Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Method for Measuring Tryptophan in Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly

Determination of Tryptophan in Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Fluorescence Detection
Biomedical Chromatography, Early View (Articles online in advance of print)

A method for tryptophan analysis in bee pollen and royal jelly was developed using HPLC with fluorescence detection. To determine the free tryptophan in bee pollen and royal jelly, ultrasonic extraction was performed using water (pH 6.3)-acetonitrile (10:1, v/v) as extraction solvent…

The method was successfully applied to the determination of the free and total tryptophan contents in bee pollens, which were 0.069 ± 0.003 and 2.693 ± 0.476 mg/g, respectively, while only the total tryptophan was detected in royal jelly, with a content of 1.743 ± 0.066 mg/g.

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