We describe an on-line dual detection method using HPLC for lipoprotein analysis that allows simultaneous determination of cholesterol and triglyceride profiles from a single injection of sample. Two different gel permeation columns, TSKgel LipopropakXL and Superose 6HR, were applied to the dual detection system, evaluating analytical performance of the proposed method and the columns by analyzing serum samples from human and nonhuman subjects. Both TSK and Superose columns produced good within-day imprecision values less than 4.7% for cholesterol and 4.2% for triglyceride determination. Linear regression analysis showed the results from the Superose column (y) correlated well with those from the TSK column (x): y = 0.969x + 5.44 (r = 0.990) for total cholesterol (mg/dl), y = 1.08x - 11.14 (r = 0.985) for total triglycerides (mg/dl), and y = 1.093x - 0.06 (r = 0.978) for the ratios of triglycerides to cholesterol (mg/mg). Furthermore, the cholesterol and triglyceride profiles elucidated the differences in the resolution ability of the columns, which have not been apparent from a single lipid profile. We conclude that the dual detection concept with proper choice of column and enzymic reagents specific to the objectives of the particular study can facilitate studies of lipoprotein metabolism.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Lipid Research|
|Publication status||Published - May 18 2002|
- Gel permeation column
- Lipoprotein profile
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology