Journal article

Low pH Exposure During Immunoglobulin G Purification Methods Results in Aggregates That Avidly Bind Fcg Receptors: Implications for Measuring Fc Dependent Antibody Functions

Ester Lopez, Nichollas E Scott, Bruce D Wines, P Mark Hogarth, Adam K Wheatley, Stephen J Kent, Amy W Chung

FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019

Abstract

Evaluating the biophysical and functional nature of IgG is key to defining correlates of protection in infectious disease, and autoimmunity research cohorts, as well as vaccine efficacy trials. These studies often require small quantities of IgG to be purified from plasma for downstream analysis with high throughput immunoaffinity formats which elute IgG at low-pH, such as Protein G and Protein A. Herein we sought to compare Protein G purification of IgG with an immunoaffinity method which elutes at physiological pH (Melon Gel). Critical factors impacting Fc functionality with the potential to significantly influence FcγR binding, such as IgG subclass distribution, N-glycosylation, aggregati..

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