Ryoko Sawamura

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Acyl glucuronides (AGs) formed from carboxylic acid-containing drugs have been considered to be a cause of idiosyncratic drug toxicity (IDT). Chemical stability of AGs is supposed to relate to their reactivity. In this study, the half-lives of 21 AGs of carboxylic drugs in potassium phosphate buffer (KPB), human serum albumin (HSA) solution, and human fresh(More)
Azole antifungal agents (azoles) have inhibitory effects on the cytochrome P450. However, the effect of azoles on conjugative metabolism has not been given much attention. Lorazepam (LZP), a benzodiazepine sedative agent, is known to be metabolized by uridine 5'-diphosphate (UDP)-glucuronyltransferase. Herein we report investigation of the effect of azoles(More)
CC chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17/thymus and activation-regulated chemokine: TARC) and CCL22 (macrophage-derived chemokine: MDC) selectively bind to CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4). The CCR4 system is considered to be responsible for the pathology of allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis. To find and develop potential medicines against allergic diseases,(More)
1. Loxoprofen (LX), is a prodrug of the pharmacologically active form, trans-alcohol metabolite (trans-OH form), which shows very potent analgesic effect. In this study, the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of [(14)C]LX-derived radioactivity after dermal application of [(14)C]LX gel (LX-G) to rats were evaluated. 2. The area under concentration-time curve(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of loxoprofen (LX) and its active metabolite (trans-OH form) after a single dermal application of LX gel (LX-G) to rats. In the skin at the treated site, generation of the trans-OH form was detected and both LX and the trans-OH form remained at high concentrations for 24 h after dermal application.(More)
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