MDCKII cells based in vitro system is a recommended model to evaluate blood-brain barrier permeability during CNS action novel compounds.
Publications have confirmed the importance of developing safe chemical agents using membrane transporter analysis as a criterion. This is reflected in the field of pesticides, one of the areas in which this analysis has been most widely applied.
The presence of the superfamily members of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters is well established as the main cause of multidrug resistance, since they efflux therapeutic compounds from cells and reduce the intracellular drug levels.
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.
Last month, the ICH launched a draft on Drug Interaction Studies regulatory. The guideline includes the regulations of the European, American and Japanese medical agencies and covers both in vitro and clinical studies.