Satomi Onoue

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This study aimed to evaluate the effects of green tea on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the β-blocker nadolol. Ten healthy volunteers received a single oral dose of 30 mg nadolol with green tea or water after repeated consumption of green tea (700 ml/day) or water for 14 days. Catechin concentrations in green tea and plasma were determined.(More)
The effects of green tea catechins on the main drug-metabolizing enzymatic system, cytochrome P450 (CYP), have not been fully elucidated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of green tea extract (GTE, total catechins 86.5%, w/w) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on the activities of CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and(More)
The present study was undertaken to develop a solid self-emulsifying drug delivery system of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)/s-SEDDS) with high photostability and oral bioavailability. The CoQ(10)/s-SEDDS was prepared by spray-drying an emulsion preconcentrate containing CoQ(10), medium-chain triglyceride, sucrose ester of fatty acid, and hydroxypropyl cellulose,(More)
The poor oral bioavailability arising from poor aqueous solubility should make drug research and development more difficult. Various approaches have been developed with a focus on enhancement of the solubility, dissolution rate, and oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. To complete development works within a limited amount of time, the(More)
The main purpose of the present study is to develop a novel nano-emulsion (NE) formulation of alpha-tocopherol (alpha-TC) with enhanced oral bioavailability and pharmacological effects. Three NE formulations of alpha-TC at different loading amounts (10%, 30% and 50%) were prepared by a mechanochemical method. Physicochemical properties of NE formulations(More)
Phototoxic responses after administration of photosensitive pharmaceutics have been recognized as undesirable side effects, and predicting potential hazardous side effects is gaining importance as new drugs are introduced to the market. In this work, we characterize the photochemical/photobiological properties of model compounds to develop an effective(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) modulates neurotransmission in the central and peripheral nervous systems. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown the protective effects of PACAP against neuronal damage induced by ischemia and agonists of NMDA-type glutamate receptors. Here, we demonstrated that PACAP also protected against(More)
Misfolding of the prion protein yields amyloidogenic isoforms, and it shows exacerbating neuronal damage in neurodegenerative disorders including prion diseases. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) potently stimulate neuritogenesis and survival of neuronal cells in the central nervous system.(More)
Effects of green tea extract (GTE) on the activity of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes and pharmacokinetics of simvastatin (SIM) were investigated in rats. Inhibitory effects of GTE on CYP3A activity were investigated in rat hepatic microsomes (RHM) using midazolam (MDZ) 1'-hydroxylation as a probe reaction. SD female rats received a single oral dose of GTE(More)
Because of its poor solubility in acidic solution, oral absorption and efficacy of meloxicam (MEL) may be reduced in severe pain patients with impaired gastric motility. The present study aimed to develop salt forms to overcome these drawbacks. Upon MEL salt screening with eight counterions, five MEL salts were obtained. The physicochemical properties of(More)