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Title Separation of Immunoglobulin G from Cheddar Cheese Whey by Avidin-Biotinylated IgY Chromatography
Abstract ABSTRACTHigh-purity immunoglobulins (Ig), which may be useful for immunologic supplementation of food products, were isolated from Cheddar cheese whey in a one-step process using avidin-biotinylated yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) column chromatography. Yolk antibodies specific to bovine IgG (IgYIgG) were biotinylated with biotinyl amido-hexanoic acid-N-hydroxy-sulfo-succinimide ester without any notable effect on antigen-binding activity, and coupled to immobilized avidin columns. The resulting avidin-biotinylated IgYIgG columns, with binding capacity of 50–55% (w/w percent ratio of IgG to immobilized IgYIgG), were used for specific binding of IgG from cheese whey. Elution with a commercially available eluent (Actisep) or 0.1 M glycine-HCl buffer at pH 2.8 yielded IgG with purity of 99% by radial immunodiffusion.
Article Date May 1998
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Volume 63
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