Quantifying 13C-labeling in Free Sugars and Starch by GC-MS - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Book Sections Year : 2014

Quantifying 13C-labeling in Free Sugars and Starch by GC-MS

Brigitte Thomasset
Albrecht Roscher

Abstract

We describe an approach to extract 13C-labeled sugars (glucose, fructose, maltose, sucrose, myo-inositol as well as glucose from starch) from plant tissues and to analyze their isotopomer distribution by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Sugars are derivatized with N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl) trifluoroacetamide (BSTFA) into their Si(CH3)3 derivatives. Electronic and chemical ionizations are used to obtain suitable fragments for metabolic flux analysis (MFA). Unique fragments are identified by computer simulation and experimental verification with labeled standards. Linear equations for separating information from glucosyl and fructosyl moieties of sucrose are presented. Finally, mass distributions are corrected for natural isotope abundance using a home-written program. The method is illustrated by sugar isotopomer analysis of 13C-labeled rapeseed embryos.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-02614929 , version 1 (21-05-2020)

Identifiers

Cite

Mohamed Koubaa, Brigitte Thomasset, Albrecht Roscher. Quantifying 13C-labeling in Free Sugars and Starch by GC-MS. Plant Metabolic Flux Analysis: Methods and Protocols, 1090, pp.121-130, 2014, ⟨10.1007/978-1-62703-688-7_8⟩. ⟨hal-02614929⟩
75 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More