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Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MEBCD) was investigated for its effect on the antitumoral activity of various antineoplastic agents (doxorubicin (DOX), docetaxel (DXL), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CDDP)) in three different human parental sensitive cancer cell lines (K562 S, MCF7 S and A2780 S) and their multidrug resistant variant sublines (K562 R, MCF7(More)
This paper describes a simple, rapid and reproducible high-performance liquid chromatographic method (HPLC) with ultraviolet absorbance detection for the analysis of melphalan in plasma. The HPLC column was an Ultrasphere ODS (5 microns) and the eluent was composed of methanol, purified water and acetic acid (49.5:49.5:1, v/v). The detection was performed(More)
This paper describes a relatively simple and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic assay (HPLC) with ultraviolet absorbance detection for 5-fluorouracil (5-FUra) and its two main metabolites, 5-fluorouridine (5-FUrd) and 5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine (5-FdUrd), in plasma. In this study, two plasma clean-up procedures involving addition of internal(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine the role of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MEBCD) in combination with doxorubicin (DOX) on the cellular proliferation of a sensitive parental and a multidrug-resistant human cancer cell line (HL-60 S and HL-60 R) and to study the effect of MEBCD on DOX intracellular accumulation. The cytotoxicity of DOX at five(More)
The anti-tumour activity of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MEBCD), a cyclic oligosaccharide known for its interaction with the plasma membrane, was investigated in vitro and in vivo and compared with that of doxorubicin (DOX) in the human tumour models MCF7 breast carcinoma and A2780 ovarian carcinoma. In vitro proliferation was assessed using the MTT assay. In(More)
The pharmacokinetics of 5-fluorouracil (5-FUra) were investigated in 16 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer receiving high-dose folinic acid (LV 200 mg/m2) followed by 5-FUra bolus (400 mg/m2) and continuous infusion (600 mg/m2) on days 1 and 2. Quantitation of unchanged drug was assessed by a highly specific high-performance liquid chromatographic(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with ultraviolet (UV) absorbance was developed for the analysis of piperacillin-tazobactam (tazocillin), in plasma and urine. The detection was performed at 218 nm for tazobactam and 222 nm for piperacillin. The procedure for assay of these two compounds in plasma and of piperacillin in urine involves(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine the pharmacokinetics and the tissue concentrations of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MEBCD) and doxorubicin (DOX) in rabbits following administration of MEBCD and DOX, alone or in combination. MEBCD (200 mg/kg) and DOX (1 mg/kg) were intravenously injected to white New Zealand rabbits and blood samples were obtained over(More)
This paper describes a high-performance liquid chromatographic method with fluorescence detection for the analysis of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MEBCD) in plasma and cell lysate, after in situ complexation with 1-naphthol. The size-exclusion HPLC column packed with TSK 3000 SW gel, was equilibrated with an eluent mixture composed of methanol and purified(More)