In this note, we describe a fast and efficient liquid chromatography-TOF mass spectrometry approach to characterize an IgG derived from CHO cells. An Agilent Poroshell 300SB-C3, 5 um superficially porous IgG1 column was used to obtain accurate glycoform masses of an intact IgG1, with a subsequent analysis of papain-digeste3d IgG1 to obtain site-specific glycosylation profile information of the Fc region for further characterization of IgG1 heterogeneity. Additionally, a subsequent mAb-glyco chip LC/MS analysis was used to build a glycan accurate mass database for additional validation of the glycans identified in the TOF mass analysis.
Reversed-phase UHPLC/HPLC is routinely used for peptide mapping, but if the digest contains hydrophilic peptides, such as glycopeptides, valuable information can be missed. This note demonstrates peptide mapping of digested glycoprotein erythropoietin (EPO) protein using an Agilent ZORBAX Rapid Resolution High Definition 300-HILIC 1.8 ?m LC column and a TOF MS. Taking advantage of the high organic solvent system of the mobile phase for HILIC (hydrophilic interaction chromatography), the glycopeptides are effectively dissolved, retained and separated by the HILIC column. This app note includes the separation, sequence coverage and comparison of reversed-phase and HILIC data to demonstrate the utility of HILIC as an orthogonal and complementary approach to RPLC/MS for peptide analysis.
This application note demonstrates peptide mapping performance for profiling of a tryptic digest of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) protein as a model digest for glycopeptides profiling. Like many protein therapeutics, rhEPO exhibits a great deal of heterogeneity due to modifications that occur during manufacturing. The AdvanceBio Peptide Mapping column, with an optimized C18 coating, provides excellent peptide selectivity and resolution across a broad elution range to enhance separations of the glycopeptides fragments for fast, efficient and sensitive mass spectrometry analysis.