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Bioanalytical assay for the novel TRK inhibitor selitrectinib in mouse plasma and tissue homogenates using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

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Bioanalytical assay for the novel TRK inhibitor selitrectinib in mouse plasma and tissue homogenates using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2019 May 27;1122-1123:78-82

Authors: Sparidans RW, Li W, Schinkel AH, Beijnen JH

Abstract
Selitrectinib is a next generation tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) inhibitor developed to overcome acquired resistance to first generation TRK inhibitors. The drug is a cyclic analogue of larotrectinib. An existing bioanalytical assay for larotrectinib was therefore redesigned for selitrectinib. The assay used liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry in positive selected reaction monitoring mode. Mouse plasma and tissue homogenates of brain, heart, kidney, liver, lung, small intestine, spleen, and testis were pretreated using acetonitrile protein precipitation with larotrectinib added as internal standard. Successful validation using current guidelines was obtained in the range 0.5-1000 ng/ml. Precision was within 5-12% and accuracy within 91-108% for all matrices investigated. The drug was stable in all matrices under the relevant storage conditions. Pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of selitrectinib were monitored in a pilot study in mice demonstrating the applicability of the presented assay.

PMID: 31163324 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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