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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094153/development-and-validation-of-a-fast-ionic-liquid-based-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-procedure-combined-with-lc-ms-ms-analysis-for-the-quantification-of-benzodiazepines-and-benzodiazepine-like-hypnotics-in-whole-blood
#1
Marieke De Boeck, Sophie Missotten, Wim Dehaen, Jan Tytgat, Eva Cuypers
To date, thorough clean-up of complex biological samples remains an essential part of the analytical process. The solid phase extraction (SPE) technique is the well-known standard, however, its main weaknesses are the labor-intensive and time-consuming protocols. In this respect, dispersive liquid-liquid microextractions (DLLME) seem to offer less complex and more efficient extraction procedures. Furthermore, ionic liquids (ILs) - liquid salts - are emerging as new promising extraction solvents, thanks to their non-flammable nature, negligible vapor pressure and easily adaptable physiochemical properties...
December 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093968/quantification-of-etodolac-in-human-plasma-for-pharmacokinetics-and-bioequivalence-studies-in-27-korean-subjects
#2
Il-Dong Song, Je-Seop Kang, Hyun-Jin Kim, Se-Mi Kim, Dong-Xu Zhao, Shin-Hee Kim, Min-Young Chun, Kyuhyun Lee
We developed a simple and validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry(LC-MS/MS) for quantification of etodolac using pioglitazone as an internal standard (IS) to assess pharmacokinetics and to appraise bioequivalence of two formulations of etodolac (reference and tested) in 27 healthy Korean subjects. Isocratic mobile phase consisted of 10 mM ammonium formate and acetonitrile were used to separate the analytes on a Gemini C18 column. Also, analytes were analyzed by MS/MS in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode using the transitions of (M+H)+ ions, m/z 288...
16, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080998/determination-of-oxycodone-and-its-major-metabolites-noroxycodone-and-oxymorphone-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-in-plasma-and-urine-application-to-real-cases
#3
Flaminia Pantano, Stefano Brauneis, Alexandre Forneris, Roberta Pacifici, Enrico Marinelli, Chrystalla Kyriakou, Simona Pichini, Francesco Paolo Busardò
BACKGROUND: Oxycodone is a narcotic drug widely used to alleviate moderate and severe acute and chronic pain. Variability in analgesic efficacy could be explained by inter-subject variations in plasma concentrations of parent drug and its active metabolite, oxymorphone. To evaluate patient compliance and to set up therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), an ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) assay was developed and validated for the parent drug and its major metabolites noroxycodone and oxymorphone...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074615/a-database-of-optimized-proteomic-quantitative-methods-for-284-human-drug-disposition-related-proteins-for-applications-in-pbpk-modeling
#4
Marc Vrana, Dale Whittington, Vivek Nautiyal, Bhagwat Prasad
The aim of this study was to create an open access repository of validated LC-MS/MS (MRM) methods for quantifying 284 important proteins associated with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME). Various in silico and experimental approaches were used to select surrogate peptides and optimize instrument parameters for LC-MS/MS quantification of the selected proteins. The final methods were uploaded to an online public database (ADME QPrOmics(TM); www.qpromics.uw.edu/qpromics/assay/) which provides essential information for facile method development in triple quadrupole MS instruments...
