Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : FTIR spectroscopy has been widely used to characterize biopharmaceuticals for many years, in particular to analyze protein structure. More recently, it was demonstrated to be a useful tool to study and compare protein samples in terms of glycosylation. Based on a spectral region specific to carbohydrate absorption, we present here a detailed protocol to compare the FTIR spectra of glycoproteins in terms of global glycosylation level and in terms of glycan composition. This FTIR information is compared to MS information. Both approaches yield consistent results but it appears FTIR analysis is easier and more rapid to perform comparisons.