Determination and Distribution Study of Pogostone in Rat Tissues by Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography
Purpose: To develop and validate a rapid, sensitive and reliable ultra-fast liquid chromatography (UFLC) method with photodiode array (PDA) detection for the determination of pogostone (PO) in rat tissues using honokiol as internal standard (IS).
Methods: Rats were randomly divided into two groups (intravenous administration group and oral administration group) and given of a single dose of 10 mg/kg PO by intravenous administration and oral administration, respectively. After intravenous injection, the rats were sacrificed at 15, 60 and 360 min, while rats, after oral administration, were euthanasized at 30, 90 and 360 min, respectively. For the analysis of the preparation, optimal chromatographic conditions were determined using Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column with acetonitrile-water containing 0.1 % formic acid (55:45, v/v) as the mobile phase, at a flow rate of 400 μL/min. UV detection wavelength was set at 310 nm with temperature maintained at 30 °C.
Results: Good linear relationship of calibration curve (r > 0.9984) was achieved over the range of 0.1 - 40 μg/mL for all the tissue samples. The limit of quantification (LOQ) and limit of detection (LOD) were 0.1 and 0.05 μg/mL, respectively. This method proved to have good precision, accuracy, stability, extraction recovery and matrix effect for tissue distribution studies of PO in rats.
Conclusion: The developed method is suitable for tissue distribution studies in rats following intravenous and oral administration of PO at a dose of 10 mg/kg.
Keywords: Ultra-fast liquid chromatography, Tissue distribution, Pogostone, Honokiol, Rats
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