9-(3-Pyridylmethyl)-9-deazaguanine (BCX-34), a new purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibitor, has selective immunosuppressive activity with potential therapeutic value in T-cell-mediated diseases. We now report a sensitive, specific and reproducible method for measurement of 9-(3-pyridylmethyl)-9-deazaguanine in biological fluids using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). 9-(3-Pyridylmethyl)-9-deazaguanine was extracted from plasma using perchloric acid precipitation followed by passage through Sep-Pak C18 cartridges (average extraction efficiency, 64.6%). Standard curves were linear over the range of interest (28-1120 ng/ml in plasma and 200-4000 ng/ml in urine, r2 > 0.999). Within-day and between-day coefficients of variation were less than 8%. The limit of quantitation was 28 ng/ml in plasma and 200 ng/ml in urine. This HPLC method should be useful in future clinical studies with this drug.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|State||Published - Mar 7 1997|
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