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Fractal structure of the liver: effect on drug elimination.
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PMID:  23212277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Liver modeling in pharmacokinetics has been based on outflow curves of extracellular tracers obtained in single-pass perfused rat livers. These reference curves represent the hepatic transit time densities (TTD) of tracers. Since the fractal structure of the sinusoidal network implies a TTD with power-law tail, the question is whether the use of conventional empirical TTDs with exponential tail may lead to biased estimates of hepatic clearance. A simulation study using a novel TTD model that accounts for fractal heterogeneity of hepatic flow shows that the bias is less than about 5 %. Using this approach to determine the influence of hepatic flow dispersion on drug extraction, only a minor effect was found. The results demonstrate that there is no need for specific fractal models of hepatic drug elimination.
Michael Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-8744     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101096520     Medline TA:  J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand,
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