During a dietary intervention study on 16 renal transplanted patients, in which 25 g/day of animal proteins were replaced with 25 g of soy proteins, the metabolic profile of soy isoflavones in serum was characterized. This paper describes a reliable and fast liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS) method, in negative ion mode, allowing the characterization and simultaneous quantification of several soy isoflavone metabolites. Six metabolites were identified and quantified: daidzein ([M-H](-) at m/z 252.8), dihydrodaidzein (DHD, [M-H](-) at m/z 254.8), equol ([M-H](-) at m/z 240.9), O-desmethylangolensin (O-DMA, [M-H](-) at m/z 256.8), genistein ([M-H](-) at m/z 268.8), and dihydrogenistein (DHG, ([M-H(+)](-) at m/z 270.8). Quantification was assessed using two deuterated internal standards, D(3)-daidzein and D(4)-genistein. This method permitted a limit of quantification (LOQ, S/N = 10) and a limit of detection (LOD, S/N = 3) of 0.05 microM and 0.005 microM for all analytes, except for genistein, where the LOQ and LOD were 0.005 microM and 0.001 microM, respectively. The linearity ranges were from 0.005 to 1.5 microM for genistein, from 0.05 to 1.5 microM for DHG, and from 0.05 to 0.7 microM for the other metabolites. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) were between 0.19% and 13.9% at the LOQ concentration for all metabolites, and between 0.6% and 4.8% at the maximum concentration. On the basis of the results obtained in the dietary intervention study, it was possible to split the patients into five groups characterized by different metabolic pathways.
|Autori:||LOCATI D; MORANDI S; CUPISTI A; GHIADONI L; ARNOLDI A|
|Titolo:||Characterization and quantification of soy isoflavone metabolites in serum of renal transplanted patients by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|