A rapid, sensitive and specific liquid chromatography–electrospray-tandem mass spectrometric (LC–ESI-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) and methylprednisolone (MP) in rat plasma, using a triple-stage quadrupole, has been developed and validated. MP-D2 was used as internal standard (IS) and acetonitrile was added to plasma samples for protein precipitation. After extraction with dichloromethane, the analytes were separated on a C-12 reversed-phase column by isocratic elution (6 min at a flow rate 0.2 mL min−1) with water containing 0.01% formic acid (A) and acetonitrile (B) (50:50, v/v). Quantitation was performed in positive ion multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode by applying the following precursor-to-product ion transitions: MPA m/z 417 → 135 + 161 + 253; MP m/z 375 → 135 + 161 + 253; IS m/z 377 → 135 + 161 + 253. The method, validated over the concentration range 6–600 ng mL−1, has been shown to meet the current requirements of bioananalytical validation, providing satisfactory results in terms of linearity, recovery, intra-day and inter-day precision and accuracy. The lower limit of quantitation (LLOQ) was 6 ng mL−1 for both the analytes (0.080 and 0.072 pmol injected for MP and MPA, respectively). The method was successfully applied to monitor the plasma levels of MPA and MP following intra-articular (IA) injections of a low MPA (Depo-Medrol®) dose in rats.
A rapid and sensitive LC-ESI-MS/MS method for detection and quantitation of methylprednisolone and methylprednisolone acetate in rat plasma after intra-articular administration / A. Panusa, M. Orioli, G. Aldini, M. Carini. - In: JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS. - ISSN 0731-7085. - 51:3(2010), pp. 691-697.
|Titolo:||A rapid and sensitive LC-ESI-MS/MS method for detection and quantitation of methylprednisolone and methylprednisolone acetate in rat plasma after intra-articular administration|
PANUSA, ALESSIA (Primo)
ORIOLI, MARICA (Secondo)
ALDINI, GIANCARLO (Penultimo)
CARINI, MARINA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) ; Methylprednisolone (MP) ; Plasma levels ; LC–ESI-MS/MS ; MRM mode ; Intra-articular administration|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2009.09.041|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|