alexa Determination of microcystins in fish by solvent extraction and liquid chromatography.
Toxicology

Toxicology

Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

Author(s): Moreno IM, Molina R, Jos A, Pic Y, Camen AM

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Abstract A liquid chromatography electrospray mass spectrometry (LC/ESI/MS) method has been developed to identify and quantify microcystins in fish liver and intestine. Microcystins (MCs) were extracted from 500 mg sample with methanol-water (85:25, v/v) and the extracts concentrated to 250 microl. The parameters were optimized by a full factorial 2(3) design. Neither laborious pre-treatment nor clean up were necessary. MCs were separated using conventional C18 column and an acetonitrile-acidified water (pH 3) gradient. Negative samples (without MCs) were discriminated by liquid chromatography diode array detection (LC/DAD). The limits of detection (LOD) and the limits of quantification (LOQ) resulted equal for MC-RR, MC-YR, and MC-LR and were 0.1 and 0.5 microg g(-1), respectively. MCs recoveries at three levels in spiked samples (0.5-3.0 microg g(-1)) were > 92\%, with relative standards deviations (RSDs) < 16\% for liver samples and > 68\% with RSDs < 18\% for intestine samples. The proposed method was applied to determine MC-LR in exposed fish to evaluate the bioaccumulation risk. The results showed the transference of MC-LR from cyanobacterial cells to fish tissues.
This article was published in J Chromatogr A and referenced in Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

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