2D J-correlated proton NMR experiments for structural fingerprinting of biotherapeutics.

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Title2D J-correlated proton NMR experiments for structural fingerprinting of biotherapeutics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBrinson, RG, Marino, JP
JournalJ Magn Reson
Volume307
Pagination106581
Date Published2019 Aug 20
ISSN1096-0856
Abstract

The higher order structure (HOS) of protein therapeutics is essential for drug safety and efficacy and can be evaluated by two-dimensional (2D) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy at atomic resolution. Hn-N amide correlated and H-C methyl correlated NMR spectroscopies at natural isotopic abundance have been demonstrated as feasible on protein therapeutics as large as monoclonal antibodies and show great promise for use in establishing drug substance structural consistency across manufacturing changes and in comparing a biosimilar to an originator reference product. Spectral fingerprints from Hn-Hα correlations acquired using 2D homonuclear proton-proton J-correlated NMR experiments provide a complementary approach for high-resolution assessment of the HOS of lower molecular weight (<25 kDa) protein therapeutics. Here, we evaluate different pulse sequences (COSY, TOCSY and TACSY) used to generate proton-proton J-correlated NMR spectral fingerprints and appraise the performance of each method for application to protein therapeutic HOS assessment and comparability.

DOI10.1016/j.jmr.2019.106581
Alternate JournalJ. Magn. Reson.
PubMed ID31499472