PMID: 7939940Dec 1, 1993Paper

Purification of Gnathostoma spinigerum larval antigens by monoclonal antibody affinity chromatography

The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
W RojekittikhunF Sendo


An immunoaffinity column was prepared by coupling a partially purified Gnathostoma spinigerum-specific IgG1, MAb SK-6C4 (5 mg/ml) to CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B. Ten milliliters of approximately 0.3 mg/ml of crude soluble G. spinigerum larval antigens (GsAL3) were loaded onto the affinity column at a flow rate of about 5 ml/hour. Elution of the bound antigens was accomplished using 50 mM diethylamine-HCI containing 0.15 M NaCL, pH 11.5. The average amount of eluted antigens obtained by one passage of crude GsAL3 (1-4 mg) through 4 to 8 ml of column matrix was 143 micrograms (range, 67 - 414 micrograms). The minimal amount of purified GsAL3 detectable by ELISA using MAb SK - 6C4 (100 micrograms/ml) was 50 ng/ml. The SK - 6C4 affinity-purified GsAL3 was found to be relatively pure and immunologically specific as determined by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting, respectively.

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