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Analysis of free, mono- and diacetylated polyamines from human urine by LC-MS/MS

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalJOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY B: ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BIOMEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
Volume941
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

Polyamines are promising biochemical markers of cancer and many other pathophysiological conditions, and thus their concentrations in biological fluids are a matter of interest. However, since the concentrations of these compounds are low, their quantitation is typically based on methods requiring laborious sample preparation. Here we developed and validated an LC-MS/MS method to analyze simultaneously free (DAP, PUT, CAD, SPD, SPM) monoacetylated (AcPUT, AcCAD, N1AcSPD, N8AcSPD, N1AcSPM) and diacetylated (DiAcPUT, DiAcCAD, DiAcSPD, DiAcSPM) polyamines from human urine without the need for derivatization. Deuterium labeled polyamines were the internal standards for each analyte. Diluted urine samples spiked with internal standards were filtered through a strong anion exchange resin prior to LC-MS/MS analysis. The chromatographic separation of 14 polyamines was achieved in 12min on C18 column with 0.1% HFBA (v/v) as the ion-pairing agent and a water-acetonitrile gradient. Ionization was performed with positive electrospray ionization (ESI) and detection was with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer with selected reaction monitoring. Calibration curves ranged from up to 5 to 10,000nM. The accuracy and precision of the method were determined using urine based quality control samples, and matrix effects were examined by using standard addition methods. This novel method is suitable for elucidating differences in urinary polyamine excretion in cancer patients and healthy humans.

Keywords

  • Cancer diagnostic markers, Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, N-acetylated, Polyamines, Prostate cancer, Urine