J Pharm Biomed Anal 2021 Apr 5;199:114059. Epub 2021 Apr 5.
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, PR China. Electronic address:
Endogenous steroid hormones with similar structure, poor content and high efficacy are difficult and vital to be quantitatively detected. In this study, a validated method was established for the simultaneous quantification of thirteen steroids in human serum, and applied to the study of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) was developed for the simultaneous determination of thirteen steroid hormones in human serum, including androstenedione, corticosterone (B), cortisol (F), cortisone, 18-hydroxycortisol (18OHF), 11-deoxycorticosterone, 11-deoxycortisol, pregnenolone, progesterone, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, testosterone, androstanolone and estradiol. Read More