TETRODOTOXIN AND FATTY ACIDS CONTENTS OF LAGOCEPHALUS SCELERATUS (GMELIN, 1789) COLLECTED IN ANTALYA, TURKEY, BY MS/MS AND GC/MS ANALYSES

Tetrodotoxin and fatty acids contents of Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789) collected in Antalya, Turkey, by MS/MS and GC/MS analyses

Neşe Kırımer, Fatih Göker, Mine Kürkçüoğlu, Elif Özgür Özbek, Burak Coban, Esra Billur Balcıoğlu, Bayram Öztürk, Kasım Cemal Güven

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Anadolu University, 26470, Eskişehir, TURKEY
Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, Marine Biology Museum, TURKEY
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, 67100, TURKEY
Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P.O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

Tetrodotoxin (TTX) and fatty acids contents of five specimens of Lagocephalus sceleratuscollected from Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast were studied. TTX was determined by LC-MS/MS analysis in intestines, liver, ovary and muscle. Fatty acids were determined by GC/MS analyses. The oil content was not high (6%) but polyunsaturated n-3 and n-6 ratios were high.

Keywords: Tetradotoxin, TTX, fatty acids, Lagocephalus sceleratus, LC-MS/MS, GC/MS.