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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634757/a-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-profiling-multifunctional-steroids-in-human-hair
#1
Zhen Dong, Caihong Wang, Jinlan Zhang, Zhe Wang
It is important to profile steroids in many physiological and pathological processes. Recently, hair has been used for the long-term measurement of endogenous steroid hormones. Analyzing hair has advantages of being noninvasive and time sequential compared with other bio-specimens. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques have been widely used over the past decades; however, it is challenging to profile estrogens in hair by LC-MS, and more comprehensive steroid profiling is required. In this paper, an ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to simultaneously profile 28 multifunctional steroids, including corticosteroids (n = 6), estrogens (n = 13), androgens (n = 5) and progestogens (n = 4), in human scalp hair in a single run...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619585/sensitivity-enhancement-by-chromatographic-peak-concentration-with-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-minor-impurity-analysis
#2
Takashi Tokunaga, Ken-Ichi Akagi, Masahiko Okamoto
High performance liquid chromatography can be coupled with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to give a powerful analytical method known as liquid chromatography-nuclear magnetic resonance (LC-NMR) spectroscopy, which can be used to determine the chemical structures of the components of complex mixtures. However, intrinsic limitations in the sensitivity of NMR spectroscopy have restricted the scope of this procedure, and resolving these limitations remains a critical problem for analysis. In this study, we coupled ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with NMR to give a simple and versatile analytical method with higher sensitivity than conventional LC-NMR...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603183/uplc-ms-ms-analysis-of-methotrexate-in-human-plasma-and-comparison-with-the-fluorescence-polarization-immunoassay
#3
Shenghui Mei, Leting Zhu, Xingang Li, Jiaqing Wang, Xueyun Jiang, Haiyan Chen, Jiping Huo, Li Yang, Song Lin, Zhigang Zhao
Methotrexate (MTX) plasma concentration is routinely monitored to guide the dosage regimen of rescue drugs. This study aims to develop and validate an ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method for plasma MTX analysis, and to establish its agreement with the fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) in patients with high-dose MTX therapy. Separation was achieved by gradient elution with methanol and water (0.05% formic acid) at 40°C with a run time of 3 min. The intra- and inter-day inaccuracy and imprecision of the UPLC-MS/MS method were -4...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600963/ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-based-multiplex-enzyme-assay-for-six-enzymes-associated-with-hereditary-hemolytic-anemia
#4
Chul Min Park, Kyunghoon Lee, Sun-Hee Jun, Sang Hoon Song, Junghan Song
Deficiencies in erythrocyte metabolic enzymes are associated with hereditary hemolytic anemia. Here, we report the development of a novel multiplex enzyme assay for six major enzymes, namely glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, pyruvate kinase, pyrimidine 5'-nucleotidase, hexokinase, triosephosphate isomerase, and adenosine deaminase, deficiencies in which are implicated in erythrocyte enzymopathies. To overcome the drawbacks of traditional spectrophotometric enzyme assays, the present assay was based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598602/multi-actinide-analysis-with-ams-for-ultra-trace-determination-in-small-samples-application-to-an-in-situ-radionuclide-tracer-test-within-the-colloid-formation-and-migration-cfm-experiment-at-the-grimsel-test-site-gts-switzerland
#5
Francesca Quinto, Ingo Blechschmidt, Carmen Garcia Perez, Horst Geckeis, Frank Geyer, Robin Golser, Florian M Huber, Markus Lagos, Bill Lanyon, Markus Plaschke, Peter Steier, Thorsten Schäfer
The multi-actinide analysis with AMS was applied to samples collected from the run 13-05 of the Colloid Formation and Migration (CFM) experiment at the Grimsel test site (GTS). In this in situ radionuclide tracer test the environmental behavior of U-233, Np-237, Pu-242 and Am-243 was investigated in a water conductive shear zone under conditions relevant for a nuclear waste repository in crystalline rock. The concentration of the actinides in the GTS groundwater was determined with AMS over six orders of magnitude from ~15 pg/g down to ~25 ag/g...
June 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583068/lncrna-screen-an-interactive-platform-for-computationally-screening-long-non-coding-rnas-in-large-genomics-datasets
#6
Yixiao Gong, Hsuan-Ting Huang, Yu Liang, Thomas Trimarchi, Iannis Aifantis, Aristotelis Tsirigos
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as a class of factors that are important for regulating development and cancer. Computational prediction of lncRNAs from ultra-deep RNA sequencing has been successful in identifying candidate lncRNAs. However, the complexity of handling and integrating different types of genomics data poses significant challenges to experimental laboratories that lack extensive genomics expertise. RESULT: To address this issue, we have developed lncRNA-screen, a comprehensive pipeline for computationally screening putative lncRNA transcripts over large multimodal datasets...
