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J Pharm Pharmacol. 2000 Aug;52(8):963-8.

Simultaneous determination of unbound cefoperazone in rat blood and brain using microdialysis.

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Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

A sensitive microbore HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of unbound cefoperazone in rat blood and brain using microdialysis. Two microdialysis probes were inserted into the jugular vein/right atrium and brain striatum of Sprague-Dawley rats. Cefoperazone (50 mgkg(-1), i.v.) was then administered via the femoral vein. Blood and brain dialysates were collected and eluted with a mobile phase containing methanol-100 mM monosodium phosphoric acid (30:70, v/v, pH 5.5). The wavelength of the UV detector was set at 254 nm. The detection limit of cefoperazone was 20 ng mL(-1). Isocratic separation of cefoperazone was achieved within 10 min. The intra- and inter-assay accuracy and precision of the analyses were < or =10% in the range of 0.05-10 microg mL(-1). The ratio of the area under the concentration curve of cefoperazone in rat brain and blood was estimated to be about 7-8%. It is concluded that cefoperazone is capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier.

PMID:
11007067
DOI:
10.1211/0022357001774859
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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