Cheng-Huei Hsiong

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A safe and efficient semi-synthetic narcotic nalbuphine (NAL) which was broadly applied in analgesic therapy has long been considered to eliminate from human body via phase II conjugation. However, up to the present, neither the complete metabolic pathways nor the identified metabolites of NAL have been clarified in documented reports. In this study, four(More)
This study aims to improve the drug oral bioavailability by co-administration with flavonoid inhibitors of the CYP2C isozyme and to establish qualitative and quantitative (QSAR) structure–activity relationships (SAR) between flavonoids and CYP2C. A total of 40 naturally occurring flavonoids were screened in vitro for CYP2C inhibition. Enzyme activity was(More)
Nalbuphine (NAL) is a potent opioid analgesic, but can only be administered by injection. The major aim of this study was to develop an oral NAL formulation employing known excipients as UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7 (UGT2B7) inhibitors to improve its oral bioavailability. Twenty commonly used pharmaceutical excipients were screened in vitro by using(More)
To understand the genetic makeup and impact on pharmacokinetics (PK) in the Taiwanese population, we analyzed the pharmacogenetic (PG) profile and demonstrated its effects on enzyme metabolism using indapamide as an example. A multiplex mass spectrometry method was used to examine the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profile of eight major phases I and(More)
A diester prodrug of nalbuphine, sebacoyl dinalbuphine (SDN), and its long-acting formulation are currently being developed to prolong the duration of nalbuphine. A comparative in vitro hydrolysis study was conducted for SDN in rat, rabbit, dog, and human blood. Both SDN and nalbuphine in blood or plasma were measured by high-performance liquid(More)
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