January 11, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073557/diatom-nitzschia-navis-varingica-bacillariophyceae-and-its-domoic-acid-production-from-the-mangrove-environments-of-malaysia
#5
Suh Nih Tan, Sing Tung Teng, Hong Chang Lim, Yuichi Kotaki, Stephen S Bates, Chui Pin Leaw, Po Teen Lim
The distribution of the toxic pennate diatom Nitzschia was investigated at four mangrove areas along the coastal brackish waters of Peninsular Malaysia. Eighty-two strains of N. navis-varingica were isolated and established, and their identity confirmed morphologically and molecularly. Frustule morphological characteristics of the strains examined are identical to previously identified N. navis-varingica, but with a sightly higher density of the number of areolae per 1μm (4-7 areolae). Both LSU and ITS rDNAs phylogenetic trees clustered all strains in the N...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073184/functional-lipidomics-palmitic-acid-impairs-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-by-modulating-membrane-fluidity-and-glucose-metabolism
#6
Ling Lin, Ying Ding, Yi Wang, Zhenxin Wang, Xuefei Yin, Guoquan Yan, Lei Zhang, Pengyuan Yang, Huali Shen
: Lipids are essential cellular components and energy sources of living organisms, altered lipid composition is increasingly recognized as a signature of cancer. We performed the lipidomic analysis in a series of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and identified over 1700 intact lipids originating from 3 major lipid categories. Comparative lipidomic screening revealed 93 significantly changed lipids and decreased palmitic acyl (C16:0)-containing glycerophospholipids (GPs) were positively associated with metastatic abilities of HCC cells...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069868/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-octaethylene-glycol-monodecyl-ether-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-studies
#7
Hyeon Kim, Hyeong Jun Kim, Min Sun Choi, In Sook Kim, Myung Chan Gye, Hye Hyun Yoo
Alcohol ethoxylates (AEs) are a major class of non-ionic surfactants, which are widely used in household, institutional and industrial cleaners, and they are considered as an alternative of nonylphenol. In this study, a rapid, sensitive and reliable bioanalytical method was developed for the determination of octaethylene glycol monodecyl ether (C10E8, an AE) in rat plasma using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS). Chromatographic separation was performed on a reversed-phase C18 column (2...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064067/simultaneous-determination-of-imperatorin-and-its-metabolite-xanthotoxol-in-rat-plasma-and-urine-by-lc-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-studies
#8
Lien Ngo, Phuong Tran, Seong-Ho Ham, Jung-Hee Cho, Hea-Young Cho, Yong-Bok Lee
An accurate, precise, selective, and sensitive liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of imperatorin (IMP) and its metabolite, xanthotoxol (XAN), in rat plasma and urine samples. The analytes, along with psoralen as an internal standard, were determined by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) operated in the positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode. Chromatographic separation was performed on an Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column (50mm×2...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062797/targeted-proteomics-for-multiplexed-verification-of-markers-of-colorectal-tumorigenesis
#9
Anuli Christiana Uzozie, Nathalie Selevsek, Asa Wahlander, Paolo Nanni, Jonas Grossmann, Achim Weber, Federico Buffoli, Giancarlo Marra
Targeted proteomic methods can accelerate the verification of multiple tumor marker candidates in large series of patient samples. We utilized the targeted approach known as selected / multiple reaction monitoring (SRM/MRM) to verify potential protein markers of colorectal adenoma identified by our group in previous transcriptomic and quantitative shotgun proteomic studies of a large cohort of precancerous colorectal lesions. We developed SRM assays to reproducibly detect and quantify 25 (62.5%) of the 40 selected proteins in an independent series of precancerous and cancerous tissue samples (19 adenoma/normal mucosa pairs; 17 adenocarcinoma/normal mucosa pairs)...
January 4, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059947/sensitivity-of-computed-tomography-compared-with-that-of-magnetic-resonance-myelography-in-the-presurgical-diagnosis-of-foraminal-or-extraforaminal-entrapment-at-the-lumbosacral-junction
#10
Sung Ho Lee, Sang-Ho Lee, Soo-Beom Kim, Eun Soo Park, Soo-Nyung Kim, Ki-Hyoung Moon
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the sensitivities of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance myelography (MRM) in the presurgical diagnosis of foraminal or extraforaminal entrapment of the L5 nerve. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CT is more clinically available than MRM. Foraminal or extraforaminal entrapment at the lumbosacral junction may cause L5 radiculopathy but is difficult to diagnose...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057371/3-meo-pcp-intoxication-in-two-young-men-first-in-vivo-detection-in-italy
#11
Elisabetta Bertol, Jennifer Pascali, Diego Palumbo, Valeria Catalani, Maria Grazia Di Milia, Alessia Fioravanti, Francesco Mari, Fabio Vaiano
3-MeO-PCP or 3-methoxyphencyclidine is a derivative of phencyclidine. It acts as a dissociative anesthetic and it has allegedly hallucinogenic and sedative effects. There are almost no documented intoxication cases and references about its pharmacology and toxicity in literature. This study presents two concomitant intoxication cases due to consumption of 3-MeO-PCP and alcohol. A 19 (A) and a 21 years old (B) men were brought to Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in a comatose state (Glasgow score 3). They showed respiratory acidosis, right anisocoria with mydriatic pupils and hypothermia...
