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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342285/serial-participation-and-the-ethics-of-phase-1-healthy-volunteer-research
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Rebecca L Walker, Marci D Cottingham, Jill A Fisher
Phase 1 healthy volunteer clinical trials-which financially compensate subjects in tests of drug toxicity levels and side effects-appear to place pressure on each joint of the moral framework justifying research. In this article, we review concerns about phase 1 trials as they have been framed in the bioethics literature, including undue inducement and coercion, unjust exploitation, and worries about compromised data validity. We then revisit these concerns in light of the lived experiences of serial participants who are income-dependent on phase 1 trials...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342234/stability-indicating-hplc-and-hptlc-methods-for-determination-of-agomelatine-and-its-degradation-products
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Maha M Abdelrahman, Ibrahim A Naguib, Mohamed R El Ghobashy, Nesma A Ali
Two accurate, sensitive and highly selective stability-indicating methods are developed and validated for simultaneous determination of Agomelatine (AGM) and its forced degradation products (Deg I and II). The first method is High-Performance Liquid Chromatography for separation and quantitation of AGM, Deg I and II on a C18 column (250 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μm p.s) in isocratic mode by using a binary mixture of Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (0.05 M, pH adjusted to 2.9 with orthophosphoric acid): acetonitrile (60:40, v/v) at a flow rate of 2 mL/min...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341919/performance-of-an-acoustically-mixed-pharmaceutical-dry-powder-delivered-from-a-novel-inhaler
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Ryoma Tanaka, Naoyuki Takahashi, Yasuaki Nakamura, Yusuke Hattori, Kazuhide Ashizawa, Makoto Otsuka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341917/a-novel-method-for-the-production-of-core-shell-microparticles-by-inverse-gelation-optimized-with-artificial-intelligent-tools
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Rosalia Rodríguez-Dorado, Mariana Landín, Ayça Altai, Paola Russo, Rita P Aquino, Pasquale Del Gaudio
Numerous studies have been focused on hydrophobic compounds encapsulation as oils. In fact, oils can provide numerous health benefits as synergic ingredient combined with other hydrophobic active ingredients. However, stable microparticles for pharmaceutical purposes are difficult to achieve when commonly techniques are used. In this work, sunflower oil was encapsulated in calcium-alginate capsules by prilling technique in co-axial configuration. Core-shell beads were produced by inverse gelation directly at the nozzle using w/o emulsion containing aqueous calcium chloride solution in sunflower oil pumped through the inner nozzle while an aqueous alginate solution, coming out from the annular nozzle, produced the bead shell...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341913/characterisation-of-pore-structures-of-pharmaceutical-tablets-a-review
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Daniel Markl, Alexa Strobel, Rüdiger Schlossnikl, Johan Bøtker, Prince Bawuah, Cathy Ridgway, Jukka Rantanen, Thomas Rades, Patrick Gane, Kai-Erik Peiponen, J Axel Zeitler
Traditionally, the development of a new solid dosage form is formulation-driven and less focus is put on the design of a specific microstructure for the drug delivery system. However, the compaction process particularly impacts the microstructure, or more precisely, the pore architecture in a pharmaceutical tablet. Besides the formulation, the pore structure is a major contributor to the overall performance of oral solid dosage forms as it directly affects the liquid uptake rate, which is the very first step of the dissolution process...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341910/isomalt-and-its-diastereomer-mixtures-as-stabilizing-excipients-with-freeze-dried-lactate-dehydrogenase
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Anna-Kaisa Tuderman, Clare J Strachan, Anne M Juppo
The purpose of this research was to study isomalt as a protein-stabilizing excipient with lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) during freeze-drying and subsequent storage and compare it to sucrose, a standard freeze-drying excipient. Four different diastereomer mixtures of isomalt were studied. The stability of the protein was studied with a spectrophotometric enzyme activity test and circular dichroism after freeze-drying and after 21 days of storage at 16% RH. Physical stability was analyzed with differential scanning calorimetry and Karl Fischer titration...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341899/accurate-prediction-of-vaccine-stability-under-real-storage-conditions-and-during-temperature-excursions
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Didier Clénet
Due to their thermosensitivity, most vaccines must be kept refrigerated from production to use. To successfully carry out global immunization programs, ensuring the stability of vaccines is crucial. In this context, two important issues are critical, namely: (i) predicting vaccine stability and (ii) preventing product damage due to excessive temperature excursions outside of the recommended storage conditions (cold chain break). We applied a combination of advanced kinetics and statistical analyses on vaccine forced degradation data to accurately describe the loss of antigenicity for a multivalent freeze-dried inactivated virus vaccine containing three variants...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341592/application-of-decafluorobiphenyl-dfbp-moiety-as-a-linker-in-bioconjugation
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Fernando Albericio, Saba Alapour, Beatriz G de la Torre, Deresh Ramjugernath, Neil Anthony Koorbanally
Considerable attention has been devoted to fluorinated compounds due to their unique and interesting properties. Many modern pharmaceuticals contain fluorinated substituents, which are commonly synthesized using selective fluorinating reagents. Decafluorobiphenyl (DFBP) as a fluorinated linker is susceptible to nucleophilic attack. This nucleophilic reaction has been widely studied using various nucleophiles. Sulfur and nitrogen containing nucleophiles have been of particular interest, especially in bioconjugated reactions...
