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Characterisation of the post-translational modifications of a novel, human cell line-derived recombinant human factor VIII.
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PMID:  23058466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Host cell lines used for recombinant protein expression differ in their ability to perform post-translational modifications (PTMs). The currently available recombinant human FVIII (rhFVIII) products are produced in mammalian, non-human cell lines. For rhFVIII, glycosylation and sulfation are vital for functionality and von Willebrand factor (VWF)-binding affinity. Here we present the characterisation of the PTMs of a novel, human cell line-derived recombinant human FVIII (human-cl rhFVIII). rhFVIII expression in a human cell line avoids expression of undesirable mammalian glycoforms like Galα1-3Galβ1-GlcNAc-R (α-Gal) and N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), which constitute epitopes antigenic to humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe sulfation analysis, glycan profiling and characterisation using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and high performance anion exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Human-cl rhFVIII is confirmed to be sulfated and glycosylated comparable to human plasma-derived FVIII. Most importantly, human-cl rhFVIII is devoid of the antigenic Neu5Gc or α-Gal epitopes observed in Chinese Hamster Ovary- and Baby Hamster Kidney-derived rFVIII products. Both the avoidance of non-human glycan structures and the achievement of complete sulfation are proposed to lower the intrinsic immunogenicity of human-cl rhFVIII compared with current rFVIII products.
Christoph Kannicht; Margareta Ramström; Guido Kohla; Maya Tiemeyer; Elisabeth Casademunt; Olaf Walter; Helena Sandberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2472     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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