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HPLC-APCI-MS/MS method development and validation for determination of tocotrienols in human breast adipose tissue

HPLC-APCI-MS/MS method development and validation for determination of tocotrienols in human breast adipose tissue
For the last decade, significant attention has been paid to the potential role of tocotrienols in prevention and therapy of breast cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop and validate analytical method for quantitative determination of tocotrienols (α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienol) in human breast adipose tissue with the use of high performance liquid chromatography coupled with APCI-MS/MS detection. Separation of target compounds was achieved within 10min with the use of naphthylethyl Cosmosil 2.5π-NAP column with methanol/water mixture (90:10, v/v) under isocratic elution. Adipose tissue samples were obtained from breast cancer patients and women deceased as a result of accidents. Sample preparation procedure was optimized with the application of the Plackett-Burman design and included tissue homogenization with the use of isopropanol/ethanol/aqueous 0.1% FA mixture (13:3:8, v/v), centrifugation and solid phase extraction (SPE). The method was validated in terms of linearity, precision, accuracy, stability (bench top, autosampler, postpreparative, freeze and thaw stability), matrix effect (ME), recovery (RE) and process efficiency (PE). As for all four tocotrienols ME was negligible (<15%), precision and accuracy tests were performed with the use of tocotrienols’ standard solutions within the ranges of 10.0–400.0ng/g for all four tocotrienols. As the validation requirements were met, the validated method was applied for quantitative analysis of tocotrienols in breast cancer patients.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0039914017308238

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