Yannis-Nicolas François | Authors


Advanced Antibody–Drug Conjugate Structural Characterization by Sheathless Capillary Electrophoresis–Tandem Mass Spectrometry Using Complementary Approaches

With this method, a single injection was sufficient to characterize the amino acid sequence with complete sequence coverage. In addition, glycosylation and drug-loaded peptides could be identified from MS/MS spectra. A drug-loaded peptide fragmentation mass spectra study yielded drug-specific fragments, which reinforced the confidence about the identifications. The results reveal the ability of the sheathless CZE–MS/MS method to characterize an ADC’s primary structure in a single experiment.

Comprehensive Multilevel Characterization of Biologics Using Sheathless Capillary Electrophoresis Hyphenated to Tandem Mass Spectrometry

An analytical methodology for the characterization of the primary structure of biotherapeutic proteins using sheathless CE–ESI-MS-MS instrumentation is presented. For the first time, complete sequence coverage can be achieved using a bottom-up proteomic approach from a single analysis of a tryptic digest. In a biosimilarity assessment, a single amino acid substitution was detected.