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Yan-Ru Liu, Zhi-Shu Tang, Jin-Ao Duan, Xiao-Chun Sun, Zhong-Xing Song, Xin-Bo Shi, Yang Lv, Zhao Zhang, Da-Wei Qian
To explore the flavor and meridian tropism classification of Callianthemum taipaicum by principal components analysis(PCA) and partial least square analysis(PLS). Meanwhile,to establish a high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry(HPLC-ESI-MS) method for the simultaneous determination of 55 active components from 13 kinds of Ranunculaceae of Chinese traditional herbs. Samples were separated on HPLC system by Agilent 5 TC-C₁₈(2)(4.6 mm×250 mm,5 μm)column and eluted with acetonitrile and 0...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Xie-An Yu, John Teye Azietaku, Jin Li, Hui Wang, Fang Zheng, Jia Hao, Yan-Xu Chang
Ardisia japonica is a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal herb used as a diuretic, for treating cough and for stopping uterine bleeding. A simple, sensitive, and reliable LC-MS/MS method was developed to determine six active compounds in rat plasma and this method was further applied to the pharmacokinetic study of these compounds after oral administration of Ardisia japonica extract. Acetonitrile was used to precipitate the protein in the plasma samples. Using acetonitrile and formic acid aqueous solution (0...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Mariosimone Zoccali, Simone Cappello, Luigi Mondello
The present research is focused on the use of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (QqQ MS) coupled with flow modulated comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (FM GC × GC) for a multilevel elucidation of biodegradation potentiality of natural marine microbial populations during a bioremediation (biostimulation) treatment. The crude oil used for the evaluation of the bioremediation process, namely Dansk Blend Pier E1, represents a very complex sample. Hence, in order to understand the metabolic activity of microbial populations during the bioremediation process, a GC × GC system was used...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
S Chevolleau, M-H Noguer-Meireles, I Jouanin, N Naud, F Pierre, F Gueraud, L Debrauwer
Red or processed meat rich diets have been shown to be associated with an elevated risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). One major hypothesis involves dietary heme iron which induces lipid peroxidation. The quantification of the resulting reactive aldehydes (e.g. HNE and HHE) in the colon lumen is therefore of great concern since these compounds are known for their cytotoxic and genotoxic properties. UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for HNE and HHE quantification in rat faeces. Samples were derivatised using a brominated reagent (BBHA) in presence of pre-synthesized deuterated internal standards (HNE-d11/HHE-d5), extracted by solid phase extraction, and then analysed by LC-positive ESI-MS/MS (MRM) on a TSQ Vantage mass spectrometer...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Ji Ye, Yanxia Gao, Saisai Tian, Juan Su, Weidong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Panax ginseng (PG) is one of the most valuable and frequently used phytomedicine in Asia. In the current Chinese Pharmacopeia, only three ginsenosides, Rg1, Re and Rb1, were set as standard compounds for the quality evaluation of PG. However, only these three compounds could hardly reflect the quality and therapeutic efficacy of this traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). PURPOSE: Quantification analysis of quality markers (Q-markers) in PG is meaningful for determining the quality of this herbal medicine...
February 28, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
John K Fallon, Nicole Houvig, Catherine L Booth-Genthe, Philip C Smith
Information is needed on the expression of transporters in lung to inform drug development and therapeutic decisions. Much of the information currently available is from semiquantitative gene expression or immunometric densitometry studies reported in the literature. NanoLC-MS/MS (MRM mode) isotope dilution targeted quantitative proteomics was used here to quantify twelve selected transporters in fresh human lung membrane fraction samples and in the membrane fraction of selected immortalized human lung epithelial cell line samples...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Shuping Yang, Xin Li, Xinfeng Liu, Xiangbin Ding, Xiangbo Xin, Congfei Jin, Sheng Zhang, Guangpeng Li, Hong Guo
MSTN -encoded myostatin is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle development. Here, we utilized the gluteus tissues from MSTN gene editing and wild type Luxi beef cattle which are native breed of cattle in China, performed tandem mass tag (TMT) -based comparative proteomics and phosphoproteomics analyses to investigate the regulatory mechanism of MSTN related to cellular metabolism and signaling pathway in muscle development. Out of 1,315 proteins, 69 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were found in global proteomics analysis...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Islam Amine Larabi, Marie Martin, Isabelle Etting, Pauline Penot, Nicolas Fabresse, Jean Claude Alvarez
Recently, the emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has led to their wide use among clubbers and men who have sex with men (MSM) for their stimulant effects. However, their use in drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) has rarely been described. Herein we report a case of a 44 years-old man who was assaulted after a party. Due to late reporting of the offense, only hair (black) was sampled 15 days later and a segmental analysis was achieved to look for most DFSA agents and NPS. Twenty mg of each segment (A:0-1cm, B:1-3cm and C:3-5cm) were incubated in phosphate buffer pH 5...
