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R Bergeron et al.
Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme, 46(11), 774-781 (2014-07-02)
Studies on normoglycemic ovariectomized Sprague-Dawley rats have provided insights about the effects of estrogen deficiency on insulin resistance in lean individuals. It is not completely clear if subjects with pre-established obesity and insulin resistance are at greater risk of developing
Yasuyuki Ikematsu et al.
Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 63(3), 156-163 (2015-03-12)
The purpose of the present study was to develop orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) containing fat-soluble drugs that disintegrate rapidly while having appropriate tablet strength. We chose vitamin E (VE) as a model drug; d-α-tocopheryl acetate, as the oily VE (VE-OI)
Srinath Tamirisa et al.
Journal of experimental botany, 65(17), 4769-4781 (2014-05-29)
A potent cold and drought regulatory protein-encoding gene (CcCDR) was isolated from the subtractive cDNA library of pigeonpea plants subjected to drought stress. CcCDR was induced by different abiotic stress conditions in pigeonpea. Overexpression of CcCDR in Arabidopsis thaliana imparted
A double-edged sword.
Prescrire international, 23(148), 91-91 (2014-05-27)
Junji Moriya et al.
Cardiovascular diabetology, 14, 19-19 (2015-04-08)
Diabetes is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases with impaired angiogenesis. We have previously shown that platelet-derived growth factor C (PDGF-C) and its receptor, PDGF receptor α (PDGFR-α) were downregulated in ischemic limbs of diabetic mice, although
Željka Vanić et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 88(2), 443-454 (2014-06-15)
The purpose of this study was to develop a novel drug delivery system for challenging drugs with potential for scale-up manufacturing and controlled release of incorporated drug. Pre-liposomes powder containing metronidazole, lecithin and mannitol, prepared by spray-drying, was mixed with
F Dreher et al.
Skin pharmacology and applied skin physiology, 15 Suppl 1, 31-39 (2002-12-12)
Human skin models, such as EpiDerm and Episkin, are not easily mounted into static or dynamic diffusion cells that are commonly used to perform bioavailability studies with human skin ex vivo. For various reasons, such as fragility, small sample size
Ivana R Sequeira et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e99256-e99256 (2014-06-06)
Lactulose mannitol ratio tests are clinically useful for assessing disorders characterised by changes in gut permeability and for assessing mixing in the intestinal lumen. Variations between currently used test protocols preclude meaningful comparisons between studies. We determined the optimal sampling
Maliha Shaikh et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 442, 24-32 (2015-01-17)
Measurement of intestinal permeability is important in several diseases but currently several methods are employed. We sought to: (1) develop a new GC based method to measure urinary mannitol, lactulose and sucralose to assess regional and total gut permeability; (2)
Oluwatomide Adeoye et al.
Pharmaceutical development and technology, 19(8), 901-910 (2013-10-05)
Novel multifunctional excipients were prepared by coprocessing tapioca starch with mannitol using two methods viz; co-grinding and co-fusion. The flow, packing and compaction properties of the native and novel excipients were evaluated by using density, Hausner's ratio, angle of repose
Koneni V Sashidhara et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 21(15), 4480-4484 (2011-07-05)
A series of synthesized novel biscoumarin-chalcone hybrids were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. The tested compounds significantly inhibit the carrageenin induced paw oedema in albino rats and also exhibit important scavenging activities. These compounds thus constitute an interesting
A Manoharan et al.
Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 44(10), 1240-1245 (2014-06-11)
Although airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a defining feature of asthma pathophysiology, bronchial challenge testing is not routinely used in primary care asthma management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential role of direct (methacholine) and indirect (mannitol)
Waseem Kaialy et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 477(1-2), 282-293 (2014-12-03)
The purpose of this work was to develop stable xylitol particles with modified physical properties, improved compactibility and enhanced pharmaceutical performance without altering polymorphic form of xylitol. Xylitol was crystallized using antisolvent crystallization technique in the presence of various hydrophilic
Hannah Kenward et al.
Experimental brain research, 232(8), 2685-2697 (2014-05-06)
Cisplatin is a highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy agent, which is often used to induce nausea and emesis in animal models. The cytotoxic properties of cisplatin also cause adverse events that negatively impact on animal welfare preventing repeated administration of cisplatin.
Xiaobei Li et al.
