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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Rabieizadeh M, Kashefimofrad SM, Naeimpoor F
Article Title: Monolithic molecularly imprinted cryogel for lysozyme recognition.
Publication date: 2014
Journal: Journal of Separation Science
Volume: 37
Issue: (20)
Page numbers: 2983-2990.
DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201400453

Abstract: The application of molecularly imprinted polymers in the selective adsorption of macromolecules such as proteins by monolithic protein-imprinted columns requires a macroporous structure, which can be provided by cryogelation at low temperature in which the formation of ice crystals gives a porous structure to the molecularly imprinted polymer. In this study, we applied this technique to synthesize lysozyme-imprinted polyacrylamide cryogels containing 8% w/v of total monomers and 0.3% w/v of lysozyme. The synthesized cryogel was sponge-like and elastic with very fast swelling and reshaping properties, showing a swelling ratio of 24.5 3 and gel fraction yield of about 72%. It showed an imprinting effect of 1.58 and a separation factor of 1.37 for cytochrome c as the competing protein. Adsorption studies on the cryogel revealed that it follows the Langmuir isotherm, with a maximum theoretical adsorption capacity of 36.3 mg lysozyme per gram of cryogel. Additionally, it was shown that a salt-free rebinding solution at low flow rate and pH = 7.0 is favorable for lysozyme rebinding. This kind of monolithic column promises a wide range of application in separation of various biomolecules due to its preparation simplicity, good rebinding characteristics, and macroporosity
Template and target information: protein, lysozyme
Author keywords: Cryogel, lysozyme, molecular imprinting, monolithic columns

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