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dc.contributor.authorHrvolová, Barbora-
dc.contributor.authorColmán Martínez, Lourdes Mariel-
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Huélamo, Miriam-
dc.contributor.authorHurtado Barroso, Sara-
dc.contributor.authorLamuela Raventós, Rosa Ma.-
dc.contributor.authorKalina, Jirí-
dc.description.abstractThe 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.-
dc.format.extent17 p.-
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2016, vol. 17, num. 10, p. E1719-
dc.rightscc-by (c) Hrvolová, Barbora et al., 2016-
dc.sourceArticles publicats en revistes (Nutrició, Ciències de l'Alimentació i Gastronomia)-
dc.subject.classificationVitamines en la nutrició humana-
dc.subject.classificationPlasma sanguini-
dc.subject.otherVitamins in human nutrition-
dc.subject.otherBlood plasma-
dc.titleDevelopment of an advanced HPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins in human plasma-
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