Steroid hormones like estradiol are excreted in animals as aggregates – a form presenting no hormonal activity. It has however been reported that upon removal of water, they disassemble to release the free active form, which has prompted efforts to characterize such aggregates. In this application, estradiol and its metabolic by-products, i.e. 11 compounds including estrone and a variety of estroriol glucuronides were analyzed with the polymer-based NH2P40-2D column in HILIC mode with LC/MS/MS detection.
Column : Shodex NH2P40-2D (2.0mmID*150mm)
Eluent : A; 10mM NH4OH CH3CN B; 10mM NH4OH H2O
Gradient : linear gradient: B%, 22% (0-5min), 22-70% (5-10min), 70% (10-15min)
Flow rate : 0.2mL/min
Detector : ESI-MS/MS (Polarity : Negative)
Column oven : 40°C