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  • Special Section on New and Emerging Areas and Technologies in Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Part I-Editorial September 14, 2023
    No abstract
    Xiao-Bo Zhong
  • ASO drug Qalsody (tofersen) targets amyotrophic lateral sclerosis September 14, 2023
    No abstract
    Jing Jin
  • Targeting the Liver with Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for the Treatment of Systemic Diseases of Liver Origin September 11, 2023
    Systemic diseases of liver origin (SDLO) are complex diseases in multiple organ systems, such as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, renal, respiratory, and sensory organ systems, caused by irregular liver metabolism and production of functional factors. Examples of such diseases discussed in this article include primary hyperoxaluria, familial hypercholesterolemia, acute hepatic porphyria, hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis, hemophilia, atherosclerotic […]
    Anagha Gogate
  • Impact of Apparatus and Adapter on In vitro Drug Release of Ophthalmic Semisolid Drug Products September 7, 2023
    CONCLUSIONS: USP apparatuses and sample adaptors are critical considerations for IVRT. Two-sided semisolid adapter provides higher cumulative release, facilitating the discrimination between low drug content ophthalmic ointment formulations with good sensitivity and repeatability without affecting the drug release rate.
    Catheleeya Mekjaruskul
  • Effect of Structurally Related Compounds on Desupersaturation Kinetics of Indomethacin September 4, 2023
    CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that high apparent solubility after crystallization of IMC reported by several authors is not related to the presence of IMC-A impurity. The greater IMC crystal growth rate inhibition by t-SUL than by c-SUL was consistent with the proposed orientation of SUL molecules adsorbed on the IMC crystal, providing a mechanistic understanding […]
    Arushi Manchanda
  • Etiology of lipid-laden macrophages in the lung August 18, 2023
    Uniquely positioned as sentinel cells constantly exposed to the environment, pulmonary macrophages are vital for the maintenance of the lung lining. These cells are responsible for the clearance of xenobiotics, pathogen detection and clearance, and homeostatic functions such as surfactant recycling. Among the spectrum of phenotypes that may be expressed by macrophages in the lung, […]
    E R Stevenson
  • In situ forming risperidone implants: Effect of PLGA attributes on product performance August 17, 2023
    Despite the unique advantages of injectable, long-acting in situ forming implant formulations based on poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), only six products are commercially available. A better understanding of PLGA will aid in the development of more in situ forming implant innovator and generic products. This article investigates the impact of slight changes in PLGA […]
    Xiaoyi Wang
  • Repressive Control of Keratinocyte Cytoplasmic Inflammatory Signaling August 12, 2023
    The overactivity of keratinocyte cytoplasmic signaling contributes to several cutaneous inflammatory and immune pathologies. An important emerging complement to proteins responsible for this overactivity is signal repression brought about by several proteins and protein complexes with the native role of limiting inflammation. The signaling repression by these proteins distinguishes them from transmembrane receptors, kinases, and […]
    Liam E Carman
  • A holistic analysis of the intrinsic and delivery-mediated toxicity of siRNA therapeutics August 11, 2023
    Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are among the most promising therapeutic platforms in many life-threatening diseases. Owing to the significant advances in siRNA design, many challenges in the stability, specificity and delivery of siRNA have been addressed. However, safety concerns and dose-limiting toxicities still stand among the reasons for the failure of clinical trials of potent […]
    Sheyda Ranjbar
  • Accelerating Drug Product Development and Approval: Early Development and Evaluation August 8, 2023
    No abstract
    Annette Bak
  • Combining Experimental with Computational Infrared and Mass Spectra for High-Throughput Nontargeted Chemical Structure Identification August 4, 2023
    The inability to identify the structures of most metabolites detected in environmental or biological samples limits the utility of nontargeted metabolomics. The most widely used analytical approaches combine mass spectrometry and machine learning methods to rank candidate structures contained in large chemical databases. Given the large chemical space typically searched, the use of additional orthogonal […]
    Erandika Karunaratne
  • Role of miR-204 in segmental cardiac effects of phenylephrine and pressure overload July 16, 2023
