Allen R. Hilgers

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Human colon adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cells, when grown on semipermeable filters, spontaneously differentiate in culture to form confluent monolayers which both structurally and functionally resemble the small intestinal epithelium. Because of this property they show promise as a simple, in vitro model for the study of drug absorption and metabolism during(More)
Purpose. The purpose of this work was to evaluate an oral absorption prediction model, maximum absorbable dose (MAD), which predicts a theoretical dose of drug that could be absorbed across rat intestine based on consideration of intestinal permeability, solute solubility, intestinal volume, and residence time. Methods. In the present study, Caco-2 cell(More)
The relationship between structure and permeability of peptides across epithelial cells was studied. Using confluent monolayers of Caco-2 cells as a model of the intestinal epithelium, permeability coefficients were obtained from the steady-state flux of a series of neutral and zwitterionic peptides prepared from D-phenylalanine and glycine. Although these(More)
We consider skew-product dynamical systems that describe the stroboscopic dynamics of a damped particle subjected to a chaotic kick force. In a suitable scaling limit the dynamics converges to the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. We investigate the deterministic chaotic corrections in the vicinity of this Gaussian limit case for various examples of chaotic(More)
RATIONALE Herein we describe a generic quantitative method using high-resolution, isotope-dilution (HRID) metabolism of isotope-labeled compounds and apply it to the analysis of drug metabolites (DMs) in human plasma. Metabolites (drug) in Safety Testing (MIST) application was one goal. METHODS Testosterone (T) and diclofenac (D) were chosen for mass(More)
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