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Curcumin a poly-phenolic compound possesses diverse pharmacologic activities; however, its development as a drug has been severely impeded by extremely poor oral bioavailability. Poor aqueous solubility and extensive metabolism have been implicated for this but the role of membrane permeability has not been investigated. In the present study, permeability(More)
Today's increased computing speeds allow conventional sequential machines to effectively emulate associative computing techniques. We present a parallel programming paradigm called ASC (ASsociative Computing), designed for a wide range of computing engines. Our paradigm has an efficient associative-based, dynamic memory-allocation mechanism that does not(More)
8-Oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase (OGG-1) is a base excision DNA repair enzyme; however, its function in modulating allergic diseases remains undefined. Using OGG-1 knockout (KO) mice, we show that this protein affects allergic airway inflammation after sensitization and challenge by ovalbumin(OVA). OGG-1 KO mice exhibited less inflammatory cell infiltration and(More)
The biopharmaceutical properties-especially the solubility and permeability-of a molecule contribute to its overall therapeutic efficacy. The newer tools of drug discovery have caused a shift in the properties of drug-like compounds, resulting in drugs with poor aqueous solubility and permeability, which offer delivery challenges, thus requiring(More)
A total of 37 complete genome sequences of bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes were compared. The percentage of orthologous genes of each species contained within any of the other 36 genomes was established. In addition, the mean identity of the orthologs was calculated. Several conclusions result: (i) a greater absolute number of orthologs of a given species(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the influence of inherent densification and deformation properties of paracetamol on the mathematical parameters derived from Heckel, Walker, Kawakita, and Adams equations and to correlate these with single particle nominal fracture strength and bulk compression parameters using confined compression on a fully instrumented rotary tablet(More)
Selection of an optimal salt form of a drug candidate is a vital component of preformulation stage of drug development. In this study, six salts of enalapril--citrate, mesylate, tartrate, malate, besylate and tosylate--were prepared and characterized by Mass Spectroscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Microscopy, Powder(More)
It is well established that pharmaceutical processing can cause disruption of the crystal structure, leading to generation of amorphous content in crystalline materials. The presence of even a small amount of amorphous form, especially on the surface of crystalline material, can affect processing, performance, and stability of a drug product. This(More)
This work proposed to study the influence of varying compaction pressure on the plastic energy, elasticity (Young's modulus), particle yield strength, strain hardening, and applied pressures on derived Heckel parameter using material with different densification and deformation mechanisms: ibuprofen (IBN), paracetamol (PCM) (elastic behavior), methyl(More)
The solubility behavior of solid dispersions of two drugs with similar structures was studied. Valdecoxib (VLB) and etoricoxib (ETB) were used as model drugs, and their solid dispersions were prepared with 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, and 20% w/w poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) by the quench cooling method. The interactions between the drug and polymer molecules were(More)