Zhi Rong Tan

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Either G-2964 or A734 in the human CYP1A2 gene was confirmed to be associated with high inducible enzyme activity in smokers, but not in nonsmokers. In this study, for the first time, we observed an association between phenotypes and genotypes of CYP1A2 with respect to the two genetic polymorphisms in 163 healthy Chinese volunteers living in Qidong. The(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the association of the CYP3A4*18B genotype with the cyclosporine metabolism in healthy subjects. We employed PCR-RFLP assays for analysis of the CYP3A4*18B genotype. Each of 26 subjects, comprising 12 CYP3A4*1/*1, 12 CYP3A4*1/*18B and 2 CYP3A4*18B/*18B, was given a single oral dose of cyclosporine (4 mgkg(-1)). The(More)
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to establish and validate a modified cocktail approach including probe drugs caffeine, chlorzoxazone, mephenytoin, metoprolol, and midazolam for simultaneous phenotyping of CYP1A2, CYP2E1, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP3A. METHODS The study was conducted in 14 healthy, nonsmoking male volunteers with a cocktail of 5 drugs consisting of(More)
Because of the unconstrained environment of scene text, traditional Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engines fail to achieve satisfactory results. In this paper, we propose a new technique which employs first order Histogram of Oriented Gradient (HOG) through a spatial pyramid. The spatial pyramid can encode the relative spatial layout of the character(More)
This study explores the impact of clopidogrel on the pharmacokinetics of omeprazole related to CYP2C19 genetic polymorphisms. Twelve healthy volunteers (6 CYP2C19*1/*1, 5 CYP2C19*2/*2, and 1 CYP2C19*2/*3) are enrolled in a 2-phase randomized crossover trial. In each phase, the volunteers are administered a single oral dose of omeprazole 40 mg after(More)
ORM1 is a plasma drug binding protein. Its polymorphism rs17650 (*S>*F) has been reported to be an important factor affecting the binding ability and effect of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. The aim of this study was to determine whether the ORM1 rs17650 polymorphism also influences warfarin therapy. A total of 191 Chinese patients with steady-dose(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Silibinin (Silybin), a major constituent of the milk thistle, is commonly used to treat chronic liver disease in some countries. It has been reported to inhibit the transport activity of ABCB1. This study was carried out to determine whether ABCB1 C3435T polymorphism influenced the pharmacokinetics of silibinin contained in(More)
A sensitive and selective high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS-MS) method for determination of rosiglitazone in human plasma has been developed. After the addition of the internal standard, plasma samples were precipitated by acetonitrile. The compounds were separated on a proC18 column using a(More)
A reversed phase HPLC method was developed for the determination of synephrine in Zhishi Injection using methanol-water (1:1) containing sodium 1-pentane sulfonate (3.5%, G/V) and acetic acid (0.1%, V/V) as the mobile phase with UV detoction at 275nm. Linear response was obtained in the range of 8-64 micrograms/ml (r = 0.9998), the absolute recovery was(More)
AIM A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed for the determination of fluoxetine (FLU) and its metabolite norfluoxetine (N-FLU) in human liver microsomes in vitro. METHODS An incubation buffer containing human liver microsomes, NADPH-generating system, and FLU, after termination of enzyme reaction and addition of nortriptyline(More)