A panel of new drugs obtained by grafting a sulfurated moiety, i.e. 5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-1,2-dithiole-3-thione (ADTOH) onto existing drugs have been synthesized and their in vivo action is under preclinical evaluation. In the present paper we describe rapid HPLC methods to detect ADTOH derivatives of valproic acid (ACS2), sildenafil (ACS6), aspirin (ACS14) and diclofenac (ACS15) in plasma. These methods allow the simultaneous detection of the potential drugs and of ADTOH moiety. In the case of ACS14 the de-acetylated metabolite (ACS21) can also be concomitantly measured. The chromatographic separation was performed on a C18 column, applying a mobile phase consisting of a mixture of trifluoroacetic acid and acetonitrile. ADTOH, ACS6, ACS14, ACS21 were separated isocratically whereas ACS2 and ACS15 were separated applying gradient elution. The methods are precise and accurate, with a low quantification limit of 200 nM for ACS2, ACS15 and ACS21 or 100 nM for ADTOH, ACS6 and ACS14. The mean absolute recovery for all tested molecules was always found to be close to 100%. The methods are shown to be selective and linear in the range 0.2-50 μM and thus appear suitable for pharmacokinetic studies with ADTOH containing compounds, as indicated by exemplificative experiments performed with intravenous administration of the drugs to rats.
|Titolo:||HPLC determination of novel dithiolethione containing drugs and its application for in vivo studies in rats|
ROSSI, RANIERI (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Giustarini, D., Perrino, E., Tazzari, V., & Rossi, R. (2010). HPLC determination of novel dithiolethione containing drugs and its application for in vivo studies in rats. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY. B, 878(3-4), 340-346.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|