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See detailComparison of two methods currently used to determine the interaction between cyclodextrins and drugs: phase solubility diagrams and NMR spectroscopy
Piel, Géraldine ULg; Moutard, Stephane; Perly, Bruno et al

in Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology (2004), 14(1, JAN-FEB), 87-91

Two methods usually used in the literature to determine stability constant values (Kc) of cyclodextrin complexes were compared: the phase solubility diagram and NMR spectroscopy. Two model drugs were used ... [more ▼]

Two methods usually used in the literature to determine stability constant values (Kc) of cyclodextrin complexes were compared: the phase solubility diagram and NMR spectroscopy. Two model drugs were used to determine limitations of both techniques: betamethasone and miconazole, with three cyclodextrins: beta-cyclodextrine (betaCD), dimethylated-betaCD (Dimeb) and trimethylated-betaCD (Trimeb). This study shows that both techniques can give the same Kc value if they are used in exactly the same conditions with well defined cyclodextrins. As a matter of fact, if the degree of substitution of cyclodextrin is not well defined (as it is often the case with Dimeb), results are biased. This study also shows that when interactions between both molecules are weak (< 1000 M-1), stability constants can not be determined by NMR due to low chemical shift variations. The limitations of the phase solubility diagram method are an oversimplification of the solubility data which can lead to large errors in the calculation of the stability constant values. Moreover, this method is time and material consuming. [less ▲]

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See detailCyclodextrins as a potential carrier in drug nebulization
Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Bertholet, P.; Guéders, Maud ULg et al

in Journal of Controlled Release (2004), 96(3), 403-410

The inhalation route is widely studied for many drug applications focusing on either local or systemic distributions. One matter of concern is the solubilization of hydrophobic drugs. We have studied the ... [more ▼]

The inhalation route is widely studied for many drug applications focusing on either local or systemic distributions. One matter of concern is the solubilization of hydrophobic drugs. We have studied the feasibility of using different cyclodextrins (CDs) to elaborate pharmaceutical formulations for the inhalation route and tested the short-term toxicity of such formulations administered by inhalation to C57BL/6 mice. We have shown that HP-beta-CD, gamma-CD, as well as RAMEB aqueous solutions can undergo aerosolization and that the resulting droplet-size ranges are compatible with pulmonary deposition. In vivo, we have demonstrated that short-term exposure to inhaled HP-beta-CD, gamma-CD and RAMEB solutions are non-toxic after assessing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), lung and kidney histology, bronchial responsiveness to methacholine and blood urea. The only change noted is a slight increase in lymphocyte count in the BAL after HP-beta-CD and gamma-CD inhalation. We conclude that CDs are useful in significantly enhancing the solubility of apolar drugs with a view to inhalation therapy although an increase in lymphocyte counts in the BAL after CDs inhalations needs further investigations. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailCyclodextrins as a potential carrier in drug nebulization.
Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Bertholet, P.; Guéders, Maud ULg et al

in Journal of Controlled Release (2004), 96(3), 403-10

The inhalation route is widely studied for many drug applications focusing on either local or systemic distributions. One matter of concern is the solubilization of hydrophobic drugs. We have studied the ... [more ▼]

The inhalation route is widely studied for many drug applications focusing on either local or systemic distributions. One matter of concern is the solubilization of hydrophobic drugs. We have studied the feasibility of using different cyclodextrins (CDs) to elaborate pharmaceutical formulations for the inhalation route and tested the short-term toxicity of such formulations administered by inhalation to C57BL/6 mice. We have shown that HP-beta-CD, gamma-CD, as well as RAMEB aqueous solutions can undergo aerosolization and that the resulting droplet-size ranges are compatible with pulmonary deposition. In vivo, we have demonstrated that short-term exposure to inhaled HP-beta-CD, gamma-CD and RAMEB solutions are non-toxic after assessing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), lung and kidney histology, bronchial responsiveness to methacholine and blood urea. The only change noted is a slight increase in lymphocyte count in the BAL after HP-beta-CD and gamma-CD inhalation. We conclude that CDs are useful in significantly enhancing the solubility of apolar drugs with a view to inhalation therapy although an increase in lymphocyte counts in the BAL after CDs inhalations needs further investigations. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la methyl-b-cyclodextrine sur la cinetique de libération de l'inuline encapsulée dans des liposomes bioadhésifs
Piel, Géraldine ULg; Boulmedarat, Laila; Bochot, Amélie et al

