Anita K. Lalloo

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to continue the investigation of the membrane transport mechanisms of 20-(S)-camptothecin (CPT) in order to understand the possible role of membrane transporters on its oral bioavailability and disposition. METHODS The intestinal transport kinetics of CPT were characterized using Caco-2 cells, MDCKII(More)
BACKGROUND Camptothecin (CPT) is an anticancer agent that kills cells by converting DNA topoisomerase I into a DNA-damaging agent. Although CPT and its derivatives are now being used to treat tumors in a variety of clinical protocols, the low water solubility of the drug and its unique pharmacodynamics and reactivity in vivo limit its delivery to cancer(More)
A new poly(ethylene glycol)-based copolymer containing multiple thiol (-SH) groups was cross-linked in situ to form a polymer hydrogel under mild conditions. No organic solvent, elevated temperature, or harsh pH is required in the formulation or patient administration processes, making it particularly useful for delivery of fragile therapeutics, such as(More)
Inadequate drug delivery, due to problems associated with achieving constant therapeutic blood levels, has hampered the use of anticancer agents of the camptothecin (CPT) class. The objective of the current studies was to develop a depot delivery system for the water-soluble analog of CPT, topotecan (TPT). In this study, a 2-phase drug depot consisting of(More)
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