Mitsuhiro Wada

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The alleviation of neuropathic pain cannot be satisfactorily achieved by treatment with opioids. There is much evidence to indicate that the active site of morphine for inducing effective analgesia is in the raphe magnus nucleus, where serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine) acts as a primary transmitter. Therefore, we developed the hypothesis that 5-HT(More)
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a psychoactive stimulant abused by young people as the recreational drug ecstasy. Other compounds, either deliberately added or present as byproducts, are often found in MDMA tablets and can unexpectedly interact with each other. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacodynamic effects of interactions(More)
BACKGROUND A novel index, the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), which reflects the stiffness of the aorta, femoral artery, and tibial artery, was recently developed by measuring brachial - ankle pulse wave velocity and blood pressure. METHODS AND RESULTS In the present study 1,014 Japanese adults from the general population were screened to clarify the(More)
An HPLC-peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (PO-CL) method for simultaneous determination of methylphenidate (MPH) and ritalinic acid (RA) was developed. The method was used to monitor MPH and RA after administration of MPH to rats. Deproteinized plasma spiked with 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (IS) was dried and labeled with(More)
Although hyperhomocysteinemia is considered to be a key risk factor for atherosclerosis, especially in Western countries, its role in the Asian population is still controversial. In this study, we evaluated the determinants of homocysteine and carotid intima-media thickness, a clinical marker for the detection of atherosclerosis, in Japanese. In 289(More)
Propofol (PRO) is a hypnotic used to induce and maintain general anesthesia. A risk of drug-drug interactions exists in cases of clinical co-administration of PRO and midazolam (MDZ) or carbamazepine (CBZ). Therefore a sensitive and rapid assay is needed to monitor these drugs. In this study, a sensitive and selective liquid chromatography-tandem mass(More)
A simple and selective HPLC-fluorescence (FL) method with FL probe, 4-[4-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-5-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl]benzoic acid methyl ester (DAPIM), for simultaneous determination of mercaptalbumin (HMA) and nonmercaptalbumin (HNA1) was developed. After HMA and HNA1 were separated on an ion-exchange column, they were on-line and post-column mixed(More)
While metal-promoted activation of tertiary alkyl halides often causes elimination and hydrodehalogenation, we have developed a nickel-catalyzed reductive dimerization that allows the generation of a potently reactive tertiary radical equivalent to form a very congested C(sp(3))-C(sp(3)) bond even below room temperature. The catalytic protocol is applicable(More)
The present study aims to investigate the possibility of interaction of donepezil (DP) and galantamine (GAL) as acetylcholinestrase inhibitors, on memantine (MT) hydrochloride in rat plasma by HPLC-fluorescence detection. The separation of MT was achieved within 12 min without interference of DP and GAL on the chromatogram. MT levels in rat plasma with a(More)