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Title: Development of an advanced HPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins in human plasma
Author: Hrvolová, Barbora
Colmán Martínez, Lourdes Mariel
Martínez Huélamo, Miriam
Hurtado Barroso, Sara
Lamuela Raventós, Rosa Ma.
Kalina, Jirí
Keywords: Carotenoides
Vitamines en la nutrició humana
Plasma sanguini
Vitamins in human nutrition
Blood plasma
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2016
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The concentration of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins in human plasma may play a significant role in numerous chronic diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and some types of cancer. Although these compounds are of utmost interest for human health, methods for their simultaneous determination are scarce. A new high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) method for the quantification of selected carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins in human plasma was developed, validated, and then applied in a pilot dietary intervention study with healthy volunteers. In 50 min, 16 analytes were separated with an excellent resolution and suitable MS signal intensity. The proposed HPLC-MS/MS method led to improvements in the limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) for all analyzed compounds compared to the most often used HPLC-DAD methods, in some cases being more than 100-fold lower. LOD values were between 0.001 and 0.422 µg/mL and LOQ values ranged from 0.003 to 1.406 µg/mL, according to the analyte. The accuracy, precision, and stability met with the acceptance criteria of the AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists) International. According to these results, the described HPLC-MS/MS method is adequately sensitive, repeatable and suitable for the large-scale analysis of compounds in biological fluids.
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It is part of: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2016, vol. 17, num. 10, p. E1719
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ISSN: 1661-6596
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Nutrició, Ciències de l'Alimentació i Gastronomia)

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