March 10, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
Yasushi Kaburagi, Eri Takahashi, Hiroshi Kajio, Shigeo Yamashita, Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Tomoko Shiga, Akinori Okumura, Atsushi Goto, Yuka Fukazawa, Naoto Seki, Kazuyuki Tobe, Michihiro Matsumoto, Mitsuhiko Noda, Hiroyuki Unoki-Kubota
AIMS: In this study, we applied quantitative proteomic analysis to identify urinary proteins associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: Two-dimensional image-converted analysis of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry detected the proteins differentially excreted between normoalbuminuric and macroalbuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (n = 6 each). Urinary levels of excreted proteins were measured by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) analysis using an independent sample set (n = 77)...
March 6, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Jing Zhan, Ya Ding, Benyan Zou, Hai Liao, Wenqi Jiang, Su Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Puquitinib mesylate (XC-302) is a new multiple-target anticancer inhibitor, which directly suppresses the activity of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K). This study was aimed to develop a sensitive and specific liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI MS/MS) method for the quantification and pharmacokinetic investigation of plasma puquitinib in cancer patients. METHODS: The analytes of human plasma were prepared by liquid-liquid extraction using methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE)...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Xiaohui Wang, Changbin Ji, Huiying Chi, Haiyong Wang
Background: Few studies have focused on the optimal threshold of examed lymph nodes (ELNs) for breast cancer patients with more than three positive lymph nodes after modified radical mastectomy. Materials and methods: The X-tile and the minimum P -value models were applied to determine the optimal threshold. Cox proportional hazard analysis was used to analyze the cancer-specific survival and perform subgroup analysis. Results: The results showed that 12 ELNs was the optimal threshold for these patients, and the patients with >12 ELNs had a better cancer-specific survival benefit compared with the patients with <12 ELNs ( P <0...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Gurulingappa Hallur, Buchi Reddy Purra, Suresh P Sulochana, Neeraj Kumar Saini, Prasanthi Daram, Mohd Zainuddin, Ramesh Mullangi
A sensitive, specific, selective and rapid LC-ESI-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the quantification of apalutamide in mice plasma using apalutamide-d3 as an internal standard (I.S.). Sample preparation was accomplished through a simple protein precipitation process. Chromatography of apalutamide and the I.S. was achieved on an Atlantis dC18 column using an isocratic mobile phase comprising 0.2% formic acid in water and acetonitrile (20:80, v/v) delivered at a flow rate of 0.8 mL/min. LC-MS/MS was operated under the multiple reaction-monitoring mode (MRM) using the electrospray ionization technique in positive ion mode and the transitions of m/z 478 → 450 and m/z 481 → 453 were used to measure the derivative of apalutamide and the I...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Gregory Gilmartin, Diane Gingrich
The determination and speciation of arsenic in natural resources such as drinking water and agricultural soils has been a growing concern in recent years due to its many toxicological effects [1-3]. To speciate and quantitate concentrations of <1 ppm of arsenic, typically an ion chromatograph (IC) interfaced to an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) is employed [4-9]. This methodology may be very robust and sensitive, but it is expensive and not as ubiquitous as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) absorbance detection or electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Uttam Garg, Ada Munar, Clinton Frazee
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is an immunosuppressant that is used in renal, liver, and heart transplantation. Due to its narrow therapeutic range, monitoring of MPA levels is essential to avoid toxicity and organ rejection. Although immunoassays are available for the determination of MPA, due to their higher specificity, mass spectrometry methods are preferred. In this unit, we describe a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method utilizing positive ionization electrospray and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) for the quantification of levels of MPA and its conjugate MPA glucuronide (MPAG)...
