Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

SYMPOSIUM - HERBAL DRUGS AND BOTANICALS - RESEARCH ARTICLES
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264--266

Determination of nucleosides in Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum by high performance liquid chromatography method


Masood Shah Khan1, Rabea Parveen2, Kshipra Mishra3, Rajkumar Tulsawani3, Sayeed Ahmad2,  
1 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory, Jamia Hamdard; Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
3 Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sayeed Ahmad
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
India

Abstract

Background: Nucleosides are supportive in the regulation and modulation of various physiological processes in body, they acts as precursors in nucleic acid synthesis, enhance immune response, help in absorption of iron and influence the metabolism of fatty acids. Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum are well-known for its use in traditional medicine of China, Nepal and India. They are rich in nucleosides such as adenine, adenosine, cordycepin, etc. Hence, a simple, economic and accurate high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analytical method was proposed for determination of adenine and adenosine for the quality control of plants. Materials and Methods: Chromatographic experiments were conducted on YL9100 HPLC system (South Korea). Reversed-phase chromatography was performed on a C18 column with methanol and dihydrogen phosphate as the mobile phase in isocratic elution method at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. Detection was carried out at 254 nm, which gives a sharp peak of adenine and adenosine at a retention time of 6.53 ± 0.02 min and 12.41 ± 0.02, respectively. Results and Discussion: Linear regression analysis data for the calibration plot showed a good linear relationship between response and concentration in the range of 25–200 µg/mL for adenosine and 100–800 µg/mL for adenine with regression coefficient of 0.999 and 0.996, respectively. The adenine was found 0.16% and 0.71% w/w in G. lucidum and in C. sinensis, respectively, and adenosine was found to be 0.14% w/w in G. lucidum whereas absent in C. sinensis. Conclusion: The developed HPLC method for the quantification of adenosine and adenine can be used for the quality control and standardization of crude drug and for the different herbal formulations, in which adenine and adenosine are present as major constituents. The wide linearity range, sensitivity, accuracy, and simple mobile phase imply the method is suitable for routine quantification of adenosine and adenine with high precision and accuracy.



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Khan MS, Parveen R, Mishra K, Tulsawani R, Ahmad S. Determination of nucleosides in Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum by high performance liquid chromatography method.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:264-266


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Nucleosides are supportive in the regulation and modulation of various physiological processes in body, they act as precursors in nucleic acid synthesis, enhance immune response, help in absorption of iron and influence the metabolism of fatty acids.[1] In India, the folk healers of Sikkim use Cordyceps sinensis for the prevention of ailments such as cancer, asthma, tuberculosis, diabetics, cough, cold, and hepatitis.[2] This C. sinensis is reportedly effective in renal and cardiovascular diseases,[2],[3],[4],[5] immunological disorders and stress,[6] and inhibits inflammation and airway hyper-responsiveness. Ganoderma lucidum, is one of the most well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicinal, mushroom-like fungi, has been reported as a potential preventive agent for human disorders by exhibiting its anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.[7],[8],[9] Both the drugs are rich in nucleosides such as adenine, adenosine, cordycepin, etc. As an endogenous nucleoside, adenosine has been widely investigated in different products, for instance, an adenosine is an important index for quality assessment of G. lucidum and C. sinensis.[10],[11] Hence, a simple, economic and accurate high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was proposed for determination of adenine and adenosine for the quality control of both the plants.

 Materials and Methods



Reagents and chemicals

Adenosine and adenine were obtained as gift samples from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (Delhi, India). HPLC-grade acetonitrile and methanol were purchased from Merck (India). Milli-Q water, used throughout the experiment, was prepared using Millipore water purification system.

Instrumentation and general conditions

Chromatographic experiments were conducted on a YL9100 HPLC system (South Korea) that comprised quaternary YL9110 pumps, a variable wavelength programmable YL9120 ultraviolet (UV)-visible detector, YL9130 column oven and a system controller. The instrument was controlled by use of YL-clarity software installed with the equipment. Samples were injected by using a Rheodyne injector fitted with a 20 µL fixed loop. Standard and sample solutions were filtered through a 0.22 µm syringe filter before injection. The separation was achieved by using C18 reversed phase column (Merck LichroCART 250-4, LiChrosphere 100 RP 18e, 5.0 µm, sorbent lot number L57020637). The mobile phase consisted of methanol and potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2 PO4) as the mobile phase in isocratic elution method at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. All the analysis was performed at room temperature and detection was carried out at a wavelength of 254 nm using a UV-visible detector.

Preparation of sample

G. lucidum and C. sinensis were procured from Ethno-Botany Division of Field Research Laboratory, Leh, India, and Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Haldwani, respectively, where the voucher specimen of the plant was preserved in the herbarium. Fruit body of C. sinensis, and G. lucidum were cleaned and washed thoroughly with water and re-washed with distilled water and dried under shade in a clean, dust-free environment and crushed using a laboratory blender. Aqueous extract of C. sinensis and G. lucidum were prepared by the accelerated solvent extraction system equipped with a solvent controller unit (ASE 350, Dionex Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, USA). Extractions were carried out using distilled water.

The sample was prepared by taking 20 mg of previously dried G. lucidum aqueous extract and 20 mg of C. sinensis extract in 2.0 mL of methanol each. The solutions were filtered using MiniGen MG25020Ny 0.2 µm syringe filter and used for analysis.

 Results and Discussion



Optimization of chromatographic conditions

A variety of mobile phases was investigated for the development of the HPLC method suitable for analysis of adenine and adenosine in crude drug extract. The investigated mobile phases included methanol:water, 50:50 (% v/v), acetonitrile:phosphate buffer (pH 3.5 adjusted with orthophosphoric acid), 80:20 (% v/v), acetonitrile:phosphate buffer (pH 3.5 with orthophosphoric acid), 60:40 (% v/v), acetonitrile:water, 50:50 (% v/v) and acetonitrile:water, 60:40 (% v/v). The methanol: KH2 PO4 at 10:90 resulted in sharp peaks with a good resolution [Figure 1].{Figure 1}

Calibration curve for adenine and adenosine

Linear regression analysis data for the calibration plot showed a good linear relationship between response and concentration in the range of 25–200 µg/mL for adenosine and 100–800 µg/mL for adenine with regression coefficient of 0.999 and 0.996, respectively; The regression equation is y = 239.64x − 244 and y = 28.936x − 82.86, respectively. The slope ± standard deviation (SD) were found to be 238.98 ± 0.52 and 28.23 ± 0.43, respectively. Intercept ± SD were found to be 244 ± 1.2 and 82.86 ± 1.1, respectively [Figure 2].{Figure 2}

Analysis of adenine and adenosine in samples

The quantitative estimation of adenine and adenosine content was carried out by HPLC by using calibration curve with respect to the peak area of standard peaks. The adenine was found to be 0.16% and 0.71% w/w in G. lucidum and in C. sinensis, respectively, and adenosine was found to be 0.14% w/w in G. lucidum whereas absent in C. sinensis.

 Conclusion



The developed HPLC method was developed and validated and found to be simple, sensitive, and accurate in wide linearity range, which can be used for the quantification of adenosine in crude drugs and formulations. It can also be used for quality control and standardization of crude drugs for in which adenine and adenosine are present as a major constituent.

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Conflicts of interest

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