Simultaneous determination of glutamate and aspartate in rat periaqueductal gray matter microdialysates by capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence

Hong Li Chen, Xiao Jun Zhang, Sheng Da Qi, Hong Xi Xu, Joseph J.Y. Sung, Zhaoxiang BIAN*

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Abstract

This study presented a capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) method for the analysis of trace amount of neurotransmitters glutamate (Glu) and aspartate (Asp) in the microdialysates of rat periaqueductal gray matter (PAG). Glu and Asp were derivatized with the fluorescent agent 5-carboxyfluorescein N-succinimidyl ester (CFSE) for the first time and detected by laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) after separation by CZE. The concentration detection limits (S/N = 2) were 6.9 × 10-10 M and 8.1 × 10-10 M for Glu and Asp, respectively. The repeatability (expressed as RSD) of the migration times of CFSE-amino acid were better than 0.5%, and not higher than 1.5% even over the period of 1 month. This method was applied to quantify Glu and Asp in rat PAG microdialysates with the treatment of formalin injection, and the measured basal concentrations of Glu and Asp were (22.4 ± 1.6) × 10-6 M and (0.9 ± 0.1) × 10-6 M, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3248-3252
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume877
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

User-Defined Keywords

  • 5-Carboxyfluorescein N-succinimidyl ester
  • Aspartate
  • Capillary electrophoresis
  • Glutamate
  • Laser-induced fluorescence
  • Microdialysis

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