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A novel approach to the quantitation of coeluting cantharidin and deuterium labelled cantharidin in Blister Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae)

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Nikbakhtzadeh, Mahmood Reza ; Dettner, Konrad ; Boland, Wilhelm ; Dötterl, Stefan:
A novel approach to the quantitation of coeluting cantharidin and deuterium labelled cantharidin in Blister Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
In: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. Vol. 1 (2007) Issue 2 . - pp. 19-26.
ISSN 2322-2271

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Blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) are the main natural source of cantharidin, but the compound titre is depended onseveral factors including, age, sex and mating status of the insects. In order to eliminate such uncertainty factors in physiologicaland chemical studies deuterium labelled cantharidin (D2C) with no natural abundance is normally introduced into thebeetles’ body to use it as a model for studying the cantharidin behaviour in vivo. Experiments were achieved on Mylabrisquadripunctata (Col.: Meloidae) from Southern France and the beetles were exposed to an artificial diet containing a definedamount of D2C. On the other hand, because of the high similarity between the two compounds they cannot be wellquantified by gas chromatography. In order to remove the burden, MRM technique was used for the first time which couldsuccessfully create well-defined cantharidin and D2C peaks and hence a precise measurement. MRM technique was examinedusing a GC-MS Varian Saturn which collected MS/MS data of more than one compound in the same time window ofthe chromatogram. It is especially useful when coeluting compounds have different parent ions, i.e. m/z 84 for D2C (coelutingisotopically-labelled compound) and m/z 82 for cantharidin (beetle-originated compound). Using the routine GC-MSruns, measurement accuracy may be significantly reduced because the D2C peak is covered by the cantharidin huge peakwhile MRM could reveal the two coincided peaks of cantharidin and D2C. Therefore MRM is hereby introduced as themethod of choice to separate cantharidin from D2C with high sensitivity and thus provide a precise base of quantitation.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER59400
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Systematics
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Former Professors > Chair Animal Ecology II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Dettner
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Former Professors
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 06:09
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 08:34
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/15521