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Concomitant determination of thiamin and its phosphate esters in human blood and serum by high-performance liquid chromatography.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of chromatography
Publication Date
Volume
564
Issue
1
Pages
127–136
Identifiers
PMID: 1860908
Source
Medline

Abstract

A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of thiamin and thiamin phosphate esters in human blood or serum has been developed. The eluent consists of acetonitrile and phosphate buffer, in the ratios 90:10 (v/v) for the elution of thiamine and 60:40 (v/v) for the phosphate esters. The four compounds are eluted within 15 min. The detection limit is 13-16 fmol. Between-assay variation is 5-11%. Samples of whole blood and serum from 30 healthy adults were analysed. The following reference values were obtained for 15 females 15 males (nM, mean +/- S.D.). In serum: thiamin, 10.9 +/- 2.9/16.9 +/- 3.3; thiamin monophosphate, 8.3 +/- 1.5/3.7 +/- 1.5. In whole blood: thiamin, 29.6 +/- 10.0/33.4 +/- 10.4; thiamin monophosphate, 9.7 +/- 2.3/10.9 +/- 5.1; thiamin diphosphate, 121 +/- 29.6/165 +/- 40.4.

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