Biospecific Adsorption Of Lysozyme Onto Monoclonal Antibody Ligand Immobilized On Nonporous Silica Particles


It is very important to understand the equilibrium and dynamic characteristics of biospecific adsorption (affinity chromatography) for both scientific and application purposes. Experimental equilibrium and dynamic column data are presented on the adsorption of lysozyme onto antibody immobilized on nonporous silica particles. The Langmuir model is found to represent the equilibrium experimental data satisfactorily, and the equilibrium association constants and heats of adsorption have been estimated for two systems with different ligand densities. The effects of nonspecific interactions are more pronounced in the system with low‐density ligand. The dynamic interaction kinetic parameters are estimated by matching the predictions of a fixed‐bed model with the experimental breakthrough curves. The agreement between theory and experiment is good for the initial phases of breakthrough, where the mechanism of biospecific adsorption is dominant. In the later phase (saturation neighborhood) of breakthrough, the effects of nonspecific interactions appear to be greater in the low‐density ligand system. The kinetics of the nonspecific interactions were estimated from the data of the later phase of breakthrough and were found to be considerably slower than those attributed to biospecific adsorption. Copyright © 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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1097-0290; 0006-3592

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01 Jan 1989