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Separation of free amino acids in human plasma by capillary electrophoresis with laser induced fluorescence: potential for emergency diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism.
Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Free amino acids (AAs) in human plasma are derivatized with 3-(4-carboxybenzoyl)quinoline-2-carboxaldehyde (CBQCA) and analyzed by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detection. The labeling procedure is significantly improved over results reported previously. Derivatization can be completed in 40 min, with concentrations as low as 4 x 10(-8) M successfully labeled in favourable cases. Twenty-nine AAs (including 2 internal standards) are identified and can be reproducibly separated in 70 min. Migration time RSD values for 23 of these AAs were calculated and found in the range from 0.5 to 4%. The rapid derivatization procedure and the resolution obtained in the separation are sufficient for a semi-quantitative, emergency diagnosis of several inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Amino acid profiles for both normal donor plasma samples and plasma samples of patients suffering from phenylketonuria, tyrosinemia, maple syrup urinary disease, hyperornithinemia, and citrullinemia are studied.
Amino Acids, Benzoates, Child, Electrophoresis, Capillary, Fluorescence, Fluorescent Dyes, Forecasting, Humans, Lasers, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Metabolism, Inborn Errors, Phenylketonurias, Precipitation, Proteins, Quinolines, Tyrosinemias
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