Istamycin aminoglycosides profiling and their characterization in Streptomyces tenjimariensis ATCC 31603 culture using high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry

Nguyen Huu Hoang, Nguyen Lan Huong, Byul Kim, Jae Kyung Sohng, Yeo Joon Yoon, Je Won Park

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A high-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization ion trap tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the robust profiling and characterization of biosynthetic congeners in the 2-deoxy-aminocyclitol istamycin pathway, from the fermentation broth of Streptomyces tenjimariensis ATCC 31603. Gradient elution on an Acquity CSH C18 column was performed with a gradient of 5 mM aqueous pentafluoropropionic acid and 50% acetonitrile. Sixteen natural istamycin congeners were profiled and quantified in descending order; istamycin A, istamycin B, istamycin A0, istamycin B0, istamycin B1, istamycin A1, istamycin C, istamycin A2, istamycin C1, istamycin C0, istamycin X0, istamycin A3, istamycin Y0, istamycin B3, and istamycin FU-10 plus istamycin AP. In addition, a total of five sets of 1- or 3-epimeric pairs were chromatographically separated using a macrocyclic glycopeptide-bonded chiral column. The lower limit of quantification of istamycin-A present in S. tenjimariensis fermentation was estimated to be 2.2 ng/mL. The simultaneous identification of a wide range of 2-deoxy-aminocyclitol-type istamycin profiles from bacterial fermentation was determined for the first time by employing high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry analysis and the separation of istamycin epimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4712-4722
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Separation Science
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1



  • Chiral columns
  • Epimeric mixtures
  • Istamycin aminoglycoside
  • Streptomyces tenjimariensis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Filtration and Separation

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