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BACKGROUND IL-4 and IL-13 play a critical yet poorly understood role in orchestrating the recruitment and activation of effector cells of the asthmatic response and driving the pathophysiology of allergic asthma. The house dust mite (HDM) sheep asthma model displays many features of the human condition and is an ideal model to further elucidate the(More)
The contribution of lymphatic transport to the oral bioavailability of methylnortestosterone (M) after oral administration of the lipophilic prodrug methylnortestosterone undecanoate (MU) has been evaluated, and the sensitivity of lymphatic MU transport to lymphatic lipid transport has been investigated. M and MU were administered intravenously and orally(More)
To establish a lymph-cannulated mouse model, and use the model to investigate the impact of lipid dose on exogenous and endogenous lipid recruitment, and drug transport, into the lymph of males versus females. Finally, lymphatic transport and drug absorption in the mouse were compared to other pre-clinical models (rats/dogs). Animals were orally or(More)
Several poorly water-soluble drugs have previously been shown to bind to intestinal (I-FABP) and liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) in vitro. The purpose of this study was to examine the potential role of drug binding to FABPs on intestinal permeability and gut wall metabolism in vivo. The intestinal permeability of ibuprofen, progesterone and(More)
We tested the activity of anidulafungin against 30 Candida albicans isolates. The planktonic MICs for 50 and 90% of the isolates tested (MIC(50) and MIC(90)) were < or =0.03 and 0.125 microg/ml, respectively (MIC range, < or =0.03 to 2 microg/ml). The sessile MIC(50) and MIC(90) were < or =0.03 and < or =0.03 microg/ml, respectively (MIC range, < or =0.03(More)
Colistin, administered as its inactive prodrug colistin methanesulfonate (CMS), is often used in multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pulmonary infections. The CMS and colistin pharmacokinetics in plasma and epithelial lining fluid (ELF) following intravenous and pulmonary dosing have not been evaluated in a large-animal model with pulmonary architecture(More)
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