alexa Method for the simultaneous determination of losartan and its major metabolite, EXP-3174, in human plasma by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

Author(s): Iwasa T, Takano T, Hara K, Kamei T

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Abstract A liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric method was developed for the simultaneous determination of losartan and its major active metabolite, EXP-3174, in human plasma. The two analytes and the internal standard (DuP-167) were extracted from plasma under acidic conditions by using solid-phase extraction cartridges containing a sorbent of copolymer, poly(divinylbenzene-co-N-vinylpyrrolidone). The analytes were separated by LC equipped with a reversed-phase C18 column, and introduced into the mass spectrometer via the electrospray ion source with pneumatically-assisted nebulization. For LC-MS-MS samples, an isocratic mobile phase consisting of [0.1\% triethylamine-0.1\% acetic acid (pH 7.1)]-acetonitorile (65:35, v/v) was used, and the assay was monitored for the negative fragment ions of the analytes. The method demonstrated linearity from 1 to 1000 ng/ml for both losartan and EXP-3174. The limit of quantification for both compounds in plasma was 1 ng/ml. This assay method may be useful for the measurement of levels of the two compounds in clinical studies of losartan.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl and referenced in

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