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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513099/syntheses-analytical-and-pharmacological-characterizations-of-the-legal-high-4-1-3-methoxyphenyl-cyclohexyl-morpholine-3-meo-pcmo-and-analogues
#1
Tristan Colestock, Jason Wallach, Matt Mansi, Nadine Filemban, Hamilton Morris, Simon P Elliott, Folker Westphal, Simon D Brandt, Adeboye Adejare
New psychoactive substances (NPS) are commonly referred to as "research chemicals", "designer drugs" or "legal highs." One NPS class is represented by dissociative anesthetics, which include analogues of the arylcyclohexylamine phencyclidine (PCP), ketamine, and diphenidine. A recent addition to the NPS market was 4-[1-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexyl]morpholine (3-MeO-PCMo), a morpholine analogue of 3-MeO-PCP. Although suspected to have dissociative effects in users, information about its pharmacological profile is not available...
May 16, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513092/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-meldonium-in-exercised-thoroughbred-horses
#2
Heather K Knych, Scott D Stanley, Dan S McKemie, Rick M Arthur, Ulf Bondesson, Mikael Hedeland, Mario Thevis, Philip H Kass
Although developed as a therapeutic medication, meldonium has found widespread use in human sports and was recently added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited substances. It's reported abuse potential in human sports, has led to concern by regulatory authorities about the possible misuse of meldonium in equine athletics. The potential abuse in equine athletes along with the limited data available regarding the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of meldonium in horses necessitates further study...
May 16, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474406/analysis-of-rbc-microparticles-in-stored-whole-blood-bags-a-promising-marker-to-detect-blood-doping-in-sports
#3
Sven Christian Voss, Morana Jaganjac, Amna Mohamed Al-Thani, Jean Charles Grivel, Christophe Raynaud, Hind Al-Jaber, Afnan Saleh Al-Menhali, Zeyed Ahmad Merenkov, Mohammed Alsayrafi, Aishah Latiff, Costas Georgakopoulos
Blood doping in sports is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). To find a possible biomarker for the detection of blood doping, we investigated the changes in blood stored in CPDA-1 blood bags of eight healthy subjects who donated one unit of blood. Aliquots were taken on days 0, 14 and 35. Platelet free Plasma was prepared and stored at -80 °C until analysis on a flow cytometer dedicated for the analysis of Microparticles (MPs). Changes in the number of Red Blood Cell (RBC) -MPs were highly significant (p < 0...
May 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471096/the-emergence-of-new-psychoactive-substance-nps-benzodiazepines-a-review
#4
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Kieran R Manchester, Emma C Lomas, Laura Waters, Fiona C Dempsey, Peter D Maskell
The market for new psychoactive substances has increased markedly in recent years and there is now a steady stream of compounds appearing every year. Benzodiazepines consist of only a fraction of the total number of these compounds but their use and misuse has rapidly increased. Some of these benzodiazepines have only been patented, some of them have not been previously synthesised and the majority have never undergone clinical trials or tests. Despite their structural and chemical similarity, large differences exist between the benzodiazepines in their pharmacokinetic parameters and metabolic pathways and so they are not easily comparable...
May 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447397/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-determination-of-bioactive-components-of-licorice-and-semen-strychni-in-rat-plasma-application-to-a-pharmacokinetics-study
#5
Min Zhang, Yang Deng, Chao Wang, Hua-Lin Cai, Jing-Wen, Ping-Fei Fang, Bi-Kui Zhang, Huan-De Li, Miao Yan
Semen Strychni is known for its treatment of rheumatic arthritis with a low therapeutic index. Licorice contributes a lot in herb detoxification according to the traditional Chinese medicine theory. A simple, rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of main bioactive ingredients in licorice and Semen Strychni in rat plasma. Using moclobemide and cyproterone acetate as the internal standards, the analytes were pretreated via protein precipitation with methanol...
