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Determination of the R(−) and S(+)-enantiomers of vigabatrin in human plasma by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass-spectrometry

An analytical method was developed for the quantification in plasma of the R and S enantiomers of vigabatrin (VGB), a drug used for the treatment of some refractory pediatric epileptic syndromes. After adding 50μl of the internal standard, which consisted of a 15mg/L solution of deuterated racemic VGB, and 100μL of water to 100μL of plasma samples, a protein precipitation was performed by adding 600μL of methanol. The supernatant was evaporated to dryness under a stream of nitrogen and the dry residue was reconstituted with 500μL of water. Then, 100μL of 0.01M o-phthaldialdehyde and 0.01M N-acetyl-L-cysteine in borate buffer (0.1M, pH=9.5) were added for pre-column derivatization of the enantiomers as diastereomeric isoindoles. One μL of the resulting mixture was injected in the chromatographic system. The chromatographic separation was performed in gradient elution mode at a flow rate of 400μL/min using a phenomenex EVO C-18 column with a mobile phase composed of 5mM ammonium acetate and a methanol:acetonitrile (63:37v/v) mixture. Detection was performed by mass spectrometry in selected reaction monitoring mode using heated electrospray ionization in positive mode as the ion source. Intra- and inter-day precision and accuracy were lower than 15% over the calibration range (0.2–50mg/L for each enantiomer) and the method was successfully used to assess plasma concentrations of VGB in epileptic children.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1570023217308875

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