Mitsuhiro Wada

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A sensitive column-switching HPLC method with fluorescence detection was developed for the determination of bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood serum and ascitic fluid samples. 4-(4,5-Diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)benzoyl chloride (DIB-Cl) was used as the fluorescent label, and the excess reagent was removed by a column-switching technique. Liquid-liquid(More)
A highly sensitive HPLC method was developed for the determination of xenoestrogenic compound, bisphenol A (BPA) in human breast milk samples. After a two-step liquid-liquid extraction, BPA was derivatized with fluorescent labeling reagent, 4-(4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)benzoyl chloride (DIB-Cl). The excess fluorescent reagent could be removed(More)
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)
This paper describes a high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in milk samples. The method involves a liquid-liquid extraction procedure after saponification of milk samples with sodium hydroxide. Reproducible determination with highly sensitive detection was attained by HPLC(More)
A simple HPLC-UV method combined with a simple extraction procedure of nucleosides (adenosine, cordycepin, 2'-deoxyadenosine, guanosine and uridine) was developed and applied to the authentication of Cordyceps and its allies. The separation was performed on a C(18) column by isocratic elution with acetonitrile-water, and UV detection at 260 nm. The amounts(More)
An HPLC-fluorescence detection method for simultaneous determination of N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) and 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (TFMPP) labeled with 4-(4,5-diphenyl-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)benzoyl chloride (DIB-Cl) was described. DIB-BZP and -TFMPP were well separated within 13 min without interference of peaks from plasma components. The lower(More)
9,10-Phenanthrenequinone (PQ), is one of the components of diesel exhaust particulates, has potent harmful effects on human health. For the determination of PQ in airborne particulates, a highly sensitive and selective high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed with fluorescence detection following the pre-column fluorescent(More)
Hair has been focused on for its usability as an alternative biological specimen to blood and urine for determining drugs of abuse in fields such as forensic and toxicological sciences because hair can be used to elucidate the long intake history of abused drugs compared with blood and urine. Hair analysis consists of several pretreatment steps, such as(More)
This paper describes a highly sensitive and selective method for the determination of hydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs-OH) in airborne particulates. PAHs-OH were extracted from airborne particulates with ethanol by ultrasonication. The extractant was further cleaned up by solid phase extraction (SPE) with an aminopropylsilica cartridge,(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)