Special Issues-11-01-2019

Special Issues November 2019
Special Issues

November 01, 2019

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Given the complexity of producing bispecific antibodies, suitable analytical methods to detect and measure the levels of undesired variants are essential. Here, a novel MS-based method for variant detection is presented.

Special Issues

November 01, 2019

An introduction to this special issue by our guest editor

Long-term column use can lead to on-column methionine oxidation during LC–MS/MS peptide mapping of antibody-based biotherapeutics. Following the approach described here minimizes the risk of measuring oxidative artifacts, and helps generate high quality data to provide reliable quantitative information about product-related heterogeneities.

Applications of size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) are presented for characterization and quality control of novel biotherapeutic products, including antibody–drug conjugates, hydrophobic proteins, and coformulations.

In this study, a conjugation strategy for Fab–ferritin conjugates, used for drug delivery, was successfully optimized using LC–MS. Characterization of the resulting conjugates was performed using SEC-MALS-QELS.

The potential of multidimensional online peptide mapping analysis as a strategy for improving a postlabeling workflow for protein–protein interactions is demonstrated using both hydroxy radical footprinting–mass spectrometry (HRF–MS) and LC–MS/MS.

A simple and robust size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) method has been developed for characterizing a multimeric PEG–protein conjugate. A wide range of size variants of the conjugate, ranging from 50 kDa to >1000 kDa, can be resolved and quantitated.