January 17, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341587/fucoidan-prolongs-the-circulation-time-of-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Maha R A Abdollah, Thomas J Carter, Clare Jones, Tammy L Kalber, Vineeth Rajkumar, Berend Tolner, Cordula Gruettner, May Zaw-Thin, Julia Baguña Torres, Matthew Ellis, Mathew Robson, R Barbara Pedley, Paul Mulholland, Rafael T M de Rosales, Kerry Ann Chester
The magnetic properties and safety of dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have facilitated their clinical use as MRI contrast agents and stimulated research on applications for SPIONs in particle imaging and magnetic hyperthermia. The wider clinical potential of SPIONs, however, has been limited by their rapid removal from circulation via the reticuloendothelial system (RES). We explored the possibility of extending SPION circulatory time using fucoidan, a seaweed-derived food supplement, to inhibit RES uptake...
January 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341495/validation-of-a-fully-automated-spe-and-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-quantification-of-30-pharmaceuticals-and-metabolites-in-post-mortem-blood-and-brain-samples
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Marie Katrine Klose Nielsen, Michael Nedahl, Sys Stybe Johansen, Kristian Linnet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341142/evolutionary-and-genetic-features-of-drug-targets
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REVIEW
Yuan Quan, Zhong-Yi Wang, Xin-Yi Chu, Hong-Yu Zhang
In the modern drug discovery pipeline, identification of novel drug targets is a critical step. Despite rapid progress in developing biomedical techniques, it is still a great challenge to find promising new targets from the ample space of human genes. This fact is partially responsible for the situation of "more investments, fewer drugs" in the pharmaceutical industry. A series of recent researches revealed that successfully targeted genes share some common evolutionary and genetic features, which means that the knowledge accumulated in modern evolutionary biology and genetics is very helpful to identify potential drug targets and to find new drugs as well...
January 17, 2018: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340996/recent-advances-in-the-development-of-polycyclic-skeletons-via-ugi-reaction-cascades
#12
REVIEW
Jie Lei, Jiang-Ping Meng, Dian-Yong Tang, Brendan Frett, Zhong-Zhu Chen, Zhi-Gang Xu
Isocyanide-based multicomponent reactions are among the most powerful synthetic tools available. Particularly, the isocyanide-based Ugi reaction can allow rapid preparation of [Formula: see text]-aminoacyl amide derivatives and polyazaheterocycles with extensive pharmaceutical applications. Moreover, bridged polyazaheterocycles, including one or more quaternary carbon centers, can be constructed via the Ugi cascade reaction in a few steps. This review will emphasize synthesis and bioactivities of bridged compounds with quaternary centers constructed through Ugi cascade reactions...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340979/effect-of-moisture-content-of-chitin-calcium-silicate-on-rate-of-degradation-of-cefotaxime-sodium
#13
Suhair S Al-Nimry, Khouloud A Alkhamis
Assessment of incompatibilities between active pharmaceutical ingredient and pharmaceutical excipients is an important part of preformulation studies. The objective of the work was to assess the effect of moisture content of chitin calcium silicate of two size ranges (two specific surface areas) on the rate of degradation of cefotaxime sodium. The surface area of the excipient was determined using adsorption method. The effect of moisture content of a given size range on the stability of the drug was determined at 40°C in the solid state...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340835/repurposed-fda-approved-drugs-targeting-genes-influencing-aging-can-extend-lifespan-and-healthspan-in-rotifers
#14
Terry W Snell, Rachel K Johnston, Amelia B Matthews, Hongyi Zhou, Mu Gao, Jeffrey Skolnick
Pharmaceutical interventions can slow aging in animals, and have advantages because their dose can be tightly regulated and the timing of the intervention can be closely controlled. They also may complement environmental interventions like caloric restriction by acting additively. A fertile source for therapies slowing aging is FDA approved drugs whose safety has been investigated. Because drugs bind to several protein targets, they cause multiple effects, many of which have not been characterized. It is possible that some of the side effects of drugs prescribed for one therapy may have benefits in retarding aging...
