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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)
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 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)
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)
PURPOSE Plasma folate concentrations are suggested to be negatively associated with body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)), although these findings are controversial. Our objective was to evaluate the association of BMI with blood folate and total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations. METHODS We measured plasma and erythrocyte folate and plasma tHcy concentrations(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)
A sensitive semi-micro column HPLC method with peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (POCL) detection and column switching has been developed for simultaneous determination of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and related compounds, for example 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, methamphetamine, and amphetamine, in hair. After digestion of the hair with 1 mol(More)
A sensitive semi-micro column high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection method was developed for the determination of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), methamphetamine (MP) and amphetamine (AP) in human hair. 4-(4,5-Diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)benzoyl chloride (DIB-Cl) and(More)