Special Issues-10-01-2018

CTMS October 2018 Issue TOC
Special Issues

October 01, 2018

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The past decade has witnessed resurgent interest in coupling GC to atmospheric-pressure chemical ionization (APCI), which is suitable for the high column flows required for using flow modulation. This study assesses the use of GP-APCI with flow modulation for sensitive detection of selected trace organics.

Among all the analytical techniques available for epitope mapping studies, hydrogen–deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) is usually the fastest and easiest to carry out. We present here the epitope mapping of three distinct monoclonal antibody (mAb) candidates targeting the same antigen, an interleukin receptor. The goal is to establish the binding mode of these mAbs, and explain possible differences observed for in vitro binding and in vivo function.

The structural complexity of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) challenges the capabilities of even the most advanced chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques. This study examines the use of micro-pillar array columns in combination with mass spectrometry for peptide mapping of both mAbs and antibody–drug conjugates (ADCs).