Simultaneous quantification of vinblastine and desacetylvinblastine concentrations in canine plasma and urine samples using LC-APCI-MS/MS

Satyanarayana Achanta, Minh Ngo, Allison Veitenheimer, Lara K. Maxwell, Jarrad R. Wagner

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A highly sensitive and specific liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (LC/APCI-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous quantification of vinblastine and its metabolite, desacetylvinblastine, in canine plasma and urine samples. Plasma and urine samples were processed by a solid phase extraction procedure. The optimal chromatographic behavior of these analytes was achieved on pentafluorophenyl (PFP) propyl analytical column (5μm, 50 × 2.1. mm) under isocratic elution of 0.75. mL/min with a mobile phase of 5. mM ammonium acetate and methanol. The samples were analyzed in positive ion, multiple reaction monitoring mode. The calibration curves were linear over 0.125-2. ng/mL (lower calibration curve); 2-100. ng/mL (higher calibration curve) and 0.125-5. ng/mL for vinblastine and desacetylvinblastine in plasma, and over 1-2000. ng/mL and 0.5-100. ng/mL for vinblastine and desacetylvinblastine in urine samples, respectively. The limits of quantitation of vinblastine and desacetylvinblastine were 0.125. ng/mL in both matrices. The intra and interday accuracy was above 89% and precision below 8.6% for both analytes in both matrices. The developed method was successfully applied to ongoing in vivo vinblastine pharmacokinetic studies in dogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2013



  • Analysis
  • Desacetylvinblastine
  • Dog
  • LC/MS/MS
  • Vinblastine
  • Vinorelbine

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