December 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052654/post-mastectomy-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-pt1-2n1-breast-cancer-treated-with-taxane-based-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-multicenter-analysis-krog-1418
#12
Yeon-Joo Kim, Won Park, Boram Ha, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Tae Hyun Kim, In Hae Park, Keun Seok Lee, Eun Sook Lee, Kyung Hwan Shin, Haeyoung Kim, Jeong Il Yu, Doo Ho Choi, Seung Jae Huh, Chan Woo Wee, Kyubo Kim, Kyung Ran Park, Yong Bae Kim, Sung Ja Ahn, Jong Hoon Lee, Jin Hee Kim, Mison Chun, Hyung-Sik Lee, Jung Soo Kim, Jihye Cha
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) on loco-regional recurrence-free survival (LRRFS), disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in pT1-2N1 patients treated with taxane-based chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical data of pathological N1 patients who were treated with MRM (modified radical mastectomy) and adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy in 12 hospitals between January 2006 and December 2010...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052590/intracerebral-microdialysis-coupled-to-lc-ms-ms-for-the-determination-tramadol-and-its-major-pharmacologically-active-metabolite-o-desmethyltramadol-in-rat-brain-microdialysates
#13
Mingzhou Liu, Peng Wang, Xuming Yu, Guicheng Dong, Jiang Yue
A rapid and sensitive method involving liquid chromatography electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) coupled to an intracerebral microdialysis technique was developed for the determination and pharmacokinetic investigation of tramadol and its major active metabolite O-desmethyltramadol (ODT) in rat brain. The microdialysis samples were separated on a C18 column and eluted with a mobile phase of acetonitrile-water-formic acid (50 : 50 : 0.1; v/v/v) at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min. The ESI-MS/MS spectra were performed in electrospray positive ion mode, and the analytes were detected by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) of the transitions m/z [M + H](+) 264...
January 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050903/time-optimized-isotope-ratio-lc-ms-ms-for-high-throughput-quantification-of-primary-metabolites
#14
Jan Christopher Guder, Thorben Schramm, Timur Sander, Hannes Link
Cellular metabolite concentrations hold information on the function and regulation of metabolic networks. However, current methods to measure metabolites are either low-throughput or not quantitative. Here we optimized conditions for liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for quantitative measurements of primary metabolites in 2-minute runs. In addition, we tested hundreds of multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assays for isotope ratio mass spectrometry of most metabolites in amino acid, nucleotide, cofactor and central metabolism...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046370/th-cd-202-09-free-breathing-proton-mri-functional-lung-avoidance-maps-to-guide-radiation-therapy
#15
D Capaldi, K Sheikh, D Hoover, B Yaremko, D Palma, G Parraga
PURPOSE: Pulmonary functional MRI using inhaled gas contrast agents was previously investigated as a way to identify well-functioning lung in patients with NSCLC who are clinical candidates for radiotherapy. Hyperpolarized noble-gas ((3) He and (129) Xe) MRI has also been optimized to measure functional lung information, but for a number of reasons, the clinical translation of this approach to guide radiotherapy planning has been limited. As an alternative, free-breathing pulmonary 1H MRI using clinically available MRI systems and pulse sequences provides a non-contrast-enhanced method to generate both ventilation and perfusion maps...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045071/magnetic-resonance-microscopy-mrm-of-single-mammalian-myofibers-and-myonuclei
#16
Choong H Lee, Niclas Bengtsson, Stephen M Chrzanowski, Jeremy J Flint, Glenn A Walter, Stephen J Blackband
