CAMPERI Silvia Andrea
Effect of the surface charge on partitioning of chemically modified BovineSerumAlbumin in aqueous two-phase systems
ADRIANA OBLUDZINER; SILVIA A. CAMPERI; OSVALDO CASCONE
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lugar: The Netherlands; Año: 1995 vol. 5 p. 369 - 369
In order to assess the influence of the protein charge on its partitioning in poly(ethyleneglycol)/salt aqueous two phase systems, three bovine serum albumin derivatives with isoelectric points of 5.50, 6.20 and 6.85 were obtained by chemical modification of the protein with a soluble carbodiirnide and glycine O-methyl ester and separation of the derivative mixture by liquid isoelectric focusing. The modification reaction was mild enough to preserve the tertiary structure of the proteins, as judged by circular dichroism and fourth derivative UV spectra. The surface hydrophobicity of the bovine serum albumin derivatives was identical, as measured by hydrophobic interaction chromatography. Partitioning of the derivatives in poly(ethyleneglycol)/phosphate and poly(ethyleneglycol)/citrate aqueous two phase systems between pH 5.2 and 6.5 indicates that partitioning is not dependent on the protein charge in the poly(ethyleneglycol)/salt systems studied.