Marjo Yliperttula

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BACKGROUND Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived membrane vesicles. EVs contain several RNAs such as mRNA, microRNAs, and ncRNAs, but less is known of their genomic DNA (gDNA) content. It is also unknown whether the DNA cargo is randomly sorted or if it is systematically packed into specific EV subpopulations. The aim of this study was to analyze(More)
In vitro-in vivo correlation (IVIVC) models for formulation series are useful in drug development, but the current models are limited by their inability to include data variability in the predictions. Our goal was to develop a level A IVIVC model that provides predictions with probabilities. The Bayesian approach was used to describe uncertainty related to(More)
Literature and experimental data relevant to the decision to allow a waiver of in vivo bioequivalence testing for the approval of immediate release (IR) solid oral dosage forms containing ranitidine hydrochloride are reviewed. According to the current Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS), ranitidine hydrochloride should be assigned to Class III.(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in many solid tumor types, such as ovarian carcinoma. Immunoliposome based drug targeting has shown promising results in drug delivery to the tumors. However, the ratio of tumor-to-normal tissue concentrations should be increased to minimize the adverse effects of cytostatic drugs. (More)
The efficacy of central nervous system (CNS) drugs may be limited by their poor ability to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Transporters, such as p-glycoprotein, may affect the distribution of many drugs into the CNS in conjunction with the restricted paracellular pathway of the BBB. It is therefore important to gain information on unbound drug(More)
In vitro cell-based assays are widely used during the drug discovery and development process to test the biological activity of new drugs. Most of the commonly used cell-based assays, however, lack the ability to measure in real-time or under dynamic conditions (e.g. constant flow). In this study a multi-parameter surface plasmon resonance approach in(More)
In this study, chondrocytes were encapsulated into an injectable, in situ forming type II collagen/hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogel cross-linked with poly(ethylene glycol) ether tetrasuccinimidyl glutarate (4SPEG) and supplemented with the transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1). The chondrocyte–hydrogel constructs were cultured in vitro for 7 days and studied(More)
Dysregulation of PKCε is involved in several serious diseases such as cancer, type II diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, specific activators and inhibitors of PKCε hold promise as future therapeutics, in addition to being useful in research into PKCε regulated pathways. We have previously described llama single chain antibodies (VHHs) that(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures produce more in vivo-like multicellular structures such as spheroids that cannot be obtained in two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures. Thus, they are increasingly employed as models for cancer and drug research, as well as tissue engineering. It has proven challenging to stabilize spheroid architectures for detailed(More)
The human UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A6 (UGT1A6) plays important roles in elimination of many xenobiotics, including drugs. We have experimentally assessed inhibitory properties of 46 compounds toward UGT1A6 catalyzing the glucuronidation of 1-naphthol and built models for predicting compounds interactions with the enzyme. The tested compounds were(More)