April 26, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444836/ephedra-alkaloid-contents-of-chinese-herbal-formulae-sold-in-taiwan
#6
Chih-Wei Chang, Szu-Yun Hu, Guan-Qian Huang, Mei-Chich Hsu
Consumption of Ephedra alkaloids has been prohibited in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In Taiwan, colds are often treated with Chinese herbal formulae containing Herba Ephedrae. We screened the products sold in Taiwan and preliminarily assessed their relationships with WADA threshold violations. Fifty-six concentrated powder products, including 19 Chinese herbal formulae that contained Herba Ephedrae, were collected. The content of Ephedra alkaloids, namely ephedrine (E), methylephedrine (ME), norpseudoephedrine (NPE; cathine), pseudoephedrine (PE), and norephedrine (NE; phenylpropanolamine), was determined using a validated high-performance liquid chromatography method...
April 25, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440070/chiral-analysis-of-amphetamines-in-hair-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-compliance-monitoring-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-patients-under-elvanse%C3%A2-therapy-and-identification-after-controlled-low-dose-application
#7
Tina M Binz, Elena Williner, Petra Strajhar, Patrick C Dolder, Matthias E Liechti, Markus R Baumgartner, Thomas Kraemer, Andrea E Steuer
Amphetamine (AMP) is used as illicit drug but also for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Respective drugs most often contain the enantiomer (S)-AMP as active compound or (S)-AMP is formed from the prodrug lisdexamfetamine (Elvanse®) whereas the illicit drug is usually traded as racemate ((R/S)-AMP). A differentiation between the use of the medically prescribed drug and the abuse of illicit street amphetamine is of great importance e.g. in retrospective consumption monitoring by hair analysis...
April 24, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421713/identification-isolation-and-synthesis-of-seven-novel-impurities-of-anti-diabetic-drug-repaglinide
#8
Prasad Kancherla, Srinivas Keesari, Pallavi Alegete, Mukkanti Khagga, Parthasarathi Das
Seven unknown impurities in Repaglinide bulk drug batches at below 0.1% (ranging from 0.05-0.10%) were detected by an ultra-performance liquid chromatographic (UPLC) method. These impurities were isolated from the crude sample of Repaglinide using preparative high performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC). Based on LC-ESI/MS study, the chemical structures of seven new impurities (8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16) were presumed and characterized as 4-(cyanomethyl)-2-ethoxybenzoic acid (8), 4-(cyanomethyl)-2-ethoxy-N-(3-methyl-1-(2-(piperidin-1-yl)phenyl)butyl)benzamide (9), 4-(2-amino-2-oxoethyl)-2-ethoxy-N-(3-methyl-1-(2-(piperidin-1-yl)phenyl)butyl) benzamide (10) and 2-(3-ethoxy-4-((3-methyl-1-(2-(piperidin-1-yl)phenyl)butyl) carbamoyl) phenyl) acetic acid (11) and 4-(cyanomethyl)-N-cyclohexyl-2-ethoxybenzamide (13), 2-(4-(cyclohexylcarbamoyl)-3-ethoxyphenyl) acetic acid (14) and N-cyclohexyl-4-(2-(cyclohexylamino)-2-oxoethyl)-2-ethoxybenzamide (16)...
April 19, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407446/doping-control-study-of-aicar-in-postrace-urine-and-plasma-samples-from-horses
#9
Jenny K Y Wong, Wai Him Kwok, George H M Chan, Timmy L S Choi, Emmie N M Ho, Murielle Jaubert, Ludovic Bailly-Chouriberry, Yves Bonnaire, Adam Cawley, H Ming Williams, John Keledjian, Lydia Brooks, Adam Chambers, Yuanyuan Lin, Terence S M Wan
Acadesine, 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-β-D-ribofuranoside, commonly known as AICAR, is a naturally occurring adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator in many mammals including humans and horses. AICAR has attracted considerable attention recently in the field of doping control due to a study showing enhancement of endurance performance in unexercised or untrained mice, resulting in the term "exercise pill". Its use has been classified as gene doping by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and since it is endogenous, it may only be possible to control deliberate administration of AICAR to racehorses after establishment of an appropriate threshold...
April 13, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407398/influence-of-bleaching-and-coloring-on-ethyl-glucuronide-content-in-human-hair
#10
Silvana Petzel-Witt, Werner Pogoda, Cora Wunder, Alexander Paulke, Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Stefan W Toennes
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is increasingly used in forensic toxicology as marker for alcohol use in analyses of hair samples especially in abstinence control. Some cosmetic treatments are considered to markedly reduce the EtG content. In view of especially many women with colored hair the present study was performed to further investigate the effect of a variety of coloring procedures (bleaching, tinting, permanent and semi-permanent dyeing, henna) on the EtG content. Untreated hair samples (n = 12, EtG 13...
