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Pathological changes in tight junctions and potential applications into therapies.
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PMID:  22414542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Epithelial cells are pivotal in the separation of the body from the outside environment. Orally administered drugs must pass across epithelial cell sheets, and most pathological organisms invade the body through epithelial cells. Tight junctions (TJs) are sealing complexes between adjacent epithelial cells. Modulation of TJ components is a potent strategy for increasing absorption. Inflammation often causes disruption of the TJ barrier. Molecular imaging technology has enabled elucidation of the dynamics of TJs. Molecular pathological analysis has shown the relationship between TJ components and molecular pathological conditions. In this article, we discuss TJ-targeted drug development over the past 2 years.
Azusa Takahashi; Masuo Kondoh; Hidehiko Suzuki; Kiyohito Yagi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug discovery today     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5832     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9604391     Medline TA:  Drug Discov Today     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Laboratory of Bio-Functional Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.
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