Capillary Electrophoresis with NDA Derivatization and Electrochemical Detection for the Analysis of Cellular Amino Acids

Franklin D. Swanek, Brian B. Anderson, Andrew G. Ewing

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Abstract

A method is described for the direct identification of amino acids and amine-containing compounds from a fully developed neuron in Planorbis corneus as well as cultured pheochromocytoma cells by capillary electrophoresis with napthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde (NDA) derivatization and electrochemical detection. Several compounds have been identified from the Planorbis neuron, including dopamine, glycine, dopa, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid. Quantitation was accomplished through the use of calibration curves. Cellular levels of the compounds ranged from 0.386 to 26.5 fmol. Voltammetry of the NDA products was also examined by scanning electrochemical detection in order to determine whether the technique could be used for peak identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Microcolumn Separations
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Filtration and Separation

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