April 13, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382793/rna-sample-preparation-applied-to-gene-expression-profiling-for-the-horse-biological-passport
#11
Ludovic Bailly-Chouriberry, Florent Baudoin, Florence Cormant, Yohan Glavieux, Benoit Loup, Patrice Garcia, Marie-Agnès Popot, Yves Bonnaire
The improvement of doping control is an on-going race. Techniques to fight against doping are usually based on the direct detection of drugs or their metabolites by analytical methods such as chromatography hyphenated to mass spectrometry after ad hoc sample preparation. Nowadays, omic methods constitute an attractive development and advances have been achieved particularly by application of molecular biology tools for detection of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) or to control human growth hormone misuses...
April 5, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378533/flubromazolam-basic-pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-a-highly-potent-designer-benzodiazepine
#12
Laura M Huppertz, Bjoern Moosmann, Volker Auwärter
Since their first appearance on the Internet in 2012, designer benzodiazepines established as an additional, quickly growing compound class among the new psychoactive substances. Data regarding pharmacokinetic parameters, metabolism and detectability for new compounds is limited or often not available. One of these compounds, flubromazolam (8-bromo-6-(2-fluorophenyl)-1-methyl-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]benzodiazepine; the triazolo-analogue of flubromazepam), has been offered on the Internet from 2014 on...
April 5, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378453/lmplementation-of-the-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitor-roxadustat-fg-4592-and-its-main-metabolites-into-routine-doping-controls
#13
Daniel Eichner, Ryan M Van Wagoner, Mitch Brenner, James Chou, Scott Leigh, Lee R Wright, Lee A Flippin, Michael Martinelli, Oliver Krug, Wilhelm Schänzer, Mario Thevis
The utility of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors as therapeutic means for the treatment of patients suffering from anemia has been demonstrated for various different clinical settings. However, besides this intended use, HIF stabilizers can be the subject of misuse in amateur and elite sports due to their erythropoietic properties as recently proven by several cases of adverse analytical findings in doping control testing. Consequently, in order to allow for adequate and comprehensive test methods, knowledge about the drug candidates' metabolism and analytical options enabling appropriate detection windows in sports drug testing samples (i...
April 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371476/detection-of-the-recently-emerged-synthetic-cannabinoid-5%C3%A2-f-mdmb-pica-in-legal-high-products-and-human-urine-samples
#14
Lukas Mogler, Florian Franz, Daniel Rentsch, Verena Angerer, Georg Weinfurtner, Mitchell Longworth, Samuel D Banister, Michael Kassiou, Bjoern Moosmann, Volker Auwärter
Indole or indazole based synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) bearing substituents derived from valine or tert-leucine are frequently abused new psychoactive substances (NPS). The emergence of 5 F-MDMB-PICA (methyl N-{[1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]carbonyl}-3-methylvalinate) on the German drug market is a further example of a substance synthesized in the context of scientific research being misused by clandestine laboratories by adding it to 'legal high' products. In this work we present the detection of 5 F-MDMB-PICA in several 'legal high' products by GC-MS analysis...
March 31, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371432/determination-of-cannabinoid-and-synthetic-cannabinoid-metabolites-in-wastewater-by-liquid-liquid-extraction-and-ultrahigh-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#15
Iria González-Mariño, Kevin V Thomas, Malcolm J Reid
For the first time, ultrahigh performance supercritical fluid chromatography (UHPSFC) coupled to tandem mass spectrometry has been used to determine cannabinoid and synthetic cannabinoid residues in wastewater. Combined with a downscaled version of the classical liquid-liquid extraction, the proposed method allows for the quantification of ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, three of its major metabolites (the monohydroxylated, the dihydroxylated and the carboxylated species) and four synthetic cannabinoid metabolites (from the JWH-series) at low ng L(-1) levels...
