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Improved high-performance liquid chromatographic procedure for the separation and quantification of hydroxytestosterone metabolites.

Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods (1997-03-01)
M P Purdon, L D Lehman-McKeeman
ABSTRACT

A reproducible, sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method has been developed to quantify hydroxytestosterone metabolites. The method features a simple one-step linear gradient of methanol in water (10%-60% methanol) for separation of the testosterone metabolites on a Supelcosil LC-18 column; metabolites are detected at 247 nm. This method provides a distinct advantage over previously developed assays in that the solvent gradient does not contribute to baseline changes throughout the chromatographic run. In this way, the flat baseline markedly improves robustness of the assay and simplifies peak integration and quantification. At the same time, resolution of 15 different steroid metabolites catalyzed by the cytochrome P-450 enzymes are readily separated in rat or mouse liver microsomes. An internal standard, cortexolone, was selected for use based on its structural and spectral similarity to the hydroxytestosterone metabolites, and quantification is based on the molar response for the testosterone/cortexolone peak area ratio. The limit of detection (LOD) is 1 pmol on-column with a limit of quantitation (LOQ) of 4 pmol on-column. The intraday repeatability is approximately 3%. This simplified procedure is straightforward and should greatly facilitate the routine use of the testosterone hydroxylation assay to measure cytochrome P-450 isozyme activity.

MATERIALS
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Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 15 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 2.1 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 2.1 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 3 mm