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Separation Of Enzymes From Candida Boidinii Crude Extract By Continuous Flow Zone Electrophoresis.

Sunil B. Nath, Horst Robert Schütte, Gerhard Weber, Helmut Hustedt, Wolf‐Dieter Deckwer
Published 1990 · Medicine, Chemistry
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Separation of the enzymes formate dehydrogenase, formaldehyde dehydrogenase and methanol oxidase from Candida boidinii crude extract has been explored using continuous flow zone electrophoresis in the VaP-22 and the scaled-up VaP-220 electrophoresis apparatus. Yields up to 95% and purification factors between 3 and 7 were obtained, together with separation of cell debris from the enzymes. Multiple injections of sample were used to obtain a protein throughput of 46.2 mg/h in the VaP-22. A tenfold higher throughput was achieved using the VaP-220. Correlation of the electrophoretic mobility in continuous flow zone electrophoresis with the elution behavior in ion-exchange chromatography confirmed the primary role of net surface charge in the separation of biological molecules. Proteins and enzymes with differences greater than 0.05 M elution molarities in ion-exchange chromatography can be separated. This corresponds to a preparative scale (mg/h or g/h) separation of proteins and enzymes whose difference in apparent electrophoretic mobility is greater than 0.70 x 10(-5) cm2/(V.s).



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