TM-25659 compound, a novel TAZ modulator, is developed for the control of bone loss and obesity. TAZ is known to bind to a variety of transcription factors to control cell differentiation and organ development. A selective and sensitive method was developed for the determination of TM-25659 concentrations in rat plasma. The drug was measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry after liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate. TM-25659 and the internal standard imipramine were separated on a Hypersil GOLD C18 column with a mixture of acetonitrile-ammonium formate (10. mM) (90:10, v/v) as the mobile phase. The ions m/z 501.2 → 207.2 for TM-25659 and m/z 281.0 → 86.0 for imipramine in multiple reaction monitoring mode were used for the quantitation. The calibration range was 0.1-100μg/ml with a correlation coefficient greater than 0.99. The lower limit of quantitation of TM-25659 in rat plasma was 0.1μg/ml. The percent recoveries of TM-25659 and imipramine were 98.6% and 95.7% from rat plasma, respectively. The intra- and inter-batch precisions were 3.17-15.95% and the relative error was 0.38-10.82%. The developed assay was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study of TM-25659 administered intravenously (10. mg/kg) to rats.
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This research was supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (Grant NO. 2011-10033279 ).
- Method validation
- Rat plasma