publication . Article . 2011

Pectin-based colon-specific drug delivery

Shailendra Shukla; Deepak Jain; Kavita Verma; Shiddarth Verma;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Chronicles of Young Scientists (issn: 2229-5186, eissn: 0975-9212, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Colon-specific drug delivery have a great importance in the delivery of drugs for the treatment of local colonic, as well as systemic diseases like Crohn′s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, amoebiasis, asthma, arthritis and inflammation which can be achieved by targeted delivery of drug to colon. Specific systemic absorption in the colon gave interesting possibilities for the delivery of protein and peptides. It contains relatively less proteolytic enzyme activities in the colon compared to the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Recommended treatments included the administration of anti-inflammatory drugs, chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics w...
mesheuropmc: digestive system diseases
free text keywords: RM1-950, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, combination of polymer with other polymers, pectin, Colon targeting, microflora
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