Levente Kürti

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(1) Intranasal administration is a non-invasive and effective way for the delivery of drugs to brain that circumvents the blood–brain barrier. The aims of the study were to test a nasal delivery system for human β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides, to measure the delivery of the peptides to brain regions, and to test their biological activity in rats. (2) Aβ1-42, in(More)
The nasal pathway represents an alternative route for non-invasive systemic administration of drugs. The main advantages of nasal drug delivery are the rapid onset of action, the avoidance of the first-pass metabolism in the liver and the easy applicability. In vitro cell culture systems offer an opportunity to model biological barriers. Our aim was to(More)
Sucrose esters are effective solubilizers and there is an interest to use them as pharmaceutical excipients for nasal drug delivery. We have determined for the first time the non-toxic doses of laurate and myristate sucrose esters by four independent methods, and their effects on epithelial permeability using RPMI 2650 human nasal epithelial cell line.(More)
Intranasal administration of molecules has been investigated as a non-invasive way for delivery of drugs to the brain in the last decade. Circumvention of both the blood-brain barrier and the first-pass elimination by the liver and gastrointestinal tract is considered as the main advantages of this method. Because of the rapid mucociliary clearance in the(More)
The nasal pathway represents a non-invasive route for delivery of drugs to the systemic circulation. Nanonization of poorly soluble drugs offers a possibility to increase dissolution properties, epithelial permeability or even bioavailability. The aim of the present study was to use in vitro methods to screen formulations which were intended for nasal(More)
Probiotic microorganisms have been shown to provide specific health benefits when consumed as food supplements or as food components. The main problem of such products is the poor survival of the probiotic bacteria in the low pH of gastric fluid. However the use of synthetic excipients for enteric coating to prevent the exposure of microorganisms to gastric(More)
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