GC/MS analysis of the rat urine for metabonomic research
2007 (English)In: Journal of chromatography. B, ISSN 1570-0232, E-ISSN 1873-376X, Vol. 854, no 1-2, 20-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
In this paper, an optimized protocol was established and validated for the metabonomic profiling in rat urine using GC/MS. The urine samples were extracted by methanol after treatment with urease to remove excessive urea, then the resulted supernatant was dried, methoximated, trimethylsilylated, and analyzed by GC/MS. Forty-nine endogenous metabolites were separated and identified in GC/MS chromatogram, of which 26 identified compounds were selected for quantitative analysis to evaluate the linearity, precision, and sensitivity of the method. It showed good linearity between mass spectrometry responses and relative concentrations of the 26 endogenous compounds over the range from 0.063 to 1.000(v/v, urine/urine+ water) and satisfactory reproducibility with intra-day and inter-days precision values all below 15%. The metabonomic profiling method based on GC/MS was successfully applied to urine samples from hyperlipidemia model rats. Obviously, separated clustering of model rats and the control rats were shown by principal components analysis (PCA); time-dependent metabonomic modification was detected as well. It was suggested that metabonomic profiling based on GC/MS be a robust method for urine samples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. Vol. 854, no 1-2, 20-25 p.
metabonomics, urine, GC/MS
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Analytical Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118205DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2007.03.048ISI: 000248161900004PubMedID: 17526439OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-118205DiVA: diva2:918851