Feb 1, 1990

Micro-quantitation of lens myo-inositol by anion exchange chromatography

Current Eye Research
J E Dickerson, M F Lou

Abstract

A method capable of the determination of pmole quantities of myo-inositol in mgr amounts of tissue by anion exchange chromatography is detailed for use in lens and potentially other tissues. Samples were rendered protein-free through ZnSO4/Ba(OH)2 precipitation, lyophilized and reconstituted in water just prior to analysis. An aliquot of sample was injected onto an anion exchange column and eluted with a 0.045 M sodium hydroxide mobile phase. Each analysis requires 30 minutes to complete. Average recovery of myoinositol added to lens sample prior to injection was 100.6%. The coefficient of variation for repeated sample injections was 2.9%. Rabbit lens averaged 11.4 mumol/gr wet weight with epithelium containing 8.5 mumol/gr wet weight while human lens contained 20.1 mumol/gr wet weight and human epithelial cells had 17.5 nmol/mgr protein.

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