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CircATL2 enhances paclitaxel resistance of ovarian cancer via impacting miR-506-3p/NFIB axis.

Drug Dev Res 2021 Sep 19. Epub 2021 Sep 19.

Department of Radiotherapy, Affiliated Hangzhou Cancer Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) play vital regulatory roles in the development of ovarian cancer (OC). However, the functions of circRNA Atlastin GTPase 2 (circATL2) in paclitaxel (PTX) resistance of OC are still unclear. As a result, circATL2 was upregulated in PTX-resistant OC tissues and cells. Read More

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September 2021

Inhibitory G protein-mediated modulation of slow delayed rectifier potassium channels contributes to increased susceptibility to arrhythmogenesis in aging heart.

Heart Rhythm 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Pharmacology, Hebei Medical University; The Key Laboratory of New Drug Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hebei Province. Electronic address:

Background: Slow delayed rectifier potassium current (I) is an important component of repolarization reserve during sympathetic nerve excitement. However, little is known about age-related functional changes of I and its involvement in age-dependent arrhythmogenesis.

Objective: To investigate age-related alteration of the I response to β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) activation. Read More

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September 2021

Combined chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer treatment by paclitaxel and niclosamide nanocrystals loaded thermosensitive hydrogel.

Eur J Pharm Sci 2021 Sep 11;167:105992. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

Department of Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 211198, China. Electronic address:

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most dangerous subtype of breast cancer accompanying by unfavorable prognosis due to lack of specific therapeutic targets. Paclitaxel (PTX) is the first-line chemotherapeutic drug for TNBC and niclosamide (NLM) was identified as an inhibitor for TNBC and breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs). Intratumoral drug delivery system was a hopeful alternative for chemotherapeutic drug administration due to its targeting efficiency with lower systemic toxicity. Read More

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September 2021

Microbiota metabolite butyrate constrains neutrophil functions and ameliorates mucosal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease.

Gut Microbes 2021 Jan-Dec;13(1):1968257

Center for IBD Research, Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Host-microbial cross-talk plays a crucial role in maintenance of gut homeostasis. However, how microbiota-derived metabolites, e.g. Read More

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September 2021

Efficient Anti-Glioma Therapy Through the Brain-Targeted RVG15-Modified Liposomes Loading Paclitaxel-Cholesterol Complex.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 24;16:5755-5776. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substance and Function of Natural Medicines, Department of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100050, People's Republic of China.

Background: Glioma is the most common primary malignant brain tumor with a dreadful overall survival and high mortality. One of the most difficult challenges in clinical treatment is that most drugs hardly pass through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and achieve efficient accumulation at tumor sites. Thus, to circumvent this hurdle, developing an effectively traversing BBB drug delivery nanovehicle is of significant clinical importance. Read More

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Sequential Release of Paclitaxel and Imatinib from Core-Shell Microparticles Prepared by Coaxial Electrospray for Vaginal Therapy of Cervical Cancer.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Aug 16;22(16). Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University & Key Laboratory of Smart Drug Delivery (Fudan University), Shanghai 201203, China.

To optimize the anti-tumor efficacy of combination therapy with paclitaxel (PTX) and imatinib (IMN), we used coaxial electrospray to prepare sequential-release core-shell microparticles composed of a PTX-loaded sodium hyaluronate outer layer and an IMN-loaded PLGA core. The morphology, size distribution, drug loading, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR), in vitro release, PLGA degradation, cellular growth inhibition, in vivo vaginal retention, anti-tumor efficacy, and local irritation in a murine orthotopic cervicovaginal tumor model after vaginal administration were characterized. The results show that such core-shell microparticles were of spherical appearance, with an average size of 14. Read More

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Models and Assays for the Assessment of Pertussis Toxin Activity.

Toxins (Basel) 2021 Aug 12;13(8). Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Institute for Translational Vaccinology (Intravacc), P.O. Box 450, 3720 AL Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

One of the main virulence factors produced by is pertussis toxin (PTx) which, in its inactivated form, is the major component of all marketed acellular pertussis vaccines. PTx ADP ribosylates Gα proteins, thereby affecting the inhibition of adenylate cyclases and resulting in the accumulation of cAMP. Apart from this classical model, PTx also activates some receptors and can affect various ADP ribosylation- and adenylate cyclase-independent signalling pathways. Read More

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Smart Polymeric Nanoparticles with pH-Responsive and PEG-Detachable Properties (II): Co-Delivery of Paclitaxel and VEGF siRNA for Synergistic Breast Cancer Therapy in Mice.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 13;16:5479-5494. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substance and Function of Natural Medicines, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100050, People's Republic of China.

