Enantioselective analysis is used as a valuable tool for determining the biological origin of chiral derivatives of arachidonic, 11,14-eicosadienoic and linoleic acid in psoriatic skin scales and for clarifying their role in pathogenesis. This paper reports on a simple and rapid enantioselective determination (without any derivatization) of the fatty acid derivatives 13(R,S)-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid [13(R,S)-HODE], 9(R,S)- hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid [9(R,S)-HODE] and 12(R,S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid [12(R,S)-HETE], using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with Chiralpak® AD as the chiral selector and electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The enantiomeric distribution of 12-HETE, 9-HODE and 13-HODE in psoriatic skin scales of untreated patients (untreated during the last 4 weeks before sampling) was evaluated in comparison to psoriatic skin scales of patients underlying systemic treatment. The enantiomeric distribution of 12-HETE and 9-HODE showed no remarkable differences, whilst samples of patients under systemic treatment exhibited a lower predominance of 13(S)-HODE than samples of untreated patients. Furthermore, the effect of UVB phototherapy on the enantiomeric distribution of 12-HETE, 9-HODE and 13-HODE was studied and a semiquantitation of these compounds in psoriatic skin scales performed. The detected amounts of 9-HODE in samples of untreated patients were remarkably lower than those in samples of patients underlying systemic treatment. In the case of UVB phototherapy, no influence on the enantiomeric distribution could be observed.
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 25.05.2005|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)