Richard H. Luecke

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A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model was developed for acrylamide (AA) and three of its metabolites: glycidamide (GA) and the glutathione conjugates of acrylamide (AA-GS) and glycidamide (GA-GS). Liver GA-DNA adducts and hemoglobin (Hb) adducts with AA and GA were included as pharmacodynamic components of the model. Serum AA and GA concentrations(More)
During human pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the total weight of the embryo/fetus from conception to term. The total growth, which is the summation of growth of the various organs and tissues that make up the organism, was analyzed in a previous paper and fitted to the Gompertz equation for growth. In the present study, allometry, the quantitative(More)
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models need the correct organ/tissue weights to match various total body weights in order to be applied to children and the obese individual. Baseline data from Reference Man for the growth of human organs (adrenals, brain, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, spleen, thymus, and thyroid) were augmented with(More)
A physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model and program (called PostNatal) was developed which focuses on postnatal growth. Algorithms defining organ/tissue growth curves from birth through adulthood for male and female humans, dogs, rats, and mice are utilized to calculate the appropriate weight and blood flow for the internal organs/tissues. This(More)
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models are excellent tools to aid in the extrapolation of animal data to humans. When the fate of the chemical is the same among species being compared, animal data can appropriately be considered as a model for human exposure. For methylmercury exposure, sufficient data exist to allow comparison of numerous(More)
A mathematical structure is described for determining teratogenic sensitivity or susceptibility from analysis of malformation incidence, dose-response, and pharmacokinetic data obtained during pregnancy as a result of exposure to a teratogenic agent. From the dosage or exposure of laboratory animals, embryonic and maternal concentrations of the xenobiotic(More)
A mathematical model is developed which describes the dynamic generation and transfer of heat in the marmot at normothermic to hibernating body temperatures. Since the animal approximates a ball as it enters hibernation, the form of the model was a sphere divided into three concentric layers-central core, muscle and skin. Each layer was assumed homogeneous(More)
A mathematical model was developed to analyze the elimination kinetics of drug interactions in the rat. The model is based on physiological blood flow rates and organ weights and includes Michaelis-Menten equations for enzymatic processes which are involved in the elimination of the drug;competitive inhibition interactions are computed for shared pathways.(More)
In modern medicine patients often require multiple drug therapy. Such therapy can be modeled by a physiological flow model using interlinked differential equations to represent the differential rates of delivery and uptake of a drug by organs. Included in the model are the sites of action, toxicity, elimination and drug binding. A menu-driven computer(More)