The Partnership for Clean Competition aims to promote a holistic understanding of anti-doping. To move toward that goal, we’ve put together a selection of articles published in January 2021 that are relevant to clean sport. These articles may or may not stem from PCC-funded research. Posting them here should not be read as an endorsement of findings, but rather, an attempt to assemble the latest research in one place to make it easy to read and review.

Allen H, Price OJ, Hull JH, Backhouse SH. Asthma Medication in Athletes: A Qualitative Investigation of Adherence, Avoidance and Misuse in Competitive Sport. J Asthma. 2021 Jan 27:1-17. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2021.1881968. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33504234. 

Ameline A, Gheddar L, Raul JS, Kintz P. Identification of adrafinil and its main metabolite modafinil in human hair. Self-administration study and interpretation of an authentic case. Forensic Sci Res. 2020 Jan 29;5(4):322-326. doi: 10.1080/20961790.2019.1704482. PMID: 33457050; PMCID: PMC7782130. 999

Galay EP, Dorogin RV, Temerdashev AZ. Quantification of cobalt and nickel in urine using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Heliyon. 2021 Jan 21;7(1):e06046. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06046. PMID: 33521369; PMCID: PMC7820921. 

Jędrejko K, Lazur J, Muszyńska B. Risk Associated with the Use of Selected Ingredients in Food Supplements. Chem Biodivers. 2021 Jan 7. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.202000686. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33410585. 

Kolliari-Turner A, Oliver B, Lima G, Mills JP, Wang G, Pitsiladis Y, Guppy FM. Doping practices in international weightlifting: analysis of sanctioned athletes/support personnel from 2008 to 2019 and retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Sports Med Open. 2021 Jan 7;7(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s40798-020-00293-4. PMID: 33415428; PMCID: PMC7790029. 

Lange T, Thomas A, Görgens C, Bidlingmaier M, Schilbach K, Fichant E, Delahaut P, Thevis M. Comprehensive insights into the formation of metabolites of the ghrelin mimetics capromorelin, macimorelin and tabimorelin as potential markers for doping control purposes. Biomed Chromatogr. 2021 Jan 17:e5075. doi: 10.1002/bmc.5075. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33458843. 

Loganathan D, Yi R, Patel B, Zhang J, Kong N. A sensitive HPLC-MS/MS method for the detection, resolution and quantitation of cathinone enantiomers in horse blood plasma and urine. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2021 Jan 31. doi: 10.1007/s00216-021-03182-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33517480. 

Matos RR, Anselmo CS, Sardela VF, Pereira HMG. Phase II stanozolol metabolism study using the zebrafish water tank (ZWT) model. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2021 Feb 20;1[95:11]3886. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2020.113886. Epub 2021 Jan 2. PMID: 33465533. 

Moreira F, Carmo H, Guedes de Pinho P, Bastos ML. Doping detection in animals: A review of analytical methodologies published from 1990 to 2019. Drug Test Anal. 2021 Jan 13. doi: 10.1002/dta.2999. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33440053. 

Protti M, Sberna PM, Sardella R, Vovk T, Mercolini L, Mandrioli R. VAMS and StAGE as innovative tools for the enantioselective determination of clenbuterol in urine by LC-MS/MS. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2021 Feb 20;1[95:11]3873. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2020.113873. Epub 2021 Jan 2. PMID: 33422835. 

Reichel C, Erceg D, Lorenc B, Scheiblhofer V, Farmer L, Zanitzer K, Geisendorfer T, Gmeiner G, Thevis M. Data from a microdosed recombinant human erythropoietin administration study applying the new biotinylated clone AE7A5 antibody and a further optimized sarcosyl polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis protocol. Drug Test Anal. 2021 Jan 15. doi: 10.1002/dta.2989. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33450134. 

Sobolevsky T, Ahrens B. Measurement of urinary cobalt as its complex with 2-(5-chloro-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the purpose of anti-doping control. Drug Test Anal. 2021 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/dta.3004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33484083. 

Yahagi T, Atsumi T, Mano S, Kikuchi Y, Hara Y, Furukawa M, Yang Z, Matsuzaki K. Quality evaluation of Pinellia tuber by LC-TOF/MS targeted to ephedrine. J Nat Med. 2021 Jan 31. doi: 10.1007/s11418-021-01485-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33517509. 

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