Yukihiro Goda

Yukihiro Goda
National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan | NIHS

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
April 2013 - present
Nagoya City University
Position
  • Guest Professor
April 2011 - present
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Position
  • Guest Professor
December 2001 - March 2002
National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (439)
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Recently, a novel quantitative method using relative molar sensitivity (RMS) was applied to quantify the ingredients of drugs and foods. An important development in this regard can be observed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) 18, where the quantification of perillaldehyde, an unstable compound, in crude drug “Perilla Herb”, was revised to incorpo...
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The Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) is an official normative publication for establishing the authenticity and properties and maintaining the quality of pharmaceutical products in Japan. The JP is revised every five years and partially revised in order to respond to the progress of science and technology, the demand for medical care, and international...
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We report for the first time that ephedrine alkaloids-free Ephedra Herb extract (EFE) directly inhibits the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro and that the addition of EFE to the culture medium before viral infection reduces virus titers in the culture supernatant of SARS-CoV-2, including those of v...
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High-resolution cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) evidenced that doxorubicin sulfate crystals in liposomes (prepared by remote loading with ammonium sulfate) form folded, undulating, and fibrous crystals with a diameter of approximately 2.4 nm. An undulating, fibrous crystal considered to be undergrowth, in addition to bundles o...
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Quantitative 1H-NMR (1H-qNMR) is useful for determining the absolute purity of organic molecules; however, it is sometimes difficult to identify the target signal(s) for quantitation because of their overlap and complexity. Therefore, we focused on the 31P nucleus because of the simplicity of its signals and previously reported 31P-qNMR in D2O. Her...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: In our previous study, we reported that Ephedra Herb extract (EHE) increased the locomotor activity of mice in the open-field test and reduced the immobility time in the forced swim test. Ephedrine alkaloids (EAs) are thought to be responsible for the adverse effects of Ephedra Herb. However, there are no reports to...
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Particular batches of Moderna mRNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine were recalled after foreign particles were found in some vaccine vials at the vaccination site in Japan in August 2021. We investigated the foreign particles at the request of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis sugge...
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Aerosols or saliva containing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can contaminate living environments, and viruses can be indirectly transmitted. To understand the survival potential of the virus, the viral titers of bovine coronavirus (BCoV), as a model virus, and SARS-CoV-2 were measured on porous and non-porous surfaces....
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The most common diagnostic method used for coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR). However, it requires complex and labor-intensive procedures and involves excessive positive results derived from viral debris. We developed a method for the direct detection of severe acute respiratory s...
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Background: With the spread of COVID-19, anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests have been utilized. Herein we evaluated the analytical performance of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test kits using a new reference standard prepared from COVID-19 patient sera. Methods: Fifty-seven kits in total (16 immunochromatography types, 11 ELISA types and 30 types for automa...
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Kampo medicines containing Ephedra Herb are used to treat pain arising owing to lumbago, stiff shoulder, arthralgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. The analgesic action of these Kampo medicines has been thought to be due to the antiinflammatory effect of ephedrine alkaloids present in Ephedra Herb. Meanwhile, Ephedra Herb has several side effects, induc...
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The crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in matrix-type transdermal patches has implications for the rate of drug absorption through the skin and patch adhesion strength. Therefore, the presence or absence and the degree of API crystallinity must be controlled to guarantee the quality of patches. In this study, the utility of...
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Cliniatines A–C (1–3), three new Amaryllidaceae alkaloids, consisting of 2,6-dimetylpyridine and lycorine-type and/or galanthamine-type were isolated from Clivia miniata (Lindl.) Bosse. The structures and absolute configurations of 1–3 were elucidated based on spectroscopic data and chemical correlation. Cliniatines A–C showed moderate inhibitory a...
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N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a probable human carcinogen. This study investigated the root cause of the presence of NDMA in ranitidine hydrochloride. Forced thermal degradation studies of ranitidine hydrochloride and its inherent impurities (Imps. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K) listed in the European and United States Pharmacopeias reveal...
