Suk-Jae Chung

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The objective of this study was to characterize the mechanism that controls the transport of donepezil into the brain. The apparent brain uptake clearance (CL(app,br)) was decreased as a function of the dose of donepezil, suggesting an involvement of a saturable transport process via transporter(s) in the penetration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB).(More)
Hyaluronic acid-ceramide (HACE)-based nanoparticles (NPs) were developed for the targeted delivery of doxorubicin (DOX), and their antitumor efficacy for melanoma was evaluated. DOX-loaded HACE-based self-assembled NPs were prepared and their physicochemical properties were characterized. The in vitro cytotoxicity of HACE was measured using an MTS-based(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)
A poly-L-arginine (PLR) and dextran sulfate (DEX)-based nano-sized polyelectrolyte complex (nanocomplex) was developed for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) siRNA delivery for the treatment of head and neck cancer. PLR and DEX-based nanocomplex including EGFR siRNA was prepared and characterized. In vitro cellular uptake efficiency and EGFR gene(More)
To evaluate the usefulness of hematoporphyrin (HP)-modification of the surface of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles (NPs) in the liver cancer-selective delivery of DOX. HP-modified NPs (HP-NPs) were prepared by conjugation of amino groups on the surface of NPs with HP, a ligand for low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on(More)
The influence of CCl(4)-induced experimental hepatic injury (CCl(4)-EHI) on the expression and transport activities of primary active transporters on the canalicular membrane, including P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a bile salt export pump (Bsep) and a multidrug resistance associated protein2 (Mrp2), was assessed. CCl(4)-EHI was induced by an intraperitoneal(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of permeation enhancers has gained interest in the development of drug delivery systems. A six-mer peptide, H-FCIGRL-OH (AT1002), is a tight junction modulator with promising permeation-enhancing activity. AT1002 enhances the transport of molecular weight markers or agents with low bioavailability with no cytotoxicity. However,(More)
PURPOSE The effect of CCl4-induced experimental hepatic injury (CCl4-EHI) on the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin was investigated systemically in rats, in an attempt to elucidate the major determinants of the effect of CCl4-EHI on the pharmacokinetics of the drug. METHODS CCl4-EHI was induced in rats by a single intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 (1 mL/kg(More)
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