Purification of lysozyme by affinity-based reversed micellar two-phase extraction
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A dye-affinity reversed micellar system was used for lysozyme purification from a crude solution of chicken egg white. The dye-affinity reversed micelles consisted of Cibacron Blue F-3GA (CB; 0.1 mM) modified lecithin (50 g/l) in n-hexane. Starting with a crude egg white solution containing lysozyme of 0.0381 mg/mg protein, lysozyme purity was increased by 16 to 20 times, reached 0.62 to 0.76 mg/mg protein. The affinity micellar system was recycled and used three times. Addition of polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan trioleate (Tween 85) as a cosurfactant could increase the capacity of the affinity-based reversed micelles. A lysozyme recovery yield of over 70% was obtained at a forward aqueous phase pH of 9.16 using the reversed micelles additionally containing 20 g/l of Tween 85.
KeywordsPurification Aqueous Phase Lysozyme Lecithin Reversed Micelle
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