Mamoru Akutsu

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In recent years, increased 'cannabis potency', or Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content in cannabis products, has been reported in many countries. A survey of Japanese illicit cannabis was conducted from April 2010 to March 2011. In Japan, all cannabis evidence is transferred to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare after criminal trials. The(More)
Population aging is rapidly advancing in numerous parts of the world and, accordingly, the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is rising. The safety of donepezil (DPZ), which is used for AD treatment, has been established in clinical trials. However, some studies have indicated that DPZ may be associated with severe cardiac side effects, and excessive(More)
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) in electron ionization (EI) mode is one of the most commonly used techniques for analysis of synthetic cannabinoids, because the GC–EI-MS spectra contain characteristic fragment ions for identification of a compound; however, the information on its molecular ions is frequently lacking. To obtain such molecular(More)
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