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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Simultaneous Detection Of Lysine Metabolites By A Single Lc–ms/ms Method: Monitoring Lysine Degradation In Mouse Plasma
Abstract: Detection and quantification of lysine degradation metabolites in plasma is necessary for the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases such as pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy. The principal metabolites involved in the disease are related to the first steps of lysine oxidation, either through the saccharopine or the pipecolate pathways. Currently, there are three different analytical methods used to assess the content of these metabolites in urine and plasma, but they require different sample preparations and analytical equipment. Here, we describe a protocol that calls for a simple sample preparation and uses liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) that allows simultaneous detection and quantification of underivatized l-saccharopine, l-aminoadipic acid, l-pipecolic acid, piperideine-6-carboxylate, l-glutamic acid, and pyridoxal-5-phosphate in plasma samples. To validate the method we analyzed the time course degradation after intraperitoneal injection of l-lysine in C57BL/6/J mice. We observed that the degradation of lysine through the saccharopine pathway reached a maximum within the first 2 h. At this time point there was an increase in the levels of the metabolites saccharopine, aminoadipic acid, and pipecolic acid by 3-, 24- and 3.4-fold, respectively, compared to time zero levels. These metabolites returned to basal levels after 4–6 h. In conclusion, we have developed a LC–MS/MS approach, which allows simultaneous analysis of lysine degradation metabolites without the need for derivatization. © 2016, Pena et al.
Editor: SpringerOpen
Citation: Springerplus. Springeropen, v. 5, p. 1 - 9, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-1809-1
Date Issue: 2016
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