    Cardiotoxicity caused by adrenergic receptor agonists overdosing or stress-induced catecholamine release promotes cardiomyopathy, resembling Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC). TC is characterized by transient regional systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. The animal models of TC and modalities for assessing regional wall motion abnormalities in animal models are lacking. We previously reported the protective role of a […]
    Ravinder Reddy Gaddam
  • In vivo characterization of Perseris and compositionally equivalent formulations June 24, 2023
    Perseris is asubcutaneous extended-release risperidone in situ forming implant (suspension) indicated for the treatment of adult schizophrenia. Owing to the release rate controlling polymer poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), one injection of Perseris can deliver risperidone for one month, which significantly reduces the administration frequency and improves patient compliance. The PLGA and drug used in Perseris was previously […]
    Xiaoyi Wang
  • <em>Trachymyrmex septentrionalis</em> ants promote fungus garden hygiene using <em>Trichoderma</em>-derived metabolite cues June 15, 2023
    Fungus-growing ants depend on a fungal mutualist that can fall prey to fungal pathogens. This mutualist is cultivated by these ants in structures called fungus gardens. Ants exhibit weeding behaviors that keep their fungus gardens healthy by physically removing compromised pieces. However, how ants detect diseases of their fungus gardens is unknown. Here, we applied […]
    Kathleen E Kyle
  • Metabolomics Peak Analysis Computational Tool (MPACT): An Advanced Informatics Tool for Metabolomics and Data Visualization of Molecules from Complex Biological Samples June 1, 2023
    Untargeted metabolomics is a powerful tool for investigating chemistry of complex biological systems, but its utility is compromised by the presence of uninformative features and the limited efficiency of currently available prioritization tools. More effective filtering and prioritization tools are required to address the challenges of large untargeted metabolomics datasets. Here, we introduce Metabolomics Peak […]
    Robert M Samples
  • Impact of controlled ice nucleation and lyoprotectants on nanoparticle stability during Freeze-drying and upon storage May 28, 2023
    The freezing step of the lyophilization process can impact nanoparticle stability due to increased particle concentration in the freeze-concentrate. Controlled ice nucleation is a technique to achieve uniform ice crystal formation between vials in the same batch and has attracted increasing attention in pharmaceutical industry. We investigated the impact of controlled ice nucleation on three […]
    Wei-Chung Luo
  • Investigating structural attributes of drug encapsulated microspheres with quantitative X-ray imaging May 20, 2023
    The intra-sphere and inter-sphere structural attributes of controlled release microsphere drug products can greatly impact their release profile and clinical performance. In developing a robust and efficient method to characterize the structure of microsphere drug products, this paper proposes X-ray microscopy (XRM) combined with artificial intelligence (AI)-based image analytics. Eight minocycline loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) […]
    Andrew G Clark
  • Nanoparticle-mediated genome editing in single-cell embryos via peptide nucleic acids May 19, 2023
    Through preimplantation genetic diagnosis, genetic diseases can be detected during the early stages of embryogenesis, but effective treatments for many of these disorders are lacking. Gene editing could allow for correction of the underlying mutation during embryogenesis to prevent disease pathogenesis or even provide a cure. Here, we demonstrate that administration of peptide nucleic acids […]
    Rachael Putman
  • Role of PPARγ in dyslipidemia and altered pulmonary functioning in mice following ozone exposure May 18, 2023
    Exposure to ozone causes decrements in pulmonary function, a response associated with alterations in lung lipids. Pulmonary lipid homeostasis is dependent on the activity of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), a nuclear receptor that regulates lipid uptake and catabolism by alveolar macrophages (AMs). Herein, we assessed the role of PPARγ in ozone-induced dyslipidemia and […]
    Ley Cody Smith
  • Nephrotoxicity of marketed antisense oligonucleotide drugs May 16, 2023
    The field of antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)-based therapies have been making strides in precision medicine due to their potent therapeutic application. Early successes in treating some genetic diseases are now attributed to an emerging class of antisense drugs. After two decades, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a considerable number of ASO drugs, […]
    Hangyu Wu

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