Besides their role as lipid solubilizers, bile acids (BAs) are increasingly appreciated as bioactive molecules. They bind to G-protein-coupled receptors and nuclear hormone receptors. So they control their own metabolism and act on lipid and energy metabolism. Here we describe a simple, accurate, and fast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the quantification of BAs in human plasma/serum.
Keywords: Bile acids; Electrospray ionization; Internal standards; Isomer separation; Liquid chromatography; Method; Quantification; Tandem mass spectrometry.