Uday B. Kompella

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PURPOSE To determine the influence of the choroid-Bruch's layer and solute lipophilicity on in vitro transscleral drug permeability in bovine and porcine eyes. METHODS The in vitro permeability of two VEGF inhibitory drugs, budesonide and celecoxib, which are lipophilic and neutral at physiologic pH, and of three marker solutes, 3H-mannitol (hydrophilic,(More)
During this century, several investigators reported that certain viruses, metals, drugs, and other solutes could bypass systemic circulation and enter the brain and/or cerebrospinal fluid directly following nasal administration. Although evidence clearly suggests that the olfactory epithelium and its olfactory cells play a major role, little is known about(More)
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) leads to loss of vision in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in adult population over 50 years old. In this study, we developed intravenously administered, nanoparticulate, targeted nonviral retinal gene delivery systems for the management of CNV. CNV was induced in Brown Norway rats(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the retention and ocular distribution of subconjunctivally administered nanoparticles and microparticles. Fluorescent polystyrene particles (carboxylate modified, negatively charged) of various sizes (20 nm, 200 nm and 2 microm; Fluospheres, dose 400 microg) were administered to male Sprague-Dawley rats by(More)
The P23H mutation in the rhodopsin gene causes rhodopsin misfolding, altered trafficking and formation of insoluble aggregates leading to photoreceptor degeneration and autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP). There are no effective therapies to treat this condition. Compounds that enhance dissociation of protein aggregates may be of value in(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the CYP2C8*3 allele influences pharmacokinetic variability in the drug-drug interaction between gemfibrozil (CYP2C8 inhibitor) and pioglitazone (CYP2C8 substrate). METHODS In this randomized, two phase crossover study, 30 healthy Caucasian subjects were enrolled based on CYP2C8*3(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether budesonide inhibits expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in a retinal pigment epithelial cell line (ARPE-19) and to determine whether subconjunctivally administered budesonide nano- and microparticles sustain retinal drug levels. METHODS The effect of budesonide (100 pM to 10(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether budesonide- and indomethacin-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPBCD) complexes could be formed using a supercritical fluid (SCF) process. The process involved the exposure of drug-HPBCD mixtures to supercritical carbon dioxide (SC CO2). The ability of the SCF process to form complexes was assessed by(More)