Author(s): LeoneBay A, Ho KK, Agarwal R, Baughman RA, Chaudhary K,
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Abstract A series of N-acetylated, non-alpha, aromatic amino acids was prepared and shown to promote the absorption of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) from the gastrointestinal tract. Seventy compounds in this family were tested in vivo in rats. Of the compounds tested, 4-[4-[(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]phenyl]butyric acid was identified as a preclinical candidate and was used to demonstrate the oral delivery of rhGH in primates. A significant positive correlation was found between the relative log k' of the delivery agents, as determined by HPLC on an immobilized artificial membrane (IAM) column, and serum rhGH concentrations following oral or colonic dosing in rats. Structure-activity relationships have also been developed on the basis of electronic effects and hydrogen-bonding characteristics of the aromatic amide substituents.
This article was published in J Med Chem
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology