Quantification of ceramide levels in mammalian cells by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry with multiple-reaction-monitoring mode (HPLC-MS/MS-MRM)

Kangling Zhang, Teka Ann S. Haynes, Maria Filippova, Valery Filippov, Penelope J. Duerksen-Hughes

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Ceramides play an important role in a variety of cellular functions including cell differentiation and apoptosis, responses to DNA damage and stress, and transcriptional events. Detection of ceramides in mammalian cells is required for many biological studies. Here, we report a validated method using LC-MS/MS-MRM on an Agilent 6410 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer to simultaneously quantify six ceramides extracted from mammalian cell lysates following a 5 min HPLC gradient. This method demonstrated outstanding sensitivity, accuracy, reproducibility, and speed of analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1197
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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