 4h after PH operation before hepatocytes proliferation is triggered. Our study suggests CTGF as a growth factor signaling mediator that could be involved directly in the mechanism of liver regeneration induction.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2007 · Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
  • Borislava Haralanova-Ilieva · Giuliano Ramadori · Thomas Armbrust
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    ABSTRACT: The transmembrane glycoprotein osteoactivin is expressed in osteoblasts, dendritic cells and tumor cells. It is suggested to influence osteoblast maturation, cell adhesion and migration. We studied osteoactivin expression within the liver. Expression of osteoactivin was analysed by RT-PCR, Northern blotting, in situ hybridisation (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) comparing normal and acutely injured rat liver [induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) administration], liver cell populations, and normal or diseased human liver. By ISH osteoactivin expression was detected in sinusoid-lining cells found by IHC to be positive for the common mononuclear phagocyte marker antibody anti-CD68. While total liver contained only traces, isolated Kupffer cells expressed abundant amounts of osteoactivin mRNA further increasing during culture. In acutely injured rat liver osteoactivin expression was strongly increased reaching maximum of expression 48h after CCl(4). By ISH osteoactivin expression was localised in pericentral inflammatory cells and sinusoid-lining cells again anti-CD68 positive. Dexamethasone and lipopolysaccharide decreased osteoactivin expression in cultured mononuclear phagocytes of normal as well as of acutely injured liver. In human liver osteoactivin was increased in fulminant hepatitis and paracetamol intoxication. Osteoactivin is expressed at high levels in normal and inflammatory liver macrophages suggesting a significant role in acute liver injury.
    No preview · Article · May 2005 · Journal of Hepatology