Citation: MOU Han, HONG Ming, LIU Xiao-Yun, LI Min-Chao, HUANG Ming-Zhi, CHU Ju, ZHUANG Ying-Ping, ZHANG Si-Liang. Accurate Detemination of Isotopic Abundance of Intracellular Metabolites of Saccharopolyspora erythraea Based on Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 45(9): 1264-1270. doi: 10.11895/j.issn.0253-3820.170205 [复制]
Accurate Detemination of Isotopic Abundance of Intracellular Metabolites of Saccharopolyspora erythraea Based on Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry
A method for measuring 13C isotopic abundance of intracellular metabolites of Saccharopolyspora erythraea by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UPLC)-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry was established. First, the chromatographic conditions of UPLC were optimized, and then the MS conditions such as unique tube lens voltage, collision energy, and ion pair were optimized. On the bases of length of the parent and daughter ions carbon chains and whether the daughter ions contain 13C atoms, the one-to-one method, one-to-many method and SIM method were established for measuring 13C isotopic abundance. Then these methods were used to measure naturally labeled intracellular metabolite standards and 13C labeled samples, and according to the gap between the experimental value and the theoretical value, the best method was established for each metabolite of different characteristics. The results showed that one-to-one method was most effective for measuring the metabolites of daughter ions not containing 13C atoms represented by sugar phosphates, one-to-many method was the best for measuring the metabolites of both parent and daughter ions containing 13C short carbon chains represented by carboxylic acids, SIM method could play a role in measuring the metabolites of both parent and daughter ions containing 13C long carbon chains represented by coenzyme A. This method had a good measurement precision and could be applied to the measurement of Saccharopolyspora erythraea intracellular metabolites, which contributed to the consequent study of metabolic mechanism and the efficient expression of erythromycin.