eCite Digital Repository

Continuous protein concentration via free-flow moving reaction boundary electrophoresis


Kong, F and Zhang, M and Chen, J and Fan, L and Xiao, H and Liu, S and Cao, C, Continuous protein concentration via free-flow moving reaction boundary electrophoresis, Journal of Chromatography A, 1508 pp. 169-175. ISSN 0021-9673 (2017) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2017.06.008


In this work, we developed the model and theory of free-flow moving reaction boundary electrophoresis (FFMRB) for continuous protein concentration for the first time. The theoretical results indicated that (i) the moving reaction boundary (MRB) can be quantitatively designed in free-flow electrophoresis (FFE) system; (ii) charge-to-mass ratio (Z/M) analysis could provide guidance for protein concentration optimization; and (iii) the maximum processing capacity could be predicted. To demonstrate the model and theory, three model proteins of hemoglobin (Hb), cytochrome C (Cyt C) and C-phycocyanin (C-PC) were chosen for the experiments. The experimental results verified that (i) stable MRBs with different velocities could be established in FFE apparatus with weak acid/weak base neutralization reaction system; (ii) proteins of Hb, Cyt C and C-PC were well concentrated with FFMRB; and (iii) a maximum processing capacity and recovery ratio of Cyt C enrichment were 126. mL/h and 95.5% respectively, and a maximum enrichment factor was achieved 12.6 times for Hb. All of the experiments demonstrated the protein concentration model and theory. In contrast to other methods, the continuous processing ability enables FFMRB to efficiently enrich diluted protein or peptide in large volume solution.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:free-flow electrophoresis moving reaction, boundary, protein concentration
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Zhang, M (Dr Min Zhang)
ID Code:131911
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2019-04-11
Last Modified:2019-05-08

Repository Staff Only: item control page