Tomáš Adam

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Metabolite profiling methods are important tools for measurement of metabolite pools in biological systems. While most metabolite profiling methods report relative intensities or depend on a few internal standards representing all metabolites, the ultimate requirement for a quantitative description of the metabolite pool in biological cells and fluids is(More)
Association of trough imatinib plasma levels (IPL) with cytogenetic or molecular response to treatment in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was repeatedly reported. We analyzed their value in the routine clinical setting in 131 patients with chronic phase CML in whom imatinib was applied as first- or second-line treatment. A total of 1,118(More)
Cystinuria is a frequently inherited metabolic disorder in the Czech population (frequency 1/5,600) caused by a defect in the renal transport of cystine and dibasic amino acids (arginine, lysine and ornithine). The disease is characterized by increased urinary excretion of the amino acids and often leads to recurrent nephrolithiasis. Cystinuria is(More)
Metabolomics has become an important tool in clinical research and diagnosis of human diseases. In this work we focused on the diagnosis of inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) in plasma samples using a targeted metabolomic approach. The plasma samples were analyzed with the flow injection analysis method. All the experiments were performed on a QTRAP 5500(More)
BACKGROUND Electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (TMS) is a very powerful tool that enables one to perform high sample throughput analysis. This paper describes a method to determine creatinine in urine by tandem mass spectrometry with direct sample infusion into an ion source. METHODS Samples (50 microl) were diluted with internal standard (IS) (450(More)
Anti-CEA antibodies were used for radio-immunotherapy in an established LS174T colonic xenograft in nude mice. A single IV dose of either 131I-PK4S (polyclonal) or -A5B7 (monoclonal) antibody produced tumour regression, and significantly delayed subsequent tumour growth. Administration of a clearing second antibody, 24 hr post 131I-PK4S and at 5 times the(More)
Modern high resolution mass spectrometry offers unique identification capability in drug metabolism studies. In this work detailed imatinib metabolization in the plasma of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia is presented. The metabolites were separated by liquid chromatography on a C18 column with mass spectrometry detection via an Orbitrap Elite(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of purine and pyrimidine metabolites presents complex problems for separations currently performed by HPLC and thin-layer chromatography in clinical practice. We developed a novel capillary electrophoresis method for this purpose. METHODS Separations were performed in 60 mmol/L borate-2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol-80 mmol/L sodium(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to develop, validate and compare flow injection analysis (FIA) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (LC)/tandem mass spectrometry methods for the determination of imatinib in plasma from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. METHODS The plasma for analysis by both methods was deproteinated by methanol(More)
Despite the prognostic value of trough imatinib plasma levels (IPL) identified in some studies, no recommendations for the use of IPL results in routine management of CML patients have been issued. We report two patients in whom daily imatinib dose was increased from 400 to 600 or 800 mg because of low IPL found at various intervals from the beginning of(More)