An investigation led by the researcher Nicoló Milani was published in the prestigious analytical journal Lab on a Chip. The CacoGoblet kit was employed to investigate the permeability and the metabolism of the compound in a gut-liver-organ-on-a-chip (OoC).
Caco-2 cells assay is a reference assayto evaluate intestinal permeability in drug discovery stages, optimizing novel compounds screening.
The publication, entitled Daily Intraperitoneal Administration of RGZ Does Not Improve Lung Function or Alveolarization in Preterm Rabbits Exposed to Hyperoxia, was aimed at testing the efficacy of three types of Thiazolidenoides (TZN) in preterm rabbits with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Inflammatory reactions of the intestinal tract are the result of a combination of hereditary, genetic and/or environmental factors that have been clustered in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). ReadyCell has available CacoReady and CacoGoblet to assay compounds inflammatory properties.
It is well known that food intake changes luminal conditions (e.g. pH, motility, microbiota,…) in the stomach and the small intestine, modifying drugs bioavailability. Food-drug interactions are one of the major challenges for oral-administered drugs, even more so if considering the growing use of food supplements and functional foods.
The endothelial cells that conform the BBB limit the passage of blood circulating endogenous substrates and larger molecules to the brain. This intrinsic protective role is also a major hurdle for reasearchers developing drugs for Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders.