Metabolite Interference in Pharmacokinetic Studies
Our policy of conducting biotransformation studies with extended chromatography prior to pharmacokinetic bioanalyses allowed us to quickly detect an unusual, cis/trans metabolite in rat plasma that was inseparable using a short chromatographic method. We caution investigators that short methods invite unknown isobaric metabolites to cause inaccuracies in plasma concentration measurements.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2007
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