MS-based Glycan Analysis of the Glycoprotein Ricin

1  Background N-glycosylations affect important properties such as the specificity, efficacy, immunogenicity and stability of proteins. A portfolio of methods for glycan analysis was developed, using the murine monoclonal antibody 1RK1, an IgG1κ, to enable N-glycosylations of proteins to be analysed (Fig. 1). The methods developed were subsequently applied to the plant glycoprotein ricin.