Author(s): Bynum MA, Yin H, Felts K, Lee YM, Monell CR,
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Abstract A novel polymeric microfluidic device with an on-chip enzyme reactor has been developed for the characterization of recombinant glycoproteins. The enzyme reactor chip packed with PNGase F-modified solid support material was combined with a microfluidic glycan cleanup chip and a commercially available HPLC-chip to perform glycoprotein deglycosylation, protein removal, glycan capture, glycan LC separation, and nanoelectrospray into a time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) system. With this integrated chip, the combined sample preparation and sample analysis time was reduced from multiple hours to less than 10 min. A once tedious and time-consuming glycan analysis workflow is now integrated into an HPLC-chip device. Glycan profiling analysis has been achieved with as little as 100 ng of monoclonal antibody. Furthermore, a single chip was shown to retain activity and perform equivalently for over 250 replicate glycan profiles from a recombinant antibody.
This article was published in Anal Chem
and referenced in Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics