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Preparation, characterization and properties of sterically stabilized paclitaxel-containing liposomes.
Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a diterpenoid isolated from Taxus brevifolia, approved by the FDA for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancers. Due to its low solubility in water, it is clinicallyExpand
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Preparation, characterization, cytotoxicity and pharmacokinetics of liposomes containing lipophilic gemcitabine prodrugs.
Gemcitabine is a known anticancer agent rapidly deaminated to the inactive metabolite 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine; it must therefore be administered at very high dose. Many different approaches haveExpand
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An NMR and molecular mechanics study of squalene and squalene derivatives.
Various squalene derivatives, including squalene, squalene 2,3-epoxide (monoepoxide, SQME), squalene 2,3;22,23-diepoxide (SQDE), 2-aza-2,3-dihydrosqualene (SQN) and 2-aza-2,3-dihydrosqualene N-oxideExpand
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From Conventional to Stealth Liposomes a new Frontier in Cancer Chemotherapy
Many attempts have been made to achieve good selectivity to targeted tumor cells by preparing specialized carrier agents that are therapeutically profitable for anticancer therapy. Among these,Expand
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Characterization and partial purification of squalene-2,3-oxide cyclase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
The membrane nature of squalene oxide cyclase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was investigated by comparing properties of the enzyme recovered from both microsomes and the soluble fraction of the yeastExpand
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Interaction of lipophilic gemcitabine prodrugs with biomembrane models studied by Langmuir-Blodgett technique.
The stability and bioavailability of anticancer agents, such as gemcitabine, can be increased by forming prodrugs. Gemcitabine is rapidly deaminated to the inactive metaboliteExpand
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Preparation, characterization, cytotoxicity and pharmacokinetics of liposomes containing water-soluble prodrugs of paclitaxel.
Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a diterpenoid isolated from Taxus brevifolia, used clinically for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer. Due to its aqueous insolubility it is administered dissolved inExpand
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Pharmacokinetic monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil in kidney transplanted patients.
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a new immunosuppressant drug used in association with cyclosporin and oral corticosteroids to prevent acute rejection following renal allograft transplantation. MMF isExpand
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Characterization of lipophilic gemcitabine prodrug-liposomal membrane interaction by differential scanning calorimetry.
Gemcitabine is an anticancer agent rapidly deaminated to the inactive metabolite 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine. Its stability as well as bioavailability can be increased by making prodrugs. A series ofExpand
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Conjugation of squalene to acyclovir improves the affinity for biomembrane models.
Differential scanning calorimetry was used to study the interaction of acyclovir and its prodrug squalenoyl-acyclovir (obtained by conjugation of 1,1',2-tris-nor-squalene acid (squaleneCOOH) withExpand
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