March 31, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371351/identification-of-pyrolysis-products-of-the-new-psychoactive-substance-2-amino-1-4-bromo-2-5-dimethoxyphenyl-ethanone-hydrochloride-bk-2c-b-and-its-iodo-analog-bk-2c-i
#16
Kelly B Texter, Rachel Waymach, Pierce V Kavanagh, John E O'Brien, Brian Talbot, Simon D Brandt, Elizabeth A Gardner
2-Amino-1-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanone hydrochloride (bk-2C-B) has recently emerged as a new psychoactive substance (NPS). It is most commonly consumed orally although there are indications that it might also be ingested by inhalation or 'smoking'. Information about the stability of bk-2C-B when exposed to heat is unavailable and the potential for pyrolytic degradation and formation of unknown substances available for inhalation prompted an investigation using a simulated 'meth pipe' scenario. Twelve products following pyrolysis of bk-2C-B were detected and verified by organic synthesis of the corresponding standards...
March 31, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349656/equine-performance-genes-and-the-future-of-doping-in-horseracing
#17
Tessa Wilkin, Anna Baoutina, Natasha Hamilton
A horse's success on the racetrack is determined by genetics, training and nutrition, and their translation into physical traits such as speed, endurance and muscle strength. Advances in genetic technologies are slowly explaining the roles of specific genes in equine performance, and offering new insights into the development of novel therapies for diseases and musculoskeletal injuries that cause early retirement of many racehorses. Gene therapy approaches may also soon provide new means to artificially enhance the physical performance of racehorses...
March 27, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342193/metabolism-of-the-tryptamine-derived-new-psychoactive-substances-5-meo-2-me-dalt-5-meo-2-me-alcht-and-5-meo-2-me-dipt-and-their-detectability-in-urine-studied-by-gc-ms-lc-ms-n-and-lc-hr-ms-ms
#18
Achim T Caspar, Jonas B Gaab, Julian A Michely, Simon D Brandt, Markus R Meyer, Hans H Maurer
Many N,N-dialkylated tryptamines show psychoactive properties and were encountered as new psychoactive substances. The aims of the presented work were to study the phase I and II metabolism and the detectability in standard urine screening approaches (SUSA) of 5-methoxy-2-methyl-N,N-diallyltryptamine (5-MeO-2-Me-DALT), 5-methoxy-2-methyl-N-allyl-N-cyclohexyltryptamine (5-MeO-2-Me-ALCHT), and 5-methoxy-2-methyl-N,N-diisopropyltryptamine (5-MeO-2-Me-DIPT) using GC-MS, LC-MS(n) , and LC-HR-MS/MS. For metabolism studies, urine was collected over a 24-h period after administration of the compounds to male Wistar rats at 20 mg/kg body weight (BW)...
March 24, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342178/return-of-the-lysergamides-part-iii-analytical-characterization-of-n-6-ethyl-6-norlysergic-acid-diethylamide-eth-lad-and-1-propionyl-eth-lad-1p-eth-lad
#19
Simon D Brandt, Pierce V Kavanagh, Folker Westphal, Simon P Elliott, Jason Wallach, Alexander Stratford, David E Nichols, Adam L Halberstadt
The psychoactive properties of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) have fascinated scientists across disciplines and the exploration of other analogs and derivatives has been motivated by deepening the understanding of ligand-receptor interactions at the molecular level as well as by the search for new therapeutics. Several LSD congeners have appeared on the new psychoactive substances (NPS) market in the form of blotters or powders. Examples include 1-propionyl-LSD (1P-LSD), AL-LAD and LSZ. The absence of analytical data for novel compounds is a frequent challenge encountered in clinical and toxicological investigations...
March 24, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334502/development-of-a-dried-blood-spot-hplc-pda-method-for-the-analysis-of-linezolid-and-ciprofloxacin-in-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-patients
#20
Vincenzo Ferrone, Maura Carlucci, Roberto Cotellese, Paolo Raimondi, Annadomenica Cichella, Lorenzo Di Marco, Salvatore Genovese, Giuseppe Carlucci
This study developed a HPLC method involving dried blood spotting as sampling method for the therapeutic drug monitoring of the antimicrobial combination therapy with linezolid and ciprofloxacin. DBS for standards, quality control samples, and patient samples were excised and then extracted using a mixture of methanol/water/formic acid 80:20:0.1 (v/v/v), respectively. Linezolid (LZD) and ciprofloxacin (CPR) were measured by a high performance liquid chromatography using a Kinetex EVO C18 (100 x 4.6 mm I.D...
March 23, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
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