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Interest in intranasal (IN) administration as a non-invasive route for drug delivery continues to grow rapidly. The nasal mucosa offers numerous benefits as a target issue for drug delivery, such as a large surface area for delivery, rapid drug onset, potential for central nervous system delivery, and no first-pass metabolism.

The suitability of gadolinium complexes as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents depends on a number of factors. A thermodynamic relationship to toxicity exists if one assumes that the chemotoxicity of the intact complex is minimal but that the toxicity of the components of the complex (free metal and uncomplexed ligands) is substantial.

Three syngeneic carcinomas from two species shed plasma membrane vesicles when cultured in vitro or grown in the ascites tumor form in vivo. Shed vesicles carry procoagulant activity that can account for the activation of the clotting system and the fibrin deposition associated with these and many other types of malignancy in animals and man.

Manganese(II)-N,N’-dipyridoxylethylenediamine-N,N’-diacetate-5,5′-bis (phosphate) (MnDPDP) is a paramagnetic complex designed for use as a hepatobiliary agent. The T1 relaxivity of MnDPDP (2.8 [mmol/L]-1.sec-1 in aqueous solution) was similar to that of gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) (4.5 [mmol/L]-1.sec-1) and gadolinium tetraazocyclodecanetetraacetic acid (DOTA) (3.8 [mmol/L]-1.sec-1).

Angiotensin-I generating activity has been detected in homogenates of arterial tissue but it remains unclear whether this enzymatic activity results from the presence of renin itself or from the action of other proteases such as cathepsin D. I