Abundance of Hepatic Transporters in Caucasians: A Meta-analysis

The aim of this study was to derive quantitative abundance values for key hepatic transporters suitable for in vitro-in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) within a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling framework. A meta-analysis was performed whereby abundance measurements, sample preparation method and donor demography were collated from literature. In order to define values for a healthy Caucasian population, […]

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Potential Sources of Inter-subject Variability in Monoclonal Antibody Pharmacokinetics

Understanding inter-subject variability in drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is important to ensure that all patients attain suitable drug exposure to achieve efficacy and avoid toxicity. Inter-subject variability in the pharmacokinetics of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) is generally moderate to high; however, the factors responsible for the high inter-subject variability have not been comprehensively reviewed. In […]

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Are Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Models Reporting the Right Cmax? Central Venous Versus Peripheral Sampling Site

Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models can over-predict maximum plasma concentrations (Cmax) following intravenous administration. A proposed explanation is that invariably PBPK models report the concentration in the central venous compartment, rather than the site where the samples are drawn. The purpose of this study was to identify and validate potential corrective models based on anatomy and physiology governing the blood supply at the site of sampling and incorporate them into a PBPK platform. Four models were […]

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