Perrine Masson

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Hydrophilic interaction ultra performance liquid chromatography (HILIC-UPLC) permits the analysis of highly polar metabolites, providing complementary information to reversed-phase (RP) chromatography. HILIC-UPLC-TOF-MS was investigated for the global metabolic profiling of rat urine samples generated in an experimental hepatotoxicity study of galactosamine(More)
Ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS) has been used increasingly for measuring changes of low molecular weight metabolites in biofluids/tissues in response to biological challenges such as drug toxicity and disease processes. Typically samples show high variability in concentration, and the derived metabolic profiles(More)
We have developed an ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS(E)) method to measure bile acids (BAs) reproducibly and reliably in biological fluids and have applied this approach for indications of hepatic damage in experimental toxicity studies. BAs were extracted from serum using methanol, and an Acquity HSS column coupled to a(More)
Data processing forms a crucial step in metabolomics studies, impacting upon data output quality, analysis potential and subsequent biological interpretation. This chapter provides an overview of data processing and analysis of GC-MS- and LC-MS-based metabolomics data. Data preprocessing steps are described, including the different software available for(More)
The evident importance of metabolic profiling for biomarker discovery and hypothesis generation has led to interest in incorporating this technique into large-scale studies, e.g., clinical and molecular phenotyping studies. Nevertheless, these lengthy studies mandate the use of analytical methods with proven reproducibility. An integrated experimental plan(More)
Obtaining comprehensive, untargeted metabolic profiles for complex solid samples, e.g., animal tissues, requires sample preparation and access to information-rich analytical methodologies such as mass spectrometry (MS). Here we describe a practical two-step process for tissue samples that is based on extraction into 'aqueous' and 'organic' phases for polar(More)
A series of six protocols were evaluated for UPLC-MS based untargeted metabolic profiling of liver extracts in terms of reproducibility and number of metabolite features obtained. These protocols, designed to extract both polar and nonpolar metabolites, were based on (i) a two stage extraction approach or (ii) a simultaneous extraction in a biphasic(More)
The relative importance of technical versus bio-logical variation in UPLC-MS liver metabolic profiling studies was assessed on liver samples collected as part of an in vivo hepatotoxicity study. Biological variability within and between two treatment groups (three rats treated with galactosamine and three with galactosamine+uridine) was compared with(More)
Three different glycoasparagines have been isolated from the urine of a patient with aspartylglycosaminuria and their structures determined using sugar, amino acid and methylation analysis, enzymic degradation and measurements of the optical rotations. The structures were 2-acetamido-1-N-(4'-L-aspartyl)-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranosylamine (yield 135 mg/l)(More)