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Journal of chromatography

Quantification of physiological amino acids by gradient ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography.


PMID 8491808

Abstract

A single-column gradient lithium ion-exchange chromatographic method with post-column derivatization and fluorimetric detection for the quantification of physiological amino acids is described. The method runs automatically, requires a minimum of sample preparation, separates all amino acids in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid, and most compounds in brain extract, in addition to some amino acids used therapeutically and in pharmacological studies. About 40 compounds can be quantitated within a run time of 3 h. The within-assay and between-assay coefficients of variations for principal amino acids in plasma samples are satisfactory. The system has performed conveniently and with high stability in the daily routine work and is cost-saving based on laboratory-prepared buffers.