Yoshitaka Honda

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Lipoic acid, an antioxidant, naturally occurs as the (R)-enantiomer, while synthetic lipoic acid is racemic. It is thus of interest to know the (R)-enantiomer content of lipoic acid supplements. Here, we used capillary electrophoresis to directly enantioseparate lipoic acid in dietary supplements by using a sulfonated capillary with an effective voltage of(More)
was slightly distended but hepatosplenomegaly was not observed. Laboratory data showed: white blood cell count 15,010 /μL, red blood cell count 379 × 10 4 /μL, hemo-globin 12.4 g/dL, hematocrit 36.7 %, platelet count 30.3 × 10 4 /μL, total protein 6.4 g/dL, albumin 3.0 g/dL, total biliru-bin 2.5 mg/dL, aspartate aminotransferase 112 IU/L, alanine(More)
Using two kinds of central metal ions in a background electrolyte, ligand exchange CE was investigated for the simultaneous enantioseparation of dl-malic, dl-tartaric, and dl-isocitric acids. Ligand exchange CE with 100 mM d-quinic acid as a chiral selector ligand and 10 mM Cu(II) ion as a central metal ion could enantioseparate dl-tartaric acid but not(More)
Enantioseparation of tartaric acid by ligand exchange CE with a Cu(II)-D-quinic acid system was studied. Racemic tartaric acid was enantioseparated by ligand exchange CE using BGEs containing relatively low Cu(II)-D-quinic acid molar ratios ranging from 1:1 to 1:3 and high molar ratios ranging from 1:8 to 1:12 but was not enantioseparated using BGEs with(More)
OBJECTIVE Gain-of-function NLRP3 mutations cause cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), with gene mosaicism playing a relevant role in the pathogenesis. This study was undertaken to characterize the genetic cause underlying late-onset but otherwise typical CAPS. METHODS We studied a 64-year-old patient who presented with recurrent episodes of(More)
To obtain reproducible migration times and rapid analyses of analytes, sulfonate groups were chemically introduced to the inner wall of untreated fused-silica capillary with 2-(4-chlorosulfonylphenyl)ethyltrichlorosilane. The sulfonated capillary showed relatively constant electroosmotic mobility which was greater than that obtained by an untreated(More)
The content of α-hydroxy acids and their enantiomers can be used to distinguish authentic and adulterated fruit juices. Here, we investigated the use of ligand exchange CE with two kinds of central metal ion in a BGE for the simultaneous determination of enantiomers of dl-malic, dl-tartaric and dl-isocitric acids, and citric acid. Ligand exchange CE with(More)
The ratio of citric acid to D-isocitric acid can be used to distinguish authentic and adulterated fruit juices. To separate DL-isocitric acid enantiomers, we used ligand exchange CE. D-Quinic acid was used as a chiral selector ligand and Mn(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) ions were used as the central ions of the chiral selector in the BGE.(More)
A previously healthy 2-year-old girl, vaccinated for varicella at 17 months, was admitted because of left-sided facial herpes zoster caused by vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus (VZV). She recovered fully with no complication after intravenous treatment using acyclovir. Earlier reports have described that herpes zoster (HZ) rashes caused by(More)
Late-onset hypoglycemia (day 12-16, blood glucose <50 mg/dL) was detected in three preterm infants (birthweight 998-1780 g; gestational age 27-30 weeks) by routine screening. All infants showed high serum insulin levels and extremely low ketone levels at the time of hypoglycemia. Continuous glucose monitoring was conducted at 31-34 weeks' postconceptual age(More)