Partition of whey milk proteins in aqueous two-phase systems of..
CAPEZIO, L; ROMANINI, D.; PICÓ, G.; NERLI, B.
Journal of Chromatography B
Año: 2005 vol. 819 p. 25 - 31
Abstract Partitioning behaviour of the bovine whey proteins (bovine serum albumin, alpha lactoalbumin and beta lactoglobulin) and alpha-1 antitrypsin in aqueous two-phase systems prepared with polyethyleneglycol (molecular masses: 1000; 1500 and 3350)potassium phosphatewas analysed. Bovine serum albumin and alpha lactoalbumin concentrated in the polyethyleneglycol rich phase with a partition coefficient of 10.0 and 27.0, respectively, while beta lactoglubulin and alpha-1 antitrypsin showed affinity for the phosphate-rich phase with a partition coefficient of 0.07 and 0.01, respectively. An increase of medium pH induced an increase of the partition coefficient of these proteins while the increase in polyethyleneglycol molecular mass induced the opposite behaviour. The system polyethyleneglycol 1500-pH 6.3 showed the best capacity for recovering the alpha-1 antitrypsin with a yield of 80% and a purification factor between 1.5 and 1.8 from an artificial mixture of the milk whey proteins and alpha-1 antitrypsin. The method appears to be suitable as a starting point to isolate proteins expressed in transgenic milk. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Whey milk proteins; Protein isolation; Transgenic milkWhey milk proteins; Protein isolation; Transgenic milk