Direct determination of human urinary cortisol metabolites by HPLC CRIMS

Alfred L. Yergey, Yohannes Teffera, Nora V. Esteban, Fred P. Abramson

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Abstract

Feasibility of using high performance liquid chromatographic input to the chemical reaction interface mass spectrometry system was assessed by measuring the profile of hydrolyzed urinary metabolites of [9,12,12-2H3]cortisol in six human subjects with no preparation other than hydrolysis and solid phase extraction. Relative amounts of tetrahydrocortisol, tetrahydrocortisone, and cortolones (as the sum of α- and β-) were 0.417 ± 0.047, 0.523 ± 0.036 and 0.059 ± 0.019, respectively. The constant reproducibility of the measurements coupled with a profile consistent with that observed by other workers shows that the technique represents an important tool in the determination of metabolites of endogenous molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalSteroids
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995

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Keywords

  • CRIMS
  • HPLC
  • cortisol
  • mass spectrometry
  • metabolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Yergey, A. L., Teffera, Y., Esteban, N. V., & Abramson, F. P. (1995). Direct determination of human urinary cortisol metabolites by HPLC CRIMS. Steroids, 60(3), 295-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-128X(94)00071-J