Dye affinity hollow fibers for albumin purification

Yavuz H., DENIZLI A.

MACROMOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE, vol.4, no.2, pp.84-91, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mabi.200300040
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-91
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Reactive Green HE 4BD was immobilized on polyamide (PA) hollow fibers for human serum albumin (HSA) adsorption from both aqueous solutions and human plasma. Different amounts of Reactive Green HE 4BD were incorporated on the PA hollow fibers by changing the dye attachment conditions, i.e., the initial dye concentration and the addition of sodium carbonate and sodium chloride. The maximum amount of dye attachment was obtained as 39.4 mumol.g-1 when the hollow fibers were treated with 3 M HCl for 30 min before performing the dye attachment. HSA adsorption onto unmodified and dye-attached hollow fibers was investigated batchwise. The non-specific adsorption of HSA was low (6.0 mg/g hollow fiber). Dye attachment onto the hollow fibers significantly increased the HSA adsorption (86.7 mg/g). The maximum HSA adsorption was observed at pH 5.0. Higher HSA adsorption was observed from human plasma (198 mg HSA/g). The desorptions were performed by adding 0.1 M Tris/HCl buffer containing 0.5 M NaSCN or 1.0 M NaCl to the HSA solutions in which adsorption equilibria had been reached. The desorption results demonstrated that the adsorption of HSA to the adsorbent was reversible.