Affinity purification of hen egg lysozyme using sephadex G75

  • R Islam
  • J Kite
  • AS Baker
  • A Ching Jr
  • MR Islam
Keywords: Lysozyme purification, sephadex G-75, hen eggs.


We found lysozyme binds Sephadex G75, a dextran-based matrix routinely used for Gel-filtration chromatography, in a pH dependent manner. The binding is rapid and specific in a buffer containing 25 mM NaCl at pH 8.0, and requires only 0.1 ml of swollen Sephadex G75 suspension per mg of lysozyme. The bound lysozyme can be eluted with NaCl concentration over 0.15 M in the same buffer in a relatively pure form. Exploiting these binding properties with Sephadex G75, chromatographic and scaled-up methods were optimized to purify lysozyme from hen eggs with over 80% yield and over 70- fold purification. This also allows faster isolation of lysozyme compared to current methods in use.

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