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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences

First Advisor

Bhaskara Jasti

First Committee Member

Xiaoling Li

Second Committee Member

Patrick R. Jones


One of the reasons for poor response of tumors is their three dimensional structure (micro-environment), which forms a penetration barrier to anti-tumor agents. A drug has to cross the interstitial space of tumors and many layers of cells to reach the interior of a tumor. The main objective of this study was to develop two new in vitro models to evaluate the in vivo availability of antitumor compounds to solid tumors.

Two in vitro models, basement membrane p:1atrix of Engelbreth-Holm Swarm (EHS) mouse sarcoma (Matrigel) and human colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) multilayers were developed. The permeability characteristics of SR271425 (N-[1-{ [2-(diethylamino) ethyl] amino} -7 -methoxy-9-oxo-9H -thioxanthen-4-yl] methylformamide) a novel antitumor compound and three of its thioxanthone analogs (probable metabolites) were studied to evaluate the in vitro models.



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