Barbara Wisniowska

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The assessment of the torsadogenic potency of a new chemical entity is a crucial issue during lead optimization and the drug development process. It is required by the regulatory agencies during the registration process. In recent years, there has been a considerable interest in developing in silico models, which allow prediction of drug-hERG channel(More)
The excitable cell membranes contain ion channels that allow the ions passage through the specific pores via a passive process. Assessment of the inhibition of the IKr (hERG) current is considered to be the main target during the drug development process, although there are other ionic currents for which drug-triggered modification can either potentiate or(More)
Proarrhythmia assessment is one of the major concerns for regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical industry. ICH guidelines recommending preclinical tests have been established in attempt to eliminate the risk of drug-induced arrhythmias. However, in the clinic, arrhythmia occurrence is determined not only by the inherent property of a drug to block ion(More)
SUMMARY The BDTcomparator facilitates the selection of the best performing binary classification model or binary diagnostic procedure from the many possible alternatives by comparing their predictions with a known output, measured with the use of a system recognized as the gold standard. The program calculates the estimates of accuracy, sensitivity,(More)
Drug cardiotoxicity is a serious issue for patients, regulators, pharmaceutical companies and health service payers because they are all affected by its consequences. Despite the wide range of data they generate, existing approaches for cardiac safety testing might not be adequate and sufficiently cost-effective, probably as a result of the complexity of(More)
BACKGROUND The anatomical and histological parameters of the human ventricle depend on many factors including age and sex. Myocyte volume and electric capacitance are significant physiological parameters of left ventricle cardiomyocyte mathematical models. They allow the assessment of inter-individual variability during in vitro-in vivo extrapolation of the(More)
Literature data analysis shows that the hERG interactions experiments carried out in different conditions with use of different in vitro systems for the same substance can result with different IC50 values. One of the initial components of the proposed drug development supporting system is a set of extrapolation factors enabling the unrestricted choice of(More)
Drug cardiotoxicity is one of the main reasons of fatal drug related problem events and the subsequent withdrawals. Therefore, its early assessment is a crucial element of the drug development process. For the drug driven hERG inhibition assessment, which is assumed to be the main reason for toxicity, in vitro techniques are used. Gold standards are based(More)
A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology approach was utilized to predict the cardiac consequences of drug-drug interaction (DDI) at the population level. The Simcyp in vitro-in vivo correlation and physiologically based pharmacokinetic platform was used to predict the pharmacokinetic profile of terfenadine following co-administration of the drug.(More)