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  • Yu-li Lo
  • 2003
The effects of a series of pharmaceutical excipients, including Span 80, Brij 30, Tween 20, Tween 80, Myrj 52, and sodium lauryl sulfate (with increasing hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) values) on the intracellular accumulation, transport kinetics, and intestinal absorption of epirubicin were investigated in both the human colon adenocarcinoma (Caco-2)(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major impediment to chemotherapy. In the present study, we designed antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) against MDR1, MDR-associated protein (MRP)1, MRP2, and/or BCL-2/BCL-xL to reverse MDR transporters and induce apoptosis, respectively. The cationic liposomes (100 nm) composed of(More)
The frequent development of multidrug resistance (MDR) hampers the efficacy of available anticancer drugs in treating cervical cancer. In this study, we aimed to use formononetin (7-hydroxy-4'-methoxyisoflavone), a potential herbal isoflavone, to intensify the chemosensitivity of human cervical cancer HeLa cells to epirubicin, an anticancer drug. The(More)
In this study, we aim to investigate the effects of disaccharides and liposome carriers on the activity, solid state characteristics, structural preservation, and aerosol powder performance of spray-dried superoxide dismutase (SOD) formulations. Sucrose, trehalose, and lactose were selected as stabilizing adjuvants in the spray-drying process. Dipalmitoyl(More)
Clinical applications of first-generation multidrug resistance (MDR) modulators, such as cyclosporin A (CsA) have been hampered because of their severe side effects in vivo. Recent investigations have led to the development of a more potent and less toxic modulator, PSC 833, which is a nonimmunosuppressive analogue of CsA. However, adverse pharmacokinetic(More)
Location of protein drugs in lipid carriers often determines the stability, loading efficiency, and release rate of these drugs from the carriers following administration. On the basis of conventional differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements, Papahadjopoulos et al. (Biochim. Biphys. Acta 1975, 401, 317-335) proposed that proteins can be(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the mechanisms underlying the regional variations in drug transport into human stratum corneum (SC) of two model compounds of different lipophilicity and molecular size, 4-cyanophenol (CP) and cimetidine (CM), in vivo by non-invasive, quantitative attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. (More)
Temperature sensitive Pluronic (Plu) and pH-sensitive polyacrylic acid (PAA) were successfully mixed in different ratios to form in situ gelling formulations for colon cancer therapy. The major formulations were prepared as the liquid and solid suppository dosage forms. Epirubicin (Epi) was chosen as a model anticancer drug. In vitro characterization and in(More)
The effects of sodium deoxycholate (Deo-Na), a bile salt, and sodium caprate (Cap-Na), a fatty acid, on the transport of epirubicin were investigated in both the human colon adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cell line and the everted gut sacs of the rat jejunum and ileum. The possible use of these two potent absorption enhancers as multidrug resistance (MDR)(More)
Patients using ophthalmic drops are faced with frequent dosing schedules and difficult drop instillation. Therefore, a long-lasting pilocarpine-loaded chitosan (CS)/Carbopol nanoparticle ophthalmic formulation was developed. The physicochemical properties of the prepared nanoparticles were investigated using dynamic light scattering, zeta-potential,(More)