Can I use PBS 1X instead of the IgGZERO reaction buffer?

Yes, IgGZERO/deGlycIT are compatible with most commonly used buffers with pH ranging from 6.0 to 8.0, but the reaction conditions might need to be optimized to ensure optimal deglycosylation.

What is the difference between Immobilized GlycINATOR and deGlycIT?

In both products the enzyme is immobilized on agarose beads for IgG-specific hydrolysis of the Fc glycans to the innermost GlcNAc. The deGlycIT contains immobilized IgGZERO (EndoS) and Immobilized GlycINATOR contains GlycINATOR (EndoS2). The GlycINATOR enzyme has much higher enzymatic activity for high mannose and some bisected and hybrid glycans that can occur on mAbs.

I did not get complete deglycosylation using deGlycIT, how can I improve digestion?

First you could increase incubation time and increase temperature to 37°C. One explanation for incomplete deglycosylation with deGlycIT could be that the antibody has higher amounts of high mannose, hybrid glycans or bisected glycans. For these glycans IgGZERO has low or no activity. High mannose glycans are particularly resistant to digestion recommend you try our other endoglycosidase GlycINATOR (EndoS2). This enzyme has much higher activity on these types of glycans sometimes seen in mAbs.

I read that cleavage buffer for IgGZERO is 10 mM sodium phosphate, 150 mM NaCl, pH 7.4 Can I use PBS 1X in place of cleavage buffer?

Yes, many buffers are compatible with IgGZERO/DeGlycIT. Please keep pH close to neutral.