February 21, 2018: Current Protocols in Toxicology
Jean-François Rontani, Claude Aubert, Simon T Belt
RATIONALE: 3,9,13-trimethyl-6-(1,5-dimethylhexyl)-tetradecan-1,2-diol and 2,8,12-trimethyl-5-(1,5-dimethylhexyl)-tridecanoic acid appear to be produced during the bacterial metabolism of IP25 , a highly branched isoprenoid lipid often employed for past Arctic sea ice reconstruction. Characterization and quantification of these metabolites in sediments are essential to determine if bacterial degradation may exert a significant influence on IP25 -based palaeo sea ice reconstructions. METHODS: EIMS fragmentation pathways of 3,9,13-trimethyl-6-(1,5-dimethylhexyl)-tetradecan-1,2-diol and 2,8,12-trimethyl-5-(1,5-dimethylhexyl)-tridecanoic acid TMS derivatives were investigated...
March 6, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Yongzhi Tian, Xiao Wu, Mingjie Zhang, Longshan Zhao, Zhili Xiong, Feng Qin
A rapids, selective and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to determine meloxicam in beagle dog plasma. Sample pretreatment involved a one-step protein precipitation with methanol of 0.1 mL plasma. Analysis was performed on a Venusil ASB-C18 column with mobile phase consisting of methanol-water (containing 0.1% formic acid) (75:25, v/v). The detection was performed on a triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometer by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode via electrospray ionization (ESI) source...
March 5, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Natalia D Popowicz, Sean J O'Halloran, Deirdre Fitzgerald, Y C Gary Lee, David A Joyce
Piperacillin, in combination with tazobactam is a common first-line antibiotic used for the treatment of pleural infection, however its pleural pharmacokinetics and penetration has not previously been reported. The objective of this work was to develop and validate a rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) assay for quantification of piperacillin (PIP) and tazobactam (TAZ). PIP and TAZ were extracted from both human plasma and pleural fluid samples by protein precipitation in methanol containing the internal standards (IS) piperacillin-d5 (PIP-d5 ) and sulbactam (SUL)...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Iva Turyan, Ruth Frenkel, Zoran Sosic
Protein tyrosine sulfation (Tyr-O-SO3) is a common post-translational modification (PTM), which is important for protein function. Absolute quantitation of Tyr-O-SO3 in recombinant therapeutic proteins has been challenging. We report here an MRM method used for absolute quantitation of Tyr-O-SO3 in the hydrolysate of a recombinant Fc-fusion protein. Quantitation is achieved by monitoring the sum of two transitions: the loss of carboxylic acid from tyrosine sulfate (major transition) and sulfate group from tyrosine sulfate sodium salt...
March 2, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
Dalia Mohamed, Maha A Hegazy, Mona S Elshahed, Safaa S Toubar, Marwa I Helmy
A facile, fast and specific method based on liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the simultaneous quantitation of paracetamol (PAR), chlorzoxazone (CXZ) and aceclofenac (ACL) in human plasma was developed and validated. Sample preparation was achieved by liquid-liquid extraction. The analysis was performed on a reversed-phase C18 HPLC column (5 μm, 4.6× 50 mm) using acetonitrile: 10 mM ammonium formate pH 3.0 (65:35, v/v) as the mobile phase where atrovastatin (ATR) was used as an internal standard...
March 5, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Ping Leng, Zhao Yang, Baohua Ma, Jing Li, Jialin Sun, Yiming Xie, Yong Sun
A compound (WJD-A-1) was previously reported as a candidate prodrug of Am80 (tamibarotene), which was approved in Japan in 2005 as a therapeutic agent for recurrent refractory acute promyelocytic leukaemia. A rapid, selective and sensitive ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for the first time to simultaneously determine WJD-A-1 and its major phase-I metabolites AM80 in rat plasma. After a simple sample preparation procedure by protein precipitation with methanol and acetonitrile, WJD-A-1, AM80 and the internal standard were chromatographed on an ACQUITY UPLCTM BEH C18 column...
March 5, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
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