ABSTRACT: The development and validation of a quantitative size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) method for SPf66 malaria vaccine was achieved. The results show the reliability of the analytical method for the intended use. SPf66 malaria vaccine characterization was perforrmed using both relative techniques such as the conventional SEC and absolute techniques: mass spectrometry and multi-angle laser-light scattering detection. The relative and absolute molecular masses were in the 4600-18,000 Da range. The results clearly indicate the presence of the monomer and dimer species, whereas the third species could be the trimer or tetramer.
Journal of Chromatography B 02/2002; 766(1):3-12. · 2.89 Impact Factor