Jane Pritchard

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We have investigated the transport of ranitidine and ondansetron across the Caco-2 cell monolayers. The apparent permeability coefficients (P app) were unchanged throughout the concentration range studied, indicating a passive diffusion pathway across intestinal mucosa. No metabolism was observed for ranitidine and ondansetron during the incubation with(More)
Male and female beagle dogs showed rapid absorption following oral administration of single oral gavage (40 mg/kg) and single or multiple (15 days) oral capsule (10, 40, and 150 mg/kg) doses of the novel anticonvulsant drug, topiramate, with the peak plasma concentration (Cmax) occurring between 0.6 and 3.8 hr. The absolute bioavailability of an oral dose(More)
Modest differences in the clearance of the 5HT3 antagonist, ondansetron, among different age groups were detected in two groups of healthy elderly volunteers, one group aged 61 to 74 years ("elderly") and the other 75 to 82 ("aged") years, in addition to young healthy subjects. Both a single 0.15 mg/kg intravenous dose and a single 8 mg oral dose were(More)
Hepatic oxidative metabolism accounts for more than 95% of ondansetron clearance from the body. The major excreted metabolites are conjugates of 7-hydroxy or 8-hydroxyondansetron, which appear to contribute little to the activity of the parent drug. Ondansetron plasma clearance averages approximately 0.45 L/h/kg, is similar in young male volunteers and(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon progressive or relapsing paralysing disease caused by inflammation of the peripheral nerves. If the hypothesis that it is due to autoimmunity is correct, removal of autoantibodies in the blood by plasma exchange should be beneficial. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects(More)
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy and dermopathy are connective tissue manifestations of Graves' disease (GD). Tissue remodeling is a prominent feature of both and is apparently driven by recruited T cells. In this study, we report that IgG isolated from patients with GD (GD-IgG) up-regulates T lymphocyte chemoattractant activity in GD-derived fibroblasts(More)
We have reported recently that IgG from patients with Graves' disease (GD) can induce the expression of the CD4-specific T lymphocyte chemoattractant, IL-16, and RANTES, a C-C chemokine, in their fibroblasts. This induction is mediated through the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) pathway. We now report that Abs from individuals with active(More)
Macrophages and ganglioside-specific IgG are involved in the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Leukocyte IgG receptors (Fc gammaR) confer potent cellular effector functions to the specificity of IgG. The efficacy of IgG-mediated cellular inflammatory responses is determined by functional polymorphisms of three Fc gammaR subclasses (Fc(More)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired disorder of the peripheral nervous system with a probable auto-immune pathogenesis. The nature of the responsible autoantigens is unclear in most patients. We used the Western immunoblot technique to seek antibodies to peripheral nerve protein antigens. Sera from eight of 32(More)