Masayuki Ando

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Using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, we have found three unconjugated bile acids [cholic acid (CA), chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), and deoxycholic acid (DCA)] in the rat brain cytoplasmic fraction. CDCA was detected only upon extraction with high concentrations of guanidine, indicating that it is bound noncovalently to(More)
Sensitive liquid chromatography (LC)/electrospray ionization (ESI) tandem mass spectrometry (MS) can be used to analyze the bile acid composition of rat serum. This method can analyze eight common bile acids and their glycine and taurine conjugates in 100 microl rodent serum by gradient elution on a reversed-phase column using a mixture of 20mM ammonium(More)
We investigated the effect of organic anions as spray liquid additives on the ionization efficiency of unconjugated, glycine-conjugated and taurine-conjugated bile acids under electrospray ionization conditions. Addition of organic acids influenced the ionization efficiency of whole bile acids. Use of a stronger acid reduced the peak intensity of(More)