Cation exchange-HPLC and mass spectrometry reveal C-terminal amidation of an IgG1 heavy chain.

A unique, late-eluting "basic peak" (relative to the "main peak") was observed by weak cation exchange-HPLC (WCX) for a recombinant monoclonal antibody (mAb) sample. Peak fractions were collected, desalted, and analyzed by high-resolution MS using a top-down characterization approach that provided accurate masses of intact mAb charge isoforms and a… CONTINUE READING