Background: The dual-loaded nano-delivery system can realize chemotherapeutic drug and small interfering RNA (siRNA) co-loading as well as enhance the therapeutic effect of drugs on tumors through a synergistic effect, while reducing their toxic and side effects on normal tissues.

Methods: Previously, we developed layered smart nanoparticles (NPs) to co-deliver survivin siRNA as well as small molecule drugs for lung cancer. In this study, we used such smart NPs to co-deliver paclitaxel (PTX) and siRNA against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene for breast cancer therapy in mice models. Read More

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Jaridon 6, a new diterpene from Rabdosia rubescens (Hemsl.) Hara, can display anti-gastric cancer resistance by inhibiting SIRT1 and inducing autophagy.

Phytother Res 2021 Aug 19. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, PR China.

Tumor resistance is the main cause of treatment failure and is associated with many tumor factors. Jaridon 6, a new diterpene extracted from Rabdosia rubescens (Hemsl.) Hara, which has been previously extracted by our research team, has been tested having more obvious advantages in resistant tumor cells. Read More

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p53-dependent apoptosis is essential for the antitumor effect of paclitaxel response to DNA damage in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Int J Med Sci 2021 11;18(14):3197-3205. Epub 2021 Jul 11.

Department of Thyroid Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

A functional p53 protein plays an important role in killing tumor cells. Previous studies showed that chemotherapeutic drug, paclitaxel (PTX), showed anti-tumor activity through inducing G2/M arrest and apoptosis by targeting microtubules in tumor cells. However, PTX was not sensitive to p53-inactivated papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cells by inducing G2/M arrest only. Read More

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Pure redox-sensitive paclitaxel-maleimide prodrug nanoparticles: Endogenous albumin-induced size switching and improved antitumor efficiency.

Acta Pharm Sin B 2021 Jul 5;11(7):2048-2058. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

School of Traditional Chinese Materia Medica, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China.

A commercial albumin-bound paclitaxel nano-formulation has been considered a gold standard against breast cancer. However, its application still restricted unfavorable pharmacokinetics and the immunogenicity of exogenous albumin carrier. Herein, we report an albumin-bound tumor redox-responsive paclitaxel prodrugs nano-delivery strategy. Read More

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Integrated Multi-modal Antenna with coupled Radiating Structures (I-MARS) for 7T pTx body MRI.

IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2021 Aug 9;PP. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

One of the main challenges in ultra-high field whole body MRI relates to the uniformity and efficiency of the radiofrequency field. Although recent advances in the design of RF coils have demonstrated that dipole antennas have a current distribution ideally suited to 7T MRI, they are limited by low isolation and poor robustness to loading changes. Multi-layered and self-decoupled loop coils have demonstrated improved RF performance in these areas at lower field MRI but have not been adapted to dipole designs. Read More

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Black phosphorus assisted polyionic micelles with efficient PTX loading for remotely controlled release and synergistic treatment of drug-resistant tumors.

Biomater Sci 2021 Sep 14;9(18):6108-6115. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, School of Engineering, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, PR China.

Nanomedicines have been widely used in the effective delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs due to their advantages such as increasing the half-life of drugs, selectively targeting tumor tissues, and thus reducing systemic toxicity. However, the low drug entrapment rate and the difficulty of real-controlled release at tumor sites hinder their further clinical translations. Here we have developed biodegradable polyionic micelles (PD-M) to facilitate black phosphorus (BP) encapsulation ([email protected]) for improved drug loading. Read More

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September 2021

Targeted Liposomal Chemotherapies to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jul 26;13(15). Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1825 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.

Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are highly aggressive and recurrent. Standard cytotoxic chemotherapies are currently the main treatment options, but their clinical efficacies are limited and patients usually suffer from severe side effects. The goal of this study was to develop and evaluate targeted liposomes-delivered combined chemotherapies to treat TNBCs. Read More

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Development of paclitaxel loaded pegylated gelatin targeted nanoparticles for improved treatment efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): an in vitro and in vivo evaluation study.

Acta Biochim Pol 2021 Aug 6. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Qing Dao Municipal Hospital, Qing Dao, 266011, China.

Purpose: To develop and evaluate paclitaxel (PTX) loaded pegylated gelatin targeted nanoparticles for improved efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment.

Method: PTX loaded gelatin nanoparticles (PTX-GNP) were prepared by crosslinking with glutaraldehyde aqueous solution. These nanoparticles (NPs) were further incubated with PEG 400 to form PEGylated NPs (PEG-PTX-GNP). Read More

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Targeting Gi/o protein-coupled receptor signaling blocks HER2-induced breast cancer development and enhances HER2-targeted therapy.

