making a new beginning in 2017

Advanced analytical assays of steroid hormones
based on chromatography-mass spectrometry provide
the quantitative steroid signatures in various
physiological events.

We are looking for excellent graduate students as well as postdoc fellows.



  • Increased biosynthesis and accumulation of cholesterol in maternal plasma, but not amniotic fluid in pre-eclampsia. Sci. Reports, in revision.
  • Supported liquid extraction coupled to gas chromatography-selective mass spectrometric scan modes for serum steroid profiling.  Anal. Chim. Acta, 1037, 281 (2018).
  • Ad4BP/SF-1 regulates cholesterol synthesis to boost the production of steroids. Commun. Biol., 1, 18 (2018).
  • Improved detectability of sex steroids from frozen sections of breast cancer tissue using GC-triple quadrupole-MS.  J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol., 178, 185 (2018).
  • Mass spectrometry-based metabolic signatures of sex steroids in breast cancer. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol., 466, 81 (2018).
  • Effects of cytokines derived from cancer-associated fibroblasts on androgen synthetic enzymes in estrogen receptor negative breast carcinoma. Breast Cancer Res. Treat., 166: 709 (2017).
  • Impact of vasomotion type on prognosis of coronary artery spasm induced by acetylcholine provocation test of left coronary artery. Atherosclerosis, 257: 195 (2017)
  • Differential lactate and cholesterol synthetic activities in XY and XX Sertoli cells. Sci. Reports7: 41912 (2017)
  • Simultaneous Analysis of Free and Sulfated Steroids by Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with Selective Mass Spectrometric Scan Modes and Polarity Switching. Anal. Chem., 88: 11624 (2016)
  • Body Fat Mass Is Associated With Ratio of Steroid Metabolites Reflecting 17,20-Lyase Activity in Prepubertal Girls. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.101: 4653 (2016)
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