Micellar electrokinetic chromatography for the determination of urinary desmosine and isodesmosine in patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Simona Viglio, Giuseppe Zanaboni, Maurizio Luisetti, Rocco Trisolini, Rudi Grimm, Giuseppe Cetta, Paolo Iadarola

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Abstract

The presence in urine of desmosine (DES) and isodesmosine (IDES), two crosslinked amino acids unique to the elastic fiber network, can be used as a specific indicator of degradation of mature elastin. Compared to methodologies so far available, the capillary electrophoretic technique reported here seems to be suitable and convenient for determining desmosines in urine of patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). By using 35 mM sodium tetraborate pH 9.3 containing 65 mM SDS as the background electrolyte, the peaks of DES and IDES could be detected in hydrolyzed urine samples from controls and patients. Owing to the simultaneous determination of endogenous urinary creatinine used as appropriate internal standard, the amount of these amino acids could be accurately quantified. The results obtained were of the same order of magnitude as the data already reported in the literature for COPD patients. Thus micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) may be considered as a reliable technique for studying the turnover of the elastic fiber in clinical conditions. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications
Volume714
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 1998

Keywords

  • Desmosine
  • Isodemosine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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