Takashi Furuta

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Isoflavone aglycones daidzein (Dein) and genistein (Gein) are present primarily as glucuronides and sulfates in human plasma; however, very little is known about the plasma pharmacokinetics of isoflavone conjugates after soy ingestion. The aim of this study was to investigate metabolism and disposition of the isoflavone conjugated metabolites glucuronide or(More)
This study uses stable isotope methodology to evaluate the validity of 6beta-hydroxylation clearance of endogenous cortisol as a new index for in vivo CYP3A phenotyping in humans. Important factors contradictory to the use of a conventional index of urinary ratio of 6beta-hydroxycortisol to cortisol (6beta-OHF/F) to evaluate in vivo CYP3A activity are also(More)
Histological cure of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy has been reported only rarely in adults. To elucidate the reversibility of established IgA nephropathy, we performed a repeat biopsy study. A second biopsy was performed in 35 patients with IgA nephropathy in whom hematuria, an essential finding of IgA nephropathy, had disappeared (proteinuria also had(More)
An HPLC method for determining quercetin in human plasma and urine is presented for application to the pharmacokinetic study of rutin. Isocratic reversed-phase HPLC was employed for the quantitative analysis by using kaempferol as an internal standard. Solid-phase extraction was performed on an Oasis HLB cartridge (>95% recovery). The HPLC assay was carried(More)
Much attention has been paid to the metabolism and disposition of isoflavones daidzein (Dein) and genistein (Gein) with regard to the prevention of several hormone-dependent diseases. Recent studies have reported that several conjugates as well as aglycones may be biologically active or may be activated within target cells. However, the disposition of Dein(More)
A capillary gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric method for the simultaneous determination of 6beta-hydroxycortisol (6beta-OHF, 6beta,11beta,17alpha,21-tetrahydroxypregn-4-ene- 3,20-dione), 6alpha-hydroxycortisol (6alpha-OHF, 6alpha,11beta,17alpha,21-tetrahydroxypregn-4-ene -3,20-dione) and 6beta-hydroxycortisone (6beta-OHE,(More)
This study describes a GC-MS method for the simultaneous determination of androstenedione (AD), 11beta-hydroxyandrostenedione (11beta-OHAD), and testosterone (TS) in human plasma. [19,19,19-(2)H(3)]Androstenedione (AD-(2)H(3)), 11beta-hydroxy-[1,2,4,19-(13)C(4)]androstenedione (11beta-OHAD-(13)C(4)), and [1,16,16,17-(2)H(4)]testosterone (TS-(2)H(4)) were(More)
Individual variability of the pharmacokinetics of prednisolone based on the unbound concentration in plasma is of significant clinical consideration. The unbound concentrations of prednisolone were measured in 10 patients with nephrotic syndrome, two patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, and one patient with dermatomyositis by examining protein(More)
Isoflavone aglycones daidzein (Dein) and genistein (Gein) are mainly present as glucuronides and sulfates in human plasma, and small amounts of the intact aglycones are also detected. In the present study, we have developed a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-UV-diode-array detector (DAD) method for the determination of intact 16 metabolites of(More)
The present study developed an high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the simultaneous determination of urinary metabolites of endogenous cortisol, 6α-hydroxycortisol (6α-OHF) and 6β-hydroxycortisol (6β-OHF), in human urine, using 6α-hydroxycorticosterone as internal standard. 6α-OHF and 6β-OHF were extracted from urine with ethyl acetate(More)