High-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry assay for the determination of 1-methyl-4-phenyl pyridinium (MPP+) in brain tissue homogenates

Hows, Mark E. P., Ashmeade, Tracey E., Billinton, Andrew, Perren, Marion J., Austin, Angela A., Virley, David J., Organ, Andrew J. and Shah, Ajit J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2350-6384 (2004) High-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry assay for the determination of 1-methyl-4-phenyl pyridinium (MPP+) in brain tissue homogenates. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 137 (2). pp. 221-226. ISSN 0165-0270 (doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2004.02.011)

Abstract

A high-throughput liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry method has been developed for the quantitative assessment of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) in brain tissue samples. This separation is based on reversed phase chromatography using formic acid and acetonitrile as the mobile phase. Using gradient separation conditions, MPP+ was resolved within 5 min and detected using tandem mass spectrometry in the positive ion electrospray mode. The limit of detection for MPP+ was found to be 1 fmol on column with a signal to noise ratio of 3:1. The assay has been used routinely in our laboratory for the measurement of MPP+ levels in brain tissue from 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated mice, and can be used to distinguish neuroprotective efficacy and monoamine oxidase inhibition.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 22824
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Depositing User: Ajit Shah
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 11:59
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 14:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22824

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