PubMed 20926309

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Automatically associated channels: Kv10.1

Title: Targeted Ion Parking for the Quantitation of Biotherapeutic Proteins: Concepts and Preliminary Data.

Authors: J Larry Campbell, J C Yves Le Blanc

Journal, date & volume: , 2010 Aug 27 , ,

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Targeted ion parking (or TIPing) is the first quantitative application of ion/ion reactions for mass spectrometry. In TIPing, intact biotherapeutic proteins are electrosprayed as intact molecules (no digestion) and, as expected, many multiply protonated species are produced (e.g., (M + 7H)(7+), (M + 8H)(8+), etc.). Several of these multiply charged species are selectively isolated using a quadrupole mass analyzer and then contained in a linear ion trap. The protein ions are then subjected to a proton-transfer reaction with a reagent anion. The ions undergo sequential charge reduction (e.g., to (M + 6H)(6+)) during a defined reaction period. Applying a low-amplitude waveform to the trap during this reaction time stops the ion/ion reaction at a chosen (and predicted) charge state for the protein. This funnels the analyte ions into a single channel with relatively high efficiency (>50% of reactant ion signal is converted into product ion signal) that can be used for quantitation. In TIPing, the target protein's molecular weight and charge state distribution are the only prerequisite knowledge required. This information can be acquired experimentally or can be easily predicted based upon amino acid sequences. Preliminary data for a biotherapeutic protein, a domain antibody, were collected using TIPing coupled online with liquid chromatography (LC-TIPing). The LC-TIPing data demonstrate a linear response for samples from 10-1000 ng/mL extracted from a complex plasma sample, demonstrating the analytical potential for TIPing.