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Title: Use of LC-MS testing to identify lipophilic toxins, to establish local trends and interspecies differences and to test the comparability of LC-MS testing with the mouse bioassay: an example from the Irish biotoxin monitoring programme 2001
Authors: Hess, P.
McMahon, T.
Slattery, D.
Swords, D.
Dowling, G.
McCarron, M.
Clarke, D.
Gobbons, W.
Silke, J.
O'Cinneide, M.
Keywords: DTX-2
Azaspiracids
Variability
Species dependent accumulation
Isomer patterns
Liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Conselleria de Pesca e Asuntos Maritimos da Xunta de Galicia and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Citation: Hess, P., McMahon, T., Slattery, D., Swords, D., Dowling, G., McCarron, M., Clarke, D., Gibbons, W., Silke, J. and O'Cinneide, M. (2003) Use of LC-MS testing to identify lipophilic toxins, to establish local trends and interspecies differences and to test the comparability of LC-MS testing with the mouse bioassay: an example from the Irish biotoxin monitoring programme 2001. In: Molluscan shellfish safety, Antonio Villalba et al. (Eds.) Conselleria de Pesca e Asuntos Maritimos da Xunta de Galicia and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, pp. 57-66
Abstract: During 2001, the Marine Institute has extended its range of chemical tests to include the analysis of DSP toxins by Liquid Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS). Thus the range of compounds determined extends from domoic acid over DSP compounds (okadaic acid and DTXs) to azaspiracids (AZAs). These tests complement the mouse bioassay, which is the current reference method for lipophilic toxins within the European Community. The development and performance characteristics of the LC-MS method are discussed. Isomer patterns and interspecies differences are discussed as well as local trends in time and variability at one production site at a given time. Comparison of the LC-MS results with the results from the mouse bioassay showed good agreement (93%), and a small but significant number of discrepancies (7%). Overall, the chemical testing has proven to be an invaluable tool in the assessment of shellfish toxicity in Ireland. Lacks of standards and reference materials are discussed as well as the need for further research into the equivalence of methods.
Description: Copyright © 2003 P. Hess et al. Released with the permission of UNESCO IOC from http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002189/218973E.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/1292
ISBN: 84-453-3638-X
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