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Quantitation and biospecific identification of virus-like particles of human papillomavirus by capillary electrophoresis

Quantitation and biospecific identification of virus-like particles of human papillomavirus by capillary electrophoresis
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) for HPV-VLP quantitation is a very interesting alternative technique compared to those currently used in viral analysis, such as SDS-PAGE, Western blot or protein assay that are destructive and semi-quantitative or non specific. In this study, the quantitative performance of the CE method was evaluated. A main issue in virus quantitation is the absence of reference material. Therefore, the concentration of a HPV16-VLP sample produced in the laboratory was determined using ELISA with Gardasil®, after adjuvant dissolution, as reference material and conformational H16.V5 antibody. HPV16-VLP concentration was found to influence particles electrophoretic mobility until a plateau was reached for concentrations ≤ 50µgml−1. As zeta potential is directly proportional to the electrophoretic mobility, it was measured at different HPV-VLP concentrations and the results were in complete accordance with the measured electrophoretic mobilities. The concentration dependence of the electrophoretic mobility could be explained by an overlap of the electrical double layers of adjacent particles. The HPV16-VLP peak identity was demonstrated unequivocally by the study of HPV16-VLP/H16.V5 antibody complex formation using affinity CE. Finally, the CE method was successfully validated following the ICH Q2R1 guidelines. To overcome the sample heterogeneity issue, a well-designed sample preparation was used. Considering sample complexity, validation results were satisfactory with maximum repeatability and intermediate precision RSD of 12.2% and a maximum relative bias of 1.4%.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0039914017307671

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