Articles by Maria Ekemohn

SialEXO® in a Glycoform Analysis of Intact Erythropoietin

January 19, 2022 | References |

In this study, scientists at Leiden University Medical Center present a MALDI FT-ICR MS method for the glycosylation profiling of intact erythropoietin (EPO). The sialidase mix SialEXO significantly reduced the mass spectrum complexity and facilitated the interpretation of the complex spectra of intact EPO.
 
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GlycINATOR® in Peptide Mapping of Fc Domain-Drug Conjugates


The field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) is rapidly emerging as a new, important class of cancer therapeutics. ADCs consist of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) covalently linked to cytotoxic drugs, and after selective surface receptor binding on cancer cells, the drug is delivered into the intracellular compartment and can exert its cytotoxic effect.
 
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NEW! PNGase F for Hydrolysis of N-glycans

November 29, 2021 | New Product, News |

We are happy to announce that PNGase F for in-solution hydrolysis of N-glycans from glycoproteins is added to our portfolio of SmartEnzymes!
 
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NEW FabDELLO – The SmartEnzyme for Mutated IgG

November 18, 2021 | New Product, News |

We introduce FabDELLO, a protease that specifically digests human IgG1 at a single site above the hinge, generating intact Fab and Fc fragments within two hours with no need for reducing conditions. The enzyme is active on antibodies with mutated hinge regions and enables middle-level LC-MS for characterization of critical quality attributes.
 
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NEW SmartEnzyme – Immobilized PNGase F for Fast N-glycan Hydrolysis!

October 10, 2021 | New Product, News |

Genovis launches Immobilized PNGase F, a resin with the PNGase F enzyme covalently coupled to agarose beads for hydrolysis of N-glycans on antibodies, fusion proteins and other N-glycosylated proteins in a convenient spin column format. 

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FabALACTICA® in a Quantitative IgG1 Clone Profiling

September 23, 2021 | Applications, References |

Our immune system protects us from pathogens and various diseases, and the immune response is dependent on a person’s repertoire of immune cells, antibodies and circulating plasma proteins. A detailed characterization of these plasma components is important for the understanding of how they affect each individual’s immune response.
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FabRICATOR® in a DAR Analysis of Antibody-Oligonucleotide Conjugates

September 16, 2021 | Applications, References |

In this paper, scientists at Spectroswiss and Orion Pharma present a novel strategy for DAR analysis of structurally complex antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates using SmartEnzymes™ and a proteoform integration approach combined with native SEC-Orbitrap FTMS.
 
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FabRICATOR in a Comprehensive Characterization of a Bispecific Antibody

September 9, 2021 | Applications, References |

Scientists at University of Geneva and Centre d’Immunologie Pierre-Fabre here describes a comprehensive intact and middle-level characterization of a commercial bispecific antibody by using a variety of orthogonal chromatographic methods coupled to MS.
 
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Purification of Antibody Fragments via Hydrophobic Interactions


The importance of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) as therapeutic agents is steadily increasing, and each year nearly 300 novel mAbs are being evaluated for their therapeutic effectivity. Interest has also been expressed in the use of antibody fragments as therapeutic agents. The physiochemical properties of the fragments differ significantly from that of intact antibodies, and the fragments can more easily be coupled to dyes, toxins and vesicles for diagnostic purposes, cancer therapy and improved drug delivery, respectively.
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Middle-up Analysis of Monoclonal Antibodies using FabRICATOR®


With their molecular specificity for biological targets, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized the field of research and medicine. Due to numerous post-translational modifications causing heterogeneity in the structure of mAbs, a comprehensive characterization of the physiochemical properties is necessary to ensure the quality, efficacy and safety of mAb-based therapeutic drugs.
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