Simultaneous determination of LY3214996, abemaciclib, and M2 and M20 metabolites in human plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain tumor by LC-MS/MS
A sensitive and rapid liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was established for the quantification of total and unbound concentrations of LY3214996, an extracellular signal-regulated kinase inhibitor; abemaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor; and abemaciclib active metabolites, M2 and M20, in human plasma, brain tumor, and cerebrospinal fluid samples. The method was validated over a concentration range of 0.2-500 nM within a total run time of 3.8 min using isocratic elution on a Kinetex™ F column. Detection was performed on a Sciex QTRAP 6500+ mass spectrometer employing multiple reaction monitoring mode under positive electrospray ionization. The intra- and inter-batch accuracy as well as the precision of the method for all matrices was within ±20% and ≤20% at the lower limit of quantification, and within ±15% and ≤15% for other quality control levels for all analytes. The unbound fractions of drugs and metabolites in spiked and patient samples were determined using an optimized equilibrium dialysis. The validated method was successfully applied in a phase 0/2 clinical trial to assess the central nervous system penetration of LY3214996 and abemaciclib.
Abemaciclib, Brain tumor penetration, Equilibrium dialysis, LC-MS/MS, LY3214996
Journal of pharmaceutical analysis
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Margaryan, Tigran; Elliott, Mackenna; Sanai, Nader; and Tovmasyan, Artak, "Simultaneous determination of LY3214996, abemaciclib, and M2 and M20 metabolites in human plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain tumor by LC-MS/MS" (2022). Translational Neuroscience. 2287.