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The Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) is an official normative publication that is referred to, for establishing the authenticity and properties and maintaining the quality of pharmaceutics in Japan. Partial amendments are periodically made to these guidelines to keep up with the progress of science and technology, and the international harmonization is...
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A simple and rapid on-line SFE/SFC/quadrupole TOF-MS method to simultaneously analyze active pharmaceutical ingredients and impurities from metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) was developed using ciclesonide MDI (CIC-MDI) as an example. CIC-MDI, as drug Alvesco®, has been approved for the treatment of bronchial asthma, and its major impurities are listed...
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A non-destructive discrimination method for crystals in solid dosage drug forms was first developed using a combination of Raman spectroscopy and X-ray micro-computed tomography (X-ray CT). Identification of the crystal form of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) at the appropriate pharmaceutical dosage is crucial, as the crystal form is a de...
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Recently, quantitative NMR (qNMR), especially ¹H-qNMR, has been widely used to determine the absolute quantitative value of organic molecules. We previously reported an optimal and reproducible sample preparation method for ¹H-qNMR. In the present study, we focused on a ³¹P-qNMR absolute determination method. An organophosphorus compound, cyclophos...
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The Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) is an official normative guide for maintaining the authenticity of properties and qualities of medicine in Japan. The JP is revised every 5 years, and partial amendments are made from time to time to keep abreast with progress in science and technology and international harmonization. We are conducting a related stud...
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Colibactin is a polyketide-nonribosomal peptide hybrid secondary metabolite that can form interstrand cross-links in double-stranded DNA. Colibactin-producing Escherichia coli has also been linked to colorectal oncogenesis. Thus, there is a strong interest in understanding the role colibactin may play in oncogenesis. Here, using the high-colibactin...
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Owing to occasional health damages caused by health food products derived from Pueraria mirifica (PM), the Japanese government has designated PM as an “ingredient calling for special attention”. Miroestrol is a specific isoflavone isolated from PM and possesses very strong estrogenic activity enough to induces side effects in small amount. Therefor...
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Inhaled ciclesonide (CIC), a corticosteroid used to treat asthma that is also being investigated for the treatment of corona virus disease 2019, hydrolyzes to desisobutyryl-ciclesonide (des-CIC) followed by reversible esterification when exposed to fatty acids in lungs. While previous studies have described the distribution and metabolism of the co...
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A novel Lycopodium alkaloid, complanadine F (1), seco-complanadine A type was isolated from the club moss Lycopodium complanatum. The planar structure and relative configuration were elucidated based on spectroscopic data.
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As a new absolute quantitation method for low-molecular compounds, quantitative NMR (qNMR) has emerged. In the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), 15 compounds evaluated by qNMR are listed as reagents used as the HPLC reference standards in the assay of crude drug section of the JP. In a previous study, we revealed that humidity affects purity values of h...
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The occurrence of complex coacervation in an aqueous mixture of proteins (lysozyme, albumin, immunoglobulin G) and hyaluronic acid and its effect on protein transition in a model system was studied to elucidate factors determining the bioavailability of subcutaneously injected therapeutic proteins. Mixing of hyaluronic acid and the model proteins i...
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Quantitative NMR (qNMR) is applied to determine the absolute quantitative value of analytical standards for HPLC-based quantification. We have previously reported the optimal and reproducible sample preparation method for qNMR of hygroscopic reagents, such as saikosaponin a, which is used as an analytical standard in the assay of crude drug section...
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The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of high-temperature storage on the stability of ranitidine, specifically with respect to the potential formation of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Commercially available ranitidine reagent powders and formulations were stored under various cond...
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Quantitative NMR (qNMR) has been developed as an absolute quantitation method to determine the purity or content of organic compounds including marker compounds in crude drugs. The “qNMR test” has been introduced into the crude-drug section of the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) for determining the purity of reagents used for the assay in the JP. In Su...
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The relationship between the geometric particle size distribution (GPSD) and the aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) of commercial solution and suspension metered-dose inhaler (MDI) formulations was assessed to clarify the use of GPSD to estimate the APSD. The size distribution of particles discharged from four suspension and four solutio...
