Measurement of urinary 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B2 and thromboxane B2 using bonded-phase phenylboronic acid columns and capillary gas chromatography--negative-ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry.

Lawson JA, Brash AR, Doran J, FitzGerald GA
Anal Biochem. 1985 150 (2): 463-70

PMID: 4091270 · DOI:10.1016/0003-2697(85)90536-6

The use of bonded-phase phenylboronic acid columns to selectively extract 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B2 and thromboxane B2 from urine is reported. The compounds were first derivatized as the methoxime and then applied to the phenylboronic acid columns. Subsequent purification by thin-layer chromatography and derivatization to the pentafluorobenzyl ester, trimethylsilyl ether followed by capillary gas chromatography-negative-ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry, monitoring specific ions, allows quantitation in the low-picogram/milliliter range. In healthy male volunteers, the median excretions of 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B2 and thromboxane B2 were 10.3 ng/h (range, 4.5-24 ng/h) and 2.8 ng/h (range, 0.5-7.3 ng/h), respectively. The method offers a noninvasive, specific approach to the study of thromboxane synthesis and platelet function in man. It is much less labor intensive than currently available methods employing electron-impact chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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Boronic Acids Electrochemistry Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Humans Male Solvents Thromboxane B2

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