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Quantitative Investigation of the Affinity Properties of Different Recombinant Forms of Protein G by Means of High-performance Monolithic Chromatography

T. V. Gupalova, O. V. Lojkina, V. G. Palagnuk, A. A. Totolian, T.B. Tennikova

Journal of Chromatography A, 949 (2002) 185–193

The recombinantly produced different forms of protein G, namely monofunctional immunoglobulin G (IgG) binding, monofunctional serum albumin (SA) binding and bifunctional IgG/SA binding proteins G, are compared with respect to their specific affinities to blood IgG and SA. The affinity mode of the recently developed high-performance monolithic disk chromatography has been used for fast quantitative investigations. Using single affinity disks as well as two discs stacked into one separation unit, one order of magnitude in adsorption capacities for IgG and SA were found both for monofunctional and bifunctional protein G forms used as specific affinity ligands. However, despite the adsorption difference observed, the measured dissociation constants of the affinity complexes seemed to be very close. The analytical procedure developed can be realized within a couple of minutes. Up-scaling of the developed technology was carried out using another type of monolithic materials, i.e. CIM® affinity tubes.

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