volume 272, issue 1-2, P161-171 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.12.023
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Abstract: The intestinal absorptive characteristics and the efflux mechanisms of 9-nitrocamptothecin (9-NC), a novel water-insoluble camptothecin (CPT) derivative, were investigated. The Caco-2 cells and the everted gut sacs were used as models of the intestinal mucosa to assess transepithelial transport of 9-NC. The determination of 9-NC was performed by HPLC. In the Caco-2 cells, the absorptive transport of 9-NC was pH dependent and the transport was enhanced at weakly acidic pH on the apical side. No concentration de…

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