Aspects of cytotoxic drug penetration

Kerr, David James (1987) Aspects of cytotoxic drug penetration. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The aims of this thesis are summarised as follows: a) Investigation of the cellular pharmacokinetics of adriamycin accumulation in human lung tumour rnonolayers and its relationship to cytotoxicity. b) Comparison of the rate, degree of uptake and cellular localisation of lipophilic derivatives of adriamycin in monolayer systems. c) Comparison of adriamycin and lipophilic anthracycline derivatives in multicellular spheroids with regard to differential penetration and cytotoxicity. d) Identification of putative adriamycin penetration enhancing agents, such as membrane permeabilisers, in monolayer and their further study in spheroid culture systems. e) Investigation of the distibution and penetration of adriamycin in solid tumour systems. f) Comparison of the pharmacokinetics and cytotoxicity of adriamycin and adriamycin encapsulated in slow release surfactant vesicles (niosomes) in nude mice bearing human lung tumour xenografts.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Pharmacology
Date of Award: 1987
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1987-76679
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 13:55
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 13:55
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76679

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