Preparation of Low Cost Affinity Chromatographic Matrix and Its Application in Purification of a Lectin Isolated from Mulberry Seeds
International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 50-56
Received: Jun. 22, 2018; Accepted: Jul. 17, 2018; Published: Aug. 30, 2018
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Mosammat Jesmin Sultana, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mohammad Taufiq Alam, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Fazle Rabbi Shakil Ahmed, Department of Pharmacy, Khwaja Yunus Ali University, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Objective: Uniform sized agarose gel beads were prepared from agarose by emulsification technique. The prepared matrix has been attached with commercially available concanavalin A (conA) and finally it has applied to purify mulberry seed lectin. The present work shows a simple and inexpensive method for the preparation of an affinity matrix for purification of conA specific mulberry seed lectin. Method: Firstly, conA was immobilized on agarose gel beads and coupled to hexadiamine by using amino reactive bifunctional crosslinker (2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-trizine). Then it used as affinity matrix for the purification of mulberry seed lectin (designated as MSL). In purification protocol initially conA has been immobilized with agarose. Then MSL have been purified from the seeds of Morus alba L. Result: The agarose beads showed the best uniformity when 2-2.5% concentration of Tween 80 was used. The newly prepared affinity matrix agarose gel was able to purify MSL with the molecular weight of 22 kDa in a single step. The purified lectin strongly agglutinated with mice, chicken, bovine and human blood types A, B and O erythrocytes respectively. There was no activity found on goat erythrocytes. Conclusion: The present work shows a simple and inexpensive method for the preparation of an affinity chromatographic matrix. The prepared matrix was applied to purify mulberry seed lectin.
Keywords
Immobilization, Affinity Matrix, Affinity Chromatography, Epichlorohydrin, Lectin, Hemagglutination
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Mosammat Jesmin Sultana, Mohammad Taufiq Alam, Fazle Rabbi Shakil Ahmed, Preparation of Low Cost Affinity Chromatographic Matrix and Its Application in Purification of a Lectin Isolated from Mulberry Seeds, International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbmr.20180602.14
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