We developed a treatment of urine samples allowing the analysis of two intestinal permeability markers: polyethylene glycol (PEG) 400 (highly diffusible; basal permeability indicator) and PEG 4000 (poorly diffusible; indicator of an abnormal increase of permeability) by a unique gel permeation chromatography (GPC) with refractometric detection. Urinary PEG were extracted using a mixed-bed resin composed of C2 and C18 layers. Permeability mean values determined in 11 human healthy subjects were 24.20±9.30% and 0.12±0.08% for, respectively, PEG 400 and 4000. The percentage of the PEG 4000 permeability value to the one of PEG 400 corresponded to an intestinal permeability index (IPI) of 0.52±0.35 expressing a low diffusion of this poorly permeability marker.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2004|
- Poly(ethylene glycol)