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Highly sensitive measurement of lipid molecular species from biological samples by fluorimetric detection coupled to high-performance liquid chromatography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9653944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As the molecular species composition of glycerophospholipids provides more valuable information than the corresponding fatty acid composition, we have applied a fluorimetric detection (360 and 460 nm for excitation and emission wavelengths, respectively) of anthroyl derivatives of diradylglycerol species to minor phospholipid classes and subclasses from biological samples. Diacylglycerol species were obtained by phospholipase C treatment of phosphatidylcholine subclasses and phosphatidic acid extracted from rat thymocytes. Subpicomole measurements of molecular species from the minor subclass alkenylacylglycerophosphocholine could be achieved (e.g. 0.4 pmol of the 18:1/20:5 species). Such a sensitivity allowed study of the molecular species composition of another minor phospholipid, phosphatidic acid, and to evaluation of its alteration in mitogen-stimulated thymocytes as compared to unstimulated ones. Finally, we report that such a measurement is also applicable to other minor bioactive lipids with a hydroxyl group available, namely hydroxyeicosatetraenoates (HETEs), with a similar gain of sensitivity over conventional UV detection. Overall, these measurements, especially those of phospholipid molecular species, are sensitive, reliable and meaningful for precursor-product relationship between phospholipids.
C Thévenon; S El Bawab; B Chantegrel; M Lagarde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications     Volume:  708     ISSN:  1387-2273     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Chromatogr. B Biomed. Sci. Appl.     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-24     Completed Date:  1998-08-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9714109     Medline TA:  J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
INSERM U352, Biochimie and Pharmacologie, INSA-Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / methods*
Fatty Acids / analysis
Phosphatidic Acids / analysis
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Phospholipids / analysis*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thymus Gland / chemistry,  cytology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Phosphatidic Acids; 0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Phospholipids

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