Determination of 7,12-Dimethylbenz[a]Anthracene in Orally Treated Rats by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Transfer Stripping Voltammetry

Yardım Y., Levent A., Ekin S., Keskin E., Oto G., Şentürk Z.

COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY & HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING, vol.15, no.5, pp.418-426, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/138620712800194440
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.418-426
  • Keywords: 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) determination, adsorptive transfer stripping voltammetry, high-performance liquid chromatography, Hypericum perforatum L, rat, ST-JOHNS-WORT, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, HYPERICUM-PERFORATUM L., ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES, METABOLIC-ACTIVATION, DNA-ADDUCTS, CELL-LINES, PHASE-I, EXTRACT, SKIN
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A number of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been shown to be toxicants, and induce carcinogenic and immunotoxic effects. As a model PAH agent, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) was the strongest one tested in terms of its biological activities and biotransformation. A new and simple high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with diode-array detection at 290 nm was developed and validated for monitoring of DMBA in different matrices (serum, liver and kidney) of rats orally treated with DMBA. Furthermore, the applicability of adsorptive transfer stripping voltammetry (AdTSV) on the pencil-lead graphite electrode to these samples was illustrated using our previously reported data for bulk aqueous solutions of DMBA. HPLC and AdTSV methods, which were compatible with each other, allowed DMBA to be detected down to the levels of 3.82x10(-9) M (0.98 ppb) and 6.73x10(-9) M (1.73 ppb), respectively. Olive oil solutions of DMBA in dose 50 mg/kg were orally administered. 60 days after a single dose of DMBA, its concentrations in these biological samples from rats were measured by means of both methods. Because of rapid biotransformation, DMBA could not be detected in serum. Only low levels of the compounds were deposited unchanged in kidney whereas its levels were considerably higher in liver. These methods were also applied to the assay whether there is an influence of the intake of aqueous extracts of Hypericum Perforatum L. plant on the parent DMBA levels accumulated in rat tissues.