A validated liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of vitamins A and E in human plasma

Danuta Siluk, Regina V. Oliveira, Maria Esther-Rodriguez-Rosas, Shari Ling, Angelo Bos, Luigi Ferrucci, Irving W. Wainer

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Abstract

A fast (15 min) and simple HPLC method for determination of all-trans-retinol and α-, γ- and δ-tocopherols in human plasma has been developed. The assay utilized 200 μl of plasma to which 20 μl of internal standard solution (retinol acetate) was added followed by 200 μl of water, 400 μl of ethanol and 800 μl of hexane. The hexane layer was collected, evaporated, the residue dissolved in 200 μl of methanol and analyzed on a Zorbax Eclipse XDB-C18 column using a step gradient with a polar organic mobile phase composed of acetonitrile and methanol and variable wavelength fluorescence detection. The quantification limits for all-trans-retinol and γ-tocopherol were 20 ng/ml and for α- and δ-tocopherols 500 ng/ml and 10 ng/ml, respectively. The procedure was validated and applied to the analysis of plasma samples from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1001-1007
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2007

Keywords

  • All-trans-retinol
  • Fluorescence detection
  • HPLC
  • Vitamins
  • α-Tocopherol
  • γ-Tocopherol
  • δ-Tocopherol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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    Siluk, D., Oliveira, R. V., Esther-Rodriguez-Rosas, M., Ling, S., Bos, A., Ferrucci, L., & Wainer, I. W. (2007). A validated liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of vitamins A and E in human plasma. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 44(4), 1001-1007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2007.03.033