Hiroyuki Kataoka

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A new HPLC method was developed using a chiral column to efficiently separate four 1"-hydroxybufuralol (1"-OH-BF) diastereomers that are major metabolites of bufuralol (BF). Employing this method, we examined diastereomer selectivity in the formation of 1"-OH-BF from BF racemate or enantiomers in four individual samples of human liver microsomes. Three(More)
We present the tip and friction forces acting on a needle during penetration into a canine prostate, independently measured by a 7-axis load cell newly developed for this purpose. This experimental apparatus clarifies the mechanics of needle penetration, potentially improving the development of surgical simulations. The behavior of both tip and friction(More)
The associative memory function of the brain is an active area of experimental and theoretical research. This thesis describes the construction of a model of cor-tical auto-associative memory. Conceptually, it is based on Hebb's cell assembly hypothesis. The quantitative description comes from a class of artiicial neural networks, ANN, with recurrent(More)
In this paper, simulations for needle insertion were performed by using a novel Eulerian hydrocode FEM, which was adaptive for large deformation and tissue fracture. We also performed experiments for the same needle insertion with silicon rubbers and needles, which had conical tips of different angles in order to investigate the accuracy of the simulations.(More)
A simple and rapid method for the determination of amphetamine, methamphetamine, and their 3,4-methylenedioxy derivatives in urine samples was developed using automated in-tube solid-phase microextraction (SPME) coupled with liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS). In-tube SPME is an extraction technique for organic(More)
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