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A microemulsion system of docetaxel was prepared and evaluated for its solubilization capacity and oral bioavailability improvement. Based on a solubility study and pseudo ternary phase diagrams, microemulsions of about 30 nm in mean diameter were formulated with improved solubilization capacity towards the hydrophobic drug, docetaxel. The o/w microemulsion(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells within the stromal-vascular fraction of subcutaneous adipose tissue, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), produced soluble factors and they exhibit diverse pharmacological effects in skin biology. OBJECTIVE The present study examines the protective effect of ADSCs for human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) through anti-oxidation(More)
To enhance permeation and solubility of an intranasal delivery system of fexofenadine hydrochloride (FXD HCl), a new formulation using poloxamer 407 (P407)/hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD)-based thermoreversible gels with chitosan, was developed. Prepared gels were characterized by gelation temperature, viscosity, viscoelasticity, and drug release(More)
In our previous study, lung tumor-specific targeting of paclitaxel was achieved in mice by intravenous administration of chitosan-modified paclitaxel-loaded PLGA nanoparticles (C-NPs-paclitaxel). Transient formation of aggregates in the blood stream followed by enhanced trapping in the capillaries was proposed as a mechanism of the lung-specific(More)
The effect of protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) on the expression and functional activity of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the liver of rats was examined. Control protein diets and protein-restricted diets were fed to Sprague-Dawley rats for 4 weeks, and the expression of P-gp in the liver (Western blot), in vitro uptake of a representative substrate of P-gp,(More)
The effect of sixteen excipients on the transport of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) across Caco-2 cell monolayers was examined at 37 degrees C. The apparent apical to basolateral (A-B) permeability (Papp) of 30 microM rhEGF was 8.15 x 10(-7) cm/sec, indicative of a poor level of absorption in the GI tract. The Papp was 1.7- and 6.3-fold(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the kinetics of the distribution of dehydroevodiamine (DHED) in the rat brain. After an intravenous infusion of 15 min (dose of 1-10 mg/kg), the temporal profiles of the plasma levels of DHED declined in a multiexponential manner. Moment analysis indicated that the clearance and steady-state volume of distribution(More)
Although acute renal failure (ARF) has been an area of extensive research in recent decades, our understanding of ARF is far from complete. Organic cations (OCs) are primarily excreted via vectorial transport by various renal organic cation transporters (OCTs). It is reasonable to assume that ARF may alter the expression profiles of these transporters. In a(More)
The oral bioavailability of tributylmethyl ammonium (TBuMA), an organic cation (OC), exhibited a dose-dependency (i.e., 17, 27, and 35% at doses of 0.4, 4, or 12 micromol/kg, respectively) in the rat. Relevant mechanisms were investigated in the present study by estimating the mucosal to serosal (m-s) and serosal to mucosal (s-m) transport of TBuMA across(More)
An improved PEGylated liposomal formulation of paclitaxel has been developed with the purpose of improving the solubility of paclitaxel as well as the physicochemical stability of liposome in comparison to the current Taxol formulation. The use of 3% (v/v) Tween 80 in the hydration media was able to increase the solubility of drug. The addition of sucrose(More)