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Type: Artigo
Title: Direct Visualization Of Neurotransmitters In Rat Brain Slices By Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (desi - Ms)
Author: Fernandes
Anna Maria A. P.; Vendramini
Pedro H.; Galaverna
Renan; Schwab
Nicolas V.; Alberici
Luciane C.; Augusti
Rodinei; Castilho
Roger F.; Eberlin
Marcos N.
Abstract: Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of neurotransmitters has so far been mainly performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) where derivatization reagents, deuterated matrix and/or high resolution, or tandem MS have been applied to circumvent problems with interfering ion peaks from matrix and from isobaric species. We herein describe the application of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging (DESI)-MSI in rat brain coronal and sagittal slices for direct spatial monitoring of neurotransmitters and choline with no need of derivatization reagents and/or deuterated materials. The amino acids gamma-aminobutyric (GABA), glutamate, aspartate, serine, as well as acetylcholine, dopamine, and choline were successfully imaged using a commercial DESI source coupled to a hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer. The spatial distribution of the analyzed compounds in different brain regions was determined. We conclude that the ambient matrix-free DESI-MSI is suitable for neurotransmitter imaging and could be applied in studies that involve evaluation of imbalances in neurotransmitters levels.
Subject: Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Desorption Electrospray Ionization
Rat Brain
Editor: Springer
New York
Citation: Journal Of The American Society For Mass Spectrometry. Springer, v. 27, p. 1944 - 1951, 2016.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s13361-016-1475-0
Date Issue: 2016
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