Taoguang Huo

Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Feng-t’ien, Liaoning, China

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    ABSTRACT: An online microdialysis (MD)–dansyl chloride (Dns) derivatization–high‐performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and fluorescence detection (FD) system was developed for simultaneous determination of eight extracellular amino acid neurotransmitters in hippocampus. The MD probe was implanted in hippocampal CA1 region. Dialysate and Dns were online mixed and derivatized. The derivatives were separated on an ODS column and detected by FD. The developed online system showed good linearity, precision, accuracy and recovery. This online MD‐HPLC system was applied to monitor amino acid neurotransmitters levels in rats exposed to realgar (0.3, 0.9 and 2.7 g/kg body weight). The result shows that glutamate concentrations were significantly increased (p γ‐aminobutyric acid concentrations was found in rats exposed to medium and high doses of realgar (p p Keywords: amino acid neurotransmitters; arsenic; dansyl chloride; online MD‐HPLC; realgar Document Type: Research Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bmc.3154 Publication date: September 1, 2014 $(document).ready(function() { var shortdescription = $(".originaldescription").text().replace(/\\&/g, '&').replace(/\\, '<').replace(/\\>/g, '>').replace(/\\t/g, ' ').replace(/\\n/g, ''); if (shortdescription.length > 350){ shortdescription = "" + shortdescription.substring(0,250) + "... more"; } $(".descriptionitem").prepend(shortdescription); $(".shortdescription a").click(function() { $(".shortdescription").hide(); $(".originaldescription").slideDown(); return false; }); }); Related content In this: publication By this: publisher By this author: Huo, Taoguang ; Zhang, Yinghua ; Li, Weikai ; Yang, Huilei ; Jiang, Hong ; Sun, Guifan GA_googleFillSlot("Horizontal_banner_bottom");
    Biomedical Chromatography 09/2014; 28(9). · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Valproate sodium is one of the most prescribed antiepileptic drugs. However, valproate sodium has various side effects, especially its toxicity on liver. Current markers for toxicity reflect mostly the late stages of tissue damage; thus, more efficient methods for toxicity evaluation are desired. To evaluate the toxicity of valproate sodium on liver, we performed both UPLC-MS and (1)HNMR-based metabonomics analysis of serum samples from 34 epileptic patients (age: 42.0±18.6, 18 male/16 female) after valproate sodium treatment. Compared to conventional markers, the serum metabolic profiles provided clear distinction of the valproate sodium induced normal liver function and abnormal liver function in epileptic patients. Through multivariate statistical analysis, we identified marker metabolites associated with the hepatotoxicity induced by valproate sodium, such as glucose, lactate, acetoacetate, VLDL/LDL, lysophosphatidylcholines, phosphatidylcholines, choline, creatine, amino acids, N-acetyl glycoprotein, pyruvate and uric acid. This metabonomics approach may provide effective way to evaluate the valproate sodium-induced toxicity in a manner that can complement current measures. This approach is expected to find broader application in other drug-induced toxicity assessment.
    Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences 08/2014; 969C:109-116. · 2.78 Impact Factor
  • Taoguang Huo, Zhili Xiong, Xiumei Lu, Shuang Cai
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    ABSTRACT: A metabonomic study on biochemical changes in the urine of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients after the treatment of sulfonylurea (SU) antidiabetic drugs was performed. An ultra-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS) method was used to generate metabolic fingerprints for the metabonomic analysis of urinary samples obtained from 20 T2DM patients without any drug treatment and 20 T2DM patients treated with SU antidiabetic drugs and 20 normal glucose tolerance subjects. The resulting data were subjected to chemometric analysis (principal component analysis and partial least squares discriminant analysis) to investigate the effect of SU antidiabetic drugs on urinary metabolite profiles of T2DM patients. Biomarkers such as xanthine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, hippurate, phenylacetylglutamine, carnitine C8:1, carnitine C10:3, uric acid and citrate were found to be responsible for the separation of T2DM and SU-treated groups, which indicates a potential effect of SU on energy metabolism, Tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, gut microflora metabolism and oxidative stress. The study may be helpful to the understanding of the action of mechanism of SU antidiabetic drugs. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Biomedical Chromatography 05/2014; · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Valproate sodium is one of the most prescribed antiepileptic drugs. However, valproate sodium has various side effects, especially its toxicity on liver. Current markers for toxicity reflect mostly the late stages of tissue damage; thus, more efficient methods for toxicity evaluation are desired. To evaluate the toxicity of valproate sodium on liver, we performed both UPLC–MS and 1HNMR-based metabonomics analysis of serum samples from 34 epileptic patients (age: 42.0 ± 18.6, 18 male/16 female) after valproate sodium treatment. Compared to conventional markers, the serum metabolic profiles provided clear distinction of the valproate sodium induced normal liver function and abnormal liver function in epileptic patients. Through multivariate statistical analysis, we identified marker metabolites associated with the hepatotoxicity induced by valproate sodium, such as glucose, lactate, acetoacetate, VLDL/LDL, lysophosphatidylcholines, phosphatidylcholines, choline, creatine, amino acids, N-acetyl glycoprotein, pyruvate and uric acid. This metabonomics approach may provide effective way to evaluate the valproate sodium-induced toxicity in a manner that can complement current measures. This approach is expected to find broader application in other drug-induced toxicity assessment.
