Quantitative analysis of polypeptide pharmaceuticals by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
2008 (English)In: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, ISSN 0731-7085, Vol. 46, no 3, 411-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An accurate method based on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) has been developed for quantitative analysis of calcitonin and insulin in different commercially available pharmaceutical products. Tryptic peptides derived from these polypeptides were chemically modified at their C-terminal lysine-residues with 2-methoxy-4,5-dihydro-imidazole (light tagging) as standard and deuterated 2-methoxy-4,5-dihydro-imidazole (heavy tagging) as internal standard (IS). The heavy modified tryptic peptides (4D-Lys tag), differed by four atomic mass units from the corresponding light labelled counterparts (4H-Lys tag). The normalized peak areas (the ratio between the light and heavy tagged peptides) were used to construct a standard curve to determine the concentration of the analytes. The concentrations of calcitonin and insulin content of the analyzed pharmaceutical products were accurately determined, and less than 5% error was obtained between the present method and the manufacturer specified values. It was also found that the cysteine residues in CSNLSTCVLGK from tryptic calcitonin were converted to lanthionine by the loss of one sulfhydryl group during the labelling procedure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 46, no 3, 411-417 p.
calcitonin, human insulin, MALDI-TOF-MS, quantification, injection solution and suspension
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15865DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2007.10.028ISI: 000253100400001PubMedID: 18068324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-15865DiVA: diva2:43636