Li Pik Shan

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The nuclear receptor CAR is a xenobiotic responsive transcription factor that plays a central role in the clearance of drugs and bilirubin while promoting cocaine and acetaminophen toxicity. In addition, CAR has established a "reverse" paradigm of nuclear receptor action where the receptor is active in the absence of ligand and inactive when bound to(More)
BACKGROUND Use of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs ) is now standard for non- small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the effects of EGFR-TKIs in maintenance therapy for advanced NSCLC patients are still unclear. The preent meta-analysis was performed to examine pooled data of randomized control trials (RCT) where EGFR-TKIs were(More)
The aim of the present work was to design a pH-modified solid dispersion (pH(M)-SD) that can improve the dissolution and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble weakly basic GT0918, a developing anti-prostate cancer drug. To select the appropriate acidifiers, a solubility test was carried out first. Solid dispersions (SDs) containing GT0918 and(More)
The objective of this study was to develop meloxicam-loaded colon-specific pellets coated with Eudragit FS 30 D and further evaluate their in vitro release and in vivo absorption in beagle dogs. Meloxicam-loaded cores (drug loading, 4.8%, w/w) were prepared by layering drug-binder (HPMC)-solubilizer (beta-cyclodextrin) solution onto nonpareils (710-850(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and types of glaucoma in a rural population in northern China. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Subjects randomly selected from the population 40 years of age and older in Kailu County, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia. METHODS Each subject underwent a screening examination consisting of an interview(More)
The objective of this study was to develop a novel ethylcellulose (EC)-coated pellet with partial active dose as a pore former for the controlled release of water-soluble metoprolol succinate (MS) without an initial lag phase (slow/non-drug release phase). MS-layered cores with a high drug-loading efficiency (97%, w/w), a smooth surface, and an acceptable(More)
Delivering sparingly water-soluble drugs from ethylcellulose (EC) coated pellets with a controlled-release pattern remains challenging. In the present study, hydrophilic polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used both as a binder and a pore-former in EC coated pellets to deliver sparingly water-soluble topiramate, and the key factors that influenced drug release(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lung cancer is one of the malignant diseases which most seriously threat humansurvival and development. This study aimed to assess osteopontin (OPN) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and any relationship with clinicopathological features. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was used to determine OPN expression and(More)
BACKGROUND CDH1 is a protein encoded by the CDH1 gene in humans. Loss of CDH1 function contributes to cancer progression by increasing proliferation, invasion, and/or metastasis. However, the association and clinicopathological significance between CDH1 hypermethylation and gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. In this study, we systematically reviewed the(More)
In recent years, the chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has almost been reached a platform stage, and there is no obvious progress in terms of response rate (RR) and overall survival (OS); With the great development of molecular biology, epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) has good therapeutic effect on(More)