JCI Insight 2021 Sep 22;6(18). Epub 2021 Sep 22.

Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

GPCRs are highly desirable drug targets for human disease. Although GPCR dysfunction drives development and progression of many tumors, including breast cancer (BC), targeting individual GPCRs has limited efficacy as a cancer therapy because numerous GPCRs are activated. Here, we sought a new way of blocking GPCR activation in HER2+ BC by targeting a subgroup of GPCRs that couple to Gi/o proteins (Gi/o-GPCRs). Read More

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September 2021

Probing the fluorination effect on the self-assembly characteristics, fate and antitumor efficacy of paclitaxel prodrug nanoassemblies.

Theranostics 2021 6;11(16):7896-7910. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Wuya College of Innovation, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China.

Small-molecule prodrug nanoassembly is emerging as an efficient platform for chemotherapy. The self-assembly stability plays a vital role on the drug delivery efficiency of prodrug nanoassembly. It is reported that fluoroalkylation could improve the self-assembly stability of amphiphilic polymers by utilizing the unique fluorination effect. Read More

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ultra-small lipid carriers with adjustable release profiles for synergistic treatment of drug-resistant ovarian cancer.

Nanotechnology 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Harbin Medical University, 157, Baojian Road, Nangang District, Harbin City, China, Harbin, 150086, CHINA.

The combined application of paclitaxel (PTX) and tetrandrine (TET) is a promising avenue in drug-resistant cancer therapy. However, poor drug release and limited intracellular accumulation greatly impede the combinatorial antitumor practices. To address this problem, we successfully developed a tunable controlled release lipid platform for coordinated drug delivery. Read More

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Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell-Based Delivery: A Rapidly Evolving Strategy for Cancer Therapy.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 12;9:686453. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

German Cancer Research Center, Toxicology and Chemotherapy Unit (G401), Heidelberg, Germany.

Mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC)-based therapy has become an attractive and advanced scientific research area in the context of cancer therapy. This interest is closely linked to the MSC-marked tropism for tumors, suggesting them as a rational and effective vehicle for drug delivery for both hematological and solid malignancies. Nonetheless, the therapeutic application of the MSCs in human tumors is still controversial because of the induction of several signaling pathways largely contributing to tumor progression and metastasis. Read More

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Intranasal Paclitaxel Alters Alzheimer's Disease Phenotypic Features in 3xTg-AD Mice.

J Alzheimers Dis 2021 ;83(1):379-394

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences>, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Background: Microtubule stabilizing drugs, commonly used as anti-cancer therapeutics, have been proposed for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, many do not cross the blood-brain barrier.

Objective: This research investigated if paclitaxel (PTX) delivered via the intranasal (IN) route could alter the phenotypic progression of AD in 3xTg-AD mice.

Methods: We administered intranasal PTX in 3XTg-AD mice (3xTg-AD n = 15, 10 weeks and n = 10, 44 weeks, PTX: 0. Read More

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January 2021

AIE-active polymeric micelles based on modified chitosan for bioimaging-guided targeted delivery and controlled release of paclitaxel.

Carbohydr Polym 2021 Oct 10;269:118327. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), School of Chemistry and Material Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China. Electronic address:

In this study, a novel polymer based on aggregation-induced emission (AIE) fluorogen, biotin and disulfide bonds modified chitosan (TPE-bi(SS-CS-Bio)) was designed and synthesized. The polymer could self-assemble into micelles in aqueous media and encapsulate paclitaxel (PTX) into the core with high drug loading. Fluorescence study indicated that the micelles exhibited excellent AIE feature with intense blue fluorescence emitted. Read More

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October 2021

Co-delivery of paclitaxel and STAT3 siRNA by a multifunctional nanocomplex for targeted treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Acta Biomater 2021 Jul 18. Epub 2021 Jul 18.

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tong Jia Xiang, Nanjing 210009, China; NMPA Key Laboratory for Research and Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Preparations and Excipients, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China. Electronic address:

Metastasis is one of the major causes of mortality in patients suffering from breast cancer. The signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is closely related to cancer metastasis. Herein, a multifunctional nanocomplex was developed to simultaneously deliver paclitaxel (PTX) and STAT3 siRNA (siSTAT3) to inhibit tumor growth and prevent metastasis of breast cancer cells. Read More

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Interventional cardiac MRI using an add-on parallel transmit MR system: In vivo experience in sheep.

