The Application Notebook-07-01-2018

The building blocks of peptides and proteins, amino acids, are present in animals, humans, and plants. The analysis of amino acids is of essential significance in several areas including food science, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical products research. Classical liquid chromatography (LC) determination of amino acids is performed with sample pretreatment including pre-column as well as post-column derivatization to improve or enable spectroscopic detection.

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UCT’s Refine™ Ultra-Filtration Technology allows for sample precipitation and filtration to occur simultaneously in the individual column or well. A novel, hydrophobically treated, submicrometer frit combination facilitates the removal of sample proteins without a complicated extraction.

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Abuse of synthetic opioid prescription painkillers such as fentanyl, along with a rapidly growing list of illicit analogues, is a significant public health problem. In this study, we developed a simple dilute-and-shoot method that provides a fast 3.5-min analysis of fentanyl and related compounds (norfentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, alfentanil, butyryl fentanyl, carfentanil, remifentanil, and sufentanil) in human urine by LC–MS/MS using a Raptor Biphenyl column.

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Intrinsically-disordered proteins cannot be analyzed by SEC column calibration. SEC-MALS provides accurate molecular masses of these proteins and of their complexes with other proteins.

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Pharmaceutical/Drug Discovery

July 01, 2018

Drug-antibody ratio (DAR) is a critical attribute of antibody–drug conjugates (ADCs). DAR may often be determined quickly and effectively by combining SEC with three online detectors: MALS, UV, and dRI.