Analytical strategy for the assessment of the protein glycation status in uremic patients by high-performance liquid chromatography.
We propose a newly integrated procedure for the analysis of furosine (early glycation product) and pentosidine (glycoxidation end-product) in plasma proteins and the simultaneous assessment of advanced glycation end-product (AGE) peptides and free pentosidine in plasma. In order to determine furosine and protein-linked pentosidine, plasma proteins were hydrolyzed in 8 M HCl and each analyte was purified by solid-phase extraction. Furosine was determined by ion-pair RP-HPLC methodology with isocratic elution and spectrophotometric detection at 280 nm and pentosidine by ion-pair RP-HPLC by using gradient elution and fluorimetric detection at 335/385 nm. To assess free pentosidine concentration and simultaneously evaluate the AGE peptides, an aliquot of plasma sample was diluted and ultrafiltered by using Centricon 10 M(r) < or = 10,000) ultrafiltration membranes. Free pentosidine and AGE peptides were analysed by ion-pair RP-HPLC, by using gradient elution and fluorimetric detection at 385 nm upon excitation at 335 nm. The HPLC methodology has been successfully used for the determination of glycation and glycoxidation protein status in uremic patients.
Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare, Università di Perugia, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org, ,
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Glycation End Products, Advanced
Pub Type(s)Journal Article