Comparative pharmacokinetic analysis of extracts of crude and wine-processed Dipsacus asper in rats by a sensitive ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry approach.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to establish and validate an UPLC-MS/MS approach to determine 4-caffeoylquinic acid, chlorogenic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, loganic acid, loganin, sweroside, dipsacoside B and asperosaponin VI from extracts of crude and wine-processed Dipsacus asper in biological samples and apply the approach to a comparative pharmacokinetic study. A Waters BEH C18 UPLC column was employed with acetonitrile/0.2% formic acid-water as mobile phases. The mass analysis was carried out in a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) with negative scan mode. A one-step protein precipitation by acetonitrile was performed to extract the eight analytes from plasma. Our results revealed that all of the calibration curves displayed good linear regression (r2>0.9990). The lower limits of quantification (LLOQ) were determined as 10.0, 9.6, 8.9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.8, 10.1 and 9.8ng/mL. The intra-day and inter-day precisions (RSD) of the eight compounds at high, medium and low levels were less than 4.94% and the bias of the accuracies ranged from -3.89% to 3.95%.The extraction recoveries of the eight compounds were from 90.4% to 100.2% and the matrix effects ranged from 89.3% to 100.1%. The stabilities of these compounds were investigated by analyzing six replicates of QC samples at three different concentrations following storage at 25°C for 4h, -80°C for 30days, three-freeze-thaw cycles, and 4°C for 24h. All the samples showed satisfactory precision and accuracy after various stability tests. Pharmacokinetic parameters were estimated using a non-compartment model. Compared with the crude group, the parameters of Cmax and AUC0-t of 4-caffeoylquinic acid, loganic acid, loganin and asperosaponin VI increased remarkably (p<0.05) after oral administration of the aqueous extract of wine-processed Dipsacus asper, indicating that wine-processing could enhance bioavailability of 4-caffeoylquinic acid, loganic acid, loganin and asperosaponin VI.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2016.09.024

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@article{Tao2016ComparativePA, title={Comparative pharmacokinetic analysis of extracts of crude and wine-processed Dipsacus asper in rats by a sensitive ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry approach.}, author={Yi Tao and Yuchao Ren and Weidong Li and Bao-chang Cai and Liu-qing Di and Liyun Shi and Lihong Hu}, journal={Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences}, year={2016}, volume={1036-1037}, pages={33-41} }