20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, a major renal P-450 metabolite of arachidonic acid, has been quantified in human urine using capillary gas chromatography/electron capture negative ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry. The urinary excretion of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid was in the low pg/ml range. However, treatment of urine with β-glucuronidase resulted in a 13- to 28-fold increase in its concentration. This suggests 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid differs from other eicosanoids in that it is excreted primarily as a glucuronide conjugate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jun 15 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology