Chang-Koo Shim

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The objective of this study was to characterize the mechanism that controls the transport of donepezil into the brain. The apparent brain uptake clearance (CL(app,br)) was decreased as a function of the dose of donepezil, suggesting an involvement of a saturable transport process via transporter(s) in the penetration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB).(More)
Hyaluronic acid-ceramide (HACE)-based nanoparticles (NPs) were developed for the targeted delivery of doxorubicin (DOX), and their antitumor efficacy for melanoma was evaluated. DOX-loaded HACE-based self-assembled NPs were prepared and their physicochemical properties were characterized. The in vitro cytotoxicity of HACE was measured using an MTS-based(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the transport kinetics of cyclosporin A, a well known substrate for P-glycoprotein (P-gp), across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and the expression of the transporter in the brain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The in vivo transport clearance of cyclosporin A was significantly reduced in diabetic rats(More)
A poly-L-arginine (PLR) and dextran sulfate (DEX)-based nano-sized polyelectrolyte complex (nanocomplex) was developed for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) siRNA delivery for the treatment of head and neck cancer. PLR and DEX-based nanocomplex including EGFR siRNA was prepared and characterized. In vitro cellular uptake efficiency and EGFR gene(More)
The kinetics and mechanism by which tacrine is distributed in the rat brain were examined. Tacrine levels in plasma and striatal extracellular fluid were used to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of this process. The K(D,brain) was decreased with the dose for tacrine, indicating that the distribution to the brain is saturable. The uptake of organic cations such(More)
The influence of CCl(4)-induced experimental hepatic injury (CCl(4)-EHI) on the expression and transport activities of primary active transporters on the canalicular membrane, including P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a bile salt export pump (Bsep) and a multidrug resistance associated protein2 (Mrp2), was assessed. CCl(4)-EHI was induced by an intraperitoneal(More)
Metastasis of breast carcinoma to the stomach is relatively uncommon, although metastasis to other organs such as lung, bone, and lymph nodes is not rare. It may cause difficulty in differentiating from primary gastric carcinoma. We report a case of signet ring cell carcinoma of the breast with metastasis to the stomach with illustrations of histologic(More)
To evaluate the usefulness of hematoporphyrin (HP)-modification of the surface of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles (NPs) in the liver cancer-selective delivery of DOX. HP-modified NPs (HP-NPs) were prepared by conjugation of amino groups on the surface of NPs with HP, a ligand for low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on(More)
We report four cases of tubular adenoma of the gallbladder with spindle cell metaplasia. Three patients had solitary polyps in the gallbladder and the fourth had multiple (three) polyps. Only one patient who had a polyp of larger size had abdominal pain. Histologically, these tubular adenomas had characteristic morular foci composed of short spindle cells.(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of permeation enhancers has gained interest in the development of drug delivery systems. A six-mer peptide, H-FCIGRL-OH (AT1002), is a tight junction modulator with promising permeation-enhancing activity. AT1002 enhances the transport of molecular weight markers or agents with low bioavailability with no cytotoxicity. However,(More)