Author(s): Shi YB, Shi YP, Meng QG
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Abstract A validated reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (RP-HPLC) method was developed for the determination of bergenin in rat plasma. Bergenin in rat plasma was extracted with methanol, which also acted as a deproteinization agent. Chromatographic separation of bergenin was performed on a C(18) column, with a mobile phase of methanol-water (22:78, v/v) at a flow-rate of 0.8 mL/min and an operating temperature of 40 degrees C, and UV detection was set at 220 nm. The calibration curve was linear over the range 0.25-50 microg/mL (r = 0.9990) in rat plasma. The limit of quantification was 0.25 microg/mL using a plasma sample of 100 microL. The extraction recoveries were 83.40 +/- 6.02, 81.49 +/- 2.40 and 72.51 +/- 2.64\% at concentrations of 0.5, 5 and 50 microg/mL, respectively. The intra-day and inter-day precision and accuracy were validated by relative standard deviation (RSD\%) and relative error (RE\%), which were in the ranges 3.74-9.91 and -1.6-8.0\%. After intravenous administration to rats at the dose of 11.25 mg/kg, the plasma concentration-time curve of bergenin was best conformed to a two-compartment open model. The main pharmacokinetic parameters indicated that bergenin exhibited a wide distribution and moderate elimination velocity in rat.
This article was published in Biomed Chromatogr
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta