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Establishment of quantitative retention-activity model by optimized microemulsion liquid chromatography A

Xu, Liyuan, Gao, Haoshi, Li, Liangxing, Li, Yinnong, Wang, Liuyun, Gao, Chongkai, Li, Ning
Journal of chromatography 2016
bioavailability, buffers, butanol, drugs, liquid chromatography, membrane permeability, neural networks, octanol, pH, phosphates, prediction, support vector machines
The effective permeability coefficient is of theoretical and practical importance in evaluation of the bioavailability of drug candidates. However, most methods currently used to measure this coefficient are expensive and time-consuming. In this paper, we addressed these problems by proposing a new measurement method which is based on the microemulsion liquid chromatography. First, the parallel artificial membrane permeability assays model was used to determine the effective permeability of drug so that quantitative retention-activity relationships could be established, which were used to optimize the microemulsion liquid chromatography. The most effective microemulsion system used a mobile phase of 6.0% (w/w) Brij35, 6.6% (w/w) butanol, 0.8% (w/w) octanol, and 86.6% (w/w) phosphate buffer (pH 7.4). Next, support vector machine and back-propagation neural networks are employed to develop a quantitative retention-activity relationships model associated with the optimal microemulsion system, and used to improve the prediction ability. Finally, an adequate correlation between experimental value and predicted value is computed to verify the performance of the optimal model. The results indicate that the microemulsion liquid chromatography can serve as a possible alternative to the PAMPA method for determination of high-throughput permeability and simulation of biological processes.