June 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578567/quantitative-profiling-of-endogenous-fat-soluble-vitamins-and-carotenoids-in-human-plasma-using-an-improved-uhpsfc-esi-ms-interface
#7
Filomena Petruzziello, Alexandre Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud, Anita Thorimbert, Michael Fogwill, Serge Rezzi
Analytical solutions enabling the quantification of circulating levels of liposoluble micronutrients such as vitamins and ca-rotenoids are currently limited to either single or a reduced panel of analytes. The requirement to use multiple approaches hampers the investigation of the biological variability on a large number of samples in a time and cost efficient manner. With the goal to develop high-throughput and robust quantitative methods for the profiling of micronutrients in human plasma, we introduce a novel, validated workflow for the determination of 14 fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids in a single run...
June 4, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558416/fast-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-and-mass-spectrometry-method-for-determination-of-tadalafil-drug-substance-and-its-impurities
#8
Ludovit Schreiber, Radoslav Halko, Milan Hutta
Tadalafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and its related patents expired in 2016, therefore related generic drugs production is supposed to be increased. This work is focused on developing a fast ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with diode array detector (DAD) and/or mass spectrometry (MS) detection for the separation and determination of tadalafil and its impurities in pharmaceutical samples. Modern reversed-phase stationary phase with sub-2 micron particle size, Zorbax StableBond Rapid Resolution High Definition with octylsilane chemically bonded phase to totally porous silica particles was used for the solving this problem...
May 30, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553940/single-cell-genome-sequencing-at-ultra-high-throughput-with-microfluidic-droplet-barcoding
#9
Freeman Lan, Benjamin Demaree, Noorsher Ahmed, Adam R Abate
The application of single-cell genome sequencing to large cell populations has been hindered by technical challenges in isolating single cells during genome preparation. Here we present single-cell genomic sequencing (SiC-seq), which uses droplet microfluidics to isolate, fragment, and barcode the genomes of single cells, followed by Illumina sequencing of pooled DNA. We demonstrate ultra-high-throughput sequencing of >50,000 cells per run in a synthetic community of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and fungi...
May 29, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538798/-analysis-of-tv-food-advertising-in-the-context-of-recommendations-by-the-food-guide-for-the-brazilian-population
#10
Emanuella Gomes Maia, Bruna Vieira de Lima Costa, Francielly de Souza Coelho, Julia Soares Guimarães, Rafaela Garcia Fortaleza, Rafael Moreira Claro
This study aimed to analyze TV food advertising in Brazil based on the recommendations of the Food Guide for the Brazilian Population, 2014. Programming from the four most popular TV channels was recorded on two non-consecutive days in January 2014. The commercials were categorized in (i) foods and beverages, (ii) restaurants, and (iii) non-food services, goods, and products, with those in the first category subdivided according to recommendations in the food guide. The commercials' categories were described by means of their frequency (and 95% confidence interval), for all the records and according to the day of the week...
May 18, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485018/fast-and-parallel-determination-of-pcb-77-and-pcb-180-in-plasma-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-swiss-albino-mouse
#11
N Ramanujam, M Sivaselvakumar, S Ramalingam
A simple, sensitive and reproducible ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous estimation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) 77 and PCB 180 in mouse plasma. The sample preparation was performed by simple liquid-liquid extraction technique. The analytes were chromatographed on a Waters Acquity H class UPLC system using isocratic mobile phase conditions at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min and Acquity UPLC BEH shield RP18 column maintained at 35°C. Quantification was performed on a photodiode array detector set at 215 nm and PCB 101 was used as internal standard (IS)...
May 8, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469184/simultaneous-quantification-of-amino-metabolites-in-multiple-metabolic-pathways-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#12
Jin Wang, Lihong Zhou, Hehua Lei, Fuhua Hao, Xin Liu, Yulan Wang, Huiru Tang
Metabolites containing amino groups cover multiple pathways and play important roles in redox homeostasis and biosyntheses of proteins, nucleotides and neurotransmitters. Here, we report a new method for simultaneous quantification of 124 such metabolites. This is achieved by derivatization-assisted sensitivity enhancement with 5-aminoisoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl carbamate (5-AIQC) followed with comprehensive analysis using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS)...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459534/shear-induced-structural-changes-and-origin-of-ultralow-friction-of-hydrogenated-diamond-like-carbon-dlc-in-dry-environment
#13
Praveena Manimunda, Ala' Al-Azizi, Seong H Kim, Richard R Chromik
The origins of run-in and ultralow friction states of a sliding contact of hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (H-DLC) and sapphire were studied with an in situ Raman tribometer as well as ex situ analyses of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, and nanoindentation. Prior to ultralow friction behavior, H-DLC exhibits a run-in period. During the run-in period in dry nitrogen atmosphere, the transfer film was formed and its uniformity and thickness as well as structure were varied. The duration and friction behaviors during the run-in depended on the initial surface state of the H-DLC coatings...
