Quantitative analysis of arachidonic acid, endocannabinoids, N-acylethanolamines and steroids in biological samples by LCMS/MS: Fit to purpose.

Gachet Otanez, Maria Salomé; Gertsch, Jürg (2015). Quantitative analysis of arachidonic acid, endocannabinoids, N-acylethanolamines and steroids in biological samples by LCMS/MS: Fit to purpose. Journal of chromatography. B - analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 1012-1013, pp. 215-221. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jchromb.2015.11.013

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Arachidonic acid (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatetraenoic acid; C20:4) (arachidonate, AA) is a vital polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid (PUFA) without its presence the mammalian brain, muscles, and possibly other organs cannot develop or function [1] and [2]. AA fulfils numerous known and possibly yet unknown functions as integral part of mammalian phospholipid membranes and as free AA which also acts as a precursor of a variety of biologically active lipid mediators generally referred to as eicosanoids (e.g., prostaglandins, leukotrienes). A more recent class of eicosanoids is composed of the endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) and arachidonoyl ethanolamide (anandamide, AEA), which act on cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors but also modulate ion channels and nuclear receptors [3] and [4]. In recent years, the role of endocannabinoids as prominent anti-inflammatory and neuromodulatory eicosanoids has been shown by numerous studies [5].

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Gachet Otanez, Maria Salomé and Gertsch, Jürg

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1570-0232

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Barbara Järmann-Bangerter

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2016 12:50

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2016 12:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jchromb.2015.11.013

PubMed ID:

26614403

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Arachidonic acid; Biological samples; Correlation; Cortisol; Eicosanoids; Quantitation; Tandem mass spectrometry; Validation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75958

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75958

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