标题：Study on a dSPE-LC-MS/MS method for lysophosphatidylcholines and underivatized neurotransmitters in rat brain tissues
作者：Liu, Hui; Liu, Na; Teng, Wenfeng; Chen, Jing
作者机构：[Liu, Hui; Liu, Na; Teng, Wenfeng; Chen, Jing] Dalian Med Univ, Coll Med Lab Sci, Dalian 116044, Liaoning, Peoples R China.; [Chen, Jing] Shandong U 更多
通讯作者：Chen, J;Chen, J;Chen, J;Teng, Wenfeng
通讯作者地址：[Chen, J]Dalian Med Univ, Coll Med Lab Sci, Dalian 116044, Liaoning, Peoples R China;[Chen, J]Shandong Univ, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Jinan 250100, Shand 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY B-ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BIOMEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
关键词：Lysophosphatidylcholine; Neurotransmitters; Dispersed solid phase; extraction; LC-MS/MS; Matrix effects
摘要：A dispersed solid phase extraction method for high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis of lysophosphatidylcholines and underivatized neurotransmitters in rat brain tissues has been developed. Lysophosphatidylcholines (16:0, 18:0, 18:1, 20:4, 22:6), dopamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, glutamine, dihydroxy-phenyl acetic acid, 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid were included. Dispersed solid phase extraction method was developed with the aiming to minimize the matrix effects. The cleanup procedure has been followed by rat brain homogenate, nitrogen blow drying, reconstitution, dispersive solid phase extraction and separation. Type and size of sorbent, the re-dissolving solution of the tissues, dilute solution, elution solution and the appropriate acidic or alkaline environment of the system were optimized for the purpose of obtaining a minimized matrix effect. Reversed-phase liquid chromatography was used for separation and mass spectrometry with multiple reaction monitoring was used for quantification. Electrospray ionization in negative ion mode was suitable for dihydroxy-phenyl acetic acid and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid, while the other substances were detected in positive ion mode. The method was validated with linear range, method detection limit, limit of quantitation, matrix effects, relative recovery and the intra and inter-day precision. Linear range was at 0.1-1000 ng/mL for gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamine, 1.0-1000 ng/mL for dopamine, 10-1000 ng/mL for 5-hydroxytryptamine, 50-1000 ng/mL for 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid, dihydroxy-phenyl acetic acid and lysophosphatidylcholines. The mean matrix effect was between 52.48% and 123.12% and the CVs ranged from 0.41% to 10.96%. Mean relative recovery was from 65.17% to 114.89%, and the CVs ranged from 0.14% to 8.68% at 3 concentration levels for all compounds. Intra-day precision was with coefficients of variation between 0.20% and 14.7%. Inter-day precision values varied < 9.21%, with coefficients of variation between 0.18% and 9.21%. The developed method was used to quantify lysophosphatidylcholines and underivatized neurotransmitters in healthy rat brain tissues in this study.