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Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2004;18(10):1073-80.

Characterization of in vitro metabolites of rutaecarpine in rat liver microsomes using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry.

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College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, Kyungsan 712-749, Korea.


Following incubation of rutaecarpine, a new cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, with rat liver microsomes, the structures of the metabolites were characterized by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Nine metabolites corresponding to mono- or dihydroxylated rutaecarpine were formed. Characteristic product ions for the identification of rutaecarpine metabolites were observed at m/z 136, 158 and 286. The loss of water led to the fragment ion at m/z 286, indicating the hydroxylation of the aliphatic ring. The fragment ion at m/z 136 indicated the hydroxylated form of the phenyl group of the quinazolinone moiety, while that at m/z 158 indicated the hydroxylated form of the aromatic ring of the indole moiety.

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