A normal phase high-performance liquid chromatography process was used to separate and detect primaquine in blood and liver after a single intravenous dose of the hepatic targeting agent neoglycoalbumine-primaquine conjugate (NGA-PQ) and primaquine phosphate (PQP) in mice. 6-Methoxy-8-(4-amino-butyrylamino) quinoline synthesized and identified by us was used as an internal standard to be added to biologic samples obtained from mice at different times after given NGA-PQ or PQP. The mixture was extracted with ether after alkalinization in the PQP group. In the NGA-PQ group, the biological samples must be hydrolized by heating under nitrogen and acid condition in a domestic pressure cooker before extraction. The extracts were evaporated to dryness under nitrogen, then dissolved in the mobile phase (chloroform-methanol-amonium hydroxide = 86.8: 12.5: 0.7). The results showed that the hepatic PQ collecting ratio and the retention time of PQ in liver in the NGA-PQ group were higher and longer than those in the PQP group. The results also point out that NGA-PQ has liver targeting property.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1995|