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Given the growing number of arthritis patients and the limitations of current treatments, there is great urgency to explore cartilage substitutes by tissue engineering. In this study, we developed a novel decellularization method for menisci to prepare acellular extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds with minimal adverse effects on the ECM. Among all the acid(More)
In this pilot study, we attempted to determine the optimal dosage regimens of esomeprazole for treatment of GERD with minimal influence of the CYP2C19 polymorphism through a study of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of esomeprazole given at 3 different dosage regimens with the same total daily dose. Each of the 3genotypes of CYP2C19, homozygous(More)
Magnolol (M) is a polyphenol antioxidant abundant in the bark of Magnolia officinalis Rehder & E. Wilson, a popular Chinese herb. To understand the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of M, Sprague-Dawley rats were intravenously injected with a bolus of M (20 mg/kg) and orally given a single dose and seven doses of M (50 mg/kg). Blood samples were(More)
A mycelial mattress of Rhizopus stolonifer obtained from a liquid static culture was utilized for wound dressing and biomedical use. Following screening of mutants induced by UV radiation, F6, exhibiting delayed sporangium formation was selected because its sporangium maturation exhibited a 5-day delay without significant loss of mycelial weight compared to(More)
Quercetin (Que) is known to have biological benefits including an anticancer effect, but low water solubility limits its clinical application. The aim of this study was to develop a lecithin-based mixed polymeric micelle (LMPM) delivery system to improve the solubility and bioavailability of Que. The optimal Que-LMPM, composed of Que, lecithin, Pluronic(®)(More)
Effervescent multiple-unit floating drug delivery systems (muFDDSs) consisting of drug (lorsartan)- and effervescent (sodium bicarbonate)-containing pellets were characterized in this study. The mechanical properties (stress and strain at rupture, Young's modulus, and toughness) of these plasticized polymeric films of acrylic (Eudragit RS, RL, and NE) and(More)
Global influenza surveillance is one of the most effective strategies for containing outbreaks and preparing for a possible pandemic influenza. Since the end of 2003, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAI) H5N1 have caused many outbreaks in poultries and wild birds from East Asia and have spread to at least 48 countries. For such a fast and(More)
To resolve problems of long treatment durations and frequent administration of the antifungal agent terbinafine (TB), solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) with the ability to load lipophilic drugs and nanosize were developed. The SLNs were manufactured by a microemulsion technique in which glyceryl monostearate (GMS), glyceryl behenate (Compritol(®) 888;(More)
OBJECTIVES In situ formation of nanocrystals and dissolution profiles of fenofibrate (FFB) from a self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) were characterized. METHODS SMEDDS formulated with Myritol and surfactant mixture (Smix) of D-α-Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) and either Tween 20 (A, C, E, G, M, S, N, T, O) or Tween(More)
The aim was to develop gastroretentive drug delivery systems (GRDDSs) by combining floating and swelling. GRDDS tablets formulated with hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), chitosan (CS) and sodium bicarbonate (SB) for evaluating floating capacity (floating lag time and duration) and swelling characteristics. CS was used because it was swellable in acidic media and(More)