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Author Panikkar, B. ♦ Hari, P. R. ♦ Sharma, C. P.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Artificial Cells Blood Substitutes and Immobilization Biotechnology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Biomedical and Dental Materials ♦ Chemicals and Drugs
Subject Keyword Biomaterials
Abstract Extracorporeal immunoadsorption system has been used for the specific removal of immunologically active substances from the blood. In this study, an attempt is made to utilise polyacrylamide microspheres as a matrix for immunoadsorption. Phenyl alanine is coupled onto the polymer beads using glutaraldehyde. These modified beads exhibit a high binding affinity for gamma-globulin compared to bare beads. The surface modified ones showed selective adsorption of immunoglobulins of IgG class. The C-3 adsorption pattern is not altered significantly upon modification. Modified beads are found to be less hemolytic after modification. However, more studies are to be conducted for the development of a hemoperfusion column based on this modified matrix.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 6
Page Count 10
Starting Page 541
Ending Page 550