Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) derived from animal horns are one of the most important types of Chinese medicine. In the present study, a fast and sensitive analytical method was established for qualitative and quantitative determination of 14 nucleosides and nucleobases in animal horns using hydrophilic interaction ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with triple-quadruple tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC-UPLC-QQQ-MS/MS) in selective reaction monitoring (SRM) mode. The method was optimized and validated, and showed good linearity, precision, repeatability, and accuracy. The method was successfully used to determine contents of the 14 nucleosides and nucleobases in 25 animal horn samples. Hierarchical clustering analysis (HCA) and principal component analysis (PCA) were performed and the 25 samples were thereby divided into two groups, which agreed with taxonomy. The method may enable quick and effective search of substitutes for precious horns.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies|
|Early online date||18 Mar 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Animal horns; Hydrophilic interaction chromatography; LC-MS/MS; Nucleobases; Nucleosides
Lui, R., Duan, J-A., Chai, C., Wen, H., Guo, S., Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Wu, H., Zhou, M., Chen, T., & Shaw, C. (2015). Hydrophilic Interaction Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry for Determination of Nucleosides and Nucleobases in Animal Horns. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 38(12), 1185-1193. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826076.2015.1025142