Liquid chromatographic assays for DE-310, a novel camptothecin analog, and two major enzymatic products in human matrices.

Laboratory of Translational and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus University Medical Center--Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, 3008 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal of Chromatography B (Impact Factor: 2.49). 02/2004; 799(1):15-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2003.09.047
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Assays were developed for determination of DE-310, a carboxymethyldextran polyalcohol conjugate of the topoisomerase I inhibitor DX-8951 (exatecan) and two enzymatic products (i.e. glycyl-DX-8951 and unconjugated DX-8951) in human whole blood, erythrocytes and saliva. Sample pretreatment involved a single protein-precipitation step, followed by a thermolysin-mediated deconjugation for the parent molecule. Separation of the compounds was achieved on an Inertsil ODS-80A column (150 mm x 4.6 mm i.d.; 5 microm PS), using isocratic elution. The column effluent was monitored at excitation and emission wavelengths of 375 and 445 nm, respectively. Validation results indicated that the methods are accurate and precise at lower limits of quantitation of 0.5-6.9 ng/ml. The methods were used to study the blood distribution and salivary concentrations in patients receiving DE-310.

  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: When complex biological materials are analyzed without an adequate sample preparation technique, MS signal and response undergo significant alteration and result in poor quantification and assay. This problem generally takes place due to the presence of several endogenous materials component in samples. One of the major causes of ion suppression in bioanalysis is the presence of phospholipids during LC-MS analysis. The phospholipid-based matrix effect was investigated with a commercially available electro spray ionization (ESI) source coupled with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. HybridSPE dramatically reduced the levels of residual phospholipids in biological samples, leading to significant reduction in matrix effects. This new procedure that combines the simplicity of precipitation with the selectivity of SPE allows obtaining much cleaner extracts than with conventional procedures. HybridSPE-precipitation procedure provides significant improvement in bioanalysis and a practical and fast way to ensure the avoidance of phospholipids-based matrix effects. The present review outlines the HybridSPE technique to minimize phospholipids-based matrix effects on LC-ESI-MS bioanalysis.
    Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences 10/2012; 4(4):267-75.
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: DE-310 is composed of the topoisomerase-I-inhibitor DX-8951 (exatecan) and a biodegradable macromolecular carrier, which are covalently linked by a peptidyl spacer. In pre-clinical studies, high levels and prolonged retention of conjugated DX-8951 (carrier-bound DX-8951) have been observed in tumor tissues following DE-310 administration. This phenomenon is explained as the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect. DX-8951 and G-DX-8951 (glycyl-DX-8951) exerting anti-tumor activity in vivo are released from DE-310 by enzymatic cleavage of the spacer. To quantify the concentration of conjugated DX-8951, DX-8951 and G-DX-8951 in human tissues, six patients with different solid tumor types received 6.0 mg/m(2) of DE-310 (as equivalent of DX-8951) as a single three-hour infusion administered 7 days (+/-2 days) prior to scheduled tumor resection. Drug concentrations were then determined in the resected tissues. To evaluate the plasma PK of DE-310, plasma samples were taken up to 42 days post dosing. There were no severe side effects of the DE-310 infusion. Concentrations of conjugated DX-8951, DX-8951 and G-DX-8951 were in general similar in tumor and relevant normal tissue samples and preferential accumulation of DE-310, DX-8951 and G-DX-8951 in human tumor tissues was not observed. These data indicate that there is distribution of DE-310 into tissue and that DX-8951 and G-DX-8951 are released slowly over an extended period from DE-310 providing prolonged exposure similar to a continuous infusion. However, the similarity in the concentrations in tumor and relevant normal tissues does not support the EPR concept in the studied human cancers.
    Investigational New Drugs 09/2005; 23(4):339-47. · 3.50 Impact Factor