High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of radiolabeled inositol phosphates

Gregory S. Taylor, Joe G.N. Garcia, Randall Dukes, Denis English

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Separation of inositol phosphates by low-pressure anion-exchange chromatography yields unsatisfactory results, while previously described anion-exchange HPLC methods require such extensive processing times that they preelude efficient sample analysis. Using a low-capacity Vydac nucleotide anion-exchange column, we have developed a method which allows complete separation of myo-inositol, inositol 1-phosphate, inositol 1,4-bisphosphate, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, and inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate in approximately 10 min followed by a 5-min column regeneration time. This method provided exceptional reproducibility and quantitative recovery of each inositol phosphate. One column was used for over 300 separations with no loss in performance or alteration in elution pattern. A modifled procedure with a 14-min gradient was developed to separate the 1,3,4- and 1,4,5-isomers of inositol trisphosphate. These separation procedures were used to characterize the kinetics of degradation of inositol phosphates by lysates of erythrocytes and neutrophils. We conclude that these procedures are applicable for rapid and quantitative analysis of radiolabeled inositol phosphates in cellular extracts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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