Poster (2003, November 12)

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See detailThe skin compatibility of new cyclodextrin derivatives: the phospholipidyl-cyclodextrins
Piel, Géraldine ULg; Moutard, Stéphane; Uhoda, Emmanuelle ULg et al

Poster (2003, October)

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See detailSystematic characterization of oil-in-water emulsions for formulation design
Roland, Isabelle ULg; Piel, Géraldine ULg; Delattre, Luc ULg et al

in International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2003), 263(1-2), 85-94

Oil-in-water emulsions varying in surfactant concentration and manufacturing process were prepared. About 10 experiments were performed to characterize them. The goal of this research was to find Out ... [more ▼]

Oil-in-water emulsions varying in surfactant concentration and manufacturing process were prepared. About 10 experiments were performed to characterize them. The goal of this research was to find Out which tests should systematically be carried Out to assess efficiently the stability and the properties of ail emulsified preparation. Thus, formulation design requires at least the measurement of the droplet size, the determination of the zeta potential, a TurbiScan(R) analysis, the investigation of the stability under centrifugation and freeze/thaw cycles. If the emulsion contains an active substance, stability under storage at 4 degreesC and microscopic analysis are relevant. Quality Control Should be improved by measurements of viscosity and pH. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPathogenic role of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and therapeutic relevance of matrix metalloproteases inhibitors
Cataldo, Didier ULg; Guéders, Maud ULg; Rocks, Natacha ULg et al

in Cellular and Molecular Biology (2003), 49(6), 875-884

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are an at least 23 member family of calcium and zinc dependent enzymes implicated in many physiological and pathological processes. Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary ... [more ▼]

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are an at least 23 member family of calcium and zinc dependent enzymes implicated in many physiological and pathological processes. Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are diseases associated with an inflammation of the airways and lung parenchyma. In this review, we focus on the role played by MMPs in the pathogenesis of inflammation, airway remodelling and alveolar destruction, depicting the observational studies in humans and the experimental studies in animal models. During the course of asthma, MM P-2,-8,-9 and TIMP-1 are expressed at baseline and the allergen exposure or exacerbations of the disease lead to an increase of MMP-9 secretion being at this time much higher than that of TIMP-1, allowing temporarily a matrix damage, possibly followed by abnormal repair. Animal models suggest a predominant role for MMP-9 and MMP-12 in the pathogenesis of pulmonary inflammation and link an absence of MMP-2 to an increased parenchymal inflammation. In COPD and emphysema, human studies indicate an over-secretion of MMP-2,-8,-9 and animal models point out MMP-1 and MMP-12 as being key players in the pathogenesis of emphysema. Taken together, these data identify specific MW inhibition as appropriate target for therapeutic intervention in asthma or COPD/emphysema. They also strongly argue against the widespread use of large spectrum non specific inhibitors that could be detrimental. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthèse de b-cyclodextrines modifiées
Bertolla, Carine; Piette, Marie ULg; Evrard, Brigitte ULg et al

Poster (2003, May)

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See detailInfluence of cyclodextrins on the solubility and the stability of cyproterone acetate
Henry de Hassonville, Sandrine; Dive, Georges ULg; Prosperi, Christelle ULg et al

Conference (2003, May)

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See detailEtude de l'hyperactivité bronchique induite par l'administration pulmonaire de cyclodextrines chez la souris
Bertholet, Pascal; Guéders, Maud ULg; Barillaro, Valery et al

Conference (2003, January)

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See detailCyclodextrins as topical permeation enhancers : in vitro and in vivo testing
Henry de Hassonville, S.; Christiaens, B.; Piel, Géraldine ULg et al

Poster (2003)

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See detailSolid lipid Nanoparticles for drug Pumonary Administration
Sanna, Vanna; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Gustin, Pascal ULg et al

in Proceedings of 30th International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials (2003)

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See detailFormulation of submicronic emulsions by using a high-pressure homogeniser
Roland, I; Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Erpicum, T et al

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (2003), 57

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