Simultaneous determination of ferulic acid and gastrodin of Tianshu Capsule in rat plasma by ultra‐fast liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry and its application to a comparative pharmacokinetic study in normal and migraine rats

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  • Published: Sep 11, 2017
  • Author: Jiao Guan, Xiurong Zhang, Bo Feng, Donghai Zhao, Tong Zhao, Sheng Chang, Liming Wang, Heyun Zhu
  • Journal: Journal of Separation Science

Abstract

Tianshu Capsule, consisting of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort and Gastrodia elata Blume, is a widely used Traditional Chinese Medicine preparation for the treatment of migraine. Ferulic acid and gastrodin are main active constituents in Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort and Gastrodia elata Blume, and have been used as marker components for quality control of Tianshu Capsule. In this study, a selective, sensitive, and reliable ultra‐fast liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for simultaneous determination of ferulic acid and gastrodin in rat plasma using geniposide as internal standard. The plasma samples were extracted by protein precipitation with methanol after acidification and separated on a Shim‐Pack XR‐ODS C18 column (75 × 3.0 mm, 2.2 μm) using gradient elution with a mobile phase consisting of water (containing 0.1% formic acid) and acetonitrile at a flow rate of 0.6 mL/min. Detection was performed on 3200 QTRAP mass spectrometry equipped with turbo ion spray source in negative ionization mode. Validation parameters were within acceptable ranges. The validated method was applied to compare the pharmacokinetic profiles of ferulic acid and gastrodin in normal and migraine rats. Our results showed that there were remarkable differences in the pharmacokinetic properties of the analytes between the normal and migraine groups.

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