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NMR spectroscopy has recently been utilized to determine the absolute amounts of organic molecules with metrological traceability since signal intensity is directly proportional to the number of each nucleus in a molecule. The NMR methodology that uses hydrogen nucleus (¹H) to quantify chemicals is called quantitative ¹H-NMR (¹H qNMR). The quantita...
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The objective of this study was to develop a simpler and more practical quantitative evaluation method of cold flow (CF) in transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDSs). CF was forcibly induced by loading a weight on a punched-out sample (bisoprolol and tulobuterol tapes). When the extent of CF was analyzed using the area of oozed adhesive as followin...
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The mechanical strength (stiffness) of liposomes affects their cellular uptake efficiency and drug release in drug delivery processes. We recently developed a tip shape evaluation method for improving the precision of liposome stiffness measurement by quantitative imaging (QI)-mode atomic force microscopy (AFM). The present study applied our method...
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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are used to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), harboring an EGFR-activating mutation. However, acquired resistance to these treatments emerges after a few years. One of causes of resistance to EGFR-TKIs is a high level of c-Met amplification or c-Met protein overe...
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Ringing off the hook: The shimalactone biosynthetic gene cluster was cloned and investigated. Expression of the ShmA polyketide synthase in A. oryzae resulted in production of preshimalactone. A. oryzae and S. cerevisiae transformants expressing ShmA and ShmB produced shimalactones A and B, thus suggesting that the double bicyclo-ring formation rea...
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Shimalactones A and B are neuritogenic polyketides possessing characteristic oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane and bicyclo[4.2.0]octadiene ring systems, produced by the marine fungus Emericella variecolor GF10. We identified a candidate biosynthetic gene cluster from a draft genome analysis of the fungus, and conducted a heterologous expression analysis. Ex...
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Previously, we reported that the c-Met inhibitory effect of Ephedra Herb extract (EHE) is derived from ingredients besides ephedrine alkaloids. Moreover, analgesic and anti-influenza activities of EHE and ephedrine alkaloids-free Ephedra Herb extract (EFE) have been reported recently. In this study, we examined the fractions containing c-Met kinase...
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As reported in the previous commentary (Ishii-Watabe et al., J Pharm Sci 2017), the Japanese biopharmaceutical research group is promoting collaborative multi-laboratory studies to evaluate and standardize new methodologies for biopharmaceutical characterization and quality control. We have conducted the studies and held two annual meetings in 2018...
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Lactic acid fermentation in yogurt manufacturing can be monitored using terahertz (THz)-attenuated total-reflection (ATR) spectroscopy. Yogurt manufacturing was performed on an ATR prism. The THz absorption coefficient and pH were measured for the entire 1000 min of the fermentation process. The absorption spectra were similar to the spectrum of wa...
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Polygalaxanthone III, a xanthone glycoside that is a major constituent of “Polygala Root” (Polygala tenuifolia roots, Onji in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia), has been used as a standard in the quality control of crude drugs. However, we previously noted differences in the chromatographic properties of one of three samples of polygalaxanthone III. Ther...
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Ephedra Herb is defined in the 17th edition of the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) as the terrestrial stem of Ephedra sinica Stapf., Ephedra intermedia Schrenk et C.A. Meyer, or Ephedra equisetina Bunge (Ephedraceae). The stems of Ephedra Herb contain greater than 0.7% ephedrine alkaloids (ephedrine and pseudoephedrine). Despite its high effectiveness,...
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The asteltoxin-producing fungus Emericella variecolor IFM42010 possesses 22 highly-reducing polyketide synthase (HR-PKS) genes. Of these, an HR-PKS with a methyltransferase domain but lacking an enoylreductase domain could be involved in the biosynthesis of asteltoxin and related compounds. From six such candidate HR-PKS genes, Ev460pks was analyze...
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The analgesic effect of Ephedra Herb (EH) is believed to be derived from the anti-inflammatory action of pseudoephedrine (Pse). We recently reported that ephedrine alkaloids–free EH extract (EFE) attenuates formalin-induced pain to the same level as that achieved by EH extract (EHE), which suggests that the analgesic effect of EH may not be due to...
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In July 2018, certain valsartan-containing drugs were voluntary recalled in Japan owing to contamination with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. In this study, an HPLC method was developed for the quantitative detection of NDMA simultaneously eluted with valsartan. Good linearity with a correlation coefficient (R2) > 0.999...
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The stiffness of nanoscale liposomes, as measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM), was investigated as a function of temperature, immobilization on solid substrates, and cantilever tip shape. The liposomes were composed of saturated lipids and cholesterol, and the stiffness values did not change over the temperature range of 25-37 °C and were inde...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the quantification performance of transmission Raman spectroscopy with univariate analysis. Model dosage forms containing acetaminophen and an excipient, lactose monohydrate, were prepared. Raman spectra of the tablets were obtained using the modes of transmission, backscattering micro-spectroscopy, and...
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Valsartan products, commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, have been recalled in many countries due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the recalled products. We present and evaluate a GC-MS-based analytical method for the determination of NDMA levels and attempt an investigation of NDMA concentr...
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The characterization of nanocrystalline active ingredients in multicomponent formulations for the design and manufacture of products with increased bioavailability is often challenging. The purpose of this study is to develop an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging method for the detailed morphological characterization of nanocrystalline active in...
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Ephedra Herb is a crude drug defined as the terrestrial stem of Ephedra sinica, E. intermedia, or E. equisetina. It is often used to treat headaches, bronchial asthma, nasal inflammation, and the common cold. In this study, we isolated characteristic non-alkaloidal constituents from the extracts and identified them in relation to the habitat of Eph...
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Forty-four brands of transdermal patches for twelve kinds of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are available in Japan as of April 30, 2018. Although approximately one-third of the corresponding pharmaceutical interview forms lack information on how to evaluate the adhesive properties of the patches, the peel test, probe tack test, or incline...
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Ephedra Herb is an important crude drug; it is used in various Traditional Japanese Medicine (Kampo) formulations. Its significant pharmacological effects have been believed to be attributed to ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, which sometimes induce adverse effects. On the other hand, it has been reported that some of these pharmacological effects ar...
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We developed a rapid and efficient analytical technique for cyclosporine A using HPLC on a column packed with 2-µm nonporous octadecylsilyl silica particles. Under optimized conditions, cyclosporine A was separated with high resolution from other cyclic peptides within 3 min, because the mass transfer resistance in the stationary phase was reduced...
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It has recently been recognized that the mechanical properties of lipid nanoparticles play an important role during in vitro and in vivo behaviors such as cellular uptake, blood circulation, and biodistribution. However, there have been no quantitative investigations of the effect of commonly-used charged lipids on the stiffness of nanosized liposo...
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Microscopic examination of crude drug components has been the traditional method to identify the origin of biological materials. For the identification of components in a given mixture via microscopy, standard reference photographs of fragments derived from different organs and tissues of individual species are required. In addition to these refere...
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The article Ephedra Herb extract activates/desensitizes transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 and reduces capsaicin-induced pain, written by Shunsuke Nakamori, Jun Takahashi, Sumiko Hyuga, Toshiko Tanaka-Kagawa, Hideto Jinno, Masashi Hyuga, Takashi Hakamatsuka, Hiroshi Odaguchi, Yukihiro Goda, Toshihiko Hanawa and Yoshinori Kobayashi, was origin...
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Ephedrine alkaloids-free Ephedra Herb extract (EFE) has been developed to eliminate the adverse effects caused by ephedrine alkaloid-induced sympathetic hyperactivation. Previously, we reported that EFE possesses analgesic, anti-influenza, and cancer metastatic inhibitory effects at comparable levels to that of Ephedra Herb extract (EHE). However,...
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The new system of Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) have been launched in April 2015. FFCs are foods submitted to the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency as products whose labels bear function claims based on scientific evidence on food safety and effectiveness, under the responsibility of the manufacturers. More than 1000 FFCs have be...
