Purification of lysozyme by affinity-based reversed micellar two-phase extraction


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.

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Received: 18 January 1999

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Sun, Y., Bai, S., Gu, L. et al. Purification of lysozyme by affinity-based reversed micellar two-phase extraction. Bioprocess Engineering 22, 19–22 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/PL00009094

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  • Purification
  • Aqueous Phase
  • Lysozyme
  • Lecithin
  • Reversed Micelle