January 16, 2018: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340718/drug-treatment-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
#15
REVIEW
D Berliner, J Bauersachs
The prevalence of heart failure increases with age. Changes in the age distribution and growing life expectancy will lead to a further rise. However, data concerning drug treatment of heart failure especially in the elderly are scarce. Subgroup analyses of the heart failure trials suggest that drug therapy in older patients should follow the recommendations in the current guidelines. In doing so, several common comorbidities in these patients (e. g., impaired renal function) have to be considered and may have an influence on the therapy (e...
January 16, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340313/treatment-of-severe-hyperkalemia-confronting-4-fallacies
#16
REVIEW
J Gary Abuelo
Severe hyperkalemia is a medical emergency that can cause lethal arrhythmias. Successful management requires monitoring of the electrocardiogram and serum potassium concentrations, the prompt institution of therapies that work both synergistically and sequentially, and timely repeat dosing as necessary. It is of concern then that, based on questions about effectiveness and safety, many physicians no longer use 3 key modalities in the treatment of severe hyperkalemia: sodium bicarbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate [Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339813/a-new-group-of-synthetic-phenolic-containing-amphiphilic-molecules-for-multipurpose-applications-physico-chemical-characterization-and-cell-toxicity-study
#17
Sampson Anankanbil, Bianca Pérez, Iva Fernandes, Katarzyna Magdalena Widzisz, Zegao Wang, Nuno Mateus, Zheng Guo
Nine synthetic amphiphilic phenolic lipids, varied in phenolic moiety (caffeoyl/dimethylcaffeoyl) and fatty acid chain lengths (8-18) were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), temperature-ramp Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). FT-IR and DSC results revealed that the physical state and lateral packing of synthetic molecules were largely governed by fatty acyls. The critical micelle concentrations (CMC) of synthetic lipids was in the range of 0...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339525/pulsating-dissolution-of-crystalline-matter
#18
Cornelius Fischer, Andreas Luttge
Fluid-solid reactions result in material flux from or to the solid surface. The prediction of the flux, its variations, and changes with time are of interest to a wide array of disciplines, ranging from the material and earth sciences to pharmaceutical sciences. Reaction rate maps that are derived from sequences of topography maps illustrate the spatial distribution of reaction rates across the crystal surface. Here, we present highly spatially resolved rate maps that reveal the existence of rhythmic pulses of the material flux from the crystal surface...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339413/proteotranscriptomic-analysis-and-discovery-of-the-profile-and-diversity-of-toxin-like-proteins-in-centipede
#19
Feng Zhao, Xinqiang Lan, Tao Li, Yang Xiang, Fang Zhao, Yun Zhang, Wenhui Lee
Centipedes are one of the oldest venomous animals and use their venoms as weapons to attack prey or protect themselves. Their venoms contain various components with different biomedical and pharmacological properties. However, little attention has been paid to the profiles and diversity of their toxin-like proteins/peptides. In this study, we used a proteotranscriptomic approach to uncover the diversity of centipede toxin-like proteins in Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans Nine hundred twenty-three and 6,736 peptides, which were separately isolated from venom and torso tissues, respectively, were identified by ESI-MS/MS and deduced from their transcriptomes...
January 16, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339331/the-catalytic-destruction-of-antibiotic-tetracycline-by-sulfur-doped-manganese-oxide-s-mgo-nanoparticles
#20
Gholamreza Moussavi, Ali Mashayekh-Salehi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Anoshiravan Mohseni-Bandpei
The present study evaluates the efficacy of S-doped MgO (S-MgO) as compared with the plain MgO as a catalyst for destructive removal of tetracycline (TTC) in aqueous solutions. The S-MgO had around 6% S in its structure. Doping MgO with S caused increase in surface oxygen vacancy defects. Adding S-MgO (12 g/L) to a TTC aqueous solution (50 mg/L) caused removal of around 99% TTC at the neutral pH (ca. 5.1) and a short reaction time of 10 min. In comparison, plain MgO could remove only around 15% of TTC under similar experimental conditions...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
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