Effect of methionine oxidation of a recombinant monoclonal antibody on the binding affinity to protein A and protein G.
ABSTRACT Oxidation of methionine (Met) residues is one of the most common protein degradation pathways. Two Met residues, Met256 and Met432, of a recombinant fully human monoclonal IgG1 antibody have been shown to be susceptible to oxidation. Met256 and Met432 are located in the antibody CH2-CH3 interface and in close proximity to protein A and protein G binding sites. The effect of oxidation of these susceptible Met residues on the binding to protein A and protein G was investigated in the current study. Incubation of the antibody with 5% tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBHP) resulted in a nearly complete oxidation of Met256 and Met432, while incubation with 1% tBHP resulted in mixed populations of the antibody with different degrees of Met oxidation. Oxidation of Met256 and Met432 resulted in earlier elution of the antibody from protein A and protein G columns when eluted with a gradient of decreasing pH. Analysis by ELISA and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) revealed decreased binding affinity of the oxidized antibody to protein A and protein G. It is therefore concluded that oxidation of the Met256 and Met432 residues of the recombinant monoclonal antibody altered its interaction with protein A and protein G resulting in a decrease in binding affinity.
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ABSTRACT: The existence of multiple variants with differences in either charge, molecular weight or other properties is a common feature of monoclonal antibodies. These charge variants are generally referred to as acidic or basic compared with the main species. The chemical nature of the main species is usually well-understood, but understanding the chemical nature of acidic and basic species, and the differences between all three species, is critical for process development and formulation design. Complete understanding of acidic and basic species, however, is challenging because both species are known to contain multiple modifications, and it is likely that more modifications may be discovered. This review focuses on the current understanding of the modifications that can result in the generation of acidic and basic species and their affect on antibody structure, stability and biological functions. Chromatography elution profiles and several critical aspects regarding fraction collection and sample preparations necessary for detailed characterization are also discussed.mAbs 09/2012; 4(5):578-85. · 5.28 Impact Factor
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