Thiophilic paramagnetic particles as a batch separation medium for the purification of antibodies from various source materials.
Journal - Analytical biochemistry (United States )
A preparation of thiophilic agarose-based paramagnetic particles (T-Gel) has been developed with physical characteristics (particle size and particle density) that facilitate its use as a batch separation medium suitable for the large-scale purification and isolation of immunoglobulins. The medium was used to extract immunoglobulins from a wide range of starting materials, including sera, ascites fluid, tissue culture medium, and whole blood. None of these starting materials required pretreatment such as clarification by centrifugation or filtration prior to antibody extraction. The antibody purity obtained using T-Gel compared well with that obtained using protein A agarose column chromatography. Yields were approximately 30 mg of immunoglobulins per milliliter of T-Gel, and little was required in the way of specialist equipment. The method is uncomplicated and involves a roll mix extraction overnight, followed by magnetic separation to facilitate supernatant removal and subsequent washing of the particles. Elution of bound antibodies was carried out at neutral pH to yield a concentration of immunoglobulins that was approximately 7 mg/ml. The method was found to be applicable to antibody purification from the blood serum of seven different mammalian species and for all immunoglobulin classes.
|ISSN : ||0003-2697|
|Mesh Heading : ||Animals Ascitic Fluid Gels Humans Immunoglobulins Magnetics Mercaptoethanol Sulfones immunology chemistry blood chemistry chemistry chemistry|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||isolation & purification|