Recently, the first magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) images at the cellular level in isolated mammalian brain tissues were obtained using microsurface coils. These methods can elucidate the cellular origins of MR signals and describe how these signals change over the course of disease progression and therapy. In this work, we explore the capability of these microimaging techniques to visualize mouse muscle fibers and their nuclei. Isolated myofibers expressing lacZ were imaged with and without a stain for β-galactosidase activity (S-Gal + ferric ammonium citrate) that produces both optical and MR contrast...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039926/quantification-of-highly-selective-sigma-1-receptor-antagonist-cm304-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pre-clinical-pharmacokinetic-study
#17
Bonnie A Avery, Pradeep K Vuppala, Seshulatha Jamalapuram, Abhisheak Sharma, Christophe Mesangeau, Frederick T Chin, Christopher R McCurdy
An ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for quantification CM304, a novel and highly selective sigma-1 receptor antagonist that has recently entered into human clinical trials. A structural analogue of CM304, SN56, was used as the internal standard (IS). Chromatographic separation was achieved on an Acquity UPLC(TM) BEH C18 (1.7 µm, 2.1 mm × 50 mm) column using a mobile phase [water : methanol (0.1 %v/v formic acid; 50 : 50, %v/v)] at a flow rate of 0...
December 30, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030762/placental-proteomics-provides-insights-into-pathophysiology-of-pre-eclampsia-and-predicts-possible-markers-in-plasma
#18
Sheon Mary, Mahesh J Kulkarni, Dipankar Malakar, Sadhana R Joshi, Savita S Mehendale, Ashok P Giri
Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder characterized by the new onset of hypertension >140/90 mmHg and proteinuria after the 20th week of gestation. The disorder is multi-factorial and originates with abnormal placentation. Comparison of the placental proteome of normotensive (n=25) and pre-eclamptic (n=25) patients by gel-free proteomic techniques, identified a total of 2145 proteins in the placenta of which 180 were differentially expressed (>1.3 fold, p<0.05). Gene ontology enrichment analysis of biological process suggested that the differentially expressed proteins belonged to various physiological processes such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, oxidative stress, hypoxia, placental development, which are implicated in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029544/lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantitation-of-seven-biomarkers-in-human-plasma-for-the-assessment-of-insulin-resistance-and-impaired-glucose-tolerance
#19
Qibo Zhang, Lisa A Ford, Kelli D Goodman, Tiffany A Freed, Deirdre M Hauser, Jessie K Conner, Kate E T Vroom, Douglas R Toal
Early detection of insulin resistance (IR) and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is crucial for delaying and preventing the progression toward type 2 diabetes. We recently developed and validated a straightforward metabolite-based test for the assessment of IR and IGT in a single LC-MS/MS method. Plasma samples were diluted with isotopically-labeled internal standards and extracted by simple protein precipitation. The extracts were analyzed by LC-MS/MS for the quantitation of 2-hydroxybutyric acid (0.500-40...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029036/scout-mrm-multiplexed-targeted-mass-spectrometry-based-assay-without-retention-time-scheduling-exemplified-by-dickeya-dadantii-proteomic-analysis-during-plant-infection
#20
Blandine Rougemont, Sébastien Bontemps Gallo, Sophie Ayciriex, Romain Carriere, Hubert Hondermarck, Jean-Marie Lacroix, J C Yves Le Blanc, Jerome Lemoine
Targeted-mass spectrometry of surrogate peptide panel is a powerful method to study the dynamics of protein networks, but chromatographic time scheduling remains a major limitation for dissemination and implementation of robust and large multiplexed assays. We unveil a Multiple Reaction Monitoring method (Scout-MRM) where the use of spiked scout peptides triggers complex transition lists regardless of the retention time of targeted surrogate peptides. The interest of Scout-MRM method regarding the retention time independency, multiplexing capability, reproducibility and putative interest in facilitating method transfer was illustrated by a 782-peptide-plex relative assay targeting 445 proteins of the phytopathogen Dickeya dadantii during plant infection...
December 27, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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