Gas Chromatography for Analysis of Trace Amines in Tissues and Body Fluids

  • Glen B. Baker
  • Ronald T. Coutts
  • Ian L. Martin

Abstract

The application of gas chromatography to analysis of trace amines and their metabolites in tissues and body fluids is reviewed. Studies using techniques developed by the authors, i.e. acetylation followed by perfluoroacylation for electron-capture gas chromatography, are described in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of gas chromatography relative to other analytical techniques are outlined, and the possible future directions of gas chromatographic analysis of trace amines are discussed.

Keywords

Morphine Histamine Melatonin Anhydride Catecholamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen B. Baker
    • 1
  • Ronald T. Coutts
    • 1
  • Ian L. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurochemical Research Unit, Dept. of Psychiatry and Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Medical Research Council CentreThe Medical SchoolCambridgeEngland

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