Thermospray high‐performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometric determination of cyclosporins

J. Abián, A. Stone, M. G. Morrow, M. H. Creer, L. M. Fink, J. O. Lay

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The cylic undecapeptides cyclosporin (Csp) A, CspD and dihydro CspC (HCspC) were analyzed by high‐performance liquid chromatography/thermospray‐mass spectrometry (HPLC/TSP‐MS) on line with 1–2 pmol injected on column. Mass spectra were characterized by signals corresponding to the [M + H]+ ion as well as fragment ions derived from he loss of 112 (CspA and CspD) or 44, 114 and 114+44 (HCspC) mass units from the parent ion. The same qualitative profile was observed for negative‐ion acquisition where the ions were formed by proton abstraction. The application of the technique to the characterization of CspA and its major hydroxylated and dealkylated metabolites in human blood samples is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-689
Number of pages6
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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