May 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453638/etg-ets-in-serum-by-uhplc-ms-ms-in-suspected-sexual-assault-cases
#14
Solfrid Hegstad, Arne Helland, Cecilie Hagemann, Olav Spigset
A method including semi-automated extraction of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) from serum followed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS-MS) has been developed and validated. Sample preparation prior to UHPLC-MS-MS analysis consisted of protein precipitation and filtration through a phospholipid removal plate. Chromatography was achieved using an HSS T3 column and gradient elution with formic acid in water in combination with methanol. The mass spectrometer was monitored in the negative mode with multiple reaction monitoring...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432441/direct-quantification-of-lipopeptide-biosurfactants-in-biological-samples-via-hplc-and-uplc-ms-requires-sample-modification-with-an-organic-solvent
#15
Piotr Biniarz, Marcin Łukaszewicz
The rapid and accurate quantification of biosurfactants in biological samples is challenging. In contrast to the orcinol method for rhamnolipids, no simple biochemical method is available for the rapid quantification of lipopeptides. Various liquid chromatography (LC) methods are promising tools for relatively fast and exact quantification of lipopeptides. Here, we report strategies for the quantification of the lipopeptides pseudofactin and surfactin in bacterial cultures using different high- (HPLC) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) systems...
June 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427917/application-of-the-isoniazid-assay-in-dried-blood-spots-using-the-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#16
Kyunghoon Lee, Sun-Hee Jun, Moon-Suk Choi, Sang Hoon Song, Jong Sun Park, Jae Ho Lee, Kyoung Un Park, Junghan Song
OBJECTIVES: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs is important for proper treatment of TB. Dried blood spots (DBSs) are widely used for TDM because of their several advantages. Rifampicin and pyrazinamide assays with DBSs have already been developed. However, isoniazid (INH) assay for capillary DBSs have not been reported because of INH instability. We developed an ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method for measuring INH concentrations in venous and capillary DBSs...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416169/pathologic-fracture-of-the-thoracic-spine-in-a-male-master-ultra-marathoner-due-to-the-combination-of-a-vertebral-hemangioma-and-osteopenia
#17
Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Bruno Lutz, Thomas Rosemann, Christian B Baerlocher
Vertebral hemangiomas are the most common benign vertebral neoplasms and are generally asymptomatic. In the present study, we report the case of a 52-year-old male master ultra-marathoner suffering from a pathologic fracture of the thoracic spine due to a vertebral hemangioma. A further examination in the athlete revealed an accompanying osteopenia, which was most likely due to a deficiency in both vitamin D and testosterone. The treatment of the fracture consisted of percutaneous vertebroplasty. Shortly after the operation the athlete was able to continue running...
March 27, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415020/simultaneous-determination-of-ten-bioactive-constituents-of-sanjie-zhentong-capsule-in-rat-plasma-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
#18
Jiachun Li, Dongpo Li, Youzhi Pan, Jun-Hua Hu, Wenzhe Huang, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Yu Wang
Sanjie Zhentong capsule, a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription, are used for the treatment of endometriosis-related diseases. In this study, a simple, rapid and sensitive ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of ten bioactive constituents, including peimine, peiminine, peimisine, loureirin A, loureirin B, 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone, pterostilbene, ginsenoside Rg1, ginsenoside Rb1, and notoginsenoside R1 in rat plasma after oral administration of Sanjie Zhentong capsule...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413232/the-freshwater-red-alga-batrachospermum-turfosum-florideophyceae-can-acclimate-to-a-wide-range-of-light-and-temperature-conditions
#19
Siegfried Aigner, Andreas Holzinger, Ulf Karsten, Ilse Kranner
Batrachospermum turfosum Bory is one of the generalists among the few red algae that have adapted to freshwater habitats, occurring in a variety of primarily shaded, nutrient-poor micro-habitats with lotic (running) or lentic (standing) waters. Seasonal variations in water level and canopy cover can expose this sessile alga to widely fluctuating temperatures, solar irradiation and nutrient availability. Here we report on the ecophysiology of B. turfosum collected from an ultra-oligotrophic bog pool in the Austrian Alps...
2017: Phycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409868/validated-uhplc-ms-ms-assay-for-quantitative-determination-of-etoposide-gemcitabine-vinorelbine-and-their-metabolites-in-lung-cancer-patients
#20
Xiaobin Gong, Le Yang, Feng Zhang, Youtian Liang, Shouhong Gao, Ke Liu, Wansheng Chen
A fully valid ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (UHPLC- MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of etoposide, gemcitabine, vinorelbine and their metabolites (etoposide catechol, 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine and 4-O-deacetylvinorelbine) in human plasma. Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode was performed with an electrospray ionization (ESI) interface operating in both the positive and negative ion modes per compound. The method required only 100 μL plasma with a one-step simple de-proteinization procedure, and a short run time of 7...
April 13, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
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