Determination of Phosphoinositides and Inositol Phosphates. Principles and Rules

  • G. W. Mayr
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 76)


Only cellular PLC# activity can be determined presently without a HPLC or LC instrumentation. However, a state-of-art analysis of the complex metabolism of inositol phosphates and phosphoinositides requires sophisticated sample workup and HPLC analysis protocols. These are laborious and still mostly based on radioactive prelabeling of cells or tissues. The novel HPLC-MDD technique allows a fully automatized non-radioactive analysis (i) of masses of all inositol phosphates and polyphosphoinositides from any biological source and (ii) of binding or interconversion of such compounds by proteins in vitro. This and other frequently used techniques are compared.


Phytic Acid Inositol Phosphate Sugar Phosphate Inositol Trisphosphate Radioligand Binding Assay 
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metal-dye detection


phospholipase C/ phosphoinositidase C


phosphoinositide 3-kmase




high performance liquid chromatography


liquid chromatography


thin layer chromatography


high performance thin layer chromatography


trichloroacetic acid




perchloric acid


trichloroacetic acid: All D-myo-inositol phosphates and corresponding myo-inositol phospholipids (phosphoinositides) as well as glycerophospho-myo-inositol phosphates are abbreviated according to the 1988 relaxed NC-IUB recommendations e.g: Ins(1,4,5)P3, D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate; PtdIns(4,5)P2, phosphatidyl(1)-D-myo-inositol 4,5-bisphosphate; InsP4-(PP)2, bisdiphosphoinositol tetrakisphosphate; GroPIns(4,5)P2, α-glycerophospho(1)-D-myo-inositol 4,5-bisphosphate


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Mayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische ChemieRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Germany

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