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The effects of four tanshinones isolated from Tanshen (the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Labiatae) were tested for their inhibition of nitric oxide production in macrophage cells, and the underlying molecular mechanisms studied. Of the four tanshinones used, 15, 16-dihydrotanshinone-I, tanshinone-IIA and cryptotanshinone, but not tanshinone I,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of flavone on the bioavailability of paclitaxel orally coadministered in rats. Paclitaxel (40 mg/kg) and flavone (2, 10, 20 mg/kg) were orally administered to rats orally. The plasma concentration of paclitaxel with flavone increased significantly (P < 0.01) compared to that of paclitaxel control. Area(More)
Phenolic constituents of virgin olive oil are reported to have antitumor activity. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms and specific target proteins of virgin olive oil remain to be elucidated. Here, we report that dialdehydic form of decarboxymethyl ligstroside aglycone (p-HPEA-EDA), a phenolic compound of virgin olive oil, inhibits tumor(More)
Transdermal delivery of pharmacologically active agents has been extensively studied for the past 40 years. Despite the strong efforts, currently, only about 40 products are in market on about 20 drug molecules, due to the requirements that the patch area should be small enough for the patients to feel comfortable, and to the barrier properties of the(More)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an endogenous antioxidant, is important in oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria. It has anti-diabetic and anti-cardiovascular disease effects, but its ability to protect against liver fibrosis has not been studied. Here, we assessed the ability of solubilized CoQ10 to improve dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced liver fibrogenesis in(More)
Mucoadhesive microspheres containing either amoxicillin or clarithromycin were prepared via the interpolymer complexation of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) with poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and solvent diffusion method. The complexation between the PAA and PVP in an ethanol/water mixture was confirmed by the change in the transmittance of the solution as a(More)
This study aimed to develop a stable solid dispersion of Coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) with high aqueous solubility and dissolution rate. Among various carriers screened, poloxamer 407 was most effective to form a superior solid dispersion of CoQ(10) having significantly enhanced solubility. Particularly, solid dispersion of CoQ(10) with poloxamer 407 in the(More)
UNLABELLED In the present study we developed doxorubicin-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN-Dox) using biocompatible compounds, assessed the in vitro hemolytic effect, and examined their in vivo effects on drug retention and apoptosis intensity in P-glycoprotein-overexpressing MCF-7/ADR cells, a representative Dox-resistant breast cancer cell line. Our(More)
The aim of this study was to develop floating microspheres with practical applications to fish farming. Each microsphere with a central hollow cavity was prepared using a solvent diffusion and evaporation method with Eudragit E100. Various manufacturing parameters were investigated by single factor method. The macrolide antibiotic josamycin was selected as(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of ethanolamine salt formation on the dissolution as well as in vivo pharmacokinetics of meloxicam. Three meloxicam-ethanolamine salts were prepared and their in vitro dissolution profiles were examined at pH 1.2 and 6.8. The pharmacokinetic profiles of meloxicam following an oral administration of meloxicam(More)