Purification and Autoactivation Method for Recombinant Coagulation Factor VII

  • Vladimir GranovskiEmail author
  • Marcela C. C. Freitas
  • Mario Soares Abreu-Neto
  • Dimas T. Covas
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1674)


Recombinant coagulation factor VII is a very important and complex protein employed for treatment of hemophiliac patients (hemophilia A/B) who develop inhibitors antibodies to conventional treatments (FVIII and FIX). The rFVII is a glycosylated molecule and circulates in plasma as zymogen of 50 kDa. When activated the molecule is cleaved to 20–30 kDa and has a half-life of about 3 h, needing to be processed fast and efficiently until freeze-drying. Here, we describe a very simple and fast purification sequence for rFVII using affinity FVII Select resin and a dialysis system that can be easily scaled up.

Key words

Recombinant coagulation factor VII Affinity chromatography FVII autoactivation rFVII purification methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Granovski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcela C. C. Freitas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mario Soares Abreu-Neto
    • 2
  • Dimas T. Covas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Cell-based Therapy CTCRibeirão Preto Medical School, University of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Regional Blood Center of Ribeirão PretoRibeirão Preto Medical School, University of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil

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