Magn Reson Med 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, United Kingdom.

Purpose: We present in vivo testing of a parallel transmit system intended for interventional MR-guided cardiac procedures.

Methods: The parallel transmit system was connected in-line with a conventional 1.5 Tesla MRI system to transmit and receive on an 8-coil array. Read More

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Silencing of circHIPK3 Sensitizes Paclitaxel-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy by Regulating HK2 Through Targeting miR-1286.

Cancer Manag Res 2021 12;13:5573-5585. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, People's Hospital of Ganzhou City, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, People's Republic of China.

Background: Resistance development to paclitaxel (PTX) has become a major obstacle in the successful treatment of breast cancer (BC). Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been identified as essential regulators in PTX resistance of BC. Here, we explored the precise roles of circRNA homeodomain interacting protein kinase 3 (circHIPK3, circ_0000284) in PTX resistance of BC. Read More

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miR-92b-3p Regulates Cell Cycle and Apoptosis by Targeting , Thereby Affecting the Sensitivity of Colorectal Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Drugs.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jul 2;13(13). Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Molecular Therapeutics and New Drug Development, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignant tumor in the world and the second leading cause of cancer death. Multidrug resistance (MDR) has become a major obstacle in the clinical treatment of CRC. The clear molecular mechanism of MDR is complex, and miRNAs play an important role in drug resistance. Read More

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Exquisite Vesicular Nanomedicine by Paclitaxel Mediated Co-assembly with Camptothecin Prodrug.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2021 09 11;60(38):21033-21039. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

Departments of Diagnostic Radiology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117597, Singapore.

We report that the self-assembly of drug amphiphiles, Evans blue conjugated camptothecin prodrug (EB-CPT), can be modulated by another anticancer drug paclitaxel (PTX), resulting in ultrahigh quality of nanovesicles (NVs) with uniform shape and diameters of around 80 nm with the EB-CPT:PTX weight ratio of 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3, denoted as ECX NVs. Significantly, the co-assembly of EB-CPT and PTX without adding other excipients has nearly 100 % drug loading efficiency (DLE) and ultrahigh drug loading content (DLC) of PTX alone of up to 72.3±1. Read More

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September 2021

Apatinib enhances the anti-tumor effect of paclitaxel via the PI3K/p65/Bcl-xl pathway in triple-negative breast cancer.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Jun;9(12):1001

Henan Key Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics, Cancer Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Clinical Medicine, Medical College of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, China.

Background: Apatinib is a new generation of small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which can highly selectively inhibit phosphorylation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). This study aimed to investigate the synergistic effects of apatinib and paclitaxel (PTX) on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and , and to explore the molecular mechanism of the PI3K/p65/Bcl-xl pathway.

Methods: In vitro, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-Yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) method, flow cytometry (FCM), wound healing assay, and transwell matrix assay were conducted to measure the effects of apatinib and PTX on cell viability, apoptosis, migration, and invasion in TNBC cell line MDA-MB-468. Read More

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Exploring the potential of functional polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles for enhanced oral delivery of paclitaxel.

Asian J Pharm Sci 2021 May 2;16(3):387-395. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

School of Pharmacy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China.

Most biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) class IV drugs, with poor solubility and inferior permeability, are also substrates of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and cytochrome P450 (CYP450), leading to their low oral bioavailability. The objective of this study is to explore the potential of using functional polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles (PLHNs) to enhance the oral absorption of BCS IV drugs. In this paper, taking paclitaxel (PTX) as a drug model, PTX-loaded PLHNs were prepared by a self-assembly method. Read More

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Dexamethasone enhances the lung metastasis of breast cancer via a PI3K-SGK1-CTGF pathway.

Oncogene 2021 Sep 16;40(35):5367-5378. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China.

Dexamethasone (Dex), as a pretreatment agent, is widely used to attenuate the side effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment. However, whether and how Dex affects breast cancer metastasis remain to be furtherly understood. In this study, we established several mouse breast cancer metastatic models to study the effect of Dex in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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September 2021

Stent conditioned media for in vitro evaluation of hydrophobic stent coatings.

Toxicol In Vitro 2021 Oct 13;76:105212. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Chemical Sciences, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address:

In vitro cell studies of hydrophobic drugs face difficulties associated with their low aqueous solubility. To study poorly soluble drugs in bio-relevant media, solubilizing agents are frequently used to make stock solutions before final reconstitution in media. This results in drug concentrations that are not representative of in vivo conditions and may pose adverse effects on cells' biological functions. Read More

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October 2021