The glycosylation pattern of a humanized anti-EGFR×anti-CD3 bispecific single-chain diabody with an Fc portion (hEx3-scDb-Fc) produced by recombinant Chinese hamster ovary cells was evaluated and compared with those of a recombinant humanized anti-IL-8 antibody (IgG1) and human serum IgG. N-Linked oligosaccharide structures were estimated by two-dimensional high-performance liquid chromatography and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. No sialylation was observed with purified hEx3-scDb-Fc and the anti-IL-8 antibody. From the analysis of neutral oligosaccharides, approximately more than 90% of the N-linked oligosaccharides of hEx3-scDb-Fc and the anti-IL-8 antibody were alpha-1,6-fucosylated. The galactosylated biantennary oligosaccharides comprise over 40% of the total N-linked oligosaccharides in both hEx3-scDb-Fc and the anti-IL-8 antibody. The fully galactosylated biantennary oligosaccharides from hEx3-scDb-Fc and the anti-IL-8 antibody accounted for only 10% of the N-linked; however, more than 20% of the N-linked oligosaccharides were fully galactosylated biantennary oligosaccharides in human serum IgG. The glycosylation pattern of hEx3-scDb-Fc was quite similar to that of the anti-IL-8 antibody.
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