Ann Mari Saetern

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DNA fragments such as oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) are under investigation for a possible utilization in nuclear medicine. Until now, experiments on 99mTc-labeled ODNs in vitro or in vivo have required the application of time-consuming procedures to obtain and control the purity of the radiolabeled compound. A lyophilized labeling kit would ease and improve(More)
The influence of both pH and complexation by hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD) on the overall solubility of camptothecin (CPT) was studied, with particular focus on the equilibrium between its lactone- and carboxylate-form. Phase solubility studies at therapeutically relevant pH values (pH 5.5-7.0) and physiologically acceptable(More)
Two innovative 20-S-camptothecin (CPT) formulations, previously found suitable to achieve therapeutically relevant CPT concentrations, were assessed for their in vitro cytotoxic potential as compared to an aqueous CPT solution, using the MTT assay. The formulations, cationic CPT-containing liposomes (CPT-Lip), hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD)(More)
Hydrolysis of phospholipid (PL) within camptothecin (CPT)-containing liposomes was studied systematically, after elevated lyso-phosphatidylcholine (LPC)-concentrations in pH 5, CPT-containing liposomes (22.1+/-0.9 mol%) relative to control-liposomes (7.3+/-0.5 mol%) occasionally had been observed after four months storage in fridge. Liposomes were prepared(More)
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