    Journal of Chromatography B. 01/2014; 969:109–116.
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    ABSTRACT: Realgar is a traditional Chinese medicine, which has been used for thousands of years and are claimed to have therapeutic effects. The toxicity from realgar or realgar-containing traditional medicines has raised public concern. However, the neurotoxicity induced by realgar is less reported. Amino acid neurotransmitters are closely linked to the vulnerability of the immature brain to neuronal injury. The investigation of amino acid neurotransmitters is important to understand the evolution of developmental brain damage. An improved HPLC-UV method was developed and applied to analyzing amino acid neurotransmitters of aspartate, glutamate, glutamine, homocysteine, serine, glycine, γ-aminobutyric acid and taurine in brain tissues of immature rats after the treatment of realgar. Significant changes of these amino acid neurotransmitters were observed in realgar treated groups. Negative correlations were found between the levels of some amino acids and the contents of arsenic in brain tissues. The result indicates that the neurotoxicity induced by realgar is associated with its effects on amino acid neurotransmitters.
    Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 08/2011; 57:120-4. · 2.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper was designed to study metabonomic characters of the 'Kidney-Yang Deficiency syndrome' induced by high dose of hydrocortisone and the therapeutic effects of Rhizoma Drynariae, classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in treating the syndrome. A urinary metabonomics method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS) was developed. The significant difference in metabolic profiling was observed from model group (hydrocortisone-induced group) compared with the pre-dose group (rats before hydrocortisone inducing) by using the principal components analysis (PCA). The time-dependent regression tendency in Rhizoma Drynariae treatment group (hydrocortisone-induced rats followed by being administered with Rhizoma Drynariae ethanol extracts) from day 3 to 15 was obtained, indicating the time-dependent recovery effect of Rhizoma Drynariae on 'Kidney-Yang Deficiency syndrome' rats. Some significantly changed metabolites like phenylalanine, phenylacetylglycine, N(2)-succinyl-L-ornithine, L-proline, creatinine, hippurate and citrate have been identified. These biochemical changes are related to the disturbance in energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism and gut microflora, which are helpful to further understand the 'Kidney-Yang Deficiency syndrome' and the therapeutic mechanism of Rhizoma Drynariae. The work shows that the metabonomics method is a valuable tool for studying the essence of Chinese medicine's syndrome theory and therapeutic effect mechanism of TCM.
    Talanta 01/2011; 83(3):700-8. · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Depression is a prevalent complex psychiatric disorder and its pathophysiological mechanism is not yet well understood. We investigated the metabolic profiling of urine samples from depression model rats to find potential disease biomarkers and research pathology of depression. An animal model of depression was produced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). Metabolic profiling of the urine was performed by using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS). Principal component analysis (PCA) was utilized to classify and reveal the differences between the model group and control group. Principal component analysis displayed a clear separation between CUMS-treated rats and control rats. CUMS-treated rats were characterized by the increase of kynurenic acid, xanthurenic acid, phenylalanine, N(2)-succinyl-l-ornithine, hippuric acid and phenylacetylglycine together with the decrease of tryptophan, indoxyl sulfate, indole-3-acetate, citrate, alpha-ketoglutarate and creatinine in urine. These biochemical changes are related to the disturbance in energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism and gut microflora. Metabonomic approach is helpful to further understanding the pathophysiology of depression and assisting in clinical diagnosis of depression.
    Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 11/2009; 411(3-4):204-9. · 2.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mitiglinide is a new insulinotropic agent of the glinide class and its precise mechanism is not very clear yet. In this study, a urinary metabonomics method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was developed to study the effect mechanism of mitiglinide on type 2 diabetes mellitus. With pattern recognition analysis of urinary metabolite profiles, a clear separation between Streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic rats and those treated with mitiglinide was achieved. Some significantly changed metabolites like citrate, creatinine, phenylalanine and bile acids (cholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid and deoxycholic acid) have been identified and used to explain the mechanism. This work shows that metabonomics method is a valuable tool in drug mechanism study.
    Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences 09/2009; 877(29):3619-24. · 2.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A selective and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography method with tandem mass spectrometric detection for simultaneous determination of gestodene (GES) and ethinyl estradiol (EE) in rat plasma was developed and validated. GES, EE and the internal standard, norgestrel, were extracted with ethyl acetate, derivatized (EE only) with dansyl chloride and then back-extracted into diethyl ether-hexane (2:1, v/v). The separation was performed on an ACQUITY UPLC BEH C(18) column with gradient elution using mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile and water (both containing 0.1% formic acid). The detection was carried out by means of electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry in positive ion mode with multiple-reaction monitoring. Calibration curves of GES and EE were linear (r(2) >or= 0.99) over the concentration ranges 1.59-159 and 0.196-78.4 ng/mL, respectively. The intra- and inter-day precisions were not more than 6.9 and 12.9% for GES and 10.6 and 9.0% for EE, and the accuracies were -2.5-8.0% for GES, and -7.2-0.19% for EE, respectively. The method herein described was superior to previous methods and was applicable to the pharmacokinetic study of GES and EE in rats.
    Biomedical Chromatography 07/2009; 24(2):160-8. · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An UPLC/MS/MS based metabonomic method was developed and applied to the elucidation of biomarker of metformin action. The plasma metabolite profiling in healthy volunteers before and after per os metformin was determined with UPLC/MS/MS and analyzed by using multivariate statistics. Significant difference in endogenous metabolite profiles was revealed before and after administration of metformin. Four biomarkers found were lysophosphatidylcholines (LPCs), and their structures were tentatively identified to be 16:0 LPC, 18:0 LPC, 18:1 LPC and 18:2 LPC according to the molecular ions information and corresponding fragments of product ion scan. Lysophosphatidylcholine in blood may be involved in metformin treatment.
    Biomedical Chromatography 04/2009; 23(7):782-6. · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A metabonomic study on biochemical changes in the serum of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients after the treatment of metformin hydrochloride was performed. (1)H NMR and UPLC/MS were used to generate metabolic fingerprints for the metabonomic analysis of serum samples obtained from 20 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients without any drugs treatment and 15 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients treated with metformin hydrochloride for 3 months. The resulting data were subjected to chemometric analysis (principal component analysis and partial least squares discriminant analysis) to investigate the effect of metformin hydrochloride on serum metabolite profiles of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. (1)H NMR spectroscopic analysis revealed increased trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-HB) and decreased glucose, N-acetyl glycoprotein (NAC), lipoprotein, lactate, acetoacetate and unsaturated lipids in serum from metformin treated patients compared to untreated ones. UPLC/MS in positive electrospray ionization detected increased tryptophan and decreased lysophosphatidylcholines (C16:0 LPC, C18:0 LPC and C18:2 LPC) as well as phenylalanine in treated group. Both analytical techniques used in this study were able to detect biochemical changes in the serum of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients after the treatment of metformin hydrochloride, which may be helpful to the understanding of action mechanism of metformin hydrochloride.
    Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 02/2009; 49(4):976-82. · 2.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A selective, rapid and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS/MS) method was developed for the quantitative determination of mitiglinide in human plasma. With nateglinide as internal standard, sample pretreatment involved a one-step extraction with diethyl ether of 0.2 mL plasma. The separation was performed on an ACQUITY UPLCtrade mark BEH C(18) column (50 mm x 2.1 mm, i.d., 1.7 microm) with the mobile phase consisting of methanol and 10 mmol/L ammonium acetate (65:35, v/v) at a flow rate of 0.25 mL/min. The detection was carried out by means of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry in positive ion mode with multiple reaction monitoring (MRM). Linear calibration curves were obtained in the concentration range of 1.080-5400 ng/mL, with a lower limit of quantification of 1.080 ng/mL. The intra- and inter-day precision (RSD) values were below 15% and accuracy (RE) was from -3.5% to 7.3% at all QC levels. The method was fully validated and successfully applied to a clinical pharmacokinetic study of mitiglinide in 10 healthy volunteers following oral administration.
    Journal of Chromatography B 07/2008; 868(1-2):83-7. · 2.49 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the determination of orientin in rabbit plasma using ultraviolet (UV) absorbance detection. Orientin is the active constituent of purified herbal extract (TRO PE) from the flower of Trollius chinensis Bunge. Protein precipitation was used as the sample preparation technique. A Diamonsil C18 column (150 mmx4.6 mm, 5 microm) was equilibrated with a mobile phase composed of 0.1% acetic acid/methanol/acetonitrile (80/5/15, v/v/v). The calibration curve of orientin in rabbit plasma was linear in the concentration range of 0.530-53.0 microg/mL. This validated method was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study in rabbits after the intravenous administrations of orientin and TRO PE at three different doses.
    Journal of Chromatography B 07/2007; 853(1-2):221-6. · 2.49 Impact Factor