Food chemistry, 166, 358-364 (2014-07-24)
The aim of this research was to study effects of drying methods on the tasty compounds of Pleurotus eryngii, a common commercial edible fungus. In order to maximally maintain the taste of P. eryngii, several different drying methods, including hot
Katherine P Morgan et al.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 46(2), 276-281 (2012-02-03)
To review the efficacy and safety of concomitant mannitol administration with cisplatin therapy to reduce the incidence of nephrotoxicity. A literature search was performed via MEDLINE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library (1945-August 2011) using the terms mannitol, cisplatin, nephrotoxicity, and
Jian-ping Jia et al.
Chinese medical journal, 117(8), 1161-1164 (2004-09-14)
An important aspect of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is loss or impairment of cholinergic neurons. It is controversial whether there is a similar cholinergic impairment and cerebral deficit of acetylcholine (ACh) in the case of vascular dementia (VD). The purpose of
Da Jung Kim et al.
Amino acids, 46(10), 2333-2343 (2014-06-24)
Infected wounds cause delay in wound closure and impose significantly negative effects on patient care and recovery. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with antimicrobial and wound closure activities, along with little opportunity for the development of resistance, represent one of the promising
Noriaki Nagai et al.
Experimental eye research, 132, 115-123 (2015-01-31)
The goal in the search for successful therapies for glaucoma is the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP), and the search for effective eye drops that reduce IOP is a high priority. We previously reported the potential of a 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD)
M L Selley et al.
Neurobiology of aging, 23(3), 383-388 (2002-04-18)
There is evidence that increased blood concentrations of homocysteine may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (E)-4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) is a neurotoxic product of lipid peroxidation that is increased in the ventricular fluid and brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Evangelia Daviskas et al.
Expert review of respiratory medicine, 7(1), 65-75 (2013-02-01)
Insufficient hydration at the airway surface can make mucus adherent and poorly cleared. Cough, the major mechanism of mucus clearance in disease, is ineffective when mucus is adhesive. Inhaled mannitol creates an osmotic drive for water to move into the
Anna Ermund et al.
Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology, 42(1), 69-75 (2014-10-15)
Hypertonic saline inhalation has become a cornerstone in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), but its effect on CF mucus is still not understood. In CF, mucus stagnates in the airways, causing mucus plugging, and forming a substrate for bacterial
Ayşegül Karataş et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 70(5), 883-897 (2013-10-24)
The aim of the study was to investigate the physical stability of the semi-solid dispersions into the hard gelatine capsules prepared with Gelucire 44/14, Labrasol and different additives such as microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), mannitol and lactose (alpha-monohydrate) used for enhancing
Soraya Cherifi et al.
Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials, 13, 20-20 (2014-06-06)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a pathogen that is frequently encountered in the hospital environment. Healthcare workers (HCWs) can serve as a reservoir for the transmission of S. epidermidis to patients. The aim of this study was to compare and identify differences
Leena Thung et al.
PloS one, 8(3), e58503-e58503 (2013-03-23)
The heterotrimeric G-protein complex in Arabidopsis thaliana consists of one α, one ß and three γ subunits. While two of the γ subunits, AGG1 and AGG2 have been shown to provide functional selectivity to the Gßγ dimer in Arabidopsis, it
Zhichao Liu et al.
PLoS computational biology, 7(12), e1002310-e1002310 (2011-12-24)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a significant concern in drug development due to the poor concordance between preclinical and clinical findings of liver toxicity. We hypothesized that the DILI types (hepatotoxic side effects) seen in the clinic can be translated
Hans Christian Helms et al.
The AAPS journal, 16(5), 1046-1055 (2014-06-18)
Efflux transporters of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily including breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp/Abcg2), P-glycoprotein (P-gp/Abcb1) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (Mrp's/Abcc's) are expressed in the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The aim of this study was to investigate if a bovine endothelial/rat astrocyte
Anja Verhulst et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121861-e0121861 (2015-03-11)
Zoledronic acid, a highly potent nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate used for the treatment of pathological bone loss, is excreted unmetabolized via the kidney if not bound to the bone. In cancer patients receiving high doses of the compound renal excretion may be
J-M Serot et al.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 76(11), 1585-1587 (2005-10-18)
Homocysteine may be involved in the pathogenesis of late onset Alzheimer's disease. It is implicated in the metabolism of several important pathways in the brain. Methylmalonic acid (MMA) is related to the metabolism of branched chained amino acids and fatty
A Kiyoshima et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications, 758(1), 103-108 (2001-08-03)
A simple, reliable and sensitive gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric method was devised to determine the level of mannitol in various human brain tissues obtained at autopsy. Mannitol was extracted with 10% trichloroacetic acid solution which effectively precipitated brain tissues. The supernatant
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