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Simultaneous quantification of prostaglandins in human synovial cell-cultured medium using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University Hospital, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan.

Abstract

A liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric (LC/MS-MS) method was developed for the simultaneous quantification of prostaglandin (PG) E(2), PGF(2alpha), 6-keto-PGF(lalpha) and thromboxane (TX) B(2). These eicosanoids and their deuterium derivatives, using as internal standards, were extracted by solid-phase extraction and analyzed using LC/MS-MS in the selected reaction-monitoring (SRM) mode. A good linear response over the range of 10 pg to 10 ng for each eicosanoid was demonstrated. The accuracy of added eicosanoids ranged from 94.1 to 106.6% and coefficients of variation ranged from 0.62 to 7.8%. Furthermore, we applied this method for the determination of eicosanoids in the human synovial cell-cultured medium, stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS produced each eicosanoid and they increased in a time-dependent manner. The production levels after 24 h stimulation were 6-keto-PGF(1alpha) > PGE(2) > TXB(2) >> PGF(2alpha). This simultaneous quantification method is so useful to clarify the function of synovial cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

PMID:
12213436
DOI:
10.1054/plef.2002.0381
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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