alexa High-performance liquid chromatographic assay for alpha-lipoic acid and five of its metabolites in human plasma and urine.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Author(s): Teichert J, Preiss R

Abstract Share this page

Abstract An isocratic reversed-phase HPLC method for the simultaneous quantitation of alpha-lipoic acid and five of its metabolites in human plasma as well as in human urine employing solid-phase extraction and pulsed amperometric detection was developed and validated. The method was found to be sufficiently precise and accurate for the measurement of alpha-lipoic acid and its metabolites 6,8-bis(methylthio)octanoic acid, 4,6-bis(methylthio)hexanoic acid and 2,4-bis(methylthio)butanoic acid in plasma and urine samples, obtained from patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy as well as from healthy volunteers following daily oral administration of 600 mg alpha-lipoic acid. The quantitation of the metabolite bisnorlipoic acid was often impaired by interferences caused by an unidentified metabolite. However, bisnorlipoic acid was detected in few test samples and the concentrations were consistently low. Despite the poor recovery of the metabolite tetranorlipoic acid from plasma, reproducibility and accuracy were found to be from acceptable magnitude to assess concentration time courses. Thus, the obtained analytical results are considered as reliable and well suited for pharmacokinetic studies of alpha-lipoic acid and its metabolites.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords