Kenneth T Luu

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PURPOSE Inotuzumab ozogamicin (INO) is an antibody-targeted chemotherapy agent composed of a humanized anti-CD22 antibody conjugated to calicheamicin, a potent cytotoxic agent. We performed a phase I/II study to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of INO plus rituximab (R-INO) for treatment of(More)
We evaluated the effect of diet-induced weight loss on whole body and cellular lipid metabolism in persons with severe upper body obesity in two study protocols. In protocol 1, palmitate and glycerol rates of appearance (Ra) in plasma were determined during basal conditions in seven subjects [initial body mass index (BMI) = 41.3 +/- 2.2 kg/m2] before and(More)
In the drug discovery and development setting, the ability to accurately predict the human pharmacokinetics (PK) of a candidate compound from preclinical data is critical for informing the effective design of the first-in-human trial. PK prediction is especially challenging for monoclonal antibodies exhibiting nonlinear PK attributed to target-mediated drug(More)
The pharmacokinetics of [C]viramidine, a prodrug of ribavirin, were studied in rats (30 mg/kg of body weight) and monkeys (10 mg/kg) following intravenous (i.v.) and oral administration. The levels of oral absorption and bioavailabilities were 61.7 and 9.91%, respectively, in rats and 43.9 and 13.6%, respectively, in monkeys. Following i.v. administration,(More)
The industry-wide biopharmaceutical (i.e., biologic, biotherapeutic) pipeline has been growing at an astonishing rate over the last decade with the proportion of approved new biological entities to new chemical entities on the rise. As biopharmaceuticals appear to be growing in complexity in terms of their structure and mechanism of action, so are(More)
Several reports have demonstrated that the efficacy of latanoprost is influenced by the time of dosing. This model-based meta-analysis validates previous findings that evening dosing is superior to morning dosing and predicts the optimal time for dosing, based on the quantitative assessment of baseline and latanoprost-treated 24-h circadian intraocular(More)
The objectives of this work were 1) to develop a theoretical pharmacodynamic model that captures dynamic changes resulting from drug/therapy mediated P-glycoprotein (P-gp) induction and 2) to compare the pharmacodynamic outcomes of several doxorubicin (DOX) dosing schemes through simulations. We developed a theoretical model that included a pharmacokinetic(More)
The effect of radiation therapy on substrate metabolism was evaluated in five patients with head and neck or lung cancer. Stable isotope tracer methodology was used to determine urea, amino acid, glucose, and lipid kinetics during postabsorptive conditions before initiation, near the midpoint (after receiving 2,672 +/- 36 rads), and at completion (after(More)
Developing a population-based pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) model is a challenge in ophthalmology due to the difficulty of obtaining adequate pharmacokinetic (PK) samples from ocular tissues to inform the pharmacodynamic (PD) model. Using limited PK data, we developed a preclinical population-based PD model suitable for capturing the time course of(More)
The biodistribution of i.v. administered [67Ga]citrate was investigated in the Lewis lung carcinoma/male B6D2F1 mouse model. Tumors were implanted intramuscularly (10(5) cells or 10(6) cells in suspension) into the thigh, or subcutaneously (10(7) cells or 2 mm3 fragments) into the tail of recipient mice. Intramuscular tumors were allowed to grow for 16, 24,(More)