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Size control of nanoparticles in nanotechnology-based drug products is crucial for their successful development, since the in vivo pharmacokinetics of nanoparticles are size-dependent. In this study, we evaluated the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) for imaging and size measurement of nanoparticles in aqueous medium. The height sizes of rigid p...
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Three new biphenyl ether quinolizidine lactone alkaloids (1-3) and 13 new biphenyl quinolizidine lactone alkaloids (4-16) were isolated from Heimia salicifolia (Lythraceae) together with seven known alkaloids. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analyses and chemical conversions.
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In this study, HepG2 cells, an in vitro model system for human hepatocytes, were used to evaluate the interaction of lipoprotein receptors with liposomes carrying fluorescently labeled cholesterol and their subsequent intracellular uptake. In these experiments, two lipoprotein receptors, scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-B1) and low-density lip...
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As part of our continuing study of ephedrine alkaloids-free Ephedra Herb extract (EFE) in pursuit of its approval as a crude drug preparation, we identified two quantitative markers for the quality control of the manufacturing process of EFE and sought to establish cost-effective and simple methods for quantitative analyses. We analysed Ephedra Her...
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The research and development of next-generation innovative medicines is a prominent interest of both the government and industries in Japan. On June 29, 2017, a kickoff meeting of a new research group focused on the quality issues of biopharmaceuticals was held in Tokyo with Prof. John Carpenter as an invited guest. The group’s research focuses mai...
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In January 2017, counterfeits of the hepatitis C drug 'HARVONI® Combination Tablets' (HARVONI®) were found at a pharmacy chain through unlicensed suppliers in Japan. A total of five lots of counterfeit HARVONI® (samples 1-5) bottles were found, and the ingredients of the bottles were all in tablet form. Among them, two differently shaped tablets we...
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The current Japanese Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW)’s Guideline for Bioequivalence Studies of Generic Products uses averaged dissolution rates for the assessment of dissolution similarity between test and reference formulations. This study clarifies how the application of model-independent multivariate confidence region procedure (Met...
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Bilberry fruit extracts have been used as herbal medicines for the treatment of vascular and vision disorders in Europe, whereas they are only used in health food products in Japan. In April 2015, “Foods with Functional Claims (FFCs)” was established as a new category of voluntary labeling in health food products sold in Japan, and several bilberry...
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Effective penetration of drug-carrying nanoparticles into solid tumors is a major challenge in cancer therapy. Exploration of the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles that affect penetration efficiency is required to achieve maximum therapeutic effects. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to evaluate the efficiencies of penetrat...
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We applied the Quality by Design (QbD) approach to the development of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticle formulations encapsulating triamcinolone acetonide, and the critical process parameters (CPPs) were identified to clarify the correlations between critical quality attributes and CPPs. Quality risk management was performed by usin...
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The objective of this study was to elucidate the mixing state of proteins and amino acid excipients concentrated in the amorphous non-ice region of frozen solutions. Thermal analysis of frozen aqueous solutions was performed in heating scans before and after a heat treatment. Frozen aqueous solutions containing a protein (e.g., recombinant human al...
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RNA interference via small interfering RNA (siRNA) has many potential therapeutic applications, and liposomal-based systems are useful for improving the pharmacokinetics of siRNAs, including their intracellular release and distribution. However, for the successful translation of this technology into clinical applications, it is important to underst...
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Magnesium stearate (Mg-St) currently available on the market has a wide variety of properties, including: pseudopolymorphism, relative content of stearic acid in fatty acid, and particle size. These properties of Mg-St influence manufacturing processes of pharmaceutical products, therefore it is necessary to control the quality of Mg-St from suppli...
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We conducted a time-course analysis of the pseudo-polymorphism conversion (i.e., the hydration and dehydration) of the xanthine-related compound theophylline during wet granulation and drying processes, using terahertz spectroscopy. We also investigated the amorphization mechanism of theophylline hydrate during a drying process in a vacuum using te...