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A new mass fragmentographic method for the simultaneous analysis of tryptophan, tryptamine, indole-3-acetic acid, serotonin, and 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid in the same sample of rat brain

AuthorsArtigas, Francesc ; Gelpí, Emili
Issue Date1-Jan-1979
CitationAnalytical Biochemistry 92 (1) : 233-242 (1979)
AbstractA new method for the concurrent extraction and quantification of tryptophan (Trp), tryptamine (T), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), serotonin (5-HT), and 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA) in samples of rat brain is presented. Homogenization is carried out in 0.1 HCl containing 1 KCl and 0.2% NaHSO3. After centrifugation at 100,000g, the supernatant is percolated through a column of XAD-2 resin, eluted with distilled methanol, and the resulting eluate is evaporated to dryness. The dry residue is then derivatized to yield the pentafluoropropionated (PFP) and methylpentafluoropropionated (Me-PFP) derivatives. Identification and quantification is readily achieved by gas chromatography-mass fragmentographic analysis on a OV-17 or Dexsil 300 column. Endogenous levels in whole rat brain established by this method are IAA, 13,1 ± 2.0 ng/g (n = 6); T, less than 380 pg/g (n = 6); Trp, 4.16 ± 0.23 μg/g (n = 6); 5-HIAA, 442 ± 24 ng/g (n = 6); and 5-HT, 526 ± 81 ng/g (n = 5).
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0003-2697(79)90651-1
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