Takako Yamaguchi

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OBJECTIVES S-Allylcysteine (SAC) and S-1-propenylcysteine (S1PC) are the characteristic sulfur-containing amino acids in aged garlic extract. In this study, we investigated the effect of SAC and S1PC on intestinal immunoglobulin (Ig)A production to gain insight into the immunomodulatory effect of aged garlic extract. METHODS In vitro study: Mouse splenic(More)
BACKGROUND Aged garlic extract (AGE) has been shown to retard the progression of coronary calcification in patients with coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE To clarify the mechanism of AGE's action to retard atherosclerosis, we investigated whether AGE suppresses the formation and progression of atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E (Apoe)-knockout (ApoE-KO)(More)
Methods for the fluorophotometric determination of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and other reactive oxygen species (ROS) were proposed by using the fluorescence reaction between H(2)O(2) or other ROS and fluorescein hydrazide (FH). In the determination of H(2)O(2), the calibration curve exhibited linearity over the H(2)O(2) concentration range of 2.1-460 ng(More)
A simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method for the determination of quinolone antibiotics was established based on an association complex formation with aluminum(III) and erythrosin. In the determination of ofloxacin as a quinolone antibiotic, Beer's law is obeyed in the range of 0.1 - 3.2 microg ml(-1), with an effective molar absorptivity at 555 nm(More)
A fluorophotometric method for the determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) using fluorescin was developed. This method was based on the oxidative reaction of fluorescin, a colorless, non-fluorescent lactoid fluorescein, by H2O2 to give highly fluorescein fluorescence emission. In the determination of H2O2, the calibration curve exhibited linearity over(More)
Rhodamine B hydrazide can be used to detect hydroxyl radicals in plant cells. RBH was easily inserted into plant cells without any pretreatment, and specifically reacted with intracellular hydroxyl radicals produced by antimycin A. RBH will be a powerful tool for detecting hydroxyl radicals in plant cells.
Spectrophotometric determination of hydrogen peroxide was accomplished with osmium(VIII) and m-carboxyphenylfluorone (MCPF) in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC). In the determination of hydrogen peroxide based on the fading of the color of osmium(VIII)-MCPF complex, Beer's law was obeyed in the range 20-406 ng mL(-1), with an effective(More)
We propose an improved method to measure urinary D-glucaric acid (GA), which might be of value as an indirect index of the activity of cytochrome P450 (CYP). This method was about 20 times more sensitive than existing methods. Beer's law was obeyed in the concentration range 5.5-66 ng ml(-1) for GA, with the effective molar absorptivity at 533 nm and the(More)
A simple, reliable and sensitive spectrophotometric method for the determination of copper(II) was established with o-bromophenylfluorone (OBPF), a novel chemical probe, in the presence of poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone). Beer's law was obeyed in the range of 8-160 ng ml(-1), with an apparent molar absorptivity at 570 nm, the relative standard deviation being 3.64(More)
An improved method for the fluorophotometric determination of trace Al(III) has been developed. This method involves a fluorescence quenching reaction that results in the formation of an m-carboxyphenylfluorone-Al(III) complex in a poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) micellar medium. The calibration curve was found to be linear in the range of 0.03-1.50 µg dm(-3). We(More)