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A highly sensitive method for the assay of catechol-O-methyltransferase in erythrocytes is described, which employs high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. A newly synthesized catechol compound, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)naphtho [1,2-d]thiazole is used as a highly fluorogenic substrate for catechol-O-methyltransferase; the m- and(More)
The effects of acute physiological stressors (5 s tail pinch, handling and forced swimming at +25 and +5 degrees C for 3 min each) on serotonin (5-HT) release in the mouse brain were investigated using in vivo microdialysis. The extracellular 5-HT levels were determined by a newly developed highly-sensitive and selective high-performance liquid(More)
A highly sensitive, selective and simple method is described for the determination of histamine by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detection. The method is based on an intramolecular excimer-forming fluorescence derivatization of histamine with 4-(1-pyrene)butyric acid N-hydroxysuccinimide ester (PSE), followed by(More)
Liquid chromatography (LC) with fluorescence detection is described for simultaneous determination of native fluorescent bioamines (indoleamines and catecholamines). This is based on intramolecular fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) in an LC system following post-column derivatization of native fluorescent bioamines' amino groups with(More)
A highly selective and simple fluorimetric liquid chromatographic method for the determination of triethylenetetramine (TETA), a therapeutic drug for Wilson's disease, in human and rabbit sera is described. This method is based on intramolecular excimer-forming fluorescence derivatization, which allows spectrofluorometric discrimination of polyamino(More)
To improve the fluorescence characteristics, especially emission wavelength, of coumarins, various 3-substituted-6-methoxycoumarin derivatives were synthesized, and then benzocoumarin derivatives were also synthesized in expectation of the shift to the longer wavelength region by the extension of the conjugated system. Their fluorescence properties were(More)
We describe a highly sensitive CE with laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) detection for the analysis of N-linked oligosaccharides in glycoproteins using rhodamine 110 as a fluorescence derivatization reagent. One CE separation is performed using a fused-silica capillary and neutral pH buffer conditions and allows for the separation of sialo-oligosaccharides(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method using fluorescence detection for assessing the activity of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase in human plasma is described. Dopamine, formed enzymatically from L-DOPA, and isoproterenol (internal standard) are chromatographed on a small ion-exchange cartridge (Toyopak SP) and derivatized with(More)
A microbore column liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of norepinephrine (NE), serotonin (5-HT), and 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5HIAA) in microdialysis samples from rat brain is described. The method is based on precolumn derivatization of NE, 5HT, and 5HIAA with benzylamine in the presence of potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)(More)
A highly selective and sensitive column liquid chromatographic method for fluorescence determination of serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA) and their related metabolites 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA) and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) following derivatization with benzylamine and 1,2-diphenylethylenediamine (DPE) is(More)