Chiung-Wen Hu

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A highly sensitive and selective method, using isotope-dilution liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), for quantification of urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), an important biomarker of oxidative stress, was developed and compared with a method using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The synthesis of(More)
A highly sensitive quantitative method based on LC-MS/MS was developed to simultaneously and directly measure 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua) and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) in urine. It was found that 8-oxoGua could be artifactually generated from 8-oxodGuo during the ionization process by both in-source thermolysis and(More)
BACKGROUND 8-Oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) is the most frequently measured biomarker of oxidative stress. Chromatographic-based methods for 8-oxodGuo in urine are well established; however, the 8-oxodGuo measurement in plasma and saliva has been problematic. METHODS We firstly and successfully applied an on-line solid-phase extraction(More)
AIMS Urinary 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) is a widely used biomarker of oxidative stress. However, variability between chromatographic and ELISA methods hampers interpretation of data, and this variability may increase should urine composition differ between individuals, leading to assay interference. Furthermore, optimal urine sampling(More)
8-Oxo-7,8-dihydro-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) is the most investigated product of oxidatively damaged DNA lesion that has been associated with the development of aging, cancer and some degenerative diseases. Here, we present the first liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method that enables the simultaneous measurement of its repair products in(More)
BACKGROUND Quantification of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) in urine or blood is used to assess and monitor oxidative stress in patients. We describe the use of on-line solid-phase extraction (SPE) and isotope-dilution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for automated measurement of urinary 8-oxodGuo. METHODS(More)
Trace elements and oxidative stress are associated with glycemic control and diabetic complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus. In this study, we analyzed the levels of serum copper, zinc, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, and malondialdehyde (MDA) and urinary MDA and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in 33 type 1 diabetic patients with optimal and(More)
A highly sensitive quantitative method based on LC-MS/MS was developed to directly measure 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) and 2'-deoxyguanosine (dG) in crude DNA hydrolysates. With the use of isotopic internal standards and online solid-phase extraction (SPE), this method has overcome the artifactual response often observed during(More)
Arsenic is a notorious environmental toxicant and was found to cause oxidative stress in cultured cells and animals. However, little work has been done in human studies, especially for the population occupationally exposed to arsenic. In order to investigate the effect of occupational exposure to arsenic in oxidative stress, we measured urinary(More)
Betel quid chewing has been associated with several human cancers. However, the role of betel quid in carcinogenesis remains uncertain. Piper betle contains high concentrations of safrole (an inducer of DNA oxidative damage). Safrole may be metabolized by hepatic sulfotransferase 1A1 (SULT1A1), or glutathione S-transferases (GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTP1). Thus,(More)