A simple, sensitive method for measuring Nτ-methylhistidine in biological samples using a deuterated internal standard and methane chemical ionization gas chromatography-mass spectrometry is described. After sample preparation, a single analysis can be completed in 3 min; analysis in duplicate, including sample preparation for 40 samples, can be completed at a rate of 15 min per sample. Nanomole amounts of Nτ-mmethylhistidine in urine or plasma samples are determined with a precision of 0.5%. Picomole amounts, released during in vitro rat epitrochlaris muscle incubations, are measured with a precision of 10%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 15 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology