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Author Jaison, P. L. ♦ Appukuttan, P. S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Fluids and Secretions ♦ Anatomy ♦ Carbohydrates ♦ Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biochemistry
Abstract A method of purifying the naturally occurring antibody to alpha-galactoside moiety (anti-alpha-Gal) in human plasma by a single-step affinity chromatography on cross-linked guar galactomannan (CLGG) or agarose (Sepharose 4B) is described. IgG nature of the two preparations, as revealed by agar gel diffusion, as well as their preference for alpha-anomer of galactose, as revealed in inhibition of their agglutination of trypsinized rabbit erythrocytes by sugars, identified them with anti-alpha-Gal. The antibody binding capacity of Sepharose 4B was only a third of that of CLGG. Both gels showed similar dependence on ionic strength for binding. The pH optimum for binding of anti-alpha-Gal to CLGG was 8.0. Significantly anti-alpha-Gal binding to Sepharose was unaffected by CNBr activation and ligand coupling to the gel, thus warning that contaminating plasma could introduce artifacts in agarose-based chromatography of human tissue biomolecules.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 266
Ending Page 270