High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis for a non-chromophore-containing phosphatidyl inositol analog, 1-((1-O-octadecyl-2-O-methyl-sn-glycero)phospho)-1D-3-deoxy-myo-inositol, using indirect UV detection.
Phosphatidylinositide-3-kinase (PI3 kinase) is an important constituent of growth factor regulation. It is also involved in oncogene signaling pathways. An ether-containing phosphatidyl inositol(PI) analog, OMDPI, 1-[(1-O-octadecyl-2-O-methyl-sn-glycero)-phospho]-1D-3-deoxy-myo-inositol, is a potent inhibitor of this pathway and may be clinically useful in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms. OMDPI is currently being investigated as an anti-tumor agent by the National Cancer Institute, NIH. OMDPI, a non-chromophore-containing PI analog, is not directly adaptable to the commonly used UV detection of HPLC. This paper reports the development and validation of an HPLC assay for OMDPI based on indirect UV detection, in which a UV-absorbing ion-pair reagent (the probe), protriptyline, is added to the mobile phase to induce a signal for the compound. The method is sensitive (limit of detection <5 microl of 1 microg/ml or 5 ng), precise (R.S.D.<2.5%), linear (r2=0.9995) and accurate (error<0.7%). It is superior to refractive index detection and evaporative light scattering detection in either sensitivity or linearity and does not require special equipment.
He, J; Cheung, AP; Wang, E; Fang, K; Liu, P
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