Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Exploring the Chemical Space of Protein Glycosylation in Noncovalent Protein Complexes: An Expedition Along Different Structural Levels of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Employing Mass Spectrometry


Exploration of a highly glycosylated non-covalent protein comples by mass spectreometry is a challenging task due to isobarisicy of the majority of glycoforms. Integration of data from multiple structural levels (released glycan-glycopeptide-protein subunit-protein complex) by means of computational algorithms permits unraveling the hidden diversity of the human chorionic gonadotropin heterodimer, constituting the base for the study of complex glycosylated protein assemblies.


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