Suk-Jae Chung

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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)
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)
Serially passaged normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cell monolayers were established on Transwell inserts via an air-liquid interface (ALI) culture method. NHBE cells were seeded on polyester Transwell inserts, followed by an ALI culture from day 3, which resulted in peak TEER value of 766+/-154 Omegaxcm2 on the 8th day. Morphological characteristics(More)
A sterically stabilized paclitaxel-loaded liposome tailored to target human breast cancer cells was developed, thereby promoting the efficiency of intracellular delivery of paclitaxel through receptor-mediated endocytosis. Results indicated that the targeting moiety (thiolated Herceptin) was successfully coupled to the distal reactive maleimide terminus of(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 objective of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which berberine is transported in the secretory and absorptive directions across Caco-2 cell monolayers. The basolateral-to-apical (B-A) flux was 30-fold greater than the apical-to-basolateral flux and temperature dependent (i.e., drastic decrease at 4 degrees C compared with 37 degrees C).(More)
A mixed micelle that comprised of MPEG-PLA (MPP) and Pluronic copolymers was developed for enhanced bioavailability and to overcome multidrug resistance of docetaxel in cancer therapy. The mixed micelles that sufficiently solubilized docetaxel were evaluated for the effect of Pluronic copolymers weight ratio on the mixed micelles with respect to drug(More)
PURPOSE The feasibility of using proliposomes containing salmon calcitonin (sCT) and absorption enhancing agents, as an oral delivery system, to improve the intestinal absorption of sCT was explored using rats and Caco-2 cell systems. METHODS Seventeen surfactants were examined for their effects with reference to accelerating the permeability of sCT (300(More)
The in vitro and in vivo metabolism of pyronaridine, an antimalarial agent, was investigated in rats and humans. In vitro incubation of pyronaridine with rat and human liver microsomes resulted in the formation of 11 metabolites, with pyronaridine quinoneimine (M3) as the major metabolite. The structures of pyronaridine metabolites were characterized on the(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the transport kinetics of cyclosporin A, a well known substrate for P-glycoprotein (P-gp), across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and the expression of the transporter in the brain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The in vivo transport clearance of cyclosporin A was significantly reduced in diabetic rats(More)