Takada 1984 Methods Enzymol
|Takada M, Ikenoya S, Yuzuriha T, Katayama K (1984) Simultaneous determination of reduced and oxidized ubiquinones. Methods Enzymol 105:147-55.|
Abstract: Quantitative analyses of individual ubiquinones (Q) homologs in biological samples have been performed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) combined with an ultraviolet spectrometric detector (UVD) or by mass spectrometry (MS). An electrochemical detector (ECD) for HPLC was confirmed to be simple and sensitive for the determination of Q. However, only Q was determined by these methods. For the determination of QH2 (ubiquinol) and Q in mitochondria, submitochondrial particle and cell-free bacterial homogenates, the dual-wavelength spectrometric method has been generally used. The method, however, cannot simultaneously measure the amounts of QH2 and Q in whole tissues owing to the presence of vitamin A and other interfering compounds, which have an absorbance in the same spectral region as Q and undergo an absorption change by chemical reduction. The dual-wavelength spectrometric method cannot separately determine individual Q homologs. The analytical procedure described was developed to provide a rapid, sensitive, and direct assay method for QH2 and Q in biological samples. This method is based on extraction from tissues, mitochondria, microsomal fractions, or plasma with organic solvents, followed by quantitation by means